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LEED Versus The Living Building Challenge

Similarities and Differences and costs
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Amber English

on 26 November 2012

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Transcript of LEED Versus The Living Building Challenge

Foundation Basics Costs Pros & Cons to LBC Pros & Cons to LEED Compare & Contrast Sustainable Sites LEED Pros:
No specific rules to follow
Holistic approach to sustainability
1 year of monitoring
Save money on operating costs
Beauty
Equity
Must attain all 20 imperatives
Pros:
Minimal up front cost
Well known
Credits are specific and relatively easy to attain
Able to pick and choose credits Compact, Connected Communities The goal of LEED and the Living Building Challenge is to limit the negative impact buildings have on the environment, people and profits. In regards to sites the intents are to build densely, promote car-free living, restore nature, and encourage local sustainability. LEED LBC Must meet prerequisite: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
Do not need to achieve any other credit in Sites
All the credits are specific and must submit documentation for each one Must meet all of the imperatives (unless building is specific to the site; i.e. a forest ranger's cabin)
The first imperative is specific, the other 3 are open to how they are achieved
Building must preform for a year, must submit documentation, and have an in-person audit LEED Credits LBC Imperatives 01- Limits to growth 02-Urban Agriculture 03-Habitat Exchange 04-Car Free Living Prereq 1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention Credit 1: Site Selection Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity Credit 3: Brown field redevelopment Credit 4: 1.Alternative Transportation (AT)- Public Transportation Access Credit 4.2: AT- Bicycle storage & Changing Rooms Credit 4.3: AT- Low Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Credit 4.4: AT- Parking Capacity Credit 5.1: Site Development (SD)- Protect or Restore Habitat Credit 5.2: SD- Maximize Open Space Credit 6.1: Storm Water Design- Quantity Control Credit 6.2: Storm Water Design - Quality Control Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect- Non-roof Credit 7.2: Heat Island Effect- Roof Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction Limits to growth Promoting car free living Encouraging open space for sensitive habitats LBC Based on being a USGBC Member and square footage of 125,000sf
Registration fee=$900
Design Review= $5,000
Construction Review= $1,250
Combined design & construction Review= $5,625
Expedited Fees= $5,000 ea, Design/ Construction
Credit Interpretation Request= $220 ea

Without consulting or any CIR's cost is $6,525 Based on square footage of 125,000sf
Living Building Community Member= $100
Single Petal Cost= $4,000
Living Building Cost= $20,000

Cost is $20,100 Cons:
No specific rules to follow
Huge upfront cost for a building this size
1 year of monitoring
Not as well known as LEED
Must attain all 20 imperative
Cons:
Not necessarily good for the environment, people or profit
Critics of the system
No accountability for the operations/ maintenance
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