LEED-EB


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LEED-EB

LEED for Existing Buildings. One of the six LEED Green Building Rating Systems. It establishes a set of performance standards for the sustainable upgrades and operation of existing buildings.
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The original LEED-EB standards were mostly based on installed equipment and the availability of public transportation.
Although it is common industry practice in first-level energy assessments to use average utility rates when estimating savings, LEED-EB recognizes that identifying the actual incremental rates is very important in providing a realistic projection of cost savings from energy efficiency measures.
The company claimed that its corporate headquarters is one of only 38 buildings in the US to achieve Platinum LEED-EB certification, which is the highest sustainability recognition an existing building can attain.
To achieve LEED-EB certification, Ameriprise Financial worked with facility managers at CB Richard Ellis to perform a comprehensive review of all building operations, with a focus on energy reducing functions, environmental sustainability and green cleaning practices.
Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I emits 50 percent less carbon emissions than standard buildings and is the first multi-tenant property in Minnesota to receive LEED-EB.
Editor's Note: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System (LEED-EB) can help K-12 and higher educational institutions reduce energy consumption, water consumption and solid-waste disposal.
MMPI plans on implementing a variety of policies and strategies to achieve the LEED-EB certification, such as: an improved recycling program, including adding batteries, light bulbs and construction waste to the existing program; a green purchasing policy for products with recycled content and those that mitigate poor indoor air quality; a green cleaning policy requiring that all cleaning products meet high indoor air quality standards; end a green site maintenance plan.
"The LEED-EB Gold Certification at 28 West 44th Street demonstrates APF Properties' ongoing commitment to providing its tenants with a sustainable, modern and healthy environment in which to work," said John Fitzsimmons, vice president/ director of Real Estate Operations at APF Properties.
Each LEED-EB certification is valid for five years, so there could be a new LEED revision out by the time you start looking at certification again.
([dagger]) This represents one way to meet the minimum prerequisite energy savings; others are outlined in LEED-EB O&M documentation.
After months of hard work and dedication, the Solar Innovations LEED team was granted 62 points towards the LEED-EB:OM v2009 Certification allowing it to receive the gold status.
Believe it or not, I met someone who justified the expense of using daylight harvesting sensors, because the client is obsessed with getting a Platinum LEED-EB award.