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Innovation and Design Credits

July 7, 2011

Innovation and design credits are available on every LEED project and give project teams the opportunity to earn up to 5 points for either a LEED credit they done really well at (call exemplary performance) or for something cool that they’ve incorporated that LEED doesn’t already award points for. You can almost always earn at least one exemplary performance credits (reaching the 30% threshold for MR4 and MR5 on most larger projects happens often, and offsetting 70% of electricity use with Green E RECs for EA6 is almost a given), but you cannot earn more than three this way.  Read more

LEED and Historic Structures

June 7, 2011

It is often maintained that LEED is very difficult to apply to historic buildings, and that LEED does nothing to recognize the inherent benefit of restoring historic structures. Fortunately, this is not the case. Trident Sustainability Group has been involved in numerous historic buildings that achieve LEED certification – all the way to LEED Platinum. Based on these experiences, here’s a fact sheet on how LEED works hand in hand with historic preservation. Read more

Reducing Water Consumption in Buildings – Earning the LEED BD&C Water Use Reduction, 20% Prerequisite

April 14, 2011

Saving water can be easy – but earning the new LEED Water Efficiency 20% Reduction prerequisite can be challenging depending on your building type and fixture selection. Read more

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