The Office of Sustainability and Environment has recently completed an analysis of LEED and Built Green projects certified in Seattle through 2011.
The December 2011 and January 2012 issues of dpdINFO provided some insight on The International Green Construction Code (IGCC), the IGCC’s relationship to LEED, and how these tools can be used as building blocks from which Seattle may continue to develop higher performance codes.
Since 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed an array of green building tools to provide building owners and operators with a framework to identify and implement practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Participating buildings may achieve a level of LEED certification representing the amount of high performance measures successfully incorporated into the project. Since its inception, LEED has transformed the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, and has helped to make sustainable building practices more commonplace.
Check out the LEED Volume Program, now available for multiple LEED rating systems including LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM). The LEED Volume Program is available to organizations wishing to certify a large number of design and construction projects or existing buildings. It works by establishing verifiable guidelines that streamline the certification process without compromising LEED’s rigorous standards. The program simplifies the LEED documentation for multiple buildings, saving money and effort.
Mayor Mike McGinn is pleased to announce Seattle Public Utilities Operations Control Center (SPU OCC) achieved the city of Seattle’s first LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certified project. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Seattle Public Utilities has successfully certified their Operations and Control Center facility as a LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold project, the City of Seattle’s first LEED CI – Gold project. The project was an adaptive reuse of the facility to support the utility’s mission and fulfill strategic priorities for the next century.
City Green Building is proud to announce 19 new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED™ AP).