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"In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability."
- Bertrand Piccard
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, in the United States buildings account for:
65% of electricity consumption,
36% of energy use,
30% of greenhouse gas emissions,
30% of raw materials use,
30% of waste output and
12% of potable water consumption.
Common LEED Strategies on Campus
- Water efficient landscaping
- Bicycle storage & changing rooms
- Preferred parking for low emission & fuel efficient vehicles
- Light pollution control
- Efficient water fixtures
- 30% average reduction for annual energy use
- Energy efficient lighting with control systems
- Enhanced refrigerant management
- Enhanced commissioning
- Regional, recycled content, and low-emitting materials
- Diversion of construction waste
- Air quality management during construction and before occupancy
- Indoor chemical & pollutant control
- High lighting and thermal comfort control
- Green cleaning policies
Becoming a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP
Wondering how to become a certified LEED Green Associate or LEED AP?
Take a look at the following presentation that was offered to the Stark State College community on October 27th, 2010.
- Adjust your thermostat.
- Unplug your TV when it’s not in use.
- Double-side your copies.
- No more paper checks.
- Use the microwave instead of an oven.
- Take a shorter shower.