A Little About LEED with Amari Roskelly
Sustainability Coordinator at Jacobs Engineering
Sustainability Intern at Jacobs Engineering
Sustainability Grad Student at UTA
Simulation Inventory Specialist at The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington-Amarillo College
- LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.
- LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification
Sustainability for Military Bases – Fort Carson
The Net Zero energy designation will require Fort Carson to produce as
much energy on site as it uses. This will require aggressive
conservation and efficiency efforts, including finding ways to capture
and use waste energy and pursuing more renewable energy initiatives.
Operating as a net zero water installation, for example, means the
Mountain Post will conserve and re-purpose water. One way to achieve
this goal is to reuse gray water generated from showers and laundries
for irrigation of lawns and trees.
Additionally, Fort Carson will reduce, reuse and recover waste.
Converting appropriate waste materials into usable resources will
ultimately reduce and eliminate much of the need for costly landfill
SOME INTERESTING LINKS:
- This rating system pays more attention to the social aspects of sustainability and is utilized globally.
The aim of the Pearl Community Rating System (PCRS) is to promote the development of sustainable communities and improve quality of life. The PCRS encourages water, energy and waste minimization, local material use and aims to improve supply chains for sustainable and recycled materials and products.
- Encourages more self sufficient improvements
- Several principals were derived for LEED standards
- Concentrates on environmental impacts of development along with sustainable development
It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including net zero energy, waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy