Brain Food: LEED Credit Categories: Sustainable Sites and Water Efficiency

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This lecture will include in-depth analyses of these sections of the LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction (BD+C) rating system. Actual project examples from all named sections will be detailed to the class.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the overall purpose and structure of the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
  2. Gain fundamental knowledge of the Sustainable Sites (SS) component of the LEED BD+C Certification process
  3. Gain fundamental knowledge of the Water Efficiency (WE) component of the LEED BD+C Certification process
  4. See/hear case study examples illustrating different approaches to the SS and WE components of the LEED BD+C Certification process


Hannah Walter, PE, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP

Building Performance Engineer

Hannah manages and takes part in energy-related services related to the design and operation of buildings. She is responsible for assisting in the design of energy efficient buildings through decision-driving energy modeling and Life Cycle Cost Analysis.  She prepares and implements measurement and verification plans to help building owners maintain peak efficiency.

In addition to energy-related experience, Hannah has design expertise in the selection and calculations of mechanical HVAC systems, preparation of plans and specifications, design of control diagrams and sequences, and construction administration activities for health care, laboratory, industrial, commercial, sports, and correctional projects.  Hannah also manages and assists on projects going for LEED® certification. She guides the project team and helps document all requirements to meet their LEED certification goals.