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5 Things You Need to Know about LEED 2012

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5 Things You Need to Know about LEED 2012

With the third public comment period now closed, LEED 2012 is about to enter the next phase of its delivery process. Starting June 1, the balloting period officially beings. In the meantime, eligible parties should opt into the Members-Only Consensus Body and pore over the latest drafts of LEED 2012 in preparation for a vote this summer. . . As part of the LEED 2012 Regionalization Chapter Task Force for USGBC Indiana, I have spent a considerable amount of time….

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Why Autodesk Killed Ecotect

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Why Autodesk Killed Ecotect

A large part of my job has always been energy modeling for new construction projects – especially LEED projects. I use the term “energy model” loosely because it encompasses so many different types of analysis (e.g. daylighting, electric lighting, thermal loads, energy performance, acoustical performance, water consumption, wind flow analysis). Specific inquiries will dictate what tools I may use for analysis (e.g. Radiance for daylighting, eQuest for energy performance). The project’s level of design development will also influence the depth….

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USGBC Leveraging GIS Overlays for LEED 2012 Regional Priority Credits

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USGBC Leveraging GIS Overlays for LEED 2012 Regional Priority Credits

It has been over 40 years since Ian McHarg first published his seminal publication on the effectiveness of using overlay maps to evaluate of the social and environmental costs of land use change. Yet, the influence of Design With Nature seems to be as evident now as ever. . The next iteration of LEED, scheduled to launch late next year, will introduce a completely reorganized system of identifying RPCs for projects seeking LEED certification. . In the current system, RPCs….

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LEED AP Legacy Status to be Inactive with Launch of LEED 2012

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LEED AP Legacy Status to be Inactive with Launch of LEED 2012

The second public comment period for LEED 2012 is officially open. As I am involved with the LEED 2012 Regionalization Indiana Chapter Task Force, I have attempted familiarized myself with the various drafts (18 variations of LEED in 5 basic categories by my latest count). There are plenty of great summaries of the significant changes coming to the LEED rating system in the 2012 edition. No need to rehash such issues here. One interesting issue I have taken note of,….

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