The components of GreenPoint Rated have been developed and refined since 2000 by a diverse set of residential building stakeholders including production builders, contractors, architects, and designers, multifamily home developers, state and local government leaders, utilities, regional and national building science experts, suppliers, and green building advocates.
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Buildings play a critical role in protecting and improving our environment and the health of the people who occupy them. Nationwide, buildings account for 72 percent of electricity consumption. Depending on how that power is made, buildings can account for anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent of a city's carbon dioxide emissions. Every day, more and more cities are mandating green building, each city is unique in their criteria, but all of them have agreed on the U.S. Green Building Council's well-known 'LEED' certification as the standard for what it means to be green. It is now commonplace to hear about a “Green” Government Building, a Zero Energy Library or a City’s efforts to convert all of their facilities to be “Green”.
Pazzo di Terra is a proud member of the USGBC.
What is LEED®?
“The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.”
By having a project certified as a LEED project, you are letting everyone know that you have calculated and tested the building’s actual impact on our environment and not only have you made it sustainable and energy efficient; you have raised the bar.
LEED Rating Systems
LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance commercial and institutional projects.
Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance provides a benchmark for building owners and operators to measure operations, improvements and maintenance.
LEED for Commercial Interiors is a benchmark for the tenant improvement market that gives the power to make sustainable choices to tenants and designers.
Core & Shell
LEED for Core & Shell aids designers, builders, developers and new building owners in implementing sustainable design for new core and shell construction.
LEED for Schools recognizes the unique nature of the design and construction of K-12 schools and addresses the specific needs of school spaces.
LEED for Retail recognizes the unique nature of retail design and construction projects and addresses the specific needs of retail spaces.
LEED for Healthcare promotes sustainable planning, design and construction for high-performance healthcare facilities.
LEED for Homes promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.
LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national program for neighborhood design.
What does “Green” really mean? We all have a vision of what the “Greening” of our home would consist of.
For some, the Indoor Air Quality may hold the highest priority. Perhaps we have a family member with a respiratory illness, or acute allergies, or worse yet, maybe your home is the cause of symptoms that you haven’t experienced before. Older homes can have asbestos or lead levels that are unhealthy.
For others, that room in the house that’s ALWAYS cold or hot has really become a problem. An insulation check or a duct test can tell us where the problem originates and we can resolve the issue.
If your home was built prior to 1978, there’s a good chance you have little or no insulation. There are remedies that are not all cost prohibitive. We will discuss all of the products and options available to you.
Is solar the only solution to saving money on my energy bill? Certainly not. “Conservation First” we work backwards to finally arrive at the need or no need for solar. Pazzo di Terra will help you define “Your Green”.