Perhaps one of the most effective means of insuring a comprehensive approach to sustainable design, is the use of USGBC’s LEED-NC (New Construction) rating system.
Certainly one of the most demanding program goals in the AEC industry is Sustainability. Not only are there challenges to integrate this comprehensive expectation with other program goals, there are challenges to integrate within the various concepts of sustainability itself.
A visit to the “Whole Building Design Guide” offers an indication of the complexity of sustainable design. Not only is energy efficiency an issue, but so is recycled material content, water use, avoidance of contaminants, indoor air quality, impact to site ecosystems, and influence to operating and maintenance practices. Emeritus Setty team member David Eakin, P.E., LEED AP was a key member in the development of this industry resource.
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