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Door Opening Solutions in LEED for Healthcare

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Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
Category Indoor environmental quality
LEED-specific
  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED Green Associate

The USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System# is recognized as the leading nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of a growing family of high performance green building types, including healthcare facilities. While LEED for Healthcare promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability, a significant supporting component can be found in high performance commercial doors and their related opening elements. All LEED systems currently recognize performance in the seven key areas of sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority credits. High performance door openings can contribute to credits in at least three of them; energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality.

Objectives

1. Identify and recognize the green criteria that make-up LEEDr for Healthcare related to door openings.
2. Investigate the multiple ways that exterior door opening solutions can contribute to Energy and Atmosphere (EA) credits in LEEDr for Healthcare.
3. Assess the potential for door opening materials to contribute to Materials and Resources (MR) credits in LEEDr for Healthcare.
4. Specify total door opening solutions that are consistent with Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) standards in LEEDr for Healthcare.

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LEED-specific LEED AP BD+C LEED Green Associate 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0