LEED Gap Analysis: Water Efficiency and Energy and Atmosphere Gap Analysis
GBCI: 0920000568This self-paced reading activity contains an analysis of the WE and EA LEED credits strategies and approaches for green building projects in Jordan.
- 2 CE
- LEED AP BD+C
- LEED Green Associate
LEED version: v2009
This course covers the Water Efficiency and Energy Atmosphere section of the report “LEED Gap Analysis: Respecting Diversity through the Localization of the LEED Rating System in the Region - Jordan as a Case Study”
While reading this report it cannot be stressed enough that the applicability of the analysis completed goes just as well for the region as it does when taking Jordan’s codes and regulations as a case example, with little if any modification. The criteria adopted and methodology applied allowed for such flexibility, keeping in mind the added value of any modification taking regional contingencies into perspective.
This course aims to localize the rating systems pulls us away from this path of being perceived as foreign and allows us to focus on local priorities that re-instill the developers’ belief in the importance of moving forward with sustainability requirements. Clarifying the payback of initially higher capital costs with significantly lower operating costs and environmental impacts, makes the life of the engineers/architects much easier to approve and finalize their designs.
The reading also includes the Methodology for this report and the analysis of the Water Efficiency and Energy and Atmosphere credits and their application in the Middle East and North African (MENA) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regions
Download the reading material in the Additional Resources section to the right.
- Understanding the priority of water credits and energy in the MENA and GCC regions
- Recognize the methodology used to create the LEED Gap Analysis report
- Analyze the suitable approaches for Water Efficiency credits in the MENA and GCC context.
- Analyze how Energy and Atmosphere prerequisites and credits are given a priority scale based on different perspective evaluation.