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LEED Stories from Practice Article: Climate, Region and Landscape


For green building professionals, location – climate, region, and landscape – is key to understanding the most appropriate sustainability strategies to pursue. In this five-page article, learn how two LEED project teams integrated geographic considerations into decisions regarding building location and form; materials; lighting, shading, and ventilation; and building systems.

The LEED projects featured in this article, both certified under LEED for New Construction, are Chartwell School in Seaside, California, and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

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Authored By: U.S. Green Building Council
Published On: 17 Dec 2012