Because all building projects require team members to balance multiple demands, adding sustainability goals is often seen as a burden. In this six-page article, learn how three LEED project teams approached sustainability as means of meeting programmatic goals and fulfilling organizational missions.
The Chartwell School (LEED for New Construction) project team determined that creating the best learning environment for its students meant building green. A developer’s desire to build a home for a population with fragile health that was both durable and conserved resources led to Kenyon House, the first LEED for Homes Platinum certification for affordable housing in the State of Washington. And, at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (LEED for New Construction), the push to create world-class research facilities went hand-in-hand with efforts to create iconic and energy-efficient buildings. For these projects, LEED certification ensured strong project team support for sustainability by defining the goals early on in the process and demonstrating how these goals aligned with the project’s programmatic objectives.
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