LEED Certification


 

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. HAV Capital, LLC achieved LEED Certification by incorporating the following sustainable design principles and practices:

  • Greenfields and existing habitats are preserved as natural outdoor spaces by locating the project on a previously developed site near services and high-density residential zoning.
  • Alternative transportation is promoted by providing bicycle racks, showers and changing rooms for employees.
  • The building’s light-colored roofing helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures and reduces dependence on HVAC systems.
  • Efficient mechanical systems are installed to reduce energy consumption.
  • Existing walls, floors and structure were reused to limit the use of virgin resources.
  • Instead of sending construction waste to landfills, 75% of waste was diverted to be recycled.
  • Low flow water fixtures, native planting and an efficient irrigation system has been designed to reduce water consumption by 30%.
  • New wood products used on the project were harvested using sustainable practices.
  • Indoor contaminants were reduced through good construction practices and flushing out the air in the building.
  • Low-emitting flooring, paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants are used to reduce indoor contaminants.
  • Composite wood or agrifiber products used in this project contain zero added urea formaldehyde.
  • Low-mercury lamps and lighting is installed to reduce the amount of toxic substances in the building.
  • All exterior doors and windows utilize low-e insulated glazing units to further reduce heat gain in the building.
  • Operable transom windows are installed to promote cross ventilation.
  • Light pollution is kept to a minimum by directing outdoor lights downward and keeping interior lights from spilling into exterior spaces.
  • As much as possible, recycled materials have been utilized throughout the project.

 

 

 

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