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      BUILDING DESIGN STRATEGIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO ENERGY PERFORMANCE FOR LEED CERTIFICATION

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      Journal of Green Building

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          INTRODUCTION

          Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a national set of standards put forth by the U. S. Green Building Council in 1994 that was intended to inspire building designers to plan greener, more sustainable buildings. LEED offers up to ten points for improved energy optimization performance. It should be noted that achieving these ten points is time consuming, complex, and expensive. This research is a case study that details the process of using a computer simulation study as a building energy optimizing tool in order to achieve these optional points. Determination is made as to how many LEED points can be obtained when basic strategies such as window performance and daylighting are integrated into one energy optimized building design. The results show that well-established energy conservation methods achieve as few as two or three LEED energy points, thereby possibly offering a disincentive for designers to attempt this difficult challenge. These fundamental efforts to achieve energy optimized building design are the first steps toward high performance building design and offer a fundamental solution to the substantial, negative environmental impacts caused by buildings today.

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              Journal
              jgrb
              Journal of Green Building
              College Publishing
              1552-6100
              1943-4618
              1943-4618
              Fall 2006
              : 1
              : 4
              : 67-87
              Author notes

              1.LEED AP, MSC. Arch, The University of Michigan – Consultant on building commissioning. Email: awerthan@ 123456umich.edu .

              2.Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning – TCAUP, The University of Michigan. Email: moji@ 123456umich.edu .

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              jgb.1.4.67
              10.3992/jgb.1.4.67
              ©2006 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.
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              Pages: 22
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