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  • 1. LEED in West Virginia
    and the triple bottom line

2. The world we have is the product of our way of thinking.
-Albert Einstein
3. The world we have
Landfills
4. The world we have
Landfills
Peak oil
5. The world we have
Landfills
Peak oil
Controversial energy
6. The world we have
Landfills
Peak oil
Controversial energy
Global warming
7. The world we have
Landfills
Peak oil
Controversial energy
Global warming
Extreme weather
8. The world we have isa product of
Landfills
Peak oil
Controversial energy
Global warming
Extreme weather
The Industrial Revolution
9. Are we immune?
Are we too busy?
Are we too focused?
Are we always at the office?
In front of the TV?
In front of the XBox?
In front of our computers?
In touch with the world around us?
Are we out of touch with whats really important?
10. Triple Bottom Line
SUSTAINABILITY
Top right photoand two bottom photos: Richard S. Lee
11. Triple Bottom Line
SUSTAINABILITY
Top right photoand two bottom photos: Richard S. Lee
12. What is the measure
of sustainability in
West Virginias building
industry?
13. The USGBC & LEED
The U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) Green Building Rating System.
14. Breakdown of credit categories:
8 Prerequisites
Sustainable Sites
14 Credits
Water Efficiency
4 Credits
Energy & Atmosphere
6 Credits
Materials & Resources
15 Credits
Indoor Environmental Quality
15 Credits
Innovation & Design Process
6 Credits
Regional Priority Credits
4 Credits
TOTAL 64 CREDITS
15. Regulations
16. Regulations
sustainable sites
SSp1Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
Manage stormwater during construction
www.epa.gov
WV Department of Environmental Protection
www.wvdep.org
Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Ctr.
www.cicacenter.org
17. Regulations
indoor environmental quality
EQp2Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
No smoking indoors or near entrances
WV Department of Health
www.wvdtp.org
18. Incentives
19. Incentives
sustainable sites
SSc2Development Density & Community Connectivity
WV Development Office offers grants
www.wvdo.org
WV Council for Economic Development offers grants
www.wvcouncil.org
Federal Economic Development Administration
www.eda.gov
20. Incentives
sustainable sites
SSc3Brownfield Redevelopment
WV Department of Environmental Protection offers grants of up to $350K and loans up to $1M
www.wvdep.org
www.wvbrownfields.com
21. Incentives
sustainable sites
SSc4.3Alternative Transportation, Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Federal hybrid vehicle tax credit
www.eere.energy.gov
www.aceee.org
22. Incentives
water efficiency
WEc2Innovative Wastewater Technologies
WVDEP offers grants of up to $1M (#47-33)
State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund offers loans (#47-31)
www.wvsos.com
23. Incentives
energy & atmosphere
EAc1Optimize Energy Performance
Federal tax deduction of up to $1.80/SF for commercial buildings that save at least 50% HVAC energy, plus an additional $0.60/SF for envelope, lighting and heating systems design.
www.energystar.gov
www.dsireusa.org
24. Incentives
energy & atmosphere
EAc2Onsite Renewable Energy
Net-metering (up to 25kW) enables customers to use their own generation to offset consumption by allowing meters to turn backwards (credit) when they generate excess energy.
www.psc.state.wv.us
www.dsireusa.org
25. Incentives
materials & resources
MRp1Storage & Collection of Recyclables
WV DEP offers grants of up to $75K to develop recycling programs
(#58-05)
www.wvdep.org/reap
WV is a member of the National Recycling Coalitions
America Recycles Day
www.nrc-recycle.org
26. Incentives
materials & resources
MRc1Building Reuse
Federal tax credit available worth 20% of capital investment, an additional 10% is available from WV Div. of Culture & History
www.wvculture.org
27. Incentives
innovation & design process
IDc1Innovation in Design
Participate in WV DEPs Environmental Excellence Program (#60-08)
www.wvsos.com
Participate in WV Operation Wildflower
www.wvdep.org/reap
28. Opportunities
29. Opportunities
sustainable sites
SSc1Site Selection
Avoid development on inappropriate sites:
Below the flood plain
Habitat for endangered species
www.wvdnr.gov/wildlife
Near a wetland
www.wvu.edu/~agexten
Near a body of water
On public park land
30. Opportunities
sustainable sites
SSc5.1Protect or Restore Habitat
Conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity
A building should do just as much as the ecosystem its replacing
www.eol.org
www.biomimicryinstitute.org
31. Opportunities
sustainable sites
SSc6.1 & 6.2Stormwater Design, Quantity & Quality Control
Limit disruption of natural hydrology by managing stormwater runoff
Eliminate water pollution by removing pollutants from stormwater runoff
www.stormwaterauthority.org
www.epa.gov
32. Opportunities
materials & resources
MRc2.2Construction Waste Management
Divert C&D debris from disposal in landfills
WV Recycling Act established goal of 50% reduction by 2010
www.state.wv.us/swmb
Develop a market for salvaged and recycled goods in WV!
33. Opportunities
MRc5.2Regional Materials
Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts of transportation.
materials & resources
Follansbee Stainless Steel Roofing
34. Opportunities
materials & resources
MRc7Certified Wood
Encourage environmentally responsible forest management.
www.fsc.org
www.sfi.org
35. Opportunities
indoor environmental quality
EQc2Increased Ventilation
Provide at least 30% additional outdoor air ventilation to improve indoor air quality.
36. Opportunities
indoor environmental quality
EQc3Construction IAQ Management
Reduce indoor air quality problems resulting from the construction process to help sustain the comfort and well-being of construction workers and building occupants.
37. Opportunities
indoor environmental quality
EQc4Low-Emitting Materials
Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and building occupants.
38. Opportunities
IDc1Innovation in Design
Build a carbon neutral economic foundation, in which carbon is no longer the atmospheric pollutant known as CO2, but is sequestered in new soils and diverse biological pathways.
innovation & design process
A NEW SHARED ECONOMY FORAPPALACHIA:
An Economy Built Upon Environmental Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, Renewable Energy and Ecological Design
By
John Todd, Ph.D.
Research Professor & Distinguished Lecturer
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
&
Fellow, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
The University of Vermont
39. Opportunities
IDc1Innovation in Design
4 Stages of Implementation:
Healing
Carbon sequestration & the creation of a working landscape
Creating a renewable energy future
Institutions and a shared ownership culture
innovation & design process
A NEW SHARED ECONOMY FORAPPALACHIA:
An Economy Built Upon Environmental Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, Renewable Energy and Ecological Design
By
John Todd, Ph.D.
Research Professor & Distinguished Lecturer
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
&
Fellow, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
The University of Vermont
40. Final thoughts.
Sustainability is about remaking the human presence in the natural world in a manner that will allow all current and future humans to be healthy; have strong, vibrant, secure and thriving communities and nations; have economic opportunity for all; and restore and maintain the integrity of our life-support system the biosphere.
SCUP 2008
SUSTAINABILITY
Top right photoand two bottom photos: Richard S. Lee