Pursuing LEED Gold rating, aiming for 80 out of 110 possible points...
Rice Hall is currently seeking LEED Gold through its renovations. During the course of its renovation, salvageable materials that cannot be reused in the building itself will be reused elsewhere on campus or sent to a local architectural salvage company.
How is "Green” measured?
Under the LEED Green Building Design and Construction standard, a credit system with a maximum of 110 points is used to measure environmental performance.
The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) awards points in 5 main categories:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Materials / Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
A project can earn additional points for innovative approaches and by having a LEED accredited professional part of the project Team.
What are the Possible Ratings?
- Certified: 40 - 49 points
- Silver: 50 - 59 points
- Gold: 60 - 79 points
- Platinum: 80 + points
How Does Rice Hall Stack Up?
|Category||Possible Pts||Targeted Pts|
|Rice Hall is pursuing LEED Gold
|Energy / Atmosphere||35||20|
|Materials / Resources||14||2-14|
|Indoor Environmental Quality||15||13-14|
|Innovation & Design||6||5-6|
- When possible, the existing wooden doors and trim are being removed, refinished, and reinstalled to reduce natural resource usage and preserve the historical integrity of the building.
- Salvageable materials that cannot be reused during the building renovation will be either saved for reuse elsewhere on campus or sent to a local architectural salvage company.
LEED®, and its related logo, is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission.