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LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction 2009

LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction 2009

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LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and ConstructionFor the Design, Construction and Major Renovations of Commercial andInstitutional Buildings Including Core & Shell and K–12 School Projects2009 Edition
 
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LEED REEREncE GuiDE oR GREEn BuiLDinG DEsiGn anD constRuction2009 EDition
The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health, andproductivity. Breakthroughs in building science, technology, and operations are now available todesigners, builders, operators, and owners who want to build green and maximize both economicand environmental performance.Through the LEED
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green building certification program, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)is transforming the built environment. The green building movement offers an unprecedentedopportunity to respond to the most important challenges of our time, including global climatechange, dependence on non sustainable and expensive sources of energy, and threats to humanhealth. The work of innovative building professionals is a fundamental driving force in the green building moment. Such leadership is a critical component to achieving USGBC’s mission of asustainable built environment for all within a generation.
USGBC MeMBerShip
USGBC’s greatest strength is the diversity of our membership. USGBC is a balanced, consensus- based nonprofit with more than 18,000 member companies and organizations representing theentire building industry. Since its inception in 1993, USGBC has played a vital role in providing aleadership forum and a unique, integrating force for the building industry. USGBC’s programs havethree distinguishing characteristics:
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The heart of this effective coalition is our committee structure, in which volunteer members designstrategies that are implemented by staff and expert consultants. Our committees provide a forumfor members to resolve differences, build alliances, and forge cooperative solutions for influencingchange in all sectors of the building industry.
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Membership is open and balanced and provides a comprehensive platform for carrying out importantprograms and activities. We target the issues identified by our members as the highest priority. Weconduct an annual review of achievements that allows us to set policy, revise strategies, and devise work plans based on members’ needs.
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 We work together to promote green buildings, and in doing so, we help foster greater economic vitality and environmental health at lower costs. We work to bridge ideological gaps betweenindustry segments and develop balanced policies that benefit the entire industry.Contact the U.S. Green Building Council2101 L Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036(800) 795-1747 Office(202) 828-5110 Fax www.usgbc.org
 
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LEED REEREncE GuiDE oR GREEn BuiLDinG DEsiGn anD constRuction2009 EDition
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Copyright © 2009 by the U.S. Green Building Council. All rights reserved.The U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. (USGBC) devoted significant time and resources to createthis LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition. USGBCauthorizes individual use of the Reference Guide. In exchange for this authorization, the useragrees:(1) to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Reference Guide,(2) not to sell or modify the Reference Guide, and(3) not to reproduce, display, or distribute the Reference Guide in any way for any public orcommercial purpose, including display on a website or in a networked environment.Unauthorized use of the Reference Guide violates copyright, trademark, and other laws and isprohibited.The text of the federal and state codes, regulations, voluntary standards, etc., reproduced in theReference Guide is used under license to USGBC or, in some instances, in the public domain. Allother text, graphics, layout, and other elements of content in the Reference Guide are owned by USGBC and are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws.NOTE: for downloads of the Reference Guide:Redistributing the Reference Guide on the internet or otherwise is STRICTLY prohibited even if offered free of charge. DOWNLOADS OF THE REFERENCE GUIDE MAY NOT BE COPIED OR DISTRIBUTED. THE USER OF THE REFERENCE GUIDE MAY NOT ALTER, REDISTRIBUTE,UPLOAD OR PUBLISH THIS REFERENCE GUIDE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, AND HAS NORIGHT TO LEND OR SELL THE DOWNLOAD OR COPIES OF THE DOWNLOAD TO OTHER PERSONS.
DiSClaiMer
None of the parties involved in the funding or creation of the Reference Guide, including theUSGBC, its members, its contractors, or the United States government, assume any liability orresponsibility to the user or any third parties for the accuracy, completeness, or use of or relianceon any information contained In the Reference Guide, or for any injuries, losses, or damages(including, without limitation, equitable relief) arising from such use or reliance. Although theinformation contained in the Reference Guide is believed to be reliable and accurate, all materialsset forth within are provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including butnot limited to warranties of the accuracy or completeness of information contained in the trainingor the suitability of the information for any particular purpose. As a condition of use, the user covenants not to sue and agrees to waive and release the U.S. GreenBuilding Council, its members, its contractors, and the United States government from any andall claims, demands, and causes of action for any injuries, losses, or damages (including, withoutlimitation, equitable relief) that the user may now or hereafter have a right to assert against suchparties as a result of the use of, or reliance on, the Reference Guide.U.S. Green Building Council2101 L Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036

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