LEED Credits

U.S. Green Building Council

LEED Credit Innovation and Design

Energy & Atmosphere 
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings use 39% of the energy and 74% of the electricity produced each year in the United States. The Energy & Atmosphere category encourages a wide variety of energy-wise strategies: commissioning; energy use monitoring; efficient design and construction; efficient appliances, systems and lighting; the use of renewable and clean sources of energy, generated on-site or off-site; and other innovative measures.
   
  Materials & Resources
During both the construction and operations phases, buildings generate a lot of waste and use large quantities of materials and resources. The Materials & Resources category encourages the selection of sustainably grown, harvested, produced and transported products and materials. It promotes waste reduction as well as reuse and recycling, and it particulary rewards the reduction of waste at a product’s source.
   
  Innovation in Design
The Innovation in Design category provides bonus points for projects that use innovative technologies and strategies to improve a building’s performance well beyond what is required by other LEED credits, or to account for green building considerations that are not specifically addressed elsewhere in LEED. This category also rewards projects for including a LEED Accredited Professional on the team to ensure a holistic, integrated approach to the design and construction process.

NightBright USA Products are L.E.E.D. Credit Eligible

 
Credit 1 -  Energy and Atmosphere (EA):

Optimizing Energy Performance 
                          

Credit 2 - Materials and Resources (MR):

Recycled Content


Credit 3 - Innovation and Design (ID):

Exceptional Performance

LEED Credit
LEED Credit Materials and Resources

LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Project

Checklist

 

Energy and Atmosphere 35 Possible Points

þ Prerequisite 1 Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems Required

þ Prerequisite 2 Minimum Energy Performance Required

þ Prerequisite 3 Fundamental Refrigerant Management Required

¨ Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance 1–19

¨ Credit 2 On-site Renewable Energy 1–7

¨ Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning 2

¨ Credit 4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management 2

¨ Credit 5 Measurement and Verification 3

¨ Credit 6 Green Power 2

 

Materials and Resources 14 Possible Points

þ Prerequisite 1Storage and Collection of Recyclables Required

¨ Credit 1.1 Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof 1-3

¨ Credit 1.2 Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements 1

¨ Credit 2 Construction Waste Management 1-2

¨ Credit 3 Materials Reuse 1-2

¨ Credit 4 Recycled Content 1-2

¨ Credit 5 Regional Materials 1-2

¨ Credit 6 Rapidly Renewable Materials 1

¨ Credit 7 Certified Wood 1

 

Innovation in Design 6 Possible Points

¨ Credit 1 Innovation in Design 1-5

¨ Credit 2 LEED Accredited Professional 1

 

LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations

100 base points; 6 possible Innovation in Design and 4 Regional Priority points

Certified 40–49 points

Silver 50–59 points

Gold 60–79 points

Platinum 80 points and above

LEED Credit Energy and Atmosphere