Green building can be defined as the integration of design solutions addressing five basic areas in which impacts can be reduced and opportunities for higher performance created. Each of the three benchmarking tools available to Multifamily projects vary in format. SeaGreen and Built Green are generally prescriptive in nature.
LEED tools, however, are generally performance based, requiring specific standards to be met or exceeded in order to achieve credits. They have a related focus on reducing impacts and improving performance through strategies that accomplish general goals in the topic categories:
Optimize energy efficiency by:
Indoor Environmental Quality
Optimize air quality through:
Building Operation and Maintenance
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