As the green building movement continues to grow, so too does the use of LEED on construction and renovation projects, which can be found throughout the U.S.
Earlier this year, The United States Green Building Council announced the 2016 “Top 10 States for LEED,” an annual ranking that highlights states that have made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. Massachusetts ranked at the top of the list, with Colorado, Illinois, New York and California rounding out the top five.
Perhaps you’ve never been involved in a LEED project. Or, maybe you worked on a project falling under the old LEED program. Either way, the NPCA Sustainability Committee has you covered with a new resource, “The Precaster’s Guide to LEED v4.” Even if you are familiar with LEED, LEED v4 is vastly different than its predecessor. Take a moment to review this valuable guide. It will provide you with specific areas in which precast may be able to contribute directly or indirectly to obtaining LEED credits.
If you have any questions, please contact Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA director of sustainability and technical education.