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December 6, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
There has been a recent trend in the North American building market towards green buildings. This trend has resulted in the development and increased popularity of green building assessment tools. The tools attempt to measure the “greenness” of a project, typically by awarding points or credits for achieving certain prescriptive or performance based requirements.
The majority of green building assessment systems focus on the design to the constructed building, with little focus on the effect of the building system’s life during operation. This tendency has resulted in a failure of many rating systems to properly consider durability, lifecycle cost, and the effects of premature building envelope failures.
Jamie McKay, P.Eng., LEED AP from Morrison Hershfield will discuss green building assessment tools, their prime focus areas, the importance of designing for durability, and a proposed basis for evaluating durability. He will also review Canadian green assessment tools, the degree to which they include durability of the building envelope, and suggestions for future improvements.
|THE INTEGRATION OF LEED AND THE BUILDING ENVELOPE||Jamie McKay
Morrison Hershfield Limited