Event Title

Analyzing the Cost of Retrofitting a House to L.E.E.D. Standards

Presentation Type

Oral and/or Visual Presentation

Presenter Major(s)

Natural Resource Management

Mentor Information

C. "Griff" Griffin, griffinc@gvsu.edu

Department

Biology

Location

Kirkhof Center 1104

Start Date

13-4-2011 11:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2011 11:30 AM

Keywords

Environment, Sustainability

Abstract

Climate change is linked to human activities including pollution, erosion, deforestation, and the use of non-renewable resources. To combat some of these issues the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is a third party verification system that provides guidelines and verification for this type of building/retrofit certification. LEED offers green alternatives to conserve material and energy associated with building and/or maintaining buildings and houses. My report shows the costs, benefits, and requirements of LEED certification for the retro-fitting of a house in northern Michigan. By comparing costs and limitations of LEED vs. conventional practices I can provide homeowners a look at the advantages and disadvantages of using each method.

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Analyzing the Cost of Retrofitting a House to L.E.E.D. Standards

Kirkhof Center 1104

Climate change is linked to human activities including pollution, erosion, deforestation, and the use of non-renewable resources. To combat some of these issues the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is a third party verification system that provides guidelines and verification for this type of building/retrofit certification. LEED offers green alternatives to conserve material and energy associated with building and/or maintaining buildings and houses. My report shows the costs, benefits, and requirements of LEED certification for the retro-fitting of a house in northern Michigan. By comparing costs and limitations of LEED vs. conventional practices I can provide homeowners a look at the advantages and disadvantages of using each method.