Tag Archives: LEED

LV Sustainability Awards – Can Sustainable Buildings Be Affordable? May 25

Green building and sustainable design have gained traction across all building sectors over the past decade, but many in the industry still wonder about the value of high performance design and building. The Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and Lehigh University’s Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies are proud to present a program on this […]

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Ben Franklin TechVentures2

Ben Franklin TechVentures2 is a 47,000 sf addition to an existing Bethlehem Steel Building on the Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus. The building was designed to The Energy Star program and received LEED Gold certification under the 2.2 version of New Construction guidelines (NCv2.2) in spring of 2013. Special features to the building addition include PV panels on the white roof […]

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program run by the U.S. Green Building Council. The program sets the standards for sustainable building strategies and practices. To become LEED certified, a building, community or home must satisfy certain prerequisites and work towards points to achieve different levels of certification. Learn More LEED Overview – US Green […]

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Sustainable Design

Sustainable design aims to increase the performance of buildings by diminishing negative impacts of the structure on the environment and improving the health and comfort of building occupants. Learn More Sustainable Design – US General Services Adminstration Sustainable Overview – Whole Building Design Guide Principles of Sustainable Design – National Building Museum Lehigh Valley Resources Delaware Valley Green Building Council […]

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