Event Title

LEED Certified and the Efficient Home

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Brian Wasserman

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The topic discussed will compare the costs of becoming LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified in residential buildings specifically in Minnesota and the benefits of being certified. What is LEED and why should we care? LEED is a voluntary, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. It is designed to lower operating costs, reduce waste, conserve energy and overall have a healthier home. The major focus of this research will be on factors that minimize the total cost of ownership and maximize the efficiency of the home. What combination of LEED credits are most beneficial to the home owner and will give them the most sustainable and economical home.

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Apr 16th, 2:00 PM Apr 16th, 4:00 PM

LEED Certified and the Efficient Home

CSU Ballroom

The topic discussed will compare the costs of becoming LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified in residential buildings specifically in Minnesota and the benefits of being certified. What is LEED and why should we care? LEED is a voluntary, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. It is designed to lower operating costs, reduce waste, conserve energy and overall have a healthier home. The major focus of this research will be on factors that minimize the total cost of ownership and maximize the efficiency of the home. What combination of LEED credits are most beneficial to the home owner and will give them the most sustainable and economical home.

Recommended Citation

Nelson, Ben and Ben Devine. "LEED Certified and the Efficient Home." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/4