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Want to learn more about just how LEED saves energy? Check it out:

Want to learn more about just how LEED saves energy? Check it out:

The current worldwide mix of energy resources is weighted heavily toward oil, coal and natural gas. However, In addition to emitting greenhouse gases, these resources are also nonrenewable: Their quantities are limited, or they cannot be replaced as fast as they are consumed. When it comes to energy use, buildings play a very large role—approximately 40 percent of the total energy used in the United States. Starting with a focus on reducing energy demand through guidance related to energy usage and efficiency, and then also rewarding renewables, LEED v4 raises the bar on energy and offers new solutions for achieving goals. Within the Energy and Atmosphere section, teams will find: With 30 percent of all points allocated to building energy efficiency, LEED has an increased emphasis on energy and the associated impacts. Emphasis on enhanced building commissioning for greater...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-leed-saves-energy

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