30 Jul '17, 12am

Drawdown and LEED: Alignment in climate change solutions..!

The best-selling book Drawdown , edited by Paul Hawken, offers a model for "the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming." The goal of the research presented in the book is to find out whether human beings can reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within the next 30 years. In the USGBC customer service department, we've been reading this book with interest, and have noticed overlaps between the actions that the authors identify as most critical and the emphasis on certain credits in LEED and other GBCI rating systems. For example, the first solution in the book is Refrigerant Management , a concept that is reinforced by the LEED prerequisite Fundamental Refrigerant Management and the LEED credit Enhanced Refrigerant Management . Here are a few more examples of similar solutions: Electric vehicles , Bike Infrastructure and Cars and LEED Location and Transportati...

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