LEED Certification on an Everyday Budget

A free 48-page illustrated guide on how to acheive Platinum-level LEED certification on a conventional building budget has been published by Portland-based Interface Engineering Inc.  Although this wasn’t an easy task for the engineering company, using their current project for Oregon Health and Science University as a case study, Interface has proven it possible.  “We’re delivering champagne on a beer budget,” said Andy Frichtl, Interface principal and lead project engineer. “The key to achieving more with less is integrated design.”

The projects design accomplishments include 100% on-site sewage treatment with rainwater and wastewater being harvested for toilets and landscaping, saving 15,000 gallons a day and innovative features such as sunshades that double as solar power generators and the first large-scale on-site micro-turbine plant in Oregon to generate electricity.

More details on this project can be found here and for more information on where you can order the booklet click here

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