WHAT IS LEED?

The LEED plaque on a building is a mark of quality and achievement in green building.

Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.


BROOKS VENICE LEED DETAILS

  • Near community resources, high walkability and bikeable score
    • 84 Walk Score
    • 82 Bike Sore
  • Rooftop conduit for future solar panel
  • Building orientated to minimize solar heat  and maximize rooftop solar exposure for future solar panel
  • EV charging station ready
  • Drought tolerant and native plants and trees
  • Permeable hardscaping to minimize storm water runoff into Ocean
  • California sycamore trees in front of home for privacy and minimize solar heat gain
  • High efficiency irrigation, including drip irrigation
  • High efficiency fixtures and toilets
  • Sun shades and awnings to minimize solar heat gain
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Tankless hot water for efficient and instant hot water
  • High quality insulation installation for highly efficient heat loss
  • Tested duct leakage in mechanical systems to minimize loss of air conditioning/heat
  • Environmentally preferable products:
    • Bamboo floors
    • Locally sourced concrete
    • Recycled insulation
    • Low VOC paint
    • Resysta Decking with no wood, raw materials:
      • Rice husks
      • Common salt
      • Mineral oil
  • Prefabricated construction
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Less than 10% waste generated from project construction to minimize landfill waste
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
    • Outdoor Air Ventilation
    • Local Exhaust
    • Distribution of space heating and cooling