Green Building / LEED™
Our clients have long referred to CSC professional environmental consultants as the “Dream Team,” now we are also striving to earn the title of the “Green Team.” Good indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a vital aspect of any building, especially a green building. CSC has the expertise, experience and equipment to assist businesses, property managers and building owners create healthy, productive, green built environments for their employees and clients, as well as to assist homeowners make their homes more environmentally and family friendly. If you are planning new construction, renovation or tenant improvement, let CSC help you design and implement strategies that make the building a healthier, less polluting and more productive work environment. CSC can help you earn IEQ and innovation points for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. This green building rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Green building and green improvements can enhance the comfort and productivity of occupants. Improving IEQ involves designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining buildings in ways that reduce pollution sources and remove indoor pollutants while ensuring that fresh air is continually supplied and properly circulated. Occupant comfort is ensured by addressing temperature, relative humidity, light, ventilation, sound and other indoor environmental factors. We are not only talking the talk, but we are walking the walk here at CSC. Representatives from each of our offices are exploring how the company could further its green mission.
Case Study: CalPERS Headquarters Expansion
LEED Certification / Indoor Environmental Quality
Excerpt: The CalPERS headquarters expansion in Sacramento, CA, achieved a LEED Gold rating under LEED-NC version 2. Integral to achieving this rating was not only meeting the prerequisite criteria in the category of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), but also earning Innovative Points by way of creative IEQ strategies. The role of CSC’s project team was to, first, test and verify that prerequisite IEQ criteria were met and, second, design a program that demonstrates the buildings ability to deliver and maintain outstanding IEQ.
Articles Regarding Green Buildings
Introduction to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Excerpt: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance…