Animal Care Facility Projectback
ANIMAL CARE FACILITY
This project will replace the former Animal Care Facility on
The plans call for the building to be located at the former Engineering Department trailer site at
*LEED is a voluntary rating program with the goal to assess the environmental performance from a whole building perspective over a building's life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a "green building." According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED was created for the following reasons:
- Facilitate positive results for the environment, occupant health and financial return.
- Define "green" by providing a standard for measurement.
- Prevent "green washing" (false or exaggerated claims).
- Promote whole-building, integrated design process.
Using the LEED grading system a project is credited with up to 65 points divided into five environmental impact areas:
- Sustainable Sites
- Water Efficiency
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Materials and Resources
- Indoor Environmental Quality
There are four levels of LEED certification: Certification, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In order to obtain a LEED certification (the minimum level) 26 points must be achieved; for Silver 33 points, Gold 39, and Platinum 52.