Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Santa Clara - A LEED Certified Home

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susie Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Santa Clara, a residence located in Dana Point, California, has been designed as a LEED Certified home. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for green building. There are various ratings that can be earned for homes including Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In order to gain certification, a minimum of forty points must be obtained using the LEED V4 Homes and Multi-Family Midrise scorecard. This scorecard has eight categories, including: Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, and Regional Priority. Each category consists of prerequisites that are required as well as credits that can be obtained to earn points. The purpose of fulfilling these credits is to create a home that has better air quality, uses less energy and has less impact on the environment. An added benefit of having a LEED Certified home means lower utility bills for the homeowner. The site for Santa Clara is located at Lot Forty-One in the Strand Point community. Landscaping, including a pool and spa, are important to the homeowner. This must be considered while choosing LEED credits to obtain. The largest categories effected by the landscaping and pool are the Water Efficiency and Sustainable Sites. There are steps that can be taken to use less water even with the use of a pool and spa. After evaluating the homeowner’s wants and needs, forty-six points will be earned, allowing the home to become certified as LEED Bronze. A detailed list of how to achieve each point will be created, and proper evidence and documentation will be provided to show completion of each one.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Santa Clara - A LEED Certified Home

The South Atrium

Santa Clara, a residence located in Dana Point, California, has been designed as a LEED Certified home. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for green building. There are various ratings that can be earned for homes including Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In order to gain certification, a minimum of forty points must be obtained using the LEED V4 Homes and Multi-Family Midrise scorecard. This scorecard has eight categories, including: Location and Transportation, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, and Regional Priority. Each category consists of prerequisites that are required as well as credits that can be obtained to earn points. The purpose of fulfilling these credits is to create a home that has better air quality, uses less energy and has less impact on the environment. An added benefit of having a LEED Certified home means lower utility bills for the homeowner. The site for Santa Clara is located at Lot Forty-One in the Strand Point community. Landscaping, including a pool and spa, are important to the homeowner. This must be considered while choosing LEED credits to obtain. The largest categories effected by the landscaping and pool are the Water Efficiency and Sustainable Sites. There are steps that can be taken to use less water even with the use of a pool and spa. After evaluating the homeowner’s wants and needs, forty-six points will be earned, allowing the home to become certified as LEED Bronze. A detailed list of how to achieve each point will be created, and proper evidence and documentation will be provided to show completion of each one.