Amann Speaks at Greenbuild

This session was led by LEED Fellows, architect Jason Kliwinski and engineer William Amann, supported with recycling industry expert, Michael Buono. The experience of this team spans 20 years of green building and over 100 LEED projects. Their work has evolved from early LEED projects seeking basic certification to some of the highest performing projects built today. Rating systems like the Living Building Challenge & LEED are pushing the industry on energy performance as building codes are getting significantly stricter as well.

Using LEED and Living Building Challenge as a guide, they examined how net zero energy, water and waste can be achieved, including a look at specific technologies and strategies. Project examples included educational, commercial/retail, corporate, and residential where one or more of these net zero goals were achieved.

Not only does this result in the highest performing projects possible, it also helps earn a considerable number of credits within the LEED rating system and meet several imperatives of the Living Building Challenge.  

Our intent is to help teams more cost effectively achieve high performance designs with a goal of reaching the elusive triple net zero performance metric.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what net zero means in energy, water and waste fields.
  • List best practices for achieving net zero energy, water or waste in projects
  • Understand how and where net zero energy, water and waste earn credits in LEED, WELL, LBC and other third party rating systems
  • Discuss methods of benchmarking performance to demonstrate net zero energy results
Drew DePalma