Aron Cawood

submitted by: ajcawood
Recent studies suggest that the number of LEED Certified architecture projects in San Diego is primarily limited by fiscal cost. This research report examines the economic costs and benefits which a LEED Certification places upon projects applying to become certified by the United States Green Building Council. The Research Strategy focuses upon several primary case studies of San Diego’s LEED certified buildings and in-depth interviews with LEED Certified architects. The analysis aims...

LEED Certification: Motives for Implementation

submitted by: omfries
This research investigates environmentally friendly buildings and the incentives or disincentives behind their construction. More specifically, this paper describes the incentives to build LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects. Current research displays that LEED buildings generate higher rents and sales price. LEED certification also helps to lower building life-cycle costs meaning lower expenditures for utilities and maintenance. This raises two fundamental...

LEED Building Design: Overview of free market and government incentives

submitted by: USPSD

Overview of the incentives for adopting LEED despite higher start up costs.

LEED criteria in theory and practice

submitted by: kpezzoli

Mentored by Greg Nelson students Hooman Bamdad, Sean Mayer, Keri Robinson, Scott Roehrick present their work on "LEED criteria in theory and practice" for the grand challenge "Sustainable Design of Buildings & Urban‐Ecological Landscapes" for the USP 187: Senior Sequence Research Project 1.2.1. For more information please see: