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 LEED: Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design

 

JE Berkowitz eases the process of LEED certification for your project with our knowledgeable LEED personnel.  We identify and fulfill your LEED project requirements.  We also support you throughout the life of the project so you can focus your attention on design and construction. 

It is JEB's mission to reduce our carbon footprint. Along with LEED, we are committed to sustainability. Here are some initiatives we have taken to do our part for the environment.

 

      ISO Quality and commitment to contiue process improvements

      • USGBC Member

      • RENOVATE by BERKOWITZ triple glazing system for the
         renovation/rehabilitaion segment, can contribute towards
         LEED certification

      • Photovoltaic solar array covers entire roof of JEB facility with over
         7,200 solar panels
                       Produces annually - in excess of 2m KW hours
                
      Over 30% of all electric usage supplied by solar array

                    Renewable energy source

      • Sort and recycle glass to reduce landfill waste
      • Sort and recycle PVB interlayer scraps for reuse

      • Energy efficient tempering furnaces
      • Highly efficient
 water recycling systems, including reverse
         osmosis plant
     
• Natural lighting and software controlled lighting systems in
         manufacturing plant

      • Specialized Freight Options using returnable steel rack
         transportation versus wood crating to preserve natural resources

      • Partner with the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) on the
         SmartWay™ Transport Partnership Program to provide
         eco-friendly shipping

For complete information on LEED and its certification process, visit the

USGBC web site at http://www.usgbc.org/leed.

 

To qualify as a LEED certified building under the new rating system, the building must attain at least 40 of the possible base points.
 

JEB glass contributes to four LEED categories:

*         Energy and Atmosphere (EA)

*         Materials and Resources (MR)

*         Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

*         Innovation in Design (ID)

 

Certifications are awarded according to the following scale:

 

Certified 40–49 points

Silver 50–59 points

Gold 60–79 points

Platinum 80 points and above

 

New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED-NC) address 7 topics:

 

         Sustainable Sites (SS)

         Water Efficiency (WE)

         Energy and Atmosphere (EA)

         Materials and Resources (MR)

         Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

         Innovation in Design (ID)

         Regional Priority (RP)

 

 

JEB CONTRIBUTION TO USGBC LEED CREDITS

Credit

Category

Potential Points

 

Energy and Atmosphere (EA)

 

EA Credit 1

Optimize Energy Performance

1 - 19

 

Materials & Resources (MR)

 

MR Credit 4

Recycled Content

2

MR Credit 5

Regional Materials

2

 

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

 

IEQ Credit 8.1

Daylight and Views - Daylight

1

IEQ Credit 8.2

Daylight and Views - Views

1

 

Innovation in Design (ID)

 

ID Credit 1

Innovation in Design

1 -5

 

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