Application to GSA Projects
It is expected that all GSA projects will have
similar issues that will cause certain credits to be
categorized as non-applicable or unlikely. Project
teams should be careful, however, not to rule out
credits or strategies before they have been given
adequate consideration within an integrated design
approach (as described in step 7). In some cases, it
comes down to a matter of choice and availability.
For example, although GSA does not exclude
HCFC refrigerants, project teams can specify
HVAC, refrigeration, and fire suppression systems
that do not contain HCFCs or Halons to meet the
Figure 2-4. U.S. EPA New England Regional Laboratory,
requirements of Credit EA-4 (Ozone Depletion).
Chelmsford, Massachusetts (LEED Gold Rating, Version 1.0)
Likewise, where GSA is already purchasing green
power, it is a matter of verifying the Green-e
purchased by EPA to match the electrical consumption of the
certification required under LEED, and applying it
new facility, enabling achievement of a LEED credit for green
power (Credit EA-6, Green Power).
toward the specific LEED project to meet the
(Photo: Don Horn)
requirements of Credit EA-6 (Green Power).
GSA LEED APPLICATIONS GUIDE