Take a look at some of the LEED projects that OHPD has worked on with our clients. The Oregon State University Energy Center was the first LEED certified power plant in the country! The Energy center also achieved Platinum, the highest level of achievement. The New Bridge High School is the first LEED project pursued by the Oregon Youth Authority. The New Bridge School will contribute to a more sustainable future and impact the lives of Oregon Youth by changing the existing paradigm.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 2.2 million square feet being certified daily.
Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.
Building Design + Construction
This rating system is designed for projects that are constructing new buildings or taking on major renovations of existing buildings (including major HVAC improvements, significant building envelope modifications and major interior rehabilitation). LEED BD+C: New Construction and Major Renovations is flexible and can be applied to a variety of building types and uses.
Visit the USGBC website to explore the LEED process and the impact you can have on our built environment.