LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework and credit system for identifying and implementing practical, measurable, green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
TOAD is proud to maintain their LEED AP certification. Are you looking for more LEED credits to complete a LEED certified building? TOAD can help you earn credits in the following categories; Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ); Energy Atmosphere (EA); Water Efficiency (WE); and Sustainable Sites (SS).
Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)
With the use of occupancy and carbon dioxide (C02) sensors, TOAD can play a valuable role in productivity with the regulation and ventilation of increased air quality. Automated air flow monitoring and ventilation measures can either triggering the system to increase ventilation/oxygenation according to occupancy level and or to place the ventilation system in an inactive dormant mode when unoccupied.
Lighting and thermal control and comfort, TOAD not only provides intuitive user interfaces for independent comfort and control over HVAC and lighting systems but also provides systemic automation over these systems in order to efficiently regulate phase variances according to day or evening time operation. With the use of automated shades, sheer shades, occupancy sensors and metering devices, TOAD takes a multi-tiered approach to reduce energy consumption by designing lighting and thermal management systems that symbiotic balance and adjust solar light with artificial light and solar thermal emittance with thermal comfort to create efficient adaptive environmental regulation.
Energy Atmosphere (EA)
TOAD designs symbiotic Building Automation Systems (BAS) that take a measure of renewable energy platforms, solar properties (light and thermal), occupancy, artificial light levels, interior & exterior temperature, and carbon dioxide sensors in order to provide supplemental automated regulator measures that maximize energy efficiency and the performance of lighting and HVAC systems.
In accordance with the International Performance and Verification protocol, TOAD employs the use of various measurement & verification devices that regulate and report core energy consumption and performance.
Water Efficiency (WE)
By utilizing automated flow meters TOAD can meter, manage and reduce total process water consumption by reducing the consumption of potable water used in landscaping, sewage fixtures (rated below the EPA 1992 baseline) and non-EPA regulated fixtures (dishwashers, clothes washers etc).
Sustainable Sites (SS)
TOAD utilizes their expertise in lighting & shading design to provide strategies and automated solutions that prevent light trespass and pollution from effecting nocturnal species and their respective habitats.