Going green? Big Ass Fans® can help. These incredibly efficient products contribute to earning points in a variety of green ratings systems, including LEED, Living Building Challenge and Green Globes.
Below are some of the credits to which our products contribute. We’ve provided layman’s translations of each credit to get you started. Looking for more detail? Drop our design specialists a line here.
Translation: Design buildings that don’t make the planet sad!
ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE CREDITS
EA Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance
Translation: Don’t be an energy hog.
EA Credit 2: Optimize Energy Performance (EA Credit 1 in LEED 2009)
Translation: Don’t stop at code minimum—how low can you go?
EA Credit 4: Demand Response (LEED v4 only)
Translation: Don’t be too demanding of the power grid.
EA Credit 6: Enhanced Refrigerant Management (EA Credit 4 in LEED 2009)
Translation: That whole climate change thing? Quit contributing to it.
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
EQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
Translation: Fresh air! You need it!
EQ Credit 1: Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies (EQ Credit 2 Increased Ventilation in LEED 2009)
Translation: Dilution is the solution to indoor pollution.
EQ Credit 5: Thermal Comfort (EQ credit 7.1 in LEED 2009)
Translation: Sweating is for gyms. Shivering is for people doing the polar plunge. Let’s go for a happy medium, please.
EQ Credit 6: Interior Lighting (EQ Credit 6.1 in LEED 2009)
Translation: Get your projects out of the dark ages with quality lighting and smart controls.
INNOVATION IN DESIGN
IN Credit 1: Innovation in Design
Translation: Try something new, we double-dog-dare you. Or you can blow away the requirements for another credit—your choice.
REGIONAL PRIORITY CREDITS
RP Credit: Regional Priority
Translation: Get bonus points based on where you live! Is it really, really hot outside? More points for you.
PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System
The Rating System lists the intent, requirements, and technologies/strategies for each credit.
LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Checklist
The Checklist helps project teams track their credits against requirements for certification.
LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE IMPERATIVES
Health & Happiness Petal: Imperative 08 Healthy Indoor Environment Complies with ASHRAE Standard 62
Translation: Again with the locking people in closed rooms—give them a fan already!
Energy Petal: Imperative 06 Net Positive Energy
105% of the project’s energy needs must be supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual basis
Translation: It’s not what your site can do for you, but what you can do for your site.
GREEN GLOBES SECTIONS
Comply with ASHRAE Standard 62.1 or equivalent and EZ (the air quality) must be at least 0.9 in all regularly occupied, mechanically-ventilated spaces
Translation: If we have to say one more thing about closed rooms…
Section 3.3 Energy: Path B
Reduce energy compared to reference base building, per ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010, Appendix G
Translation: You’ve seen ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G, surely you can do better than that!