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How can a building with nearly 60 percent glass on the exterior—one that is operated for only a few days per year and served by existing central plant systems—achieve LEED certification? The answer is: not easily.

Additional difficulties come with atypical or complex buildings going after LEED-NC. Session 402 reviews the University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium pressbox major renovation and the process of attaining LEED certification. High performance glazing, displacement ventilation, effective lighting design and efficient plumbing selections were among the contributing categories. This presentation will guide the attendees through the design and LEED processes, specifically pointing out the added complexities at various steps that come with a project of this type.

Presenting will be:

  • Jake Taylor, Heapy Engineering

Jake is a Senior Sustainability & Energy Services Engineer with Heapy Engineering. He’s personally had a hand in dozens of LEED projects of varying difficulty and his primary job functions include LEED Project Management, Energy Auditing and Energy Modeling.

Jake Taylor


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