DNV offers a wide range of assessment services related to green building strategies and energy efficiency strategies including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), ASHRAE 90.1, California Title-24, Energy Star, ISO 50001.
Green Building Certification Services
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is the most widely used international standard for certification of green buildings. When a project uses LEED, it guarantees the environmental quality of the building. LEED serves as a basis for many of the newly developed international green building standards.
Building Energy Consulting
Assure that your construction, be it new construction or a renovation project, takes advantage of the latest developments in energy efficiency and building science.
Building Product Certification and Testing Services
Knowing that job was both done right and as planned are important. On-site Inspections, Energy Audits, Measurement and Verifications, and Building Commissioning for LEED and non-LEED projects are essential services that can be applied to your existing building or project to ensure your building systems will be performing as designed to gain the intended efficiencies. Using dependable standards, like ASHRAE and the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol, ensure compliance with current best practices building management techniques and energy conservation measures (ECM).
Green Product Certification and Testing
DNV offers a wide range of green product certifications including single-attribute claims, multiple-attribute claims, and comprehensive cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment based claims. Many certifications are based on innovative life cycle assessment methodologies.
Certification programs are offered for a variety of structural and non-structural building products.
Environmental impacts are caused or necessitated by the existence of a given building, project, or product. Cradle-to-Grave, also known as life cycle analysis, is the investigation and evaluation of the environmental impacts.
what is green building?
Green building is the practice of utilizing environmentally responsible methods and optimizing efficient use of resources in order to realize economic, energy & water-usage efficiencies while maintaining healthy land, water and air quality throughout the life-cycle of a building.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System' is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria.
In these days of uncertainty, it is important to keep operating expenses to a minimum. One difference between the companies that weather these difficult times versus those that do not will be the survivors who have reduced their unnecessary energy, water and resulting monetary expenditures. Time is of the essence to curb these expenses before energy prices climb higher as projected and expected.
The benefits of commissioning include reduced energy use, lower operating costs, fewer contractor call-backs, better building documentation, improved occupant productivity and verification that the systems perform in accordance with the owner's project requirements, as noted by the development committee of the LEED Building Design and Construction Rating System.