Outline your idea for an alternative energy design that includes LEED™ architecture.

Resources: LEED Presentation; Energy Usage Calculation spreadsheet

Read the LEED Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation to gain an understanding of the standard for green architecture.

Select the design of a home that uses standard architectural design or nonrenewable, inefficient energy guidelines.

Complete the Energy Usage Calculation spreadsheet. Use the Energy Usage Calculation spreadsheet to complete the following:

  • Determine the most efficient alternative energy design that would reduce the energy output through built-in calculation.
  • Compare the energy usage in the original to the new design of the chosen home.

Redesign your chosen building to achieve a certified, silver, or gold level of LEEDcertification.

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and include the following:

  • Outline your idea for an alternative energy design that includes LEED architecture.
  • Determine the most energy-efficient design or alternative energy for the home or building you have chosen.
  • Describe how you might integrate sustainable energy sources and technologies into the design.
  • Report the energy savings of the new design.
  • Compare actions you might take in daily activities at home, when commuting, and to work to reduce the energy you consume.