Fulton has helped many businesses and organizations achieve LEED Gold or Platinum status, including the Syracuse Center of Excellence (above).
Fulton participates in the US Green Building Council's LEED points system for New Construction projects with our condensing boiler products, most effectively with our Pulse products due to their low electrical consumption.
No LEED points are ever guaranteed. They must be applied to each individual project. Points awarded to one building do not guarantee the same points for another application. Scoring is based on energy usage for each specific project (the cost of energy, not the amount of fuel/electricity used).
Some areas to consider for LEED may include:
- Optimizing Energy Performance: The intent is to achieve increasing levels of performance above the baseline (meaning minimum standards outlined per the ASHRAE standard 90.1-2004) to reduce environmental economic impacts associated with excessive energy use. For example, an engineering firm designs a building based on the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 standard, and the engineer makes improvements. The amount of money they are able to save in the cost of energy for that building determines how many points to which they are entitled.
- Green Power: If at least 35% of a building's electricity is from renewable sources, and it is engaged in at least a 2-year energy contract, one point is earned. Because of the low electrical consumption of the Pulse boiler, it is ideal for green power applications.
- Innovation in Design: Pulse Boilers have been utilized to obtain innovation in design points in LEED buildings. Projects may apply for points in areas that contribute to significant energy savings, but are not specifically addressed in any other area of the LEED point qualification criteria.
- On-Site Renewable Energy: On-Site Renewable Energy is a category available under LEED for New Construction or Major Renovation. For the total building, the points available depend on the percentage of renewable energy on-site. Non-polluting and renewable energy potentials including solar, wind, geothermal, low-impact hydro, biomass and bio-gas. Strategies should all be assessed as a part of the building design. Using solar panels as part or all of the power supply for a building can contribute toward these points. A LEED-AP engineer would incorporate all of this into his calculations. The cost of the solar equipment varies greatly depending on the scope of the project. Options such as inverter style, tying to the grid or battery backup, estimated run hours, etc. all play a role.
Please visit www.usgbc.org for additional information on the US Green Building Council and LEED points.
Products for this Market:
Condensing Hydronic Boiler
Condensing Hydronic Boiler
Pulse HW(Model: PHW)
Fully Condensing Hydronic Boiler
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