TYPE: Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) - Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP I)
SIZE: Commercial Sector
COMPLETION: September 2015
CATEGORY: Funding for Research Activities
CLIENT: Ryerson University collaboration with EcoSpex & Industry Partners
The research undertaking included two related sub-projects to address the issue regarding the evaluation of the verification protocol/process and to quantify the opportunity for globalization of the EcoSpex platform and develop the framework to expand the protocol/process to realize this opportunity. These sub-projects, their technical challenges and the proposed innovations are described below:
The industry desperately needs tools, built on a foundation of accurate, verified, organized data. Data that is tailored to stages of design and construction, is able to adapt to project’s goals and constraints, and is optimized for each user. This allows practitioners to spend their time on design, construction, and innovation. We believe this vision is only possible by building the EcoSpex Platform with BIM360 and Revit. Ryerson lead the assessment by evaluating the meta-evaluation of the verification protocol/process and published literature related to evaluating research to develop a suitable framework.
Phase 1 reviewed Innovation & Scientific Issues
Phase 2 expansion included the Verification protocol to align with LEED® v4.
The following tools and resources are available to support AEC and sustainability design professionals simply and reduce the work to comply with LEEDv4.1. Available in excel and word format.
TOOLKIT #1 - Green Building Rating Sections
LEED 2009 vs. v4.1 Comparison Overview
LEED 2009 vs. v4.1 Comparison Overview (product, material, equipment)
Residential-Commercial Rating Systems Comparison Overview
Energy Codes and Standards Comparison
Leedv4 Credit Requirements Overview
TOOLKIT #2 - Product Material Resources
Understand how different certificates compare and how labels work with LEEDv.4.1
Green Product Certificate Matrix (GPC)
Green Product Certificate-LEEDv4 Alignment Overview
TOOLKIT #3 - Specification Requirements
LEEDv4 - specification language for achieving LEEDv4 credits
(this has not been updated to support LEEDv4.1)