LEED Platinum

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

The Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass more than 14,000 projects in 30 countries, including the United States. The hallmark of LEED is an open and transparent process in which technical criteria proposed by LEED committees are publicly reviewed for approval by more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC.

Individuals recognized for their knowledge of the LEED rating system are permitted to use the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) acronym after their name, indicating that they have passed the accreditation exam given by the Green Building Certification Institute (a third-party organization that handles accreditation for the USGBC).

Our goal for Tetiaroa is to become the first campus resort in the world to obtain LEED Platinum certification, the organization’s highest accolade.

Sustainability Goals
In addition to achieving the LEED Platinum certification, our goal is to build a community that will have a 0 carbon footprint and that will be completely sustainable.

Net Zero Energy Use
• All energy consumed at The Brando will be generated from renewable energy
• As much energy as possible consumed at The Brando will be generated at The Brando.

Site Water Balance
• Limit energy consumptive sources of water such as desalination, increase reliance on natural sources such as water lens
• Protect and preserve through reful management and increased use of efficient equipment and low flow water fixtures.
• Provide separate supply lines for potable and non-potable demand, decrease demand for potable water
• 100% waste water treatment to potable standard

Materials: Local, Recycled, Renewable
• Utilize local materials such as Ironwood and non-endemic wood, Pandanus, and coral/ sand aggregate.
• Utilize recycled content materials such as palmex roofing, composite decking, cement, iron, and insulation.
• Source wood sustainably with FSC certification (Forestry Stewardship Council)
• Use low toxic emission materials and avoid volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
• No materials containing Urea-formaldehyde
• Recycle at least 50% of construction waste

Carbon Neutral Transportation
Net zero carbon impact in operational phase on Tetiaroa – bikes will be provided to all guests and all motorized vehicles will be electric.

Market Recognition
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – US Green Building Council Label
• Point system guideline to achieving goals based on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality
• Third party measurement and verification – certification based on pre-requisites and credits – Silver, Gold, Platinum