7 May 01
healthy, and safe work environment to promote soldier and workforce productivity and
Future Missions (Score 4 ) SPiRiT requires an understanding of: (1) The typical or
likely lifespan of the function to be accommodated by the facility in order to recognize
how soon the facility should be expected to adapt to a different use; and (2) The life
spans of the building systems to understand when they will need to be updated during
the lifespan of the facility and to design the facility in a manner that facilitates the
updating of each system. It requires design of the facility to maximize accommodation of
future uses. The greater the future flexibility, the less likely it is that the facility will
become a source for waste materials, or that it will require additional materials.
SPiRiT Certification Levels
SPiRiT Bronze -- 25 to 34 Points
SPiRiT Silver -- 35 to 49 Points
SPiRiT Gold -- 50 to 74 Points
SPiRiT Platinum -- 75+ Points
SPRT is designed to be an easy-to-understand EXCEL worksheet that will allow self-
scoring by building delivery teams and their members, either during the charrette
process or by an independent panel.
Credit Equivalence: Under certain circumstances an action will be taken that will comply
with the spirit, though not necessarily the letter, of the compliance criteria. Under these
circumstances, the applicant must demonstrate that the actions taken are substantially
similar in impact to the relevant criteria and request credit for those actions.
f. SPiRiT is the first edition of this program. The LEED Green Building Rating
System criteria will be revised no later than every 3 years. It is intended that with the
future edition of LEED 3.0 in 2003 all required applicable, equivalent military standards
and regulations will be addressed availing us the use of LEED 3.0 upon release in order
to design and build all future facilities according to sustainable principles.
13. Corps Of Engineers Green Building Criteria Update Program
In 1994, funding was provided for a 5-year program for the Corps to develop and
update technical guidance and criteria for sustainable design and construction of Army
facilities. The Corps continues this effort with steady stream funding programmed for
FY00-05. The Corps has taken a comprehensive, ground-up approach to sustainable
design technology in military construction. The Corps philosophy is to effect a
fundamental and permanent change in the way all military projects are designed and
constructed as opposed to a project-by-project basis. In order to institutionalize
sustainable design into Corps design procedures, we are revising current construction
guide specifications (CEGS) which are used to design and construct military projects.
We have called this our Green Building Criteria Update Program (GBCUP). This