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LEED ™ at the Jobsite How to Stay Ahead of the Curve
LEED ™ Requires “Teamwork” <ul><li>Get “Buy In” from owner, design team, contractors and subs early in the process. </li><...
LEED ™  Certification <ul><li>LEED ™ certification is a process, not an event!! Understand this from the onset of the proj...
Submittals <ul><li>Submittals can be your best friend or worst enemy on a LEED ™ project.  </li></ul><ul><li>Contractually...
What We Have Learned <ul><li>Waiting until the end of the project to begin thinking about LEED ™ requirements is a disaste...
What We Have Learned <ul><li>Have information available to aid subs in making LEED ™ friendly materials choices (e.g. regi...
What We Have Learned <ul><li>Do not assume that a LEED ™ consultant is qualified simply because they are an engineer or ar...
Make Submittal Requirements Clear!!! <ul><li>Provide a sample LEED ™ submittal coversheet and forms for contractors/subs t...
Specify LEED Submittal Reqts <ul><li>Provide a protocol for LEED ™ submittals. This cover sheet should accompany ALL LEED™...
Jobsite LEED ™ Meetings <ul><li>Can be held as part of weekly safety or project meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Assures that c...
LESS IS NOT MORE PHOTO’s  to Document Progress / Compliance
Keep On-Going Documentation Co-mingled Construction Waste Management Log
Communication Port
Communication Port <ul><li>Website developed as a hub for team members to communicate.  </li></ul><ul><li>Submittals, note...
Be Prepared; Start Early <ul><li>Think about material suppliers, availability, cost during pre-design phase. Do not wait u...
Submittal Exhibits for Subs Low Emitting Information Sheet Low Emitting Requirements EQ 4 Materials Information Sheet MR 3...
Clear Understanding of Obligations <ul><li>All too often, there are misunderstandings because obligations were not spelled...
Pre-Construction Meetings <ul><li>Contractors that are unfamiliar with LEED ™ often fail to realize the importance or cost...
Stay Involved!!! <ul><li>The project LEED ™ champion should keep all parties involved throughout the project. For example,...
A Clear Understanding… <ul><li>Spending the time to provide good information to contractors, answering questions and stayi...
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Leed™ At The Jobsite

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Leed™ At The Jobsite

  1. 1. LEED ™ at the Jobsite How to Stay Ahead of the Curve
  2. 2. LEED ™ Requires “Teamwork” <ul><li>Get “Buy In” from owner, design team, contractors and subs early in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Be very clear about the intent of the LEED ™ process in design documents and specifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly spell out what is expected from contractors in each specification section as well as in general LEED™ section. </li></ul>
  3. 3. LEED ™ Certification <ul><li>LEED ™ certification is a process, not an event!! Understand this from the onset of the project and you will be able to avoid some of the most common problems. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Submittals <ul><li>Submittals can be your best friend or worst enemy on a LEED ™ project. </li></ul><ul><li>Contractually requiring that submittals be submitted in acceptable format is critical to success (payment based). </li></ul>INCLUDE IN SPECS
  5. 5. What We Have Learned <ul><li>Waiting until the end of the project to begin thinking about LEED ™ requirements is a disaster!!! </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT BEND THE RULES when it comes to proper LEED™ related submittals. Contractors & subs payments should be based on acceptable submittals and spelled out in contract documents and specs. </li></ul><ul><li>Have orientation for subs at pre-bid meetings so they will understand what will be expected. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What We Have Learned <ul><li>Have information available to aid subs in making LEED ™ friendly materials choices (e.g. regional materials, low emitting materials, rapidly renewable, FSC certified wood). </li></ul><ul><li>Ask suppliers about LEED™ experience. Many claim to have experience but provide little help later. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a LEED™ Champion (GC and design team). </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an accurate LEED™ project binder. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What We Have Learned <ul><li>Do not assume that a LEED ™ consultant is qualified simply because they are an engineer or architect. </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK FOR EXPERIECE!!!! Request references from other LEED™ projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Get LEED™ champion involved in the pre-design phase of the project (this can aid in specification and contractual obligations). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Make Submittal Requirements Clear!!! <ul><li>Provide a sample LEED ™ submittal coversheet and forms for contractors/subs to supply accurate product information, costs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tie payment requests to submittal compliance and accuracy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Specify LEED Submittal Reqts <ul><li>Provide a protocol for LEED ™ submittals. This cover sheet should accompany ALL LEED™ submittals and state the credit for which the submittal applies. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jobsite LEED ™ Meetings <ul><li>Can be held as part of weekly safety or project meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Assures that contractors/subs that have questions can get answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for evaluation of project from LEED ™ progress perspective. </li></ul>PROGRESS!!
  11. 11. LESS IS NOT MORE PHOTO’s to Document Progress / Compliance
  12. 12. Keep On-Going Documentation Co-mingled Construction Waste Management Log
  13. 13. Communication Port
  14. 14. Communication Port <ul><li>Website developed as a hub for team members to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Submittals, notes, photo’s, to do lists, etc. can be conveniently placed on website for easy access by all team members. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Be Prepared; Start Early <ul><li>Think about material suppliers, availability, cost during pre-design phase. Do not wait until the project begins to determine that certified wood is 1500 miles away or shingles have a 6 week lead time. </li></ul><ul><li>Make suppliers aware that the project is a LEED ™ project and will require special documentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Make contractors/subs responsible for turning in proper submittals (link to payments). </li></ul>
  16. 16. Submittal Exhibits for Subs Low Emitting Information Sheet Low Emitting Requirements EQ 4 Materials Information Sheet MR 3-7 IAQ Flush-out Plan IAQ Management Plan EQ3 CWM Recycling Requirements CWM Plan MR2 No Smoking Policy LEED Scorecard Subcontractor Letter General C.L.I. LEED Tool Credit/Prereq Subcontractor Submittal Exhibit Contents       [Contractor] [Project Name]   C.L.I. Group, LLC - LEED NC 2.2 PM
  17. 17. Clear Understanding of Obligations <ul><li>All too often, there are misunderstandings because obligations were not spelled out clearly at the project onset. </li></ul><ul><li>On credits such as EQc3.2 (IAQ Mgt. Before Occupancy) determine in advance whether the flush-out or IAQ testing option will be used. Whichever is selected, some thought will be required to assure success (time requirements are often overlooked). </li></ul>
  18. 18. Pre-Construction Meetings <ul><li>Contractors that are unfamiliar with LEED ™ often fail to realize the importance or cost to the owner. This leads to poor documentation for credits, delays in submittals, improper protocol for submittals, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The pre-construction meetings should assure that contractors understand and agree to LEED™ requirements and sign agreement of compliance. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Stay Involved!!! <ul><li>The project LEED ™ champion should keep all parties involved throughout the project. For example, the architect or engineers can think their obligations are done when the design is completed. On a LEED™ project, their involvement will be required until project completion. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep credit templates updated as the project progresses. Don’t wait until the end of project!! </li></ul>
  20. 20. A Clear Understanding… <ul><li>Spending the time to provide good information to contractors, answering questions and staying involved throughout the project will help to assure that the owners investment in LEED ™ is not wasted. </li></ul>

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