Winning project work is tough, and having LEED in the mix can make it even more challenging. Here are 5 tips to make your LEED case more compelling and set you apart from your competition.
- Have or create a company-specific construction waste management plan that you can use across projects that identifies who is responsible, what actions will be taken to reduce waste, how it will be communicated to the team/subs, and what approaches to recycling and diversion are typically implemented. This let’s owners know you’ll be ready to meet the project goals
- Similarly, have an indoor air quality management plan standardized. Identify who is responsible for managing the plan, as well as the SMACNA measures that will be addressed.
- Have examples of your tracking tools available to show how you’ll successfully manage tracking all the sustainable material submittals over the course of construction. Owners want to make sure points don’t slip through the cracks.
- Detail your plan to manage low-emitting materials. The plan should involve stringent submittal review followed by in-field verification to make sure nothing that costs LEED points sneaks onto the jobsite.
- Explain your erosion and sedimentation control procedures – who is doing the inspections (self-perform vs contract), when they occur, and what the reporting mechanisms are.
These five tips will help you show owners you’ve got LEED well under control so you can spend your time and efforts on getting the project complete on time and on budget.
Keep up the good work!