I Saw the Sign(age)

On November 14, 2015 by Tommy Linstroth

With all due respect to Ace of Base and their chart topper I Saw the Sign, I don’t think they were picturing a LEED construction project when they wrote it. But, when you walk onto your project site, do you see the sign? Or more appropriately, the signage? Read the full post here. 

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WTF is that Smell?

On October 31, 2015 by Tommy Linstroth

I had an interesting conversation with a colleague the other day while traipsing through Charlotte. I was spinning a yarn of a LEED project of yore, and not to be outdone, she countered with one of her own. Her’s involved a frantic, late-night call from a project architect who had been out at the jobsite […]

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Don’t Let This Ruin your MRc7 Certified Wood point!

On October 14, 2015 by Tommy Linstroth

For all the fuss about the Certified Wood credit from the forestry industry, it really hasn’t played a huge role in LEED projects. Only about a third of projects earn the point for FSC wood. Heck, you get up to 3 points for local materials, which according to my calculator, is 3 times better.  In […]

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Take It From Me

On September 14, 2015 by Tommy Linstroth

  Let’s make LEED easier. Less time on paperwork. More time for Dos Equis. Stay thirsty, fellow Badgers.

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Good Doc, Bad Doc – What You Need for MRc4

On August 14, 2015 by Tommy Linstroth

LEED documentation can be finicky. Some manufacturers have great, easily accessible product information that is readily available on their website – with others it is like pulling teeth. For Materials Credits, this is critically important. Take MRc4 – Recycled Content. When a product data sheet gets to a LEED reviewer, they are looking for two critical […]

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LEED 2009 Timeline Extended

On November 4, 2014 by Tommy Linstroth

If there is one thing we heard from folks at Greenbuild – it was how the heck is everyone going to address LEED version 4? While we’re shooting for compatiability in the next month or so, USGBC has responded to market concerns by extending the timeframe for LEED 2009 eligibility an addiitonal 16 months. Projects […]

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Ok, so this is a shameless PR plug, but hey, call it what it is…

On October 6, 2014 by Tommy Linstroth

Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group and founder and CEO of Green Badger LLC. has been awarded one of the most prestigious honors a LEED professional is able to receive: LEED Fellow by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). This honor is awarded to less than 50 LEED professionals annually in recognition of important […]

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There’s gotta be easier ways…

On September 18, 2014 by Tommy Linstroth

Another nuance of LEED, no easy way to quickly and easily figure out water savings for the WEp1 and WEc3 credits. I’ve been there, done that. I’ve tried using the LEED template – adding rows, creating user and fixture groups, manually entering custom flow rates since there are only 2 options listed. It’s been a […]

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16 Clicks of LEED

On May 27, 2014 by Tommy Linstroth

I might not be the most efficient person out there. It takes me too long to count my change. Making minute rice takes me 2 minutes. I once paid six dollars for my five dollar footlong. And when I need to check to see how my LEED project is progressing, here’s how it goes (on […]

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It’s a LEED/Hate relationship…

On March 9, 2014 by Tommy Linstroth

I love LEED. I love what its done for the building industry. I love what it has done for promoting green buildings and pushing them into everyday conversation. I love that LEED has given me exposure to some great thought leaders. I love that it has become a building block for further reaching programs such […]

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