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LEED Submittals: Keep them Short & Sweet

Whoever said ‘the more the merrier’ wasn’t talking about LEED submittals…

197 pages… I’ve read books shorter than 197 pages. What was it – the latest cutting edge green building journal? The newest tweener vampire book? The beer list at Hops and Barley? None of the above. Surprisingly, it was the submittals that were sent in when LEED documentation for hollow metal doors and frames was requested.

Shop drawings, schedules, handle locations, specifications, installation instructions, technical data… I thought putting together LEED paperwork was bad. But whoever has to detail out hundreds of doors must look at LEED Online with envy!

Badger Tip: Keep your LEED Submittals Short & Sweet

In sum, a huge submittal like that has only one piece of relevant LEED documentation. As fun as it was to peruse (and Badgers do like to peruse). Providing that whole package or using it as documentation will not do you any favors when submitting for review.

One, handy-dandy, thoughtfully highlighted cut sheet showing the recycled content of the doors and frames was all that was needed.

Badger Summary:

So please, do everyone a favor – don’t clog email boxes with 20 mb files of submittals when a one pager is all that is needed. The reviewers will look more kindly at this, as will everyone else in the process.


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