Don’t Be an Angry LEED Guy…

We’ve all been there – frustrated beyond belief with tracking and managing LEED documentation. Check the video – sound familiar? At least there’s a better way!

Spec, verify, repeat!

Every day I have a conversation with someone struggling through the EPD and HPD credits for LEED v4. It is odd – those two are only worth 2 points, so amount of time and effort spent should be minimal or you could just ignore those 2 points and opt for easier ones. Well, if you […]

The Sneaky Switch from Construction to Design Credits

Ah, as we bask in the last week of LEED 2009 registrations, we wistfully turn reflective on all our past LEED projects, standards and credits achieved that we’ll no longer see – ASHRAE 90.1-2007, the 500 mile radius, easy points for recycled content – all gone with the wind… When you take a deeper review of LEED […]

4 months to go…

Wow, time flies! Only 4 months to go as we near the LEED v4 implementation deadline. The Badger has been on the road for nearly the last 8 weeks straight, and we’ve heard a common theme – project team’s still have A LOT of uncertainty on how they’re going to meet some of the v4 […]

Doc, I’ve got a bad case of EPD…

You’re head my start to spin with all the new, great acronyms borne of LEED v4. If people here you talking about how EPDs make your head hurt, HPDs are driving you bonkers, and C2C makes your skin crawl, they might drag you to the ER for an MRI ASAP! Today we’re going to talk about […]

I hope you like math

Do you remember the good old fashion TI-85 Calculators from back in the day? That sweet device where you could somehow play Tetris for hours on end? Even in the world if iphones, tablets, and everything else, I still miss that sweet, simple Tetris… But enough reminiscing. Another reason for the old TI-85 dust-off is […]

Introducing the Green Badger Koozie!

You know we love beer. Boy, does the Badger love beer…but we really love ice cold beer, and bet you do to! That’s why we’ve got the Green Badger koozies, to keep you beer (or other beverage) nice and cold as you reflect back on the week at how much time you didn’t have to […]

Easiest way to document IAQ management during construction – ever!

So we’ve talked in the past about successfully documenting IEQc3.1, but still see the same challenges week after week. Here’s what should happen and what does happen. Should happen – IAQ management plan has been developed AND given to the subs. once the building is getting near dried in (or HVAC equipment starts to show […]

Construction Waste Management – LEED v3 vs v4

Greenbuild is over, the holidays are upon us, and the clock is officially ticking on LEED v4 becoming the one and only option for new LEED projects. Just a short 10 months away! Its like counting down the ball drop on New Year’s Eve – or something like that. Since LEED v4 will be the […]