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 […]

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 – it was the submittal that was sent in when LEED documentation for hollow metal doors and frames was requested. […]

Regulators…Mount Up!

With all do respect to Warren G and the Regulators, this post is all about….commingled waste recycling! Whoa, bet you didn’t see that coming! But, its a topic top of mind based on a phone call with a project team the other day. If you haven’t been reading the reference guide lately and all the […]

How to Not F@*K Up IEQc3.1

There are some LEED credits that are easy to implement and hard to document, some that are hard to implement but easy to document, and some weird combination in between. IEQc3.1 falls somewhere in the middle. One on hand, implementation should be easy – none of it is rocket science. If there is ductwork onsite, […]

Win That Next LEED Project – 5 Key Tips

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.

Is It Dusty In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

There’s nothing like walking out onto a project site on a hot, sunny day, taking a deep breath – and inhaling a bunch of dust that’s whipping around the jobsite. Good times! Other than just being a nuisance and getting your car really dirty, onsite dust control happens to  be the most common comment I’ve gotten back […]

WTF is that Smell?

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 […]

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

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 […]