Green Badger LEED & Sustainable Construction Resources
The Ultimate Guide to LEED v4 and v4.1 Construction Credits for General Contractors
The most comprehensive educational resource for general contractors, filled with practical guidance on how to achieve LEED construction credits.
It's essential for project teams to opt into LEED v4.1 for all the BPDO credits and for Low Emitting Materials. It may or may not be useful for Construction Waste Management, and won’t make a difference for Construction Activity Pollution prevention or Indoor air quality management.
Biobased products meet one of the Leadership Extraction Practices requirements for Sourcing of Raw Materials under LEED v4.1. Green Badger has compiled a list of Biobased products to help guide you in your LEED journey.
There aren’t currently a lot of products that comply with Materials and Resources Option 2 optimization requirements. That’s why we release EPD and MIR Option 2 product updates to keep your teams in the loop when new products hit the market.
This roadmap will equip General Contractors with the essential tools and strategies needed to become more profitable, attract and retain talent, and become a market leader through ESG.
There aren’t currently a lot of products that comply with BPDO Option 2 optimization requirements. That’s why we’ll be releasing quarterly updates to keep your teams in the loop when new products hit the market.
In this ebook, we give you best practices and strategies to earn IEQc4 Indoor Air Quality Assessment in LEED v4 and v4.1.
In this ebook, we give you best practices and strategies to earn IEQc3 Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan in LEED v4 and v4.1.
Download the BPDO Guide to get expert advice and strategies for achieving all of the LEED v4 and v4.1 construction materials credits.
In this ebook, Green Badger gives you best practices and strategies to earn IEQc2: Low Emitting Materials in LEED v4 and v4.1.
In this ebook, Green Badger gives you best practices and strategies to earn MRc4 Option 2: Material Ingredient Optimization in LEED v4 and v4.1.
In this eBook, Green Badger gives you the best practices and strategies to earn the MRc4 Option 1: Material Ingredient Reporting in LEED v4 and v4.1.
In this eBook, Green Badger gives you the best practices and strategies to earn the MRc3 Sourcing of Raw Materials in LEED v4 and v4.1.
In this eBook, Green Badger gives you the best practices and strategies to earn the MRc2 Option 2 credit for Multi-Attribute Optimization in LEED v4 and v4.1.
This video is designed to provide you with a roadmap on earning both Option 1 and Option 2 for materials and resources credit. We also discuss which products are currently being used by LEED project teams across the US.
Bring all of your LEED questions and headaches to our LEED Construction User Group on the last Wednesday of every other month!
ESG is everywhere nowadays. But, what does it mean for general contractors and the construction industry? In this highly anticipated webinar, we will unveil Green Badger’s groundbreaking ESG Implementation Roadmap for General Contractors, designed to navigate the uncharted waters of ESG in construction. This roadmap will equip General Contractors with the essential tools and strategies needed to become more profitable, attract and retain talent, and become a market leader through ESG. Register now and be part of the ESG revolution in the construction industry.
Watch now! This is a recorded session of the LEED Construction User Group.
Join Green Badger and Steelcase’s Global Sustainability Consultant, Eric Doyle, for an insightful webinar on how furniture products can be a valuable asset in achieving LEED credits. Gain a deeper understanding of LEED documentation for furniture products and the BIFMA LEVEL certification system from Eric’s expertise. Discover how Steelcase products can contribute to meeting your sustainability goals, and the seamless process of working with Steelcase dealers. Learn about Steelcase’s commitment to materials transparency and eliminating chemicals of concern.
Subcontractors play an essential role in the success of LEED construction credits. The Green Badger team discusses best practices General Contractors can use to ensure subcontractors provide clean LEED submittals to avoid the dreaded Revise and Resubmit. The topics covered include best practices for subcontractor training, lessons learned from hundreds of projects, and insights into common stumbling blocks.
LEED buildings are critical to addressing climate change and meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities. However, many projects fall short of meeting such ESG initiatives through a lack of rigor and measurement. Companies, investment funds, and building assets are now increasingly being asked by investors and regulators to back up ESG commitments with real-world measured performance – but how?
Bring all of your LEED questions and headaches to our monthly LEED construction user group on the last Wednesday of every month!
Template Download Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore Having a good construction waste management plan is the first step towards earning MRc5 Construction Waste Management in LEED v4.1. First of all, it is required for the…
Developing and implementing an indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan for the construction and preoccupancy phases of the building is required to earn the IEQc3 credit – and this template is a great place to start!
There is no industry standard for LEED submittal cover sheets. You can create your own, see if anyone on your project team has a standard template – or you can download our free submittal cover sheet template for submitting your LEED v4.1 product data.
During construction, various materials and processes can introduce airborne pollutants such as dust, particulates, and off-gassing from building materials. Implementing flushing out procedures during this phase helps to mitigate the accumulation of these pollutants, ensuring that the indoor environment remains healthier and more comfortable for both construction workers and future occupants.
Benchmarking is a critical part of implementing ESG in your organization, because you need to know where you are before you can determine where you need to go. We’ve all heard the phrase, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” and that is absolutely the case when it comes to ESG.
To make your construction business shine, you gotta know what these submittals are, why they matter, the basics of a good template, what goes into them, and how to make the whole process easier.
LEED Credit Cheat Sheets
LEED Low Emitting Materials Cheat Sheet
Access the Low Emitting Cheat Sheet with Green Badger's recommendations for which categories to track to earn the LEED v4/v4.1 Low Emitting Materials credit.
LEED Construction Activity Pollution Prevention Cheat Sheet
This is the only LEED construction-related prerequisite. You have to achieve this or your project cannot earn certification; it's required on all LEED projects.
LEED Construction Waste Management Plan Cheat Sheet
Access the cheat sheet to see Green Badger's recommendations for how to earn the LEED v4/v4.1 Construction Waste Management credit.
LEED Indoor Air Quality Management Cheat Sheet
Access the Indoor Air Quality Management Cheat Sheet with Green Badger's recommendations for which categories to track to earn this LEED v4/v4.1 credit.
LEED Indoor Air Quality Assessment Cheat Sheet
Access the cheat sheet for Green Badger's recommendations for which path to take for earning IEQc4 Indoor Air Quality Assessment for LEED v4.1.
Green Badger Blog
People in construction are busy. If I pop onto a jobsite, I don’t see too many people twiddling their fingers (though if you’re using Green Badger already to manage LEED, you’ve definitely got a bit of extra time in the day!). While I’m super proud of all the awesome FREE resources we provide the industry,…
Earning LEED points toward the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit is a hard credit for most teams to earn. There are five ways to achieve contributions and Green Badger finds it’s best to use the entire menu of options to reach at least 15% of total materials costs to earn 1 point, or at least…
There are five distinct avenues for achieving contributions towards the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit for LEED. This credit poses a significant challenge for most LEED project teams–reaching at least 15% of total materials costs for one point or at least 30% to receive two points–but Green Badger is here to help. This can be…
In our fast-paced lives, we often find ourselves caught up in the chaos, neglecting a crucial aspect of our well-being—hobbies. Participating in your favorite hobby can have a positive effect on your mental wellness. These little pockets of joy aren’t just pastimes; they’re powerful tools for maintaining a balanced and healthy mind. Why Hobbies Matter…
Developing a sustainability committee is useful in achieving a company’s ESG goals. ESG–an acronym for environmental, social and governance–serves as a structured system for assessing how a company’s activities and policies affect sustainability and ethics. These standards are used by investors, analysts, and institutions to determine a company’s dedication to sustainability and ethical conduct. Businesses…
Sustainability compliance has never been this easy.
Learn more about how you can eliminate the headache of LEED paperwork and streamline construction ESG tracking. Schedule a personal demonstration with one of our LEED gurus to see the impact Green Badger can have on your green building compliance.