Good Doc, Bad Doc – What You Need for MRc4

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 […]

What A Difference a Point Makes

What’s the difference between LEED Silver and LEED Gold certification? Well, LEED Silver is only 50 points, and for Gold you need 60 points, so the difference is 10 points, right? Ah, the simplicity of it. But it’s not really 10 points, is it? In fact, the first 9 points really don’t matter all that […]

LEED War Stories

LEED War Stories – the good, the bad, and the ugly of getting through the LEED certification process. We’re here to tell our stories of taking over 70 projects through the LEED documentation process. What worked, what hasn’t worked, and what YOU need to be looking out for so you don’t end up one point […]

LEED 2009 Timeline Extended

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 […]

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

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 […]

There’s gotta be easier ways…

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 […]

16 Clicks of LEED

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 […]

It’s a LEED/Hate relationship…

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 […]