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.
LEED v4.1 EPD and MIR Option 2 Product Guide – October 2022 Update
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.
IEQc4: Indoor Air Quality Assessment
In this ebook, we give you best practices and strategies to earn IEQc4 Indoor Air Quality Assessment in LEED v4 and v4.1.
IEQc3: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
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.
The Essential Guide to Achieving LEED v4 and v4.1 BPDO Credits
Download the BPDO Guide to get expert advice and strategies for achieving all of the LEED v4 and v4.1 construction materials credits.
IEQc2: Low Emitting Materials
In this ebook, Green Badger gives you best practices and strategies to earn IEQc2: Low Emitting Materials in LEED v4 and v4.1.
MRc4 Option 2: Material Ingredient Optimization
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.
MRc4 Option 1: Material Ingredient Reporting
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.
MRc3: Sourcing of Raw Materials
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.
MRc2 Option 2: Multi-Attribute Optimization
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.
MRc2 Option 1: Environmental Product Declarations
In this ebook, Green Badger gives you the best practices and strategies to earn the MRc2 Option 1 credit for Environmental Product Declarations in LEED v4 and v4.1.
LEED MRc5: Construction Waste Management
In this eBook, Green Badger gives you the best practices and strategies to earn the MRc5 credit for Construction Waste Management in LEED v4 and v4.1.
SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
SSp1 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention is required on all LEED projects. In this eBook, Green Badger gives you the best practices and strategies to achieve this prerequisite.
Subcontractor Training: Tips and Tricks for GCs
UPCOMING WEBINAR Subcontractor Training: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned for General Contractors Wednesday, March 29th at 1:00pm EST Subcontractors play an essential role in the success of LEED construction credits. Join the Green Badger team…
The 30 Most Popular Products to Earn v4.1 BPDO Credits
This session will provide a roadmap for project teams to create their own pathways towards nailing the BPDO credits. Project teams can be overwhelmed by choices, and spend hundreds of hours researching products and compliance opportunities. Attendees will come away with a proven package of products to jumpstart their path to earning these LEED credits.
Nailing Your LEED Submittals: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
There are a number of pain-points in the LEED documentation process, but one of the most painful is often the LEED Submittal process. In this webinar, three expert sustainability panelists share their insights and best practices to make the LEED submittal process as effective and efficient as possible.
The Essential Playbook to Managing LEED Construction
Access this on-demand webinar where Green Badger CEO and LEED Fellow, Tommy Linstroth, walks you through all of the construction credits you’ll need to handle if you’re tasked with managing a LEED project.
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LEED v4.1 Submittal Cover Sheet
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.
IAQ Management Plan Template
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!
Construction Waste Management Plan Template for LEED v4
Having a good construction waste management plan is the first step towards earning the MRc5 in LEED v4.1. First of all, it is required for the pre-requisite under MRp2 to have a construction waste management plan.
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
BPDO Optimization 101
There are credits in LEED that are no brainers, and then are credits that seem like no one can achieve. Up until the latest updates to LEED v4.1, the tough to achieve credits were the EPD Optimization and the Material Ingredient Optimization credits that fell under the Building Product and Disclosure Optimization (BPDO) group. Fortunately,…
Preventing Water Contamination on the Jobsite
Construction activities can lead to the contamination of nearby waterways if the appropriate actions are not taken. In this blog we discuss how properly managing Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Concrete Washout Water can prevent your construction site from polluting waterways. Erosion and Sedimentation Control Each year, thousands of acres of land are disturbed and…
Reducing Water Usage at the Construction Site
Did you know that only 0.5% of the water on earth is fresh and available for human use? A fraction of that is considered potable water, meaning that it is safe for drinking and consumption. Around the world, millions of people do not have access to potable water. Conserving water has become increasingly important as…
Green Badger Logs Most Impactful Year Yet
Thanks to all our Green Badger users and project teams, 2022 was our most impactful year yet. We helped 313 project teams collectively save 70,000+ hours on LEED documentation and are expanding our own in-house sustainability efforts as we continue to walk the walk. We continued our collaboration with One Tree Planted to plant 3,130…
ESG Leaders Recognized At 2022 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards
SEAL Awards today announced the winners of the 2022 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards, honoring their leadership, innovation, and commitment to sustainable business practices.
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.