24 Jan '12, 10am

New post up - LEED certification as an afterthought:

I was recently hired to be the Green Rater on a LEED for Homes project that is already under construction. This particular project is a fraternity house and the delay was due to a late decision to pursue LEED certification. Apparently there was some confusion as to whether it was a commercial or residential building and if it should be considered a single family or multifamily structure. All these issues preceded my involvement – I am now involved and will work diligently to keep the project on track. We had our first meeting with the project team recently, and I am hopeful that the project will go smoothly. The contractor is large and experienced and should have no problem keeping up with the documentation required. The architect is involved in project administration as well, providing much needed services for both construction and certification. This is a refreshing chan...

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