17 May '12, 5pm

Federal Green Building Code Creates Unnecessary Risks and Costs - @chrischeatham

Federal Green Building Code Creates Unnecessary Risks and Costs - @chrischeatham

Example A - Government Contractor is hired to construct a building that complies with both LEED and the DoD green building code. Both LEED and the code require installation of a particular bike rack. The contractor installs a bike rack and submits for a LEED credit related during the design phase. GBCI approves the credit. At the end of the project, the contracting officer finds the contractor did not install the specified bike rack. Does the Contractor lose its certification? Can the Contractor point to the approval of the LEED credit to overrule the contracting officer? Does the GBCI have inherent authority to interpret a government contract specification?

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