ISBN-10:
0470524189
ISBN-13:
9780470524183
Pub. Date:
06/15/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process: For LEED for New Construction, LEED for Core & Shell, and LEED for Commercial Interiors / Edition 1

Guidebook to the LEED Certification Process: For LEED for New Construction, LEED for Core & Shell, and LEED for Commercial Interiors / Edition 1

by Michelle Cottrell

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ISBN-13: 9780470524183
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Series: Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Series , #42
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Michelle Cottrell, LEED AP, is Vice President and Director of Education at Green Education Services [greenedu.com], where she is responsible for curriculum and course development. She is also the founding principal of Design Management Services, a LEED consulting firm that supports project teams through the certification process from design through construction. A LEED Accredited Professional, Cottrell has more than ten years of experience specializing in commercial projects as a sustainable design and LEED consultant.

Other Michelle Cottrell titles available from Wiley:

  • Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam

  • Guide to the LEED AP Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Exam

  • Guide to the LEED AP Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Exam (forthcoming)

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

PART 1: Key Concepts  1

Chapter 1 Measuring Green 3

THE LEED RATING SYSTEMS 3

THE KEY CONCEPTS OF LEED 5

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: Going for Gold 11
M. Christie Smith

THE LEED CERTIFICATION PROCESS 12

THE NEXT STEPS OF COORDINATING A LEED PROJECT 19

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: Two Questions Every Owner Must Answer for Their LEED Project 20
Chet M. Roach

Chapter 2 The Integrative Project Delivery Process 23

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER’S PERSPECTIVE: From Design to Reality 24
Bassam Tarazi

THE DIFFERENCES OF A TRADITIONAL PROJECT VERSUS AN INTEGRATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY 25

GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: The Importance of Integration for the Success of LEED Projects 26
Travis Hall

GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: Involving a Construction Manager during Design 33
Michael J. Parnell

ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Integrated Design and Collaboration 34
Robert Diemer

LEED AND IPD 35

Chapter 3 Building A Project Team 37

THE TIERS OF THE CREDENTIALING PROCESS 37

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: Building a LEED Team 38
Bill Stoller

WHAT IS A LEED COORDINATOR? 40

ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: The LEED Challenge and the Role of Project Coordinator 41
Wayne Howell

SELECTING THE REST OF THE TEAM MEMBERS 43

PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE: The Value of Certification 44
Mark Hanson

ATTORNEY’S PERSPECTIVE: The Risks of Green Building 48
Stephen T. Del Percio

THE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER 51

ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Offsetting the Costs of Energy Modeling and Commissioning 51
Paul Meyer

THE COMMISSIONING AGENT 52

COMMISSIONING AGENT’S PERSPECTIVE: Selecting a Commissioning Authority 53
Bill Lodato

THE CONTRACTOR 56

CONTRACTS 57

WASTE HAULER’S PERSPECTIVE: How LEED Has Changed the Waste Industry 58
David Cardella

COORDINATOR’S PERSPECTIVE: The LEED Coordinator: No One Understands Me! 59
 Steve Leone

Chapter 4 Site Selection 61

EDUCATION IS KEY 61

TAX CONSULTANT’S PERSPECTIVE: An Introduction to Understanding Section 179D 62
Dennis J. Stilger, Jr.

THE QUESTIONNAIRE 64

INITIAL ASSESSMENT 64

BROKER’S PERSPECTIVE: LEED-Certified Development Properties vs. Traditional Development Properties 65
Marie Taylor

ENERGY PROVIDER’S PERSPECTIVE: Power Purchase Agreements 69
RJ Donnelly

ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Seeking LEED CI Certification for a Hotel: The Challenges and Benefits 71
Michael F. Maurer

BROKER’S PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Design Leads to Good PR and Improved Bottom Line . . . If Tenants Can Find a Way to Care 78
Scott Steuber

CONTINUING THE EFFORT TO PREPARE FOR THE GOAL-SETTING MEETING 79

Chapter 5 The Eco-Charette 81

ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Collaborative Design 82
Gary Moshier

PRIOR TO THE MEETING 83

CIVIL ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: The Importance of Deciding to Pursue LEED Early in the Design Process 84
Geoffrey B. Nara

THE GOAL-SETTING MEETING 85

CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: LEED Certification: Hurdles to Success 91
Holly Hawkins

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: The Execution of a Certified LEED NC Project 96
Mike Barbera

MOMENTUM AFTER THE ECO-CHARETTE 98

PART 2: The Design Phases  99

Chapter 6 Schematic Design and Design Development Phases  101

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE’S PERSPECTIVE: What LEED Credits are Right for You? 101
Chet M. Roach

FULL TIME EQUIVALENT OCCUPANTS 104

DESIGN INTEGRATION SESSIONS 104

GREEN ROOF TECHNICAL EXPERT’S PERSPECTIVE: An Overview of Green Roof Assemblies and Benefits 106
Melissa Muroff

ADDRESSING THE PREREQUISITES AND CREDITS 111

ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Managing Passive Loads 112
Gary Moshier

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: A Landscape Architecture Perspective on the LEED Certification Process 119
Aiman Duckworth

CIVIL ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Innovative Sustainable Civil and Site Design for a Nature Center Renovation and Expansion 122
Geoffrey B. Nara

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Use 3D Modeling Tools for a Quick and Accurate Measurement of Tree Shading 124
Aiman Duckworth

LIGHTING DESIGNER’S PERSPECTIVE: The Role of a Lighting Designer on a Project Seeking LEED Certification 128
Faith E. Baum

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Educate Yourself, the Contractor, the Owner, and Landscape Maintenance Staff about the Project’s Planting and Irrigation Approach 133
Aiman Duckworth

ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Mechanical and Architectural Coordination for Energy Efficiency 137
Nathan Ogle

COMMISSIONING AGENT’S PERSPECTIVE: The Benefits of a Commissioning Agent 139
Brian Fronapfel

MEP ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: The Benefits of the OPR and BOD 141
Kent D. Hoffman

MEP ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: EA CREDIT 1: Optimize Energy Performance Compliance Paths 148
William Amann

MEP ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Refrigeration Compliance for LEED 151
Christopher F. Zabaneh

MEP ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Engaging an Engineer 153
Kurt A. Scheer

MEP ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Measurement and Verification for Large-Energy-User Projects 155
Wayne Howell

ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: The National Audubon Society: Selecting Environmentally Sensitive Materials 158
Guy Geier

RAISED-ACCESS FLOOR MANUFACTURER’S PERSPECTIVE: Under-Floor Air Distribution System Contributions to LEED Certification 168
Scott Alwine

LIGHTING DESIGNER’S PERSPECTIVE: Benefits of Computer Daylight Simulation 172
Magdalena L. DiDomenico

PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATION REVIEW 173

ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: N20-HDR-CUH2A’s New Second Office 174
Simon Trumble and Jorge Rodriguez

IN SUMMARY 177

Chapter 7 Construction Document Phase  179

GREEN ROOF TECHNICAL EXPERT’S PERSPECTIVE: Quality Assurance of a Green Roof 179
Melissa Muroff

COMMISSIONING 181

MEP ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Energy Modeling Pitfalls 182
Aaron Dahlstrom

WHOLE-BUILDING SIMULATION 184

SPECIFICATION AND PLAN REVIEW 185

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Design Water as One System 188
Aiman Duckworth

LEED-ONLINE DOCUMENTATION REVIEW 192

GBCI REVIEWER’S PERSPECTIVE: Top Five Tips for Submitting a LEED Project to GBCI 195
Martin Mechtenberg

MANUFACTURER’S PERSPECTIVE: A Manufacturer as an Owner Pursuing LEED 202
Julie Smith

NEXT STEPS 205

ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Experiences of Gaining LEED Certification 207
Scott Bowman

PART 3: The Construction Phase 209

Chapter 8 Coordination with the Construction Team  211

BID REVIEW 212

GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: Compliancy with LEED during Construction 213
Easy Foster

TRAINING THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM 214

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: The Importance of Collaboration 216
David Anderson

THE LEED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 218

WASTE CONSULTANT’S PERSPECTIVE: Construction Waste Recycling: Where the Real World Meets LEED 219
Wayne DeFeo

TASKS DURING CONSTRUCTION 221

GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: LEED during Construction 223
Michael J. Parnell

Chapter 9 Monthly Reports 225

MATERIAL TRACKING: GETTING STARTED 225

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: Procurement Strategies 227
Steve Martorana

MANUFACTURER’S PERSPECTIVE: A Manufacturer’s Approach to LEED 230
Melissa DeSota

SALVAGED MATERIAL BROKER’S PERSPECTIVE: Overcoming the Challenges of MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse 233
Nathan Benjamin

CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT 241

CONSTRUCTION INDOOR AIR QUALITY: COMPLYING WITH SMACNA REQUIREMENTS 242

MONTHLY REPORTS 244

OWNER’S PERSPECTIVE: Pursuing LEED Certification 245
Charley Ryan

Chapter 10 Construction Completion  249

TASKS AFTER SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION 250

PRE-CLOSEOUT MEETING 251

COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES 251

EDUCATING THE BUILDING OCCUPANTS 252

TRAINING THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE STAFF 253

LEED ONLINE: DOCUMENTATION REVIEW 256

RECS PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE: EA CREDIT 6: Green Power—Some Common Misconceptions 258
John Powers

SUBMIT FOR USGBC CONSTRUCTION REVIEW 262

ARCHTECT’S PERSPECTIVE: Staying High Performance: Sustaining the Sustainability of Buildings
Michael B. Lehrer

LEED AFTER OCCUPANCY? OR OCCUPANCY AFTER LEED? 267

Appendices 269

APPENDIX A: LEED RATING SYSTEM SCORECARDS 269

APPENDIX B: PREDESIGN SITE SELECTION CHECKLIST 273

APPENDIX C: PROJECT TEAM MEMBER ROLES AND DOCUMENTATION RESPONSIBILITIES 275

APPENDIX D: DESIGN VERSUS CONSTRUCTION PREREQUISITES AND CHECKLISTS 281

APPENDIX E: OWNER’S PROJECT REQUIREMENTS TEMPLATE AND BASIS OF DESIGN SAMPLE 295

APPENDIX F: SAMPLE CONSTRUCTION IAQ MANAGEMENT PLAN 305

APPENDIX G: CONSTRUCTION MONITORING AND REPORTING FORMS 311

Endnotes 319

Index 321

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