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Sunday, May 21, 2017


Monthly LEED for Homes Conference Call #1

In advance of construction getting into full-swing next week, Friday marked the first of a series of monthly check-ins between myself, Mike Brown Construction and Green Building Consulting to review the execution and documentation of the various LEED for Homes pre-requisites and credits identified as those we plan to pursue to achieve the LEED Silver Certification. Below are a few of the takeaways from this first conference call.
  • LEED requires documentation of construction waste to track amounts diverted from landfills, however it does not require the documentation of demolition waste, which would apply to any hauling required relating to the excavation for the Oakley Home 2.0 project
  • When it comes to documenting construction waste, the project team needs to notify the dumpster company that it is a LEED project so that they can produce tracking slips that serve as verification for the amount of waste being diverted.
  • One of the early items prior to framing that needs to be documented is the installation of the radon pipe, which ties into the foundation drain tile around the concrete footer.
  • Once framing is completed, a pre-drywall inspection will not only need to be performed by the building inspector, but by the LEED Green Rater on the project as well.