Saturday, May 14, 2005

LEED

I came across the LEED standards when I was researching the UCF Stadium. It is a new way of designing buildings so that they are more eco-friendly. This would be a good thing for environmental groups to work toward with local governments. Tax incentives for buidlings that meet LEED standards.

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Martie said...

Getting to Green:
Behind the LEED™ Curtain™
A new addition to Green Building Services Getting to Green Training Series, Behind the LEED Curtain was developed uniquely for project managers working to incorporate LEED certification into their new construction, renovation and facility management efforts. Behind the LEED Curtain provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED rating system and the best practices and tools for integrating LEED certification into projects.

Training Overview
During this full-day training program you will develop a better understanding of the LEED certification system highlighting such important information as:
most frequent credits awarded, including incremental cost assumptions
standard incremental cost thresholds for various levels of LEED certification
some of the most common mistakes within LEED submittals
In addition, you will be able to progress step by step through project phases to identify the best means by which you can integrate LEED requirements into your projects and successfully integrate the LEED project management function into the management of the overall project.

Definition

certification goals vs. performance goals
realistic application of the LEED scorecard
Design
translating LEED goals into design strategies
detailing, assigning and tracking LEED responsibilities
Construction
strategies for ensuring LEED execution
most frequent challenges you should look for
Close Out
strategies for managing the LEED submittal
what to expect through the review process
Throughout the entire training a special emphasis will be placed on the specific challenges of the project manager within the LEED framework and the practices, tools and resources which are emerging to support the project management function.

Training Results
At the completion of the Behind the LEED Curtain training you will not only better understand the LEED rating system but feel better prepared to successfully integrate LEED certification in to your own project efforts.

Green Building Services (GBS)
Green Building Services is a professional consulting firm dedicated to positively effecting the well being of our communities and the environment by helping our clients successfully adopt green building and facility management practices. To date, GBS has consulted on seven LEED certified projects and currently has well over thirty LEED and other consulting projects in process. The GBS team consists of architects, engineers and interior designers and brings a comprehensive knowledge of the LEED rating system as well as real world green building and facility management experience.

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Finally, GBS is also active with various other organizations and industry associations such as the Cascadia Chapter of the USGBC, Oregon Office of Energy, Portland Office of Sustainable Development, AIA, ASHRAE, BOMA and IFMA, which also contracts Green Building Services to deliver official IFMA trainings.

Training Requests
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