The Cincinnati Zoo is striving to be the “greenest” zoo in America, and they’re proving that going green can also save a lot of green along the way. Last night, at the annual Cincinnati Sustainability awards, the keynote speaker was Mark Fisher, the senior director of facilities at the zoo. Mark is not a flashy… Read More Sustainability is Key at the Cincinnati Zoo
If you use LEED Online v.3 and Mozilla Firefox, I am sure you are already (painfully) aware that the LEED v.3 website does not support the use of Firefox (only Internet Explorer or Safari). They keep promising future compliance, but at this point, I’ll believe it when I see it. LEED Online v. 2 will… Read More Important LEED Note for Firefox Users!
As promised, here it is- a summary of the most common mistakes I see in LEED Design Phase Documentation. A few caveats before I launch into my review: 1. These comments are based on LEED for New Construction v2.2 and LEED for Schools v2.0 projects. LEED 2009 is similar, but some of the documentation is… Read More Common LEED Documentation Mistakes
Whew- busy week! I have 6 LEED design submissions to review this week before we hit the magic “submit” button and send our documentation off to be reviewed by GBCI. At the end of this week I plan to post a summary of the most common mistakes I see in design credit LEED documentation, so… Read More LEED Submission Week
Ahh- time to document the dreaded LEED Views credit. I must admit that this is one of my least favorite credits to document. It doesn’t take any complex calculations or any real technical know-how, but calculating good old IEQ Credit 8.2 can be a real time hog. I also get questions about documenting this credit… Read More LEED Views Documentation
For the past two years, I have been working as a LEED consultant on East Pointe Building 200, in Middletown Ohio, a LEED for Core and Shell project developed and designed by Al. Neyer Inc. The building has now been occupied for almost exactly one year, but until yesterday certification was still pending. There were… Read More East Pointe Earns LEED Gold
As of today, 3000 Corporate Exchange, an office building in Columbus, Ohio owned by Westminster Corporate Exchange and managed by CB Richard Ellis has achieved LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance certification at the Silver level. Being the first LEED-EBOM project I have consulted on, this was a learning experience for everyone involved! LEED-EBOM… Read More 3000 Corporate Exchange is a LEED Certified Existing Building