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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v3 - LEED 2009

Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers

IPpc81 | Possible 1 point

Intent

To support and encourage the knowledge and understanding of green construction practices by those implementing design in the field. In this way the benefits and goals of green building, currently often unknowable by just reading construction documents, will be clearer to the construction team, and more easily, and completely, implemented throughout the construction of the project.

Requirements

To meet the requirements of this pilot credit, project teams must use a qualifying training program. Complete the application here. Qualifying programs and program requirements are listed on the Resources tab.

Employ contractors, subcontractors, & building trades who are certificate holders under a qualified green building training program prior to the commencement of the work of the individual’s trade on the project. The minimum percentage of certificate holders is as follows:

  • Option 1: 30% Contractor. At least 30% of contractor and subcontractor management personnel working on the project are certificate holders.
  • Option 2: 15% Contractors & 15% Trades. At least 15% of contractor and subcontractor management personnel and 15% of tradespeople working on the project are certificate holders.
Qualifying Contractors, Subcontractors, and Building Trades

Only personnel working the following minimum number of workdays on the project are qualifying contractor, subcontractor, or building trades who may count towards achievement of this credit:

  • For projects under 50,000 square feet, worked a minimum of 1 work day on the project
  • For projects 50,000 square feet or over, worked a minimum of 5 work days

Contractor Personnel:

  • Contractor
  • Construction Manager, including Project Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Coordinator
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • General Foreperson
  • Estimator

Subcontractor Personnel:

  • Project Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Trade Foreperson
  • Estimator

Building Trades Personnel:

  • Bricklayers (includes tile marble and terrazzo)
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Electrical Workers
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Heat and Frost Insulators
  • Iron Workers (includes structural, ornamental, derrick and riggers, metal lathers)
  • Laborers (includes helpers, mason tenders, building and excavation, asbestos and lead abatement, concrete)
  • Operating Engineers
  • Plasterers and Cement Masons
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters
  • Painters and Allied Trades (includes glaziers, drywall tapers, paper hangers and decorators, bridge and steel painters)
  • Roofers and Waterproofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Teamsters
  • Credit specific
    • Identify the Green Building Training Program(s).
    • Identify whether the project is under 50,000 square feet or 50,000 feet and larger, demonstrated by construction drawings, tax records, deed or government-issued documentation.
    • Provide verification of any claimed training through copies of certificates or wallet cards or a report from the training body. *Note: Training for mechanical trades, electricians and plumbers must include a trade-specific certificate.
    To apply for 30% Contractor (Option 1):
    1. Complete the template below. Identify all qualifying contractor and subcontractor personnel. Indicate which of those personnel are also certificate holders and identify their certificate(s). The titles of the contractor and subcontractor personnel listed in the template should correspond with those identified in the list of qualifying contractor and subcontractor personnel in the credit.
    2. Provide notarized payroll reports as follows, demonstrating the names and total number of qualifying contractor and subcontractor personnel:
      1. A report that identifies all qualifying contractor personnel provided by the general contractor or an accountant representing the general contractor.
      2. A report that identifies all qualifying subcontractor personnel provided by each subcontractor or an accountant representing the subcontractor.
    To apply for 15% Contractors & 15% Trades (Option 2):
    1. Complete the template below. Identify all qualifying building trades. Indicate which of those trade personnel are also certificate holders and identify their certificate(s). The titles of “Building Trades” listed in the template (for example, “Plumber” or “Electrician”) should correspond with those identified in the list of Building Trades Personnel in the credit.
    2. Provide a notarized payroll report from each subcontractor or an accountant representing the subcontractor that identifies the number and names of all qualifying Building Trades.
    Additional questions
    1. What other quality programs are not on the list that you would recommend adding?
    2. Which option did you choose and why?
    3. About how many different contractor organization did you work with on the project?
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