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This 2-part course gives participants an understanding of team roles on different types of LEED v2009 projects.

Specifically, Part 1 focuses on the General Contractor team role on a LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED-NC) project and the information and resources needed for a successful project.

Part 2 reviews staff and team member responsibilities on a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) project.

Part 1 – General Contractors Role in an NC project

• General Contractors vs. subcontractors
• LEED--‐NC prerequisite and credit documentation responsibilities

LEED--‐NC Tools
• Specifications
• Trainings and Meetings
• LEED Information Resource

LEED--‐NC Examples
• Understanding the challenges faced in gathering and deciphering product information

Part 2 – Team roles on an O&M Project

LEED EBOM Background
• Process
• Stakeholders
o Required signatories
o USGBC suggested certification strategy

• Working with vendors
• Working with occupants

• Green cleaning example


  1. Articulate why the General Contractor has an important role on a LEED project
  2. Cite the LEED prerequisites and credits that the General Contractor has full or shared documentation responsibility
  3. Describe at least two tools that designers can use to assist General Contractors in meeting LEED requirements in the field
  4. Contrast the General Contractor's role vs. the subcontractor's role in providing LEED documentation
  5. Recognize the varied stakeholders involved in a LEED EBOM project
  6. Consider how to organize the team to effectively manage the process
  7. Summarize tools to work with vendors and occupants in a LEED EBOM project
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Huntersville, NC
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Included sessions


Putting Yourself in Your Contractor's Boots and O&M Staff's Shoes
Part 1 – General Contractor's Role on a LEED NC project


Putting Yourself in Your Contractor's Boots and O&M Staff's Shoes
Part 2 – Team roles on a LEED O&M Project

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