To maximize opportunities for integrated, cost-effective adoption of green design and construction strategies.
Beginning prior to construction but after trades have been hired for the project, hold a total of 8 hours of field and/or classroom training focusing on the green aspects of the project, including each relevant LEED for Homes prerequisite, and the expectations for ensuring certification. Special focus should be on where trades have traditionally struggled in the past to meet the higher requirements of a green building. Include at least the following trades in the training:
- Mechanical systems
- Air Sealing
The builder’s site supervisor must be present for the entirety of the training(s), so they can better perform their quality control duties on the relevant LEED and green building best practice items.
Each trade is not required to be in the training for 8 hours, but the site supervisor must be there for the entirety of the training. The requirement is for a total of 8 hours of training over any number of days for the cumulative trades training for the building project.
- Participate in the LEEDuser pilot credit forum
- Complete the feedback survey:
LEED for Homes Review Process
LEED for Homes projects: When complete, submit documentation here.
Submit documentation with dates, trainers, duration, and which trades were present.
- Was the trades training useful?
- What was the primary focus of the trades training: introduction to LEED, green building best practices, or other?
Training the primary installation contractors before construction starts on the increased expectations and requirements of a LEED building should improve the quality of their installation, and the subsequent performance of the building.
- Changes made 1/11/2011:
Clarified that the training can be in field or classroom
Added “framing” to the list of trades to include
Added “The general contractor is strongly encouraged to be in attendance of these trainings.”
- Changes made 2/4/2011:
Clarified that credit is available to 2008 mid-rise projects, but not to 2011 mid-rise projects, because it is a credit in the core mid-rise rating system.