Green building thrives on collaboration between team members. After all, buildings are complex systems and it may not always be clear how the LEED requirements apply to your project. GBCI recognizes the valuable role that collaborative communication can play in helping your team work effectively—not just within your team, but also with your LEED reviewer.
There are a number of ways you can reach out to your reviewer before, during and after the review:
- If you need clarification on existing published guidance—submit a question through the contact us form—a team of technical experts and LEED reviewers are on-hand to respond.
- If your strategy isn’t addressed in existing guidance and you want certainty about whether it qualifies—submit a formal inquiry/credit interpretation request to receive a formal ruling from a LEED reviewer. You should do this prior to submitting for review.
- If you've read all the great technical resources in the LEED Credit Library but you're still uncertain about how to proceed—reach out to GBCI and request a conference call using the contact us form. Be sure to include details about the specific issues you want to discuss in the body of your email. A staff member will reach out to you to schedule a call with the appropriate technical expert.
- If you have questions about your review comments after any phase of review—request a conference call with a LEED reviewer using the same process described above. Don't forget to include a list of the specific credits and issues you have questions on, as well as areas where you're not sure how to proceed. Experience has shown that these calls are most effective if you've already started thinking about how you plan to address each issue.
GBCI is here to help, so don’t be shy; contact us and let’s start a conversation!