“It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life.” —Theodore Roosevelt
The education of construction managers and management staff, contractors, builders and tradespeople is an essential part of attaining LEED certification. Since its inception, USGBC New York Upstate has devoted itself to educating all stakeholders engaged in designing, building, verifying and operating LEED buildings.
A new certificate program for these green building "doers" offers contractors and tradespeople a chance to help their project qualify for the LEED Integrative Process pilot credit.
The training and resulting certificate together qualify for one LEED credit point under the LEED Integrative Process Pilot Credit 81 for educating construction management, contractors, builders and trades professionals.
Building in Nature’s Image, Inc., a nonprofit focusing on ecoliteracy, educational and environmental rating system program support, recently qualified its Contractors and Trades Training for the Doers certificate program under the integrative process pilot credit. The Doers certificate program provides construction and trades professionals with useful and applied knowledge and the practical tools needed to manage and deliver LEED projects.
“We developed this program to assist the doers—the contractors, construction managers, trades and construction professionals—in constructing sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings,” said Kevin Stack, LEED Faculty and LEED Fellow, and developer and lead trainer for the Doers certificate program.
To that end, the Doers program includes 10 hours of training in the basics of sustainability, LEED, green job sites, green systems, materials and technologies and the role of building professionals on LEED and high-performance projects. The training also includes evaluating, installing and documenting green materials and work practices, construction-related LEED credits and the role of commissioning and performance verification.
Participants will find that the course helps explain the principles behind the paperwork, focusing on real-world project experiences to illuminate the reasons behind building green.
USGBC New York Upstate s excited to share this innovative and useful program for all those interested in enhancing the integrative design process and construction-related elements of LEED projects.