Entry type
ID
5413
Date
Applicable Credit
IDc1 - Innovation in design
Rating System Version
Credit Category
Applicable Internationally
1
LEED Interpretation Inquiry
Green Advantage certification
LEED Interpretation Ruling
USGBC has assessed the Green Advantage certification program against our established requirements for recognition in LEED and found Green Advantage to be in compliance. As such, LEED project teams who comply with the following requirements are eligible for award of 1 Innovation point for LEED v4, and 2009 BD&C and LEED-NC v2.2 projects:\n\n1. Prior to and throughout the construction phase of the project, 30% of the General Contractor\'s or Construction Manager\'s personnel will be Green Advantage Certified. Personnel must be actively involved in the day-to-day activities and of the following classifications as applicable: \n\na. Contractor\nb. Construction Manager including Project Executive\nc. Project Manager \nd. Project Engineer \ne. Quality Control Manager\nf. Mechanical/ Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Coordinator\ng. Superintendent\nh. Assistant Superintendent \ni. General Foreman\n\n2. Prior to and throughout the construction phase of the project, 30% of Subcontractor personnel will be Green Advantage Certified. Personnel must be actively involved in the day-to-day activities and of the following classifications: \n\na. Project Manager\nb. Superintendent\nc. Project Engineer\nd. Quality Control Manager\ne. General Foreman\nf. Trade Foreman\n(removed 4/1/2011: Architect\'s on site representative)\n\nNote that this LEED Interpretation is in line with the guidance for \'Recognition of Third Party Personnel Credentials and Certifications in LEED\', which can be found at usgbc.org and is also linked below.\n\nadded 4/1/2011:\nSubmittals:\n1. Provide a complete list, aggregating General Contractor\'s and Construction Manager\'s personnel, noting each person\'s role in the project and who is Green Advantage Certified. (For multiple-prime contracts, provide separate lists for the Construction Manager and each Prime Contractor.) Calculate the percentage of Green Advantage Certified personnel. \n2. Provide a complete list, aggregating Subcontractors\' personnel, noting each person\'s role in the project and who is Green Advantage Certified. (For multiple-prime contracts, provide separate lists for each Prime Contractor\'s Subcontractors.) Calculate the percentage of Green Advantage Certified personnel. \n3. For each Green Advantage Certified individual, provide a copy of the Green Advantage certificate. Applicable Internationally. \n\n
Campus applicable
0
Under review
No
closed/not escalated
No
Admin notes
January 1, 2014 add LOv4 applicability This interpretation clarifies that an ID point is awarded in LEED-NC v2.2 and LEED v3 D&C projects when 30% of the General Contractor's or Construction Manager's personnel will be Green Advantage Certified. See the entire CIR for details and submittal requirements.