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MYM Supervisión y Control de Obra S.C.
Hello, what about LEED for HOMES outside U.S.; I have a project in México.
Green Building Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Hi Walter, thank you for contacting GBCI regarding your international LEED for Homes projects. LEED for Homes is available for countries throughout the world. Please review the LEED for Homes international market update for data on LEED for Homes registrations and certifications outside of the U.S. and Canada: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-homes-international-market-update-2016. You can also review the LEED for Homes: Guide to Certification for more information (https://new.usgbc.org/cert-guide/homes). Thanks!
Interior Designer | LEED AP ID+C | WELL AP Provisional, Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville, Inc (PGAL)
TO ALL BD+C Teams: In your Project Timeline you can select the option to pursue Precertication. The timeline options are as follows: 1) Combined, 2) Precert + Combined, 3) Precert + Split, 4) Split I registered a project recently and "Precert" was the default setting in the Timeline. If the credit forms are not visible then your timeline is set to "Precert"
Projects Manager (Sustainability Consultant, Commissioning & Energy), SOZO Consultant
Hi, please can USGBC provide a more detail guide for precertification for LEED V4 Operation and maintenance project so that team know exactly what to do in order to collect the documents and upload it in the Arc and complete the Pre certification process , I am aware that there are some general guideline in how to start the project and to input the information for energy meter and water meter and then provide information for Waste, Human experience and Transportation, however i am not finding any more documents or credit related information for Energy credit which specially the Prerequisites credit EAp1 and EAp2, please any one can provide more details and support for the same as we are doing one project in Al Ain , UAE and lack of information for this project is creating it delay for the submission, thanks
Projects Manager (Sustainability Consultant, Commissioning & Energy), SOZO Consultant
Hi, please can USGBC provide a more detail guide for precertification for LEED V4 Operation and maintenance project so that team know exactly what to do in order to collect the documents and upload it in the Arc and complete the Pre certification process , I am aware that there are some general guideline in how to start the project and to input the information for energy meter and water meter and then provide information for Waste, Human experience and Transportation, however i am not finding any more documents or credit related information for Energy credit which specially the Prerequisites credit EAp1 and EAp2, please any one can provide more details and support for the same as we are doing one project in Al Ain , UAE and lack of information for this project is creating it delay for the submission, thanks
Senior Sustainability Consultant, Taitem Engineering, PC
Hello, is the $4,000 precertification flat fee in addition to the standard design and construction certification review fees? And, besides using pre-certification as a marketing tool, you please explain why this is useful for a project? I am having a hard time understanding how an owner could justify spending the large sum of money just on precertification. I don't fully understand why its attractive for an owner. What am I missing? Thanks!
Green Building Specialist @GBCI, India, U.S. Green Building Council
Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, the flat fee of $4000 (member pricing) for Precertification Review is in addition to the full Certification fee (via either Combined/Split review). Please note, Precertification is optional and teams are not required to pursue it. We understand that smaller projects may sometimes find Precertification to be expensive, relatively speaking. However, since it is a flat fee, proportionally, the cost is often very minimal for larger, speculative development projects. Project teams primarily use Precertification as a tool to market the project and to secure funding. It is particularly useful for those LEED projects that may not have the necessary funding in place to build the project. It allows owners and developers to market to potential tenants, buyers and financiers their intention to pursue unique and valuable green features in a proposed building. If the owner/developer of a project has already secured the funding needed, then obtaining pre-certification may not be necessary unless they have alternative needs for marketing of the project prior to completing construction. In addition to this, Precertification may be looked at as a way for the LEED consultants to establish for the owner that the certification level they are targeting is realistically within reach and an opportunity to get some initial feedback from LEED review staff on the proposed project scope (e.g. a way to have reviewers evaluate whether the project qualifies as one or multiple buildings, whether the proposed site boundary is reasonable, etc.). It should be noted though, that the value of these additional functions depends upon the quality & accuracy of the documentation provided for the Precertification review. Note that projects approved for LEED Precertification receive a certificate and letter, and must follow the Trademark and Branding Guidelines set forth here: (http://www.usgbc.org/resources/usgbc-trademark-policy-and-branding-guide...). Projects achieving Precertification (and which are marked non confidential) can also be listed in the Project Directory on the USGBC website as "Precertified". I hope I was able to answer your questions, but please feel free to write back to us if you have further questions or feedback, and we will be glad to assist.
Architect, GreenM
Hi! You might help me with one inqure about LEED Fees, specifically about the flat fee for Performance path projects in Arc, this fee will cover the pre requisites documents review or should we pay the Certification Review? We are pursuing LEED O+M using Arc platform but I am not sure about the procedures: 1. Pay the registration fee (to create the project account) 2. Pay the flat fee (to measure data) 3. Pay the certification fee (to review pre requisites and credits -if apply-) Please I will appreciate any information. Thank you!
LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
Thank you for your question. We have already responded to you in Case 01729010. For other readers, the flat fee noted is for precertification, that is an option, not a requirement.
Hey, Interesting new precertification, we might look over this one soon. Warm regards, Stephan

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