2 Rating Systems Supported BSD SpecLink-E supports the following Green Building Rating Systems:LEED v4 BD+C:New Construction and Major RenovationsCore and Shell DevelopmentSchools, HealthcareData CentersWarehouses and Distribution CentersHospitality, Retail
3 Get Started EarlyAchieving a sustainable design certification will depend heavily on early design decisions, including site selectionWaiting until the construction documents phase to begin making green decisions may make achieving certification difficult or impossible
4 Sustainable Design Criteria Designing for sustainability can’t be delegated to a Design-Bid-Build ContractorA Design-Builder can be given a target rating with as little or as much direction as desiredBSD SpecLink-E includes sustainable design criteria in Section DC0 Facility Design Criteria, which can be used for both Design-Build projects and early design documentation on Design-Bid-Build projects
5 Specifying Strategy Types of Issues No matter which rating system is used, all issues fall into one of these categories:Intrinsic to LocationDesign Phase ActivityPost-Construction ActivityEmbodied in Overall DesignExplicitly Shown In Contract Documents
6 Specifying Strategy Intrinsic to Location The specification cannot address issues that are completely dependent on site location:Avoidance of sensitive landsBrownfield siteSurrounding density and diverse usesAvailability of alternative transportation
8 Specifying Strategy Post-Construction Issues The specification cannot address:Purchasing Green PowerProvisions for RecyclingProhibition of SmokingOperational Issues: cleaning, pest controlJoint use of facilitiesTenant guidelines
9 Specifying Stategy Issues Embodied in the Design No particular, immediately identifiable specification solution:Parking capacity, reduced parking footprintDesign for water and energy conservationOptimization of energy performanceVentilation designDesign for flexibility
10 Specifying Strategy Solutions in Contract Documents For each issue, determine where it should be shown or specified:Only shown on the drawingsOnly indicated in the specificationsPartly shown and partly specifiedNow you know what needs to be included in the specifications
11 SpecLink-E Provides Contractor Procedures Temporary Erosion & Sediment ControlIndoor Air Quality ControlsExecution and Closeout Requirements (site drainage, pollution prevention)Construction Waste Management & DisposalUnderground Storage Tank RemovalPolychlorinate Biphenyl (PCB) RemediationSite Clearing (limits on site disturbance)
12 SpecLink-E Provides Commissioning Procedures General Commissioning RequirementsCommissioning Authority ResponsibilitiesCommissioning of HVAC
13 SpecLink-E Provides 01 3329 - Sustainable Design Reporting: Explanation of project goalsWhat the Contractor is required and not required to do to aid the certification processA method for collecting information about “green materials”Procedures to be followedList of sections where particular sustainable design issues are specified
14 SpecLink-E Provides Sections related to “Green Materials” Product Requirements (definitions)VOC Content RestrictionsForms for Submittals– Material Content Form– Prohibited Content Installer Certification
15 SpecLink-E Provides 02 Existing Conditions – Demolition: Removal of existing pavements and other impervious surfacing; partial demolition for preserving existing construction– Polychlorinate Biphenyl (PCB) Remediation: Abatement of PCBs, mercury, & other substances regulated under U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act
16 SpecLink-E Provides 03 Concrete 05 Metals – Cast-in-Place Concrete (and 4 other Division 3 sections): Option to replace some Portland cement with recycled content05 Metals– Metal Fabrications: Custom- fabricated entrance mat frames– Metal Gratings and Floor Plates: Custom-fabrications entrance gratings
17 SpecLink-E Provides 06 Wood, Plastics, and Composites Rough Carpentry (and 9 other Division 6 sections): Prohibition on old growth timber, sustainably harvested wood, salvaged and re- used wood07 Thermal and Moisture ProtectionVegetated roof solutions:Sheet WaterproofingFluid-Applied WaterproofingVegetated Roof Components
18 SpecLink-E Provides 07 Thermal and Moisture Protection Rain water collection surfaces:– Metal Roof Panels– Sheet Metal RoofingWhite or light colored roof membrane:– Elastomeric Membrane Roofing:– Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing:Emissions-compliant sealants:FirestoppingJoint Sealers: Plus sealing between residential units if not firestopped
19 SpecLink-E Provides 08 Openings 09 Finishes Many sections for daylighting and views09 Finishes– Gypsum Board Assemblies: Deck- to-deck sealed partitions around rooms where hazardous gases or chemicals are used– Carpeting: GreenLabel Plus certifiedCarpet Tile: GreenLabel Plus certifiedPainting and Coating: VOC limits
20 SpecLink-E Provides 10 Specialties 11 Equipment – Lockers: For bicycle entrance– Fixed Sun Screens11 Equipment– Residential Appliances: Energy Star rated appliances– Waste Compactors: For recycling
21 SpecLink-E Provides 12 Furnishings 14 Conveying Equipment – Window Shades: Motorized shades– Entrance Floor Mats and Frames: Manufactured grilles and gratings for high volume entryways– Bicycle Racks– Bicycle Lockers14 Conveying Equipment– Facility Chutes: For recycling
22 SpecLink-E Provides 21 Fire Suppression 22 Plumbing – Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing System: Non-Halon extinguishing agent22 Plumbing– Meters and Gages for Plumbing Piping: For metering subsystems– Plumbing Piping: Documentation of regulatory lead-content restrictions; certification of proper soldering of copper piping
23 SpecLink-E Provides 22 Plumbing (cont.) – Plumbing Equipment: Pumps for potable and non-potable water– Plumbing Fixtures: WaterSense- labeled fixtures; documentation of regulatory lead-content restrictions; high-efficiency and dry toilet fixtures– Healthcare Plumbing Fixtures: WaterSense-labeled fixtures; documentation of regulatory lead-content restrictions
24 SpecLink-E Provides 23 HVAC 23 0800 - Commissioning of HVAC – HVAC Air Duct Cleaning– Instrumentation and Control Devices for HVAC– Direct-Digital Control System for HVACGround-Loop Heat-Pump Piping– HVAC Water Treatment: To reduce cooling tower water usage
25 SpecLink-E Provides 23 HVAC (cont.) – HVAC Ducts and Casings: Emissions-compliant duct sealers– HVAC Air Cleaning Devices: MERV-compliant air filters– Condensing Boilers23 6xxx – Chiller and Refrigeration Equipment sections: Low-GWP refrigerant– Water-to-Water Heat Pumps
26 SpecLink-E Provides 26 Electrical – Minor Electrical Demolition: Removal of abandoned cables containing lead; minor removal of mercury-containing lamps and PCB- and DEHP-containing ballasts– Low-Voltage Electrical Power Conductors and Cables: Limitations on lead content of cable insulation– Lighting Control Devices– Network Lighting Controls: Integrated lighting and window shade controls– Wiring Devices: Manual lighting controls.
27 SpecLink-E Provides 26 Electrical (cont.) – Wiring Devices: Manual lighting controls– Photovoltaic Collectors: With related equipment and supports– Interior Lighting: Limitations on mercury-content of lamps; minimum lamp life– Exterior Lighting: Limitations on mercury-content of lamps; minimum lamp life; fixtures selected to reduce light pollution
28 SpecLink-E Provides 31 Earthwork 32 Exterior Improvements Site Clearing: Vegetation protection; site clearing waste management– Grading: For restoring site water flows– Rip Rap: For erosion protection32 Exterior Improvements– Operation and Maintenance of Planting: First year maintenanceTurf Surfaced RoadwaysPrecast Concrete Unit Paving: Open- grid pavers
29 Step-by-Step 01 3329 – Sustainable Design Reporting Project Tree Select and open the sectionChoose the Rating SystemReview the automatically activated text, X-out if not relevant to your projectReview inactive text, select if relevantIn PART 3, select all sections having solutions relevant to your projectProject TreeGreen status box indicates sections activatedReview each section for further decisions
30 SectionFirst select Section in the folder tree, open it and check the status box at the title.
31 SectionNext, activate the relevant Rating System and click on the blue text to see further choices
32 SectionThe PART 3 checklist may have some items already highlighted in green. Activate their parent heading to activate them.Each section selected, and each option below it, automatically turns on the relevant section and text elsewhere in the spec.
33 Section 01 3329 The final section covers scope and procedures and a list of all the other sections with an indication of what the requirements are.
34 Step-by-Step Submittal Report Automatic report lists all sections in project that require sustainable design documentation submittalsProperly tagged user-added submittals also show
35 Specifying for LEED LEED v4 BD+C: As of May 2014, BSD SpecLink-E supports the following LEED Rating Systems:LEED v4 BD+C:New Construction and Major RenovationsCore and Shell DevelopmentSchools, HealthcareData CentersWarehouses and Distribution CentersHospitality, Retail
36 Specifying for LEEDReview the rating system document to classify prerequisites and credits into categoriesIntrinsic to LocationDesign Phase ActivityPost-Construction ActivityEmbodied in Overall DesignShown on the DrawingsTo Be Specified
37 Specifying for LEED Identify the Goal And the Facility Type Certified: 40 pointsSilver: 50 pointsGold: 60 pointsPlatinum: 80 pointsPlus regional priority credits possibleAnd the Facility TypeNew Construction, Schools, Healthcare, etc.
38 Specifying for LEED Decide whether to pursue: Building Material Disclosure CreditsBuilding Material Optimization CreditsLow-Emitting Materials CreditsMake appropriate selections inIf pursuing any of them, include:Section – Material Content Form
39 Specifying for LEEDThe Material Content Form is automatically tailored to the types of credits being pursuedDisclosures, like EPDsContent types, such as recycled, certified wood, VOCsCost information, for performing the calculations
40 Specifying for LEED Low-Emitting Materials Credits: Very possible to write an impossible specThe thresholds are very high (90-100%)The indoor-emissions test is relatively newBut this credit is divided into 5 categories of products that can be pursued separately as long as at least 2 categories are achieved (3 for Schools, Healthcare)Edit Section – VOC Content Restrictions, to suit your decisions
41 Specifying for LEEDIf desired, use the Prohibited Content Installer Certification form reduce the likelihood that installers ignore the low-emitting material specificationsInstructionsAssertions that they did not use any products with prohibited content, whether specified or notCertification signature
42 Coming SoonIn the coming months, the following additional rating systems will be added:LEED v4 ID+C: Interiors Design & ConstructionLEED v4 HomesGreenGlobes for New ConstructionFederal Guiding Principles for New Construction and Major RenovationsLEED v4 ND: Neighborhood Development (with construction)
43 Specifying Sustainable Design with BSD SpecLink-E Questions?Building Systems Design, Inc.888-BSD-SOFT( )Thank you for your interest!
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