Presentation on theme: "GETTING TO GREEN and OUT AGAIN"— Presentation transcript:
1 GETTING TO GREEN and OUT AGAIN Susan Hildebrand, GSC,LEED APDirector of SustainabilityScott Construction Group
2 TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION LEED Credits and Contractor Responsibility Defining the role of the ContractorImplementing LEED requirements on the construction siteChallenges, obstacles, issues for contractorsCost of implementation
3 WHY GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS ? To define “green” and “sustainable” buildings by providing a rating system by which the design for energy and environmental criteria can be measured.Establish a benchmark which buildings can be measured againstThere is no real true definition of a green buildingGreen Washing – “ False or exaggerated claims of performance” But do they?
4 LEED® Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design REAPLEED® Leadership in Environmental and Energy DesignAlso end up withLEED Compliant LEED EquivalentLEED Shadow LEAD by LEEDUsing LEED as a benchmark but not going through the certification processBuild to LEED Standard
5 STRATEGIES FOR GREEN BUILDINGS Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy and Atmosphere Materials and Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation & DesignPrincipal categories
7 CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITY Primary Role – 4%Secondary Role 11%With construction waste management becoming norm…….the real only difference is IAQ……on the primary roleSecondary roles are the photo documentation and collecting documentation other than that no real impact.
8 DESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009Project ScorecardCreditY?NSUSTAINABLE SITESDESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY26PreReqConstruction Activity Pollution Reduction- Reduce Pollution from site activities by controlling soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne duct generationDesign-by Civil Engineer1Credit 1Site Selection - Avoid development of inappropriate sites and reduce environmental impact from the location of the bldg. site.Owner selection5Credit 2Development Density & Community Connectivity Channel developments to urban areas with existing infrastructure, protect Greenfields, preserve habitat & natural resourcesLocation of project will determine creditCredit 3Brownfield Redevelopment6Credit 4.1Alternative Transportation - Public Transportation AccessCredit 4.2Alternative Transportation - Bicycle Storage & Change RoomsDesign-Architect3Credit 4.3Alternative Transportation - Hybrid & Alternative Fuel VehiclesDesign-Architect/Electrical2Credit 4.4Alternative Transportation - Parking Capacity Size parking capacity to meet but not exceed local zoning requirements and provide preferred parking for carpools equal to 10% of the number of non visiting parking spacesDesign - ArchitectCredit 5.1Reduced Site Disturbance- Protect or restore habitatDesign- Civil/ArchitectCredit 5.2Reduced Site Disturbance- Development Footprint- Conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversityCredit 6.1Storm water Design-Rate and Quantity - Limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows by managing storm water runoff.Design-MechanicalCredit 6.2Storm water Design- Quality Control- Limit disruption of natural water flows by eliminating storm water runoff, increasing on site filtration and eliminating contaminantsCredit 7.1Heat Island Effect - Non-RoofCredit 7.2Heat Island Effect -Roof - Reduce heat islands to minimize impact on microclimate and human and wildlife habitatDesign Architect/LandscapeCredit 8Light Pollution Reduction
9 LEED 2009 SUSTAINABLE SITES Pre-Requisite 1 Construction Activity Pollution PreventionREQUIREMENTSBULLETIN EV Effective May 1, 2002, an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is required for all construction activities where the soil is disturbed and sediment or construction related wastes may be discharged into the City Sewer system. The Erosion and Sediment Control Plan must be submitted as a part of the building permit application.CAPP and Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) measures are the activities, practices, devices or combinations thereof put in place to control soil erosion, waterway sedimentation, and airborne dust generationCONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITYDevelop a site plan indicating areas of use for site activities showing limits of excavation/laydown areas. Use existing paved areas where possible for storage/stagingLimit greenfield site disturbance as per LEED requirements.Work within limitations provided during excavation and site activitiesPhoto Documentation of site limits and activities within
10 DESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009Project ScorecardCreditY?NWATER EFFICIENCYDESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY10PreReqWater use reduction -20% ReductionDesign-Mechanical2Credit 1Water Efficient Landscaping-Reduce by 50%Design-Mechanical/LandscapeCredit 1.2Water Efficient Landscaping- No Potable Water Use or No IrrigationCredit 2Innovative Wastewater Technologies4Credit 3.1Water use reduction -35% Reduction
11 DESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009Project ScorecardCreditsY?NENERGY & ATMOSPHEREDESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY35PreReq 1Fundamental Building Systems Commissioning - Verify and ensure the fundamental building elements and systems are designed, installed and calibrated to operate as intendedDesign-MechanicalPreReq 2Minimum Energy Performance - Establish the minimum level of energy efficiency for the base building and systems.PreReq 3Fundamental Refrigerant Management19Credit 1Optimize Energy Performance7Credit 2.1On Site Renewable Energy2Credit 3Enhanced CommissioningCredit 4Enhanced Refrigerant Management1Credit 5.1Measurement & Verification - Base BuildingCredit 5.2Measurement & VerificationCredit 6Green PowerPlans…specifications…..building codeSelect right staff for the project based on expertise………
12 MATERIALS AND RESOURCES LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009Project ScorecardCreditY?NMATERIALS AND RESOURCESDESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY14PreReq 1Storage & Collection of RecyclablesDesign - The building owner is obligated to include this recycling area in the building2Credit 1.1Building Re-Use - 75% of existing walls, floors, roofDesign to maintain1Credit 1.2Building Re-Use -100% shell 50% Non shellCredit 1.3Maintain 50% of Interior Non Structural elementsCredit 2.1Construction Waste Management - Divert 50% from Landfill - Divert construction, demolition, and land clearing debris from landfill disposal. Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process. Redirect reusable materials to the appropriate sitesContractorCredit 2.2Construction Waste Management - Divert 75% from Landfill as aboveCredit 3.1Materials Re-use - 5%Contractor- If involved at the IDP stage help identify, resource salvaged, re-used, or refurbished productsCredit 3.2Materials Re-use - 10%Credit 4.1Recycled Content - 7.5% -(Post consumer + 1/2 Post industrial) increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials and products in order to reduce demand for virgin materials and by-passing energy and greenhouse gasContractor- If involved at the IDP stage, help identify recycled products for project.Credit 4.2Recycled Content - 15% -(Post consumer + 1/2 Post industrial)Credit 5.1Regional Materials - 10% extracted and manufactured regionally - Increase demand for materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the regional economy and reducing environmental impacts from transportationContractor- If involved at the IDP stage, help identify regional materials for project.Credit 5.2Regional Materials - 20% extracted and manufactured regionallyCredit 6Rapidly Renewable MaterialsContractor- If involved at the IDP stage, help identify rapidly renewable products for project.Credit 7Certified WoodHelp identify sources for FSC wood for project
13 LEED 2009 MATERIALS & RESOURCES Credit Construction Waste Diversion 50%Credit Construction Waste Diversion 75%Exemplary Performance Construction Waste Diversion 95%Separation DocumentationNo licensed facility in Metro VancouverImproper documentationNo end user certification
14 LEED 2009 MATERIALS & RESOURCES Credit 3.1 and 3.2 Materials Re-UseCredit 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled MaterialsCredit 5.1 and 5.2 Regional MaterialsCredit 6 Rapidly RenewableCredit 7 Certified WoodDOCUMENTATION COLLECTIONCONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITYProvide Total Materials Costs based on Schedule of Values or DefaultCoordinate use of specified materialsCollect documentation and regularly update Materials Tracking SheetsEnsure materials on site are compliant
15 INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009Project ScorecardCreditY?NINDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYDESIGN / RESPONSIBILTY15PreReqMin. IAQ Performance - Establish minimum IAQ performance to enhance indoor air quality in buildings thus contributing to the comfort and well being of occupantsDesign - MechanicalEnvironmental Tobacco Smoke Control (ETS) - Prevent exposure of building occupants and systems to ETSOwner Declaration Letter1Credit 1Outdoor Air Delivery MonitoringCredit 2Increase Ventilation EffectivenessCredit 3.1Construction IAQ Management Plan - During Construction - Prevent indoor air quality problems resulting from the construction/renovation process in order to help sustain the comfort and well being of construction workers and building occupantsCredit 3.2Construction IAQ Management Plan - Before OccupancyTo be determined at the time of this credit willCredit 4.1Low Emitting Materials - Adhesives and Sealants - Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous or potentially irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well being of installers and occupants.To be specified withinn the contract documents and specificationsCredit 4.2Low Emitting Materials - Paints and Coatings - Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous or potentially irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well being of installers and occupants.Credit 4.3Low Emitting Materials - FlooringCredit 4.4Low Emitting Materials - Composite WoodCredit 5Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control - Minimize exposure of building occupants to hazardous particulates, biological contaminants, and chemical pollutants that adversely impact air and water quality that adversely impact air qualityDesign- Architectural/MechanicalCredit 6.1Controllability of Systems- LightingDesign- ElectricalCredit 6.2Controllability of Systems-Thermal ComfortCredit 7.1Thermal Comfort - DesignCredit 7.2Thermal Comfort - VerificationCredit 8.1Daylight & Views - DaylightDesign - ArchitecturalCredit 8.2Daylight & Views - ViewsDesign- Architectural
17 INNOVATION & DESIGN PROCESS REGIONAL PRIORITY CREDITS LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation 2009Project ScorecardCreditY?NINNOVATION & DESIGN PROCESSDESIGN / RESPONSIBILTYPRE-CON61Credit 1.1Innovation in Design-Exemplary Potable Water Use ReductionSupporting documentation may be requiredCredit 1.2Innovation in Design-Green HousekeepingCredit 1.3Innovation in Design-Green Landscape MaintenanceCredit 1.4Innovation in DesignCredit 1.5Innovation & DesignCredit 2LEED Accredited ProfessionalREGIONAL PRIORITY CREDITS4Regional Priority - Specific
18 CONTRACTOR’S CHECKLIST RISK ASSESSMENTDEFINING ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROJECT TEAMWHAT ARE THE CONTRACT TERMSDEFINE INSURANCE COVERAGESWARRANTY & GUARANTEE RISKSSCHEDULE AND PAYMENT RISKSHOLDBACK TERMSBefore we even get into the ground
19 RISK ASSESSMENT Develop a Green Building Risk Profile Identify perceived risksAre the risks tied to the performance of other trades, consultants, Owner?Rank the risks and liabilityDevelop risk management tools and strategies for each risk
20 WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECT ENGINEER LEED CHAMPION Define which party is responsible for administrating the LEED certification process. Define your responsibilities and level of participation in achieving the points.ARCHITECTENGINEERLEED CHAMPIONINDEPENDENT LEED CONSULTANTCONTRACTORThere are a number of issues that parties participating in a green building project need to address. Parties that emphasize open communication, clearly define performance expectations, fully examine the risks of a green project, and deal with these issues in their contract are likely to have greater success in avoiding costly dispute resolution or litigation than those who choose to ignore them
21 CONTRACT DOCUMENTSDefine responsibility if the project fails to achieve LEED certification and what sort of damages flow from such a failure.Review the language of all the contract documentsCONTRACTSUPPLEMENTARY GC’SSPECIFICATIONSTENDER DOCUMENTSADDENDAKeep in mind it is a 3rd party verifier that has not been involved in the project at all.Review all the documents with a fine tooth comb. The Consultants typically remove any responsibility for achieving certification from their contracts defaulting it to the Contractor. Financial obligations are typically attached to obtaining certification…….read carefully
22 INSURANCE AND BONDSCurrently no surety in Canada is issuing contractor bonds specific to LEED® CertificationIt is anticipated that by 2012 bonds based on green building project certification may be requiredThe traditional performance bond will not work for bonding project certification. That will require a “compliance” bond which may be very new to contractors and more difficult to obtain“Green Contractor’s Insurance” is currently only available for Pollution and Environmental liabilities
23 INSURANCE COVERAGEConfirm that there is adequate insurance coverage, including professional liability insurance for design professionals, that takes into account the green nature of the projectAquascape BuildingSt. Charles Building and Code Enforcement Commissioner Bob Vann said the building is so uniquely designed only the original structural engineers have the knowledge to pinpoint exactly what went wrong. Until then, no one will be allowed in the building except to possibly remove some computers and other necessary work materials..
24 WARRANTY/GUARANTEE REQUIREMENTS FOR GREEN PRODUCT Check warranty and guarantee language to confirm that new green construction procedures or installation materials and/or techniques do not void the warranty or guarantee for a productWhat are the long-term performance goals and length of warranty issuesDetermine if any property infringements will result from utilizing new green techniques or equipment and who is responsible for dealing with any infringement that may ariseInvestigate the availability of green construction material specified and the replacement price for such materialMaking sure there are no extended guarantees for product or technology that has not been tested because it is new
25 PAYMENT RISKSAddress the length of time of inspection and documentation processes associated with LEED certification in the project construction schedule.Inspections weeks in conjunction with OccupancyDocumentation and Submission 4-6 weeks after project completionAudit and Certification 18 – 24 months for certificationDefine/review any line items in the Schedule of Values for Credits or Documentation requirements that will delay progress payments
26 HOLDBACK TERMSCommissioning (M&V credit) requirements may result in an additional holdback period of up to 1 year after substantial completion of the workIf certification of the project is made contractual, final holdback may be extended by up to 2 years“As a condition of Substantial Performance the Corporation will holdback from the applicable progress payment $100,000 dollars from the Contractor until LEED Certification has been achieved”Can anyone tell me if the consultants or leed coordinator have this is their contract?
27 JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Contractors turning away from LEED JEAN SORENSENcorrespondentThe construction industry in B.C. and the U.S. is starting to reject the LEED certification process citing it as too costly and taking too long with too many uncertainties.“You can wait up to two years to get certified, the backlog is extraordinary,” said Helen Goodland, principal of Brantwood Consulting, a green building consultant.The firm is heading a stakeholders group seeking to find alternatives to achieving energy efficient buildings and reducing B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent by 2020.“The industry is quite reasonably rejecting LEED,” she said.Goodland cited figures for Vancouver, where only 13 per cent of the structures built to a LEED standard are currently certified.
28 LEED to CALGREENIf all the LEED buildings in the US registered today (35,000) were net zero it would only equate to 1% reduction in total energy use of all the existing buildings in the USLEED buildings themselves are not going to impact the industry as much as code willWe need to be raising the bar with LEED as well as bringing it up from behind with building codeMalcolm Lewis CTG Energetics