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Dan in Real Life (LEED)

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Dan in Real Life (LEED)

Last month, I posted information about a strange LEED “size gap” issue my project team ran into with a project in northern Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a strange and complex issue and I am still wrestling with a little bit. It took a unique circumstance for the “size gap” issue to create a real stalemate. For one, the owner did not wish to make the building’s new addition “physically distinct” per the LEED 2009 Minimum Program Requirements. Rather, the owner….

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Can (and Will) USGBC Revoke LEED Certification?

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Can (and Will) USGBC Revoke LEED Certification?

By now, LEED project teams are generally familiar with the LEED 2009 Minimum Program Requirements (MPR’s). They’re sort of like the Seven Commandments of LEED Eligibility. To further clarify the MPR’s, USGBC issued the LEED 2009 MPR Supplemental Guidance document. However, what seems to be less frequently acknowledged—much less discussed—is the GBCI LEED Certification Policy Manual (originally published April 27, 2009). The Certification Policy manual, a curiously less refined document from the standpoint of graphic presentation, offers an “overview of….

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