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The LEED certification process recognizes the importance of building system commissioning by making it a prerequisite in attaining compliance. What is equally important, if seriously overlooked in the process (as
How to adjust the process of giving info to the commissioning agent so that you're prepared for the possibility of a LEED audit down the line? Here's how we do it, along with our sample stamp for your download and review.
Like your math teacher may have told you, it’s important to show your work. After all, nothing’s more frustrating than doing all the work for a LEED certification, only to be declined because you can’t demonstrate that you did one piece of the work. Here's one tip, plus a downloadable sample stamp from RDK's own process.
Sustainable & Attainable - Issues & Concerns. Welcome to Sustainable & Attainable, our effort to open up communication with our readers about sustainable design, responsible construction, and maintainable facility operation in the spirit of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED®.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.