Pilot-Credits PC28: Trades Training

  • Goal to improve installation, and subsequent performance

    Training the primary installation contractors before construction starts on the increased expectations and requirements of a LEED building should improve the quality of their installation, and the subsequent performance of the building.

    Additional Questions

    • Was the trades training useful?
    • What was the primary focus of the trades training: introduction to LEED, green building best practices, or other?

    Credit Submittals

    General

    1. Register for Pilot Credit(s) here.
    2. Register a username at LEEDuser.com, and participate in online forum
    3. Submit feedback survey; supply PDF of your survey/confirmation of completion with credit documentation

    Credit Specific

    • Submit documentation with dates, trainers, duration, and which trades were present
  • ID Pilot Credit 28: Trades training

    Intent

    To maximize opportunities for integrated, cost-effective adoption of green design and construction strategies.

    Pilot Credit Closed

    This pilot credit was closed to new pilot credit registrations on 3/1/2015. It is now available in the LEED Innovation Catalog for ongoing use by project teams as an innovation point rather than a pilot credit.

    Requirements

    Beginning prior to construction but after trades have been hired for the project, hold a total of 8 hours of field and/or classroom training focusing on the green aspects of the project, including each relevant LEED for Homes prerequisite, and the expectations for ensuring certification. Special focus should be on where trades have traditionally struggled in the past to meet the higher requirements of a green building. Include at least the following trades in the training:

    • Plumbing
    • Mechanical systems
    • Insulation
    • Framing
    • Air Sealing

    The builder’s site supervisor must be present for the entirety of the training(s), so they can better perform their quality control duties on the relevant LEED and green building best practice items.

    Each trade is not required to be in the training for 8 hours, but the site supervisor must be there for the entirety of the training. The requirement is for a total of 8 hours of training over any number of days for the cumulative trades training for the building project.

    General Pilot Documentation Requirements

    Register for the pilot credit

    Credits 1-14

    Credits 15-27

    Credits 28-42

    Credits 43-56

    Credits 57-67

    Credits 68-82

    Credits 83-103

    LEED for Homes Review Process

    LEED for Homes projects: When complete, submit documentation here.

    Credit Specific:

    Submit documentation with dates, trainers, duration, and which trades were present.

    Additional Questions
    • Was the trades training useful?
    • What was the primary focus of the trades training: introduction to LEED, green building best practices, or other?
    Background Information

    Training the primary installation contractors before construction starts on the increased expectations and requirements of a LEED building should improve the quality of their installation, and the subsequent performance of the building.

    Changes
    • Changes made 1/11/2011:

      Clarified that the training can be in field or classroom

      Added “framing” to the list of trades to include

      Added “The general contractor is strongly encouraged to be in attendance of these trainings.”


    • Changes made 2/4/2011:

      Clarified that credit is available to 2008 mid-rise projects, but not to 2011 mid-rise projects, because it is a credit in the core mid-rise rating system.

Organizations

LEED Pilot Credit Library

The homepage for the LEED Pilot Credit Library. The LEED Pilot Credit Library is intended to facilitate the introduction of new prerequisites and credits to LEED. This process will allow USGBC to test and refine credits through LEED 2009 project evaluations before they are sent through the balloting process for introduction into LEED.

Articles

Foundations of LEED

Background for the LEED Pilot Credit Library is provided in this foundational document.

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