Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms

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Required signatory imageUSGBC is offering a spreadsheet, called the LEED 2009 Form Data Matrix, which offers a treasure trove of information, including:

  • Linked elements
  • Linked uploads
  • Linked tables
  • Credit resources
  • Required signatories

For every LEED 2009 rating system.

If you have any comments, questions, or interesting things you've noticed in the spreadsheet, comment below!

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jiankai Xing
Nov 23 2016
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change owner's represnetative name

Project Location: China

We have just registered a LEED project months ago .When filling the project detail information , the owner representative name was filled with the LEED consultant who will give the resignation right now. I want to ask if is it OK for us to have the LEED consultant as the owner's representative?If no,how can we deal with it to change the representative name. Thank you very much!

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Kerry Honsinger Reynolds Ash and Associates
Jul 12 2016
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Owner and Owners Representative

We have a project that is registered and in the early stages. It is a city government building. The city is the owner, but the representative is the city manager. Currently, however, under the project information the city is listed as both the owner and the representative. How do I change the representative to be the City Manager? If I need to fill out the change of ownership form, please be specific on how to properly fill out that form!

FYI, I am the Agents Representative and have already attained the Confirmation of Agent's Authority with the City Manager's signature.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Aug 09 2016 LEEDuser Moderator

Kerry, I don't think you should have to fill out that form. I would contact GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). for help with this—I would think they could fix it easily for you, or tell you exactly what's needed.

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John Zehren Zehren and Associates
Apr 22 2016
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Change of Owner's Name

Project Location: United States

As the new LEED champion for this company, I came onboard over halfway through the process after, forms were filled out online. We are now preparing to submit for the design submittal and upon verifying all documents, I noticed that the Owner's name as listed under project details does not match the signed Confirmation of Agent's authority currently uploaded. The Owner's organization is correct, just the person listed is not correct, nor is the email and I am unable to edit this. What is the process to change this name and contact email?

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Aug 09 2016 LEEDuser Moderator

John, I would contact GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). for their direct assistance with this.

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Ameet AA Jan 03 2017 LEEDuser Member 1685 Thumbs Up

Hi Tristan

Did you manage to check with GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). on this? I am facing the same issue as John.

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sherif el adly Egis Rail
Mar 08 2016
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owner authority

In V06 there is a relaxation for owner signature.Owner is no longer requested to sign however the owner of my project wishs to control the process of submitting for review.
My owner is asking for a methodology that enable him to be the only person to submit for review without being involved in the data input or take the resposibility of project administrator or any team member.
Can anyone help with this query
Thanks

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Aug 09 2016 LEEDuser Moderator

Sherif, I think the owner could become the project administrator when the project is ready to submit. But I am not sure how to do this earlier in the process.

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Susan Di Giulio Project Manager Zinner Consultants
Mar 19 2015
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Changing from agent back to owner on Certification agreement

Project Location: United States

Hi,

On a 2 LEED project site, on first trying to access our LEED-NC 2009 projects on line in early January after the site switch, accidentally accepted the Certification Agreement. The client is very uncomfortable signing the authorization agreement, and we don't particularly want to be agents.

Is there any way to undo this?

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Joyce Kelly Consultant, Architectural Fusion Jun 05 2015 LEEDuser Member 427 Thumbs Up

I'm in the exact same boat. Accidentally accepted the agreement in early January. At that time, it appeared I had to click accept in order to access my data. Now it's locked and the Owner won't sign anything. Can anyone tell us how to undo acceptance of this Agreement?

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, JLL Jun 05 2015 LEEDuser Member 7293 Thumbs Up

I had the same thing happen and used the "feedback" button. I asked them to revert it back to unsigned status and they did so within 24 hours.

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Harry Flamm Project Architect and Sustainability Coordinator Elkus Manfredi Architects
Jun 23 2014
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Confirmation of Agent's Authority

Is the "Confirmation of Agent's Authority" form a required document? Who is the "agent" in this document, and what is it's purpose? Our project involves a developer representing the owner -- is that what this form is for?
Thanks, Harry

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Heather DeGrella Sustainability Design Leader, Opsis Architecture Sep 23 2014 LEEDuser Member 1913 Thumbs Up

Hi Harry,
The Confirmation of Agent's Authority is an optional form:

The Confirmation of Agent's Authority form allows the project owner to designate authority to a project team member to accept various agreements related to the certification process and initial Owner Required Signatories on behalf of the owner. This form provides a mechanism whereby the owner can choose to be bound by the acts of a duly authorized representative or "Agent." As a result, regardless of the identity of the person physically or digitally accepting the agreement, the owner is bound by the terms contained therein.

Here’s how it works:
The purpose of Owner Required Signatories is to ensure that the entity responsible for the long-term performance of the building or space is informed of certain critical elements of the LEED Certification Application.

Each project has two options to completing the Owner Required Signatories within a project:

1. The actual Owner can log into LEED Online and complete the signatories within the applicable form

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2. The Owner can designate an Owner's Agent to complete the signatories within the applicable forms on their behalf.

The project must select the desired compliance path at the whole project level via the Registration Details Tab under the Agent Form section. Important: the option to designate an individual to serve as Owner’s Agent is locked upon acceptance of the LEED Certification Agreement for a given project. Thus, it is critical that no one on the project team accepts the Certification Agreement until the decision of whether to designate an Owner’s Agent has been made and the required documentation has been completed and uploaded.

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Noriko Yasuhara Woonerf Inc.
Mar 25 2014
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LEED 2009 Form Data Matrix

Hello.

Does anyonoe know where to find the "LEED 2009 Form Data Matrix"? The link above is not working and the search engine inside the new USGBC page is pretty tricky.

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James Asprinio President, Asprinio Sustainable Consulting Jun 09 2014 Guest 70 Thumbs Up

Hi Noriko, I am having the same issue, sorry I have not found an answer!

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John Burnett FAC-LEEDership Jun 16 2014 Guest 653 Thumbs Up

Maybe, like me, this has been missed? According to http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms the required signatories have been relaxed in the LEED 2009 credit forms (versions 3.0 through 6.0). Somewaht of a retrograde step IMO. We hope whomsoever submits the form takes full responsibility for the content and uplaods!

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Jin Yang LEED GA ECADI
Mar 04 2014
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LEED Consultant VS Owner's Agent

I am working for a LEED consulting agency on a Core & Shell project. If the owner is entrusting us (LEED consultants) as the owner's agent, can we represent the owner by signing the CONFIRMATION OF AGENT'S AUTHORITY FORM ?

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Mar 07 2014 LEEDuser Moderator

Jin, please see Kathryn's posts below which may shed light on your question.

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Kasandra Martin Designer
Dec 11 2013
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HVAC Signatory vs stamped drawings

I am the mechanical designer on the LEED project however I am not the licensed engineer that stamped the drawings. The PE in my firm stamped them. Does he need to be the signatory on the LEED online or can I initial them?

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, JLL Dec 11 2013 LEEDuser Member 7293 Thumbs Up
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Helen Samuel Senior Tax Accountant Ernst & Young LLP
Dec 02 2013
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Hardcopy of Owner's signature

If the project owner prefers to sign a hardcopy, then have us upload to the template, then what should the document look like? Am I allowed to combined all of the required signatures into a single document, then have the owner sign just the one document? (Or must the owner sign next to each statement?)

Is there a sample template that I could look at for this document?

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Michael Beattie LEED Administrator NBF Architects
Nov 06 2013
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Renewed Architect license

Our project was registered in January. I renewed my architecture license in March. We submitted for design review in September, and my LPE was rejected because it looked like my license had expired. I've now gone back into my account and updated the registration date to reflect the license renewal. Should I upload a narrative explaining this, or is updating my USGBC account enough? If so, where can I do that?
thanks,

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Dec 23 2013 LEEDuser Moderator

Michael, this is a very specific situation that I"m afraid I don't know how to navigate. Best to contact GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). for their direction.

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional JLL
Aug 12 2013
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Streamlined Signatures

in case anyone doesn't check the USGBC website like a nerd... they just posted a major change to signatures. Basically, anyone can sign the forms. On the newest forms there is no signature box, just a check box.

The Owner or Owner's agent still has to sign the LEED certification agreement, LEED consultants can't do that. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms

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Jason Biondi Managing Director Energy Cost Solutions Group
Aug 12 2013
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Change of owner after Design Review

Good afternoon all,

I am working on a project where the previous owner's rep quit the company and is now unreachable. I am unsure if I should make the new owner's rep fill up the "Change Of Owner Agreement" and send it to GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). without the "Original Owner" signature, or if I should make the new owner re-sign all the forms. The issue with the second option is that all the design credits are already reviewed and approved. Any thoughts on what I should do? You hepl would be greatly appreciated!

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, JLL Aug 12 2013 LEEDuser Member 7293 Thumbs Up

I had the same thing happen to me in March. Nicholas from the GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). told me I needed to have the new owner's rep initial all the forms again.

Not sure if that decision was made unilaterally or if it is a policy. He may have misread my question, though I clearly explained that the owner organization remained the same, just the employee changed.

You can try contacting the GBCI directly to get the clearest answer. I don't think it really follows common sense that someone should sign all the forms again. The previous signatures should be binding because the person signed the forms on behalf of the organization they worked for at the time. Alas, I don't make the rules.

To make things more complex, the USGBC just posted that specific signatures are not required on forms. http://www.usgbc.org/articles/changes-required-signatory-credit-forms

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Jason Biondi Managing Director, Energy Cost Solutions Group Aug 12 2013 LEEDuser Member 502 Thumbs Up

Kathryn, thank you for your reply. Did you also have reviewed credits when you did this change? I know for the USGBC update.. I was just looking at that actually. Maybe I should request a form upgrade but then, I don't know if that would work since they already reviewed the credits. Maybe it's worth a try.

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, JLL Aug 12 2013 LEEDuser Member 7293 Thumbs Up

I'd think the policy would go into effect immediately and any signature at all would be fine. You may want to upload a screen shot of the announcement (in project information forms or owner-signed forms) just to make sure your LEED reviewer didn't miss that memo/conference call! or if you want to be extra careful you could confirm your strategy via the feedback button. good luck :)

Yes, we had reviewed credits when we had to sign with a new contact. It was irksome since the credits that were marked 'anticipated' then showed up as "changed" even though all we did was update the signature.

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Jason Biondi Managing Director, Energy Cost Solutions Group Aug 12 2013 LEEDuser Member 502 Thumbs Up

Thank you! I will keep you posted on my final results!

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Jason Biondi Managing Director, Energy Cost Solutions Group Sep 10 2013 LEEDuser Member 502 Thumbs Up

Just to give an update on the situation above, we changed the owner's representative in the "Registration" tab, and made a note in the "Project Narrative" explaining the change of owner's rep. We did not fill up any "Change of Owner Agreement" since the owner was the same, only the representative changed. We also did not change any signatures from the credits the previous owner's rep filled up and the review went by without any comments on that matter! I did add the "Change of Signatory Requirements" as an attachment to the project narrative to make sure the LEED reviewer knew about the update! Hope this helps!

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Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C Green Building Facilitator PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
Jun 12 2013
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Project Owner and Agent

Hello all,
I'd like to know whether a project manager can be positioned as owner in leedonline or does it have to be the real owner of the company? (the project manager, is of course from the relevant company not from other entity).

Assuming the project manager can be positioned as owner (approved by the real owner) trusted us (consultant) to act as agent for the signatories then CONFIRMATION OF AGENT’S AUTHORITY form must be applied, right? However, how do we upload the form and knows that this will be or already accepted by GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).? We tried to upload the scanned form many times but receive no reaction from the page. Thank you

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, JLL Jun 12 2013 LEEDuser Member 7293 Thumbs Up

you email the form to legal@gbci.org and they send you back a fully executed (signed by GBCI, Owner & Owner's Agent) form that you upload in the special circumstances tab of PIf1.

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Henrique Mendes Mr. Green Domus
May 23 2013
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Change in Owner signature

We´ve just achieved the LEED certification for our project! I´m very excited about it. But there is one problem.
The project owner is not part of the company anymore. So, we´d like to change the name which will appear on the plaques and everything.
My question is: if we change the Project Owner´s name in this moment, after the final review and certification approval, will that cause any problems regarding the forms that have been signed by the previous project owner?

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Erika Duran Sustainability Consultant, Dagher Engineering Sep 11 2013 LEEDuser Member 2054 Thumbs Up

Henrique,

Can you share how you handled this in the end please? Thanks

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Ivy Glasgow Project Architect DLR Group
Mar 28 2013
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Inaccurate data from USGBC?

Is it just me or is the Matrix / spreadsheet offered for download from USGBC inaccurate? All I am trying to do is figure out exactly how many places the client needs to sign, so she can just go in there and do it once. All the templates on the project are V04. The spreadsheet seems to indicate that few owner signatures are needed if you are using V04 forms, but that's not what I'm seeing on the actual forms.

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Devani PERERA Green Building Consultant, ELAN Mar 29 2013 Guest 491 Thumbs Up

Hello,
Are you sure that all your forms are V04? It is possible that some of your templates are still using an older version, thus requiring the owner signature. The matrix indicates the latest form available for the different guides.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Mar 29 2013 LEEDuser Moderator

For what it's worth, I understand that USGBC has tried to reduce the number of required signatories with each new version of the forms.

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Jill DeMarotta Interior Designer, Gresham Smith and Partners Jul 01 2013 Guest 284 Thumbs Up

Ivy, I think you are correct and the Excel file is inaccurate. Under the LEED for Healthcare tab it is telling me I need 13 Owner required signatories.

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Omer Kalafatoglu Founder EcoBuild
Aug 27 2012
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Confirmation of Agent's Authority

Hello,
The project I am working on has a shared land and owners have an agreement with a contractor to build a residential LEED building. At the end of the project, the land owners will have the ownership of the half of the units and the contractor will have the rest of the units. Whose signature I should get on the subject form as an owner?
Thanks,

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David Sheridan LEED Specialist, USGBC Aug 28 2012 Guest 467 Thumbs Up

Omer, MPR 6 (on PIf1) is an Owner commitment to share water and energy information. That commitment is for the entire project. One of the owners could be authorized by the others to act as agent for the group. Then, when the project is certified, the Owner must sign an Energy and Water Data Release Agreement. Assuming that this information will be provided by the two separate owners, it would be appropriate for each of the Owners to commit to share water and energy data from their respective portions of the project.

You can find the Agency agreement on LEED Online under the Legal tab.

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Omer Kalafatoglu Founder, EcoBuild Aug 28 2012 Guest 175 Thumbs Up

Thank you for your response Dave,
I just want to clarify.
This is the name of the form that I found in the Legal Tab
CONFIRMATION OF AGENT’S AUTHORITY
Till the certification is done I only need an agreement with the representative of the owners. When the project is certified, I need to collect the owner's signature of each unit for the Energy and Water Usage Data. There are 59 units in the building. When the construction is done, I need to collect 59 signatures?
Thanks,

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David Sheridan LEED Specialist, USGBC Aug 28 2012 Guest 467 Thumbs Up

I thought of this as I was writing my comment, and I figured you would get back to me if it turned out that you have a great many owners. So each unit will be owned by a separate owner? Will there be a co-op association or something like that to take on the energy and water reporting function? As a practical matter, how will the data be accumulated?

These are 'food for thought' questions for now. Look at the MPR 6 requirement and think of how the owner group might best handle aggregating and reporting the building performance. When you get to the project certified stage you can have an entity established to serve the purpose.

You're right: for now you just need an Owner designated in LEED Online. There are a number of places where the Owner must log in and initial project forms (PI Form 1, for instance).

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David Sheridan LEED Specialist, USGBC Aug 29 2012 Guest 467 Thumbs Up

Omer, I thought of something else: If you 'appoint' a single owner representative at the beginning of the project and then change to another owner entity at the end, you will have to change the owner with GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).. See the Legal tab in LEED Online v3 for Change of Owner Agreement. This is a three-way agreement, among GBCI, the original Owner, and the new Owner. It is handled through the GBCI legal department.
The reason for this complexity is to retain the commitment of the Owner to fulfill MPR 6 following certification.

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Omer Kalafatoglu Founder, EcoBuild Aug 29 2012 Guest 175 Thumbs Up

Thank you so much Dave! I think I have a ful understanding now. Thanks again.

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Omer Moltay
Jul 02 2012
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Sales / Lease Agreement for LEED CS

Our project is claiming credits through a lease agreement that stipulates certain energy efficiency requirements. The text is almost ready and we have used all the requirements in energy modeling, etc. Looking at the PIf4 where we are asked to upload the agreement, it says that it has to be signed by both the developer and the tenant. However, the tenant is not yet identified at this moment, therefore only the developer can sign this document. Any experiences?

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Jul 02 2012 LEEDuser Moderator

I would assume this would be accepted, if you note in the narrative why the signature is not available, but I haven't been in this situation so I can't say for sure. I would email GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). if you want to confirm.

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Christner Inc LEED BD+C Christner Inc.
Jun 11 2012
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Signatures after preliminary review

I have a credit pending that the HVAC team member has reviewed and uploaded the requested documentation. This credit was previously signed by the general contractor. Does this same signatory need to resign the form acknowledging this new information, or is the new information okay without resigning the form?

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Emily Catacchio Sustainability Specialist, Wight and Company Jun 20 2012 Guest 9886 Thumbs Up

Kelly,

Unless the review team requested the form be resigned I don't think it's required. However, the general contractor may have concerns over having their signature on something they haven't seen, in that case go ahead and have them resign it. 

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Donna Juselis LEED Consultant Commissioning WorCx
May 04 2012
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What to do when an Owner retires

The original Owner of our project with a large university has retired and a new project manager is now assigned as Owner. We have added the new Owner to the project team and marked the original owner as de-activated. Should we change the project owner information on the Registration Details tab and have the new person re-sign all of the credit forms, most of which are already marked Complete?
DJ

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Emily Catacchio Sustainability Specialist, Wight and Company May 08 2012 Guest 9886 Thumbs Up

Tom,

For the best way to approach this I would contact GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)., a phone call would probably get you an answer quickly.

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Kathryn West LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, JLL Mar 29 2013 LEEDuser Member 7293 Thumbs Up

I had the same question. The response I got back from GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). was that the new owner has to re-sign all the forms. Not the answer I was hoping for :)

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Johanna Ofner
May 02 2012
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Property Manager vs Facility Manager

Most of the signatories required in EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems. seem to be the facility manager or owner. For IEQc1.5, however, it asks for the signature of the building engineerA qualified engineering professional with relevant and sufficient expertise who oversees and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in the project building. or property manager. We don't have anyone on our project team that uses this title. How is property manager different from facility manager? Can we have our facility manager sign off on this credit?

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Gail Vittori Co-Director Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
Jan 20 2012
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Reguired signatory completed prior to credit information

In your experience, do reviewers object when the owner signs off on a required signatory before the pertinent credit information is loaded into the form. For example, on the LEED-HC form for SSc5.2, can the owner sign off that "All open space that is counted toward this credit will be preserved for the life of the building" before the specific information about the open space is saved to the form? I ask because the required signatory loads the date stamp.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Feb 17 2012 LEEDuser Moderator

Cassidy, that's a good question and I don't know the answer. I could imagine reviewers having trouble with it, though. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Varunika Bove Green Building Consultant, ELAN, Paris FRANCE Feb 17 2012 Guest 366 Thumbs Up

Hello Cassidy,
I couldnt comment on the LEED-HC but I have had a client sign a form and upload the relevent documents later just for practical reasons. The committement of the client was not going to change but the documents and information to be uploaded were not complete. I had no issue with doing it in that order.
I would think this type of situation comes up often. Hope that helps.
Devani

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Rhonda Merchut Project Architect Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Jan 06 2012
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Changes to completed credits

If we have not made a submittal for review to USGBC, how do we "unsign" or remove a "complete" checkmark from our credits? Thanks.

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Emily Catacchio Sustainability Specialist, Wight and Company Jan 10 2012 Guest 9886 Thumbs Up

Rhonda,

This option is available under the "Credit Information" section. Click the icon that says "In Progress" and the checkmark on the scorecard tab will be removed.

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Varunika Bove Green Building Consultant, ELAN, Paris FRANCE Feb 01 2012 Guest 366 Thumbs Up

The icons "In Prgress" and "Complete" have not been working on our project on LEEDonline. I have sent a feed back and not received a response in two weeks now. Is there anyone who came across this issue on their projects?

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Emily Catacchio Sustainability Specialist, Wight and Company Feb 04 2012 Guest 9886 Thumbs Up

Devani,

Are you currently in a review phase? Have you recently recieved review comments?

Your LEED-Online access will be limited during a review. After you recieve review comments, you will need to accept the review before all functionality to LEED-Online will return. 

If neither of these circumstances are an issue, I would reccomend calling GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). and having someone on the phone replicate and document the issue. They will be able to direct you from there.

Good luck!

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Varunika Bove Green Building Consultant, ELAN, Paris FRANCE Feb 05 2012 Guest 366 Thumbs Up

Hello Emily,
Thanks for your response.
The project is not in review. We are in the process of completing the forms and uploading our documents for a D&C review. I did try calling GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). on several occasions and have not been able to get connected. Each time I called I was on hold for more than 20 minutes and then when I finally got connected the line cut off.
I hope this gets sorted out soon since we are almost at the end of the project.

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Emily Catacchio Sustainability Specialist, Wight and Company Feb 08 2012 Guest 9886 Thumbs Up

Devani,

I have never had that experience calling GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).. Maybe this is a no-brainer, but are you calling this number 1-800-795-1746? Assuiming you're in the US.

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Varunika Bove Green Building Consultant, ELAN, Paris FRANCE Feb 16 2012 Guest 366 Thumbs Up

Finally! I got a reply to my issue. The Representative from GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). asked me to run the compatibility tool on internet explorer and it worked. Just in case there are other who have the same issue the procedure to follow is:
1. Click on Tools on your internet explorer
2. Then scroll down till you get to a line compatibility tool.
3. If there is no check saying its ok then you have a problem.
The solution is as easy at click on it and click on ok on the box that appears.
And viola it should work!!

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser BuildingGreen, Inc.
Nov 14 2011
LEEDuser Moderator

LEED 2009 Form Data Matrix

LEEDuser is now linking to the LEED 2009 Form Data Matrix (which is awesome) rather than posting our own spreadsheet as before. Let us know if you have any questions, or if you see anything cool on the spreadsheet.

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Jason Smith erstad ARCHITECTS
Jul 26 2011
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Multiple Owners

What if there are multiple owners for the project? We have downloaded the Agent Authority form, but that just releases a single owner to a single agent. Is there a way to list multiple owners? Thank you for your help.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Nov 13 2011 LEEDuser Moderator

Jason, I would contact GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). and get their guidance on how to handle this. And please let ius know what you learn.

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Xavi B
Jun 23 2011
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Design and CxA resposabilities

Hi,
What if I'm the electrical engineer on record, and the CxAThe commissioning authority (CxA) is the individual designated to organize, lead, and review the completion of commissioning process activities. The CxA facilitates communication among the owner, designer, and contractor to ensure that complex systems are installed and function in accordance with the owner's project requirements. for the project?
How can I sign both as CxACommissioning authority: the individual designated to organize, lead, and review the completion of commissioning process activities. The CxA facilitates communication among the owner, designer, and contractor to ensure that complex systems are installed and function in accordance with the owner's project requirements. and electrical engineer?, since when I was assigned as responsible I was assigned to just one activity.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Nov 13 2011 LEEDuser Moderator

Xavi, how can you be both the CxAThe commissioning authority (CxA) is the individual designated to organize, lead, and review the completion of commissioning process activities. The CxA facilitates communication among the owner, designer, and contractor to ensure that complex systems are installed and function in accordance with the owner's project requirements. and the electrical engineer? EAp1 requires these roles to be independent.

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Tarek Dalati Sustainbility manager CRHI
Mar 08 2011
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what is meant by required signatory

honestly i m confused by rerquired signatory.

how GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). knows that the initial provided are really for the client for example.
and is there any document is required to be uploaded to show that the initials are for the person required

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Mar 08 2011 LEEDuser Moderator

Tarek, see Jason's comment below about Team Administration. I think this answers some of your questions.

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Peter Kennedy LEED AP, GreenPoint Rater Bright Green Strategies
Feb 17 2011
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EAp2 v EAc1

It looks to me that the Lighting Designer needs to initial on EAp2, not EAc1 (NC, Option 1 Path).

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Feb 17 2011 LEEDuser Moderator

I'll check that out and make the change to the spreadsheet. Thanks for the fact-checking!

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Jason Franken Sustainability Professional
Jan 20 2011
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Importance of Team Adminstration Tab in LEED Online

This is a great resource - thanks for providing it! One additional aspect of required signatures is the critical importance of updating the Team Administration tab in LEED Online. In order to have these signed credit forms approved during the review process, you need to make sure to add all relevant project team members to the list of team members in LEED Online. You'll also need to make sure to assign them the proper project role. The key step in this new requirement in LEED Online v3 is that the required signatory must be signed into LEED Online using their own login account when they sign the form. When a Credit Form is signed, the system adds an automatically-generated datestamp to the form that includes the name and project role of the person who actually signed it. If someone tries to sign the form in the place of the required signatory, the system will record that and the review team will note the discrepancy. Even if all of your documentation is perfect, the credit will be marked pending during your application review in order to get the authorized team member to sign the form. Save yourself some time down the road by setting up the Team Administration page early in your project and be sure to train all your team members on the correct way to sign these forms.

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Caroline Hedin Architect, studio point253 Jan 21 2011 LEEDuser Member 1542 Thumbs Up

We just discovered that ourselves. We've got an Owner who seems to be averse to using the sight so we sign-in under my name and she types in her initials. Of course, the review team doesn't know this so they've marked all of these credits as pending. Seems logical I suppose.

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Peter Kennedy LEED AP, GreenPoint Rater, Bright Green Strategies Feb 16 2011 Guest 749 Thumbs Up

Thanks for the tip, Jason. We've been scratching our heads for a few days here about why the magic "Y" isn't showing up in a form.

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Jennifer Knocha Assistant, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation May 06 2011 Guest 421 Thumbs Up

Okay, but we're a large REIT, doing our LEED application in-house, so there isn't an owner/client per se. Would a designated rep for the owner be appropriate? Could the property manager act as both the PM and the owner?

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. May 19 2011 LEEDuser Moderator

Yes, if they take on that role within LEED Online.

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Renee Shirey
Jan 20 2011
LEEDuser Member
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Stamped dwgs vs req'd LEED documentation signatures

Great spreadsheet!
Multiple licensed/registered professionals can work on a project in the same dicipline, depending on the project. However, only a few individuals stamp the CD set dwgs. Does the professional who signs off on the LEED documentation (because they are most closely related to the info and did the calculations) have to be the same person who stamps the dwg for a discipline (elect/mech/landscape/etc)? Do the reviewers of the LEED documentation see this as a disconnect, or is it a non-issue?

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David Posada Integrated Design & LEED Specialist, SERA Architects Jan 20 2011 Guest 21449 Thumbs Up

It's been a non-issue since, as you point out, there are so many licensed, responsible professionals overseeing work who are not necessarily the same person stamping a particular drawing.

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