Video: Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
Getting LEED-EBOM certification is all about documentation: a lot of documentation. It's a lot of work, and yet—there are so many pitfalls, unknowns, and blind alleys that it's common for LEED review comments come back with a lot of issues. At best, such problems are a frustration—at worst, they can cost a LEED certification, or certification level, that you worked hard for.
In our latest video, LEEDuser is pleased to offer a free presentation addressing exactly this issue: common LEED-EBOM documentation mistakes, and how you can avoid them.
From signatory issues to lamp inputs
This hour-long presentation is offered by Jenny Carney and Ben Stanley, two of the LEED-EBOM experts at YR&G Sustainability—one of the top LEED-EBOM consulting groups in the world, with experience both submitting and reviewing LEED-EBOM documentation. Some of the issues they will cover are as follows.
- Signatory Issues—especially the owner signatory
- Screwy inputs on Portfolio Manager for EAp2
- Ah shoot, I used the form for EQp1. Plus all the little variables in that 62MZ thingy.
- Inconsistent occupancy and area PIf3, SSc4, WEp1, EAp2, EQp1, EQc3.2.
- MRc4 - mistakes with the lamp inputs for Mercury content and such
There are dozens and dozens of documentation errors (not so much errors, always, as differences of opinion with your reviewer) that commonly come up with LEED-EBOM. The webcast will be filled with many tidbits and anecdotes, with a focus on the 20 17 highly avoidable problems that we most often see. Some of the general issues we look at include:
- Lack of clarity in documentation—and where that really matters
- General - ignoring of things that are explicitly asked for on the form—and common forms where this happens
- No narrative attached to the credit for the final review—oops
- Leaving out the nit-picky nonsense
Jenny and Ben provide their hard-earned insights and war stories as they guide you through these minefields, along with taking questions from webcast attendees.
About the presenters
Jenny Carney, LEED AP O+M – YR&G
Jenny heads up YRG's Business & Operations Team, based in YRG's Chicago office. She oversees YRG project work related to LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) certification, corporate sustainability programming and reporting, and sustainability strategy development for businesses and existing buildings. She sits on the USGBC-Chicago Chapter's Education & Research committee, and is a member of the USGBC's Sustainable Sites TAG (Technical Advisory Group).
Ben Stanley, LEED AP BD+C – YR&G
Ben has experience assisting clients with effective sustainable design, operations, and corporate wide initiatives. His expertise includes management of LEED-NC and LEED-EBOM certification, training and education materials development and delivery, and corporate sustainability strategy. Ben’s project experience includes hospitality/resort, multi-family residential, mixed-use, core & shell, schools, and commercial office spaces. He is also a primary author of the LEED-EBOM portions of the LEEDuser website.
Tristan Roberts, LEED AP BD+C – LEEDuser
The session will be moderated by Tristan Roberts. Tristan is editorial director for BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of LEEDuser, BuildingGreen.com, Environmental Building News. and GreenSpec. He is well known on the LEEDuser discussion forums for his explanations of LEED credit tricks and tips, and is a sustainability expert with years of experience writing about key topics in green building. He will gladly share how many LEED APs it takes to change a light bulb.
You can earn CEUs for watching this video by self-reporting to GBCI. CE certificates are not currently available for this recording.