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Sustainability is Key at the Cincinnati Zoo

Sustainability is Key at the Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo is striving to be the “greenest” zoo in America, and they’re proving that going green can also save a lot of green along the way. Last night, at the annual Cincinnati Sustainability awards, the keynote speaker was Mark Fisher, the senior director of facilities at the zoo. Mark is not a flashy […]

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Important LEED Note for Firefox Users!

Important LEED Note for Firefox Users!

If you use LEED Online v.3 and Mozilla Firefox, I am sure you are already (painfully) aware that the LEED v.3 website does not support the use of Firefox (only Internet Explorer or Safari). They keep promising future compliance, but at this point, I’ll believe it when I see it. LEED Online v. 2 will […]

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Common LEED Documentation Mistakes

Common LEED Documentation Mistakes

As promised, here it is- a summary of the most common mistakes I see in LEED Design Phase Documentation. A few caveats before I launch into my review: 1. These comments are based on LEED for New Construction v2.2 and LEED for Schools v2.0 projects. LEED 2009 is similar, but some of the documentation is […]

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LEED Submission Week

LEED Submission Week

Whew- busy week! I have 6 LEED design submissions to review this week before we hit the magic “submit” button and send our documentation off to be reviewed by GBCI. At the end of this week I plan to post a summary of the most common mistakes I see in design credit LEED documentation, so […]

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LEED Views Documentation

LEED Views Documentation

Ahh- time to document the dreaded LEED Views credit. I must admit that this is one of my least favorite credits to document. It doesn’t take any complex calculations or any real technical know-how, but calculating good old IEQ Credit 8.2 can be a real time hog. I also get questions about documenting this credit […]

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