Contractors (how contractor play a role in sustainability)
Contractors play an integral part in the process of bringing a green building project, or any construction project, to fruition. They are responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the site, management of vendors and trades, and the communication of all involved parties throughout the course of a building project. It is therefore essential to provide contractors with the knowledge and understanding of green construction practices by those implementing design in the field. In this way the benefits and goals of green building, currently often unknowable by just reading construction documents, will be clearer to the construction team, and more easily, and completely, implemented throughout the construction of the project.
This course explores the contractor’s role in achieving Materials and Resources prerequisites and credits under the LEED v4 rating system. We will look at the key changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4 with respect to Materials and Resources prerequisites and credits while identifying the Materials and Resources prerequisites and credits that the contractor is responsible for and/or involved with.
This course is ideal for building professionals and students seeking to learn the fundamentals of how sustainability can be applied to the built environment, how LEED can be utilized for designing and building green buildings.