When a contractor submits a sample item for inspection and approval, one would think this leads to a definitive determination regarding contract compliance. If the sample is disapproved, the contractor makes modifications and resubmits. If the sample is approved, the contractor proceeds with production or fabrication, confident that the item meets the specifications. We all know the dictionary meaning of “approved.”
More than 1,300 green building professionals have signed up to participate in the LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program (CMP) since it was launched in early August, according to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The maintenance program, which supports the LEED AP and LEED Green Associate credentials, ensures that LEED professionals in the field are up to date with the most relevant and useful information by requiring a commitment to ongoing participation in green building project, learning and service activities.
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design, has added climate exploration, water reviews, low zero carbon technology consideration and analysis for certain LEED credits to its VE-Toolkits.