Category Hidden Risks of Green Buildings

This is the eighteenth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). The green design movement is transforming the design and construction marketplace like no other innovation in the lifetime

This is the eleventh post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent: Provide additional outdoor air ventilation to improve air quality for improved occupant comfort, well-being, and productivity. For

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May
Materials & Resource...
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This is the eighth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent of these 14 Materials & Resources Credits: Reuse of existing building components, the management of construction waste,

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Apr
Overview of LEED Credits...
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This is the fifth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). LEED Credit Number Description Issue Comments Sustainable Sites (SS) Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof Option of installing

This is the fourth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Through our evaluation of various LEED credit opportunities for designers, we hope to establish the fact that a

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Feb
Ensuring the Moisture Int...
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This is the second post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Yesterday’s seal of approval for new products was “It was developed by NASA.” Today the seal of approval

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Feb
The Hidden Risks of Green...
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This is the first post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). “Most new products are experiments and most experiments fail.” ~ Quote from “How Buildings Learn: What Happens After

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Apr
Is Your LEED Certified Bu...
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For nearly a decade, Liberty Building Forensics Group® has been writing and speaking on the subject of Hidden Risks of Green Buildings. Our position has always been to educate builders and developers so that they can minimize the risks of these projects and ultimately deliver high performance buildings that are responsibly built. This article by Susan Stead speaks to another side

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Dec
TIPS Fidelity & Sure...
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TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Members, This is a reminder to register for our upcoming live audio webinar taking place next Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern. Entitled Keys to Managing Green Construction Risks, Liability and Litigation,

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Oct
WPL Publishing Co. Announ...
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WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of Construction Claims Advisor and Construction Advisor Today, announces a valuable new interactive webinar: The Hidden Risks of Green Building Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT Presented by: James K. Bidgood, Jr., Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP George H. DuBose Liberty Building Forensics Group FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Jul
IGCC Series: Longevity an...
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Posted on July 19, 2011 by Kirk Dryer The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) is a model code for cities seeking to promote sustainable building practices through their building codes. The IGCC promotes transition from the current voluntary green construction certifications, like USGBC’s LEED, to mandatory green construction codes. As the most recent revisions of

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Jul
IGCC Series: Onsite Renew...
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Posted on July 6, 2011 by Kirk Dryer The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) is a model code for cities seeking to promote sustainable building practices through their building codes. The IGCC promotes transition from the current voluntary green construction certifications, like USGBC’s LEED, to mandatory green construction codes. As the most recent revisions of

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Jul

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Chris Cheatham Green Leases 101 Steve Teitelbaum practices real estate with Jones Day in their Washington DC office. Steve speaks frequently on real estate topics, particularly leasing, and has become a leading lecturer on “green” leases.  Since we have not covered green leases much on this blog, I thought Steve

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Jul
New “Green Codes...
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Is Green Code replacing LEED? ED&C’s Jeffrey King weigs in… New “Green Codes” Gain Momentum By Jeffrey R. King , LEED AP July 07, 2011 The State of Maryland recently passed legislation enabling local jurisdictions to adopt the International Green Construction Code (also known as the Green Code) as a requirement for new construction in that