the bat we should substitute the word "green" with
"quality", because that is much of what green building is. Although it
is obvious that energy conservation and the use of renewable energy
technologies are green, there are other very important aspects to
include. We want our buildings to integrate into the wider site and community.
Plumbing and landscaping should use water intelligently. We want good indoor
air quality and well designed mechanical systems that provide comfort, not
just a hot/cold wind. We want efficient use of resources in buildings
minimizing pressure on raw materials and minimizing waste to be hauled off.
Lets face it, land fills are getting filled and often materials going to the
dump represent excess stuff someone paid for. Green building techniques also
encourage durability and ease of maintenance.The list could go on but you can
count on Aurora BP to help you through the documentation process of your fine
You are encouraged to review
the Build it Green website to learn more about it. We will
go over your plans and talk with you to develop a checklist with measures that are actually possible and point out opportunities. The title 24 report is an important starting point for New Homes as it establishes that you have the minimum required compliance margin of 10%. The higher this margin the better as it gains points that will not have to be found in other ways, that is of course assuming you are only taking credit for intended features of the home.
While the project is under way it is important that the General Contractor keep us in the loop to do site verifications at the appropriate times, like before sheet rock. They also should be aware of the documentation that will need to be provided for various measures. Typically we need to provide you with a verified checklist at the end before you can get a final inspection.
will need: Fill out info sheet Title 24 , digital copy of the CF-1R or PERF
1, showing minimum 15% above compliance Debris Recovery Plan A sample
I will schedule with the builder to make timely site visits to to verify that
the agreed upon measures are in place, I will present the completed Data
Collection form to Build It Green (BIG). BIG will then issue a Certificate
stating your GreenPoint Rated Status