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Green Building Expertise

Unity House at Unity College

Unity House at Unity College

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The success of any green building project relies on the expertise that is involved during various stages of the project – pre-design, design, construction, implementation, operations and management, etc. Assembling the appropriate group of external consultants is a challenging task that involves proper research of the field in question as well as valued recommendations from reliable sources. The crucial expertise of the project team comes from the careful selection of experts such as the architects, HVAC/MEP/lighting engineers as well contractors and project managers.

In-house decision-makers such as facility managers, business officers and sustainability coordinators, and in particular those with experience in sustainable construction/renovation practice, also play a critical role in initiating and managing the institutional processes involved in the realization of a campus green building project.

This page provides information on understanding the nitty-gritty of the integrated design process as well as selecting design and construction professionals. Resources such as directory listings of green contractors and accredited professionals are also included on this page.

 

INTRODUCTION TO GREEN BUILDING

An introduction to the design and development of a green building project:

EXPERT ROLE

Resources that describe the role of various experts in the green building design and construction process:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Information on the management of green building projects (the design, commissioning, and delivery aspects of a green building project):

Integrated Design

Pre-Design

Design

Development

Construction

Occupancy

Commissioning

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Roadmap

Delivery (Design and Construction) Methods

BUILDING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Information on the ongoing management of green building projects to ensure that they meet energy savings and other operational targets.

Retrocommissioning

Utilities and Energy Management