Aside from the fact that the building department requires it.
the bat we should substitute the word "green" with
"quality", because that is much of what green building is. Though it
is obvious that energy conservation and the use of renewable energy
technologies is a big component 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 provides 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 find links to checklists and manuals. It can be quite involved but you can make a preliminary pass a t the list if you wish. We will
then review that preliminary to establish what might actually be possible and
if there are any measures that were missed. Or we will just work with you to generate the checklist. I will coordinate with Build It
will need: Title 24 , digital copy of the CF-1R or PERF
1, showing minimum 15% above compliance Debris Recovery Plan
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