Tag Archives: LEED AP

You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)

The Lorax Partnerships Team
We are often asked “what is the best way to assure success in a green building project?” Whether that query is from a Fortune 1000 businesses or an architect, the answer is the same, have the owner engage an experienced green building consultant as early as possible in the project. Which often leads to a … Continue Reading

Do LEED APs Get Higher Wages?

Douglas Reiser, who publishes at the Builders Counsel Blog, recently posted an interesting question regarding Davis-Bacon wage determinations for green building projects: "What do you think about Davis-Bacon worker/payment classifications for ‘green building’ specialists or professionals? Should there be a classification for your project’s LEED AP? How about for any independent raters?  I am thinking … Continue Reading

Green Building Thoughts: The Stimulus, The Bond, LEED AP, and Rock Chalk

It may surprise you to learn that I have a real job.  Seriously, I do and I love it!  I am a construction litigator and I am currently involved in a major construction delay claim.  I have been preparing a motion the last few days, hence the late filing of today’s post.  There is a … Continue Reading

GreenBuild Recap Part II: New LEED AP Program Announced

One of the most significant announcements coming out of GreenBuild was the unveiling of the revamped LEED Accredited Professional (AP) program.  Or should I say, programs? There will now be four levels of LEED accreditation:   (1)    LEED Green Associate (2)    LEED Accredited Professional (3)    LEED AP Fellow; and (4)    Legacy LEED AP Additionally, a … Continue Reading

When Should I Take the LEED AP exam?

During my speaking engagements regarding green building legal issues, I have noticed that the same questions keep coming up.  I thought I would begin to answer some of these questions for Green Building Law Update readers that have the similar questions. Question:  When should I take the LEED Accredited Professional (AP) examination?  This is a … Continue Reading