Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard & LEED Innovation Credit

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Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard and LEED® Innovation Credit

GAFPS™ can be used on LEED projects and on non-LEED projects. The language below describes the Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard and its approval as a LEED Innovation Credit.

GAFPS GA30 and the enhanced GAFPS GA3030 Construction Specifications

The GAFPS GA30 & GA3030 specification document contains suggested specification requirements for projects to be constructed in compliance with the Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard GA30 and the enhanced Green Advantage Field Personnel Standard GA3030. Projects seeking LEED certification may use the language in this document for either GA30 or GA3030 to require compliance with the Green Advantage Innovation in Design Credit approved in 2011 by USGBC. However, regardless of whether LEED certification is pursued, any project team may use the language in this document to set a standard for green knowledge, best practices, and leadership on the project site. 

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Introduction

A LEED Innovation Credit based on the GAFPS has been approved for eligible commercial projects registering under LEED-NC v2.2 and LEED 2009 BD&C

(USGBC LEED Interpretation 5413 for Credit IDc1, Innovation in Design, as posted 2/28/2011 and revised 4/1/2011 on the USGBC website:  Click here and then click on "expand all" to read the full document.)

This Innovation Credit recognizes the merit of having a significant percentage of a project's workforce Green Advantage Certified (GACP Only) prior to and throughout construction. 

Green Advantage® certifies design and construction practitioners in sustainable design and construction practices. Green Advantage Certified Practitioners (GACPs) demonstrate their practical knowledge of current green building principles, materials, and techniques as well as the rationale for green building.

Interpretations of LEED Credits are determined solely by USGBC, not Green Advantage.

GAFPS™ and LEED® Innovation Credit Criteria

1. Prior to and throughout the construction phase of the project, 30% of the General Contractor's or Construction Manager's personnel will be Green Advantage Certified Practitioners. Personnel must be actively involved in the day-to-day activities and of the following classifications as applicable:

a.      Contractor
b.      Construction Manager including Project Executive
c.      Project Manager
d.      Project Engineer
e.      Quality Control Manager
f.      Mechanical/ Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Coordinator
g.      Superintendent
h.      Assistant Superintendent
i.       General Foreman

2. Prior to and throughout the construction phase of the project, 30% of Subcontractor personnel will be Green Advantage Certified Practitioners (GACPs). Personnel must be actively involved in the day-to-day activities and of the following classifications:

a.      Project Manager
b.      Superintendent
c.      Project Engineer
d.      Quality Control Manager
e.      General Foreman
f.      Trade Foreman
 

Submittals
1.  Provide a complete list, aggregating General Contractor's and Construction Manager's personnel, noting each person's role in the project and who is a Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP). (For multiple-prime contracts, provide separate lists for the Construction Manager and each Prime Contractor.) Calculate the percentage of Green Advantage Certified Practitioners (GACPs).

 

2.  Provide a complete list, aggregating Subcontractors' personnel, noting each person's role in the project and who is a Green Advantage Certified Practitioner. (For multiple-prime contracts, provide separate lists for each Prime Contractor's Subcontractors.) Calculate the percentage of Green Advantage Certified Practitioners (GACPs).
 

3.  For each Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP), provide a copy of the Green Advantage certificate.