Eco-Charrette

Earlier this week, we had the eco-charrette for the project (the project, meaning the Autodesk project). I won't go into all of the details of reviewing the scorecard, but one topic that was interesting was the "project vision & goals" discussion, especially considering the IPD and BIM requirements of the project.

We basically went around the room and stated our personal goals, related to LEED, for the project. some of which were:
  • Integrate Revit/IPD into the LEED process
  • Track Materials in "the model" for MR credits
  • Integrate the credits into the space in an organic way, so that end users don't walk around, pointing at things, saying "here is a credit" or "they must have done this for a credit"
  • Use Revit & IES for calculations
  • Integrate subcontractors in the process, beyond typical material tracking involvement
  • Team interaction with IPD/BIM to meet requirements
  • Innovation Credits to be for exceptional performance
  • For end users to not realize the tight schedule when they are in the space
  • To use IPD/BIM to make key decisions to meet the requirements
  • For ideas to come from unexpected places, i.e. subcontractors
One of the interesting things about this discussion was who said each of these goals. The comment about ideas coming from subcontractors was a KlingStubbins team member; the comment about integrating the credits into the space was from Tocci.

1 comment:

T. Momeyer, AIA NH, CCS, LEED AP said...

Thanks for posting! Your comments are pasted below followed by my comments (TEM). T. Momeyer, Architect, NH.

• Integrate Revit/IPD into the LEED process [TEM: Very practical… how to use Revit in the LEED process… hopefully Adsk is working on this so that all Revit users don't have to 'invent' the 'how to do it in Revit' stuff.]

• Track Materials in "the model" for MR credits [TEM: This is not enabled ‘out of the box’ by Autodesk… requires customization... wondering why someone (Adsk? or?) doesn't provide this? Why should every little or large A/E/C have to figure this out?]

• Integrate the credits into the space in an organic way, so that end users don't walk around, pointing at things, saying "here is a credit" or "they must have done this for a credit" [TEM: As an architect, this ‘artificial goal attainment’ wouldn’t have crossed my mind. Don’t think anyone in ‘joe q public’ would even be able / capable at this point in time in walking around a project and saying this or that design element is attributable to a specific LEED credit.]

• Use Revit & IES for calculations " [TEM: Admirable… but has appears to be problematic / not do-able from internet posts that I’ve seen to date. Have you tried or worked this out on a real world project?]

• Integrate subcontractors in the process, beyond typical material tracking involvement [TEM: Excellent!]

• For end users to not realize the tight schedule when they are in the space [TEM: Similar to above, find it hard to believe that an ‘end user’ would even be aware of this LEED driven response to ‘design / schedule / constructed environment’ result.

Thanks for posting!

Tom

NH Architect, LEED AP, AIA, CCS