Do you hate the “C” word? The use of consultants comes with all sorts of stigmas. Added cost, outsiders who don’t know the team, hired guns with nothing to lose — all of these are often associated with bringing in outside consultants for any sort of problem, and using a LEED consultant can be no different. But that doesn’t have to be the case, and in fact, using a LEED consultant on your first project can be one of the best investments for future projects that you will ever make. The LEED certification process is a complicated beast: Not only do you need to figure out what strategies to incorporate into your building, you then need to maneuver through the LEED documentation maze to actually earn certification. And that is where a qualified LEED consultant can pay dividends. Read more
The Consultant Conundrum
Finding a well-versed LEED consultant can prove to be a precious resource.
November 1, 2008