We have 2 buildings that will share a site. The main buildings is all ready registered. I have gone through the process of creating a block and adding the second building and a master site project within the block. One question i have is if the Master Site "project" is required or if it is simply a tool for site credit templates to be submitted and reiviewed separate from the buildings? I also thought the fee would be $1800 total. As stated we have all ready registered the first building and LEED online is now charging me 2x$900 for the additional "projects". So is the master site required or can we simply just register the two buildings? If so, Is there a way to delete the master site project from the block and just complete the templates for the two buildings? If not, I might be able to create a new block with just the two building projects.
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Vermont House of Representatives
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November 19, 2011 - 9:32 pm
Vaughan, I am not completely sure of all the details of these registration procedures and fees. I would check with GBCI, if you haven't already—I'm sure they can help.
vaughan adkinsCivil Engineer
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December 13, 2011 - 10:42 am
This is the response I recieved:
"If the project team would like to use the AGMBC guidance in order to pursue certification, a Master site is required. Please see more information on AGMBC on our website at: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=2326
If the project team is simply submitting two individual projects which are registered within a block and are not using the AGMBC guidance, then a master site is not required. If this is the case, the team may set up a free block in LEED Online, and register each of the two projects from within the block by ‘Adding a project’. Each review will be conducted separately, and subject to standard review policies.
I hope that helps, but if you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to use the contact form at http://www.gbci.org/contactus and select "Follow up to GBCI Response," inputting your case number from this email's subject line."
So my question is still how to seperate the site for two projects, when parking, and stormwater can only be used for achieving one project certification. And the Arch. has the additional comment: the contractor will be the same for both and will not be separating their materials by building ($$). The two buildings are under one contract. (Gov't project, using tax payer $$). Looks like we should only register one project, the training building, and not register the maintenance building. It is also more costly to register the site for one review, +the two buildings for two separate reviews.
Please correct me, if I'm wrong, and have misinterpreted the new guidance and the application and review process.