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Close-out of INpc156- Safety First: Maintenance of HVAC systems during COVID-19

Pilot-Credits INpc156: Safety First: Maintenance of HVAC systems during COVID-19
posted by Barry Abramson on Apr 20, 2023, 12:18 pm

We pursued this credit for several projects in 2021/2022. It was useful to ensure adequate HVAC maintenance was sustained through the pandemic, but at this point it should be standard practice....

Water Restoration Certificates (WRC) Provider

Pilot-Credits WEpc110: Water Restoration Certificates®
posted by Jason Biondi on Apr 21, 2023, 8:52 pm

Besides Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), are there any other provider(s) for Water Restoration Certificates® ?

Have any projects outside of Washington DC pursued this credit?

Pilot-Credits SSpc130: Offsite Rainwater Management
posted by elena sviatoslavsky on Jul 26, 2023, 4:30 pm

I'm wondering if any project outside of Washington DC pursued this pilot credit. If so, please describe the process and which SRC market was used to purchase SRCs. I know the pilot credit is...

NC Building with no cooling tower

Pilot-Credits WEpc94: No Cooling Tower
posted by Paula Hernandez on Aug 2, 2023, 2:26 pm

Hi, I think that this is a very helpfull credit for all the buildings that does not have a cooling tower in their HVAC systems.

Although water cooled chillers may be sometimes more...

Option 2: Emergency Preparedness Planning Red Cross Form Examples

Pilot-Credits IPpc98: Assessment and planning for resilience
posted by Julia Manion on Aug 9, 2023, 5:50 pm

Does anyone have an example of the American Ready Cross 123 Assessment and Facility Description Forms to preview before attempting this credit??? I would like to determine if those forms are...

Patient Rooms

Pilot-Credits WEpc147: All-Gender Restrooms
posted by Vanessa Hostick on Aug 14, 2023, 12:23 pm

Does anyone have experience documenting this pilot credit on a hospital?  It's unclear if the patient room should be included or excluded from the documentation and count. Each of our patient...

Seed Evaluator Tool Effectiveness?

Pilot-Credits IPpc89: Social equity within the community
posted by Charles Boechler on Aug 16, 2023, 3:20 pm

Is the Seed Evaluator the best tool for measuring social equity?

A challenge for us in addressing social equity in plan development is engagement of the existing community is often not...

Relevant Trades/Contractors at Project Planning Stage

Pilot-Credits IPpc81: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
posted by Charles Boechler on Aug 16, 2023, 3:27 pm

From a contract perspective engagement of the professionals is difficulty due to the contract and level of awarenss at planning stages. We have a challenge getting certainty of the key...

Downstream Implementation of Analysis Outcomes

Pilot-Credits INpc113: Informing Design Using Triple Bottom Line Analysis
posted by Charles Boechler on Aug 16, 2023, 3:34 pm

This is such a critical part of informing plan decisions in relation to the marketplace value or buyer acceptance. I am curious how value engineering exercise at the construction stage has...

Menstrual product dispensors

Pilot-Credits WEpc147: All-Gender Restrooms
posted by Emily Smith on Sep 5, 2023, 3:22 pm

The biggest hurdle we faced integrating this credit into our project was the requirement regarding providing free menstrual products. Initially, we were told that the dispensors would cost an...