Green Building Certification Timeline for Existing Buildings:

No Cost to Owner
Step One: Decision Time
  • Owner and Project Management is Thinking of GREEN
  • Basic Green Building Information Session by Green Expert
  • Owner and Project Management Decided to GO GREEN
1 Week
Step Two: Preparation Time
  • Pre-qualification Walkthrough of the Project by Green Expert
  • Collect Basic Project Information (If Qualify)
  • Prepare and Submit Detail Fee Proposal with USGBC Certification Cost Detail
  • Acceptance of Fee Proposal and Appoint the Green Expert
1 Week
1st Payment
Step Three: Data and Information Collection Time
  • Information Session on Green Building Certification Process with Project Team
  • Collection of Project Energy and Water Consumption Data and Other Information
2 Weeks
Step Four: Analysis Time (GB Consultancy PHASE I)
  • Feasibility Study Survey by International Green Building Expert
  • ASHRAE Level I Walkthrough Assessment
  • Submission of Reports (Feasibility Study Report, ASHRAE Level I Walkthrough Assessment Report and LEED Matrix Report
  • ASHARE Level II Energy Audit and Retro Commissioning and Report
  • Activate the Green Building Consultancy PHASE II by Owner
6 Weeks
2nd Payment
Step Five: Analysis Time (GB Consultancy PHASE II)
  • Create and Submission of Detail Step by Step Implementations Plan
  • Establish Performance and Certification Goal
  • Capital Improvements:  Budget & Schedule
4 Weeks
3rd Payment
Step Six: Implementation Time (GB Consultancy PHASEIII)
  • Implementation of No/Low Cost Measures
  • Implementation of Mid Cost Measures
  • Implementation of Capital Improvements and High Cost Measures
  • Ongoing Commissioning
  • ASHARE 62.1 Ventilation Requirements
  • Implementation of all Policies and Programs
  • Staff/Tenant/Vendor Training
  • Documentations of all Implementations
  • Pre-commissioning Meeting
12 Weeks
4th Payment
Step Seven: Monitoring Time (GB Consultancy PHASE IV)
  • Tracking Material Input
  • Occupant/Tenant Survey
  • Collection of After Implementations Energy and Water Consumption Data and Other Information
  • Verify Performance and LEED Compliances (Third Party Commissioning/Audit)
52 Weeks
5th Payment
Step Eight: Submission Time (GB Consultancy PHASE V)
  • Preparation of LEED Submission Documents
  • Review the Submittal Documents with Project Owner/Management
  • Completion of LEED documentation work and submission to USGBC/GBCI
  • Preparation and submission of queries raised by GBCI by LEED consultant
  • Second review completion by GBCI
  • Review of final GBCI result by client and acceptance of LEED score&Award of LEED certification
10 Weeks

Green Building Certification Timeline for New Buildings and Interior

No Cost to Owner
Step One: Decision Time
  • Owner and Project Management is Thinking of GREEN
  • Basic Green Building Information Session by Green Expert
  • Owner and Project Management Decided to GO GREEN
1 Week
Step Two: Preparation Time
  • Green Expert Visit the Project Site
  • Collect Basic Project Information (Proposed Owner Project Requirement)
  • Prepare and Submit Detail Fee Proposal with Certification Cost Detail
  • Acceptance of Fee Proposal and Appoint the Green Expert
  • Consultant register with US Green Building Council for LEED certification
1 Week
 
Step Three: Data and Information Collection Time (GB Consultancy PHASE I)
  • Information Session on Green Building Certification Process with Project Team
  • Provide all the Green Building Guidelines to Project Team
  • Complete LEED Score Card
  • Explain Energy Modelling Information Templates
  • Collect all Completed Templates along with Architectural Design, Drawings, Elevations, Section, Air Ventilation/ HVAC Design, Light Design and Plumbing Design.
4 Weeks
 
Step Four: Analysis Time (GB Consultancy PHASE II) by LEED Consultant
  •  Location and Site Studies
  • Sun Path Analysis,
  • Local Weather and Climatic Studies
  • Building Form and Orientation Studies
  • Envelope Optimization,
  • HVAC and Lighting System Review
  • IAQ Management Calculation
  • Water Efficiency Studies and Strategies
  • Building Energy Efficiency Studies
  • Fenestration Analysis
  • Wall Roof and Floor Assembly Optimization
  • Lighting and Other Systems Analysis
  • Day Lighting Simulation and Views Analysis
  • Lighting Pollution Analysis and Simulation
  • Renewable Energy Studies, Calculation and Options
  • Energy Simulation and Analysis
  • Perform Calculations for Selected Credits
4 Weeks
Step Five: Report (Deliverables) Submittal by LEED Consultant
  • Feasibility Study Report
  • LEED Matrix Report
  • Day Light Simulation Report
  • Energy Modelling Report
  • All LEED Credits Calculations
2 Weeks
 
Step Six: Implementation Time (GB Consultancy PHASE III)
  • Construction Procedure Explain and Provide all Construction Guidelines
  • Train the Green Officer
  • Provide Project Team with all Sample Documents, Draft and LEED Documents Tracker
  • Project Construction Monitoring and Documentation
  • Regular Project Visit
  • Collection of all Required Documents
  • Pre- Commissioning Meeting (at 80% Completion of Project)
  • On-site Verification of LEED Credits Implementation
  • Submittal of Pre-commissioning Report (Deliverables)
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Step Seven: Submission Preparation (GB Consultancy PHASE IV)
  • Fundamental Commissioning and Report
  • O & M Manuals & Systems Manual
  • Enhanced Commissioning and Report
  • Preparation of LEED Submission Documents
  • Review the Submittal Documents with Project Owner/Management
8 Weeks
 
Step Eight: Submission (GB Consultancy PHASE V)
  • Completion of LEED documentation work and submission to USGBC/GBCI
  • Preparation and submission of queries raised by GBCI by LEED consultant
  • Second review completion by GBCI
  • Review of final GBCI result by client and acceptance of LEED score
  • Award of LEED certification and plaque from GBCI
10 Weeks