It’s not easy being GREEN … in Construction

  It’s not easy being green….-Kermit the Frog

Are your construction and engineering departments working to leverage technology? Many customers today want to maximize the benefits found with GREEN construction, which means contractors need to be able to track subcontractors with GREEN experience and capabilities, specify GREEN standards, and ensure compliance.

Keeping track of all this GREEN information could turn into a job of its own, unless you have IPM, which already includes many of the features you need to optimize GREEN projects. Here are just a few ways you can use IPM to handle GREEN information.

  • SPECIFY GREEN STANDARD TASKS
    • Specify GREEN standards in your scope of work (Standard Tasks).
    • Apply these tasks to every Job / Subcontract to assure you are meeting GREEN standards for your customer.

  • KNOW WHO TO TALK TO WHEN GREEN IS IMPORTANT
    • Track LEED points/certification levels on your Subcontractors and other contacts.
    • Classify your contacts based on any criteria that you define (past performance, GREEN capabilities, availability, etc.)
  • EVALUATE SUBCONTRACTORS
    • Evaluate how much GREEN construction your potential vendors have done previously.
    • Evaluate vendors’ past GREEN construction scores with other contractors.
    • Evaluate how much capacity they have to take on a new GREEN construction project.

  • ENSURE HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
    • Track employee participation at LEED and other training events.
    • Create plans for achieving GREEN certifications and track progress against those plans.
    • Communicate GREEN compliance with customers.
  • MODIFY YOUR SITE DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE…
    • Specific site instructions that assure subcontractors will follow detailed GREEN requirements for each job.
    • Documented risks caused by not using GREEN standards in a specific setting.
    • Inspection documentation to ensure that GREEN requirements are being met.
    • Quick and easy documentation of any non-conformance to established GREEN standards, including remediation requests.

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