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Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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I was wonder how to become a leed certified paint company and if it is available online to take. Thanks
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Here is LEED info.

http://www.cagbc.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Education

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I was wonder how to become a leed certified paint company and if it is available online to take. Thanks
I've been reading a fair bit about LEEDs lately and there seems to be a growing amount of skepticism about the program in general. I'd do a fair bit of homework before investing the time and money to get certified.
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I've been reading a fair bit about LEEDs lately and there seems to be a growing amount of skepticism about the program in general. I'd do a fair bit of homework before investing the time and money to get certified.
I agree. I was installing graphics at a large commercial project that was being touted as a LEED project, and I saw ZERO difference in materials/methods/actions etc as any other project I've ever been on.
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I agree. I was installing graphics at a large commercial project that was being touted as a LEED project, and I saw ZERO difference in materials/methods/actions etc as any other project I've ever been on.
We worked on a project recently that was done by a LEED-certified contractor and it was worse that that. Exterior details were very badly done, as it not weatherproof.
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I'm not sure about a painting contractor being LEED certified. I've used LEED certified products on specified job sites though. Painters are only a small portion of a LEED site. It's based on total dollars of the project. The last site the office furniture had the biggest impact of the certification. Also things like natural lighting created by window placements have an effect. 0 ZOC paint was rather low on the totem pole.
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As a paint contractor you wouldnt need to be Leed certified unless you were going to write LEED specs for a job to be silver,gold or platinum rated. LEEd certification is for people designing the building wether it's the architect or engineer.
As a paint contractor you may have to track your material from point of origin to disposal,provide proof of voc etc. but not be LEED certified.
Most LEED is just bean counting and a way to increase the cost of a job.
One project I bid on the g.c. spent 60,000 dollars to have the project adminstered and at the end the project got a gold plaque.oh boy.
A project I did required the use of a rapid growth sustinable tree for the trim.The tree was grown cut milled and trucked 800 miles when there were millions of beetle kill trees 60 miles from the jobsite.Kind of counter productive when the idea of LEED is to reduce our impact.
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As a paint contractor you wouldnt need to be Leed certified unless you were going to write LEED specs for a job to be silver,gold or platinum rated. LEEd certification is for people designing the building wether it's the architect or engineer.
As a paint contractor you may have to track your material from point of origin to disposal,provide proof of voc etc. but not be LEED certified.
Most LEED is just bean counting and a way to increase the cost of a job.
One project I bid on the g.c. spent 60,000 dollars to have the project adminstered and at the end the project got a gold plaque.oh boy.
A project I did required the use of a rapid growth sustinable tree for the trim.The tree was grown cut milled and trucked 800 miles when there were millions of beetle kill trees 60 miles from the jobsite.Kind of counter productive when the idea of LEED is to reduce our impact.
There are also LEED certifications for contractors at several levels:

http://new.usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-ap/overview


That's not saying that I don't think it's a scam, but there are programs....
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