Townhomes on Vine, Fort Collins, co
751 Greenfields Dr Unit 3, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Project Details (Green building success in fort collins):
This is a LEED® for Homes Gold registered project consisting of 49 market-rate townhomes. This is the first of two phases of development for this property. Phase 2 will consist of detached single-family homes.
Included in Green Insight’s scope of work was LEED for Homes credit verification, testing during construction and QAD review, energy efficiency recommendations, building material assessments, review of construction documents, specifications, and review of project submittals.
Fort Collins, Colorado residential code is very strict and by itself gets all homes in its jurisdiction fairly close to LEED for Homes certification. A few modifications were made to the project to meet LEED prerequisites at a low additional cost. The main challenge, as is often the case with a developer’s and/or contractor’s first certification, was unfamiliarity with the program requirements. It can take some time for a project team to adjust to the new requirements, especially if the contractor isn’t used to providing product submittals and scheduling the extra inspections.
It took a few inspections for everyone to get comfortable with the requirements, but the Green Insight field staff was able to coach the contractor through it, and by the end of construction the LEED requirements were an integrated part of their procedures. Green Insight also introduced the project team to our Project Insight™ online platform for documenting compliance with all the LEED prerequisites and credits.
We are now set up for a much easier, more streamlined process to certify Phase 2.
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