Green Building Curmudgeon


Laying down the law

Posted on December 16, 2008 by Carl Seville

Enforcing New Requirements on Your Green Job Site

OK, so you have encouraged, set expectations, inspected, maybe even pleaded and begged, but you still aren’t getting what you want. So what is there to do?

It’s time for some enforcement. When you have provided direction and given complete information to your team, as professionals they are responsible for delivering the performance for which you have contracted.


You only get what you expect when you inspect

Posted on December 16, 2008 by Carl Seville

Most Often, Self-Policing isn't Enough

The best way to make sure that your projects meet the performance level you are seeking is to inspect the work at critical points when there is still time to make needed corrections.


Setting Expectations and Coaching your team

Posted on December 16, 2008 by Carl Seville

Make it Clear that There Are No Dumb Questions.

Don’t assume that your staff and trades will immediately understand everything you are asking for when making the changes that green building will require.

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What’s so special about green building?

Posted on December 16, 2008 by Carl Seville

I left off last time with a caution about understanding the differences in green building and potential side effects of changes that are not clearly communicated to the entire team. Another challenge in greening your work is learning new methods and techniques, training your team to properly implement them, and coordinating with your selected green building program to make sure you get the results you are aiming for.

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