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Ferguson has had experience with the evolving LEED documentation process since 2014 when LEED Accreditation became prevalent in the commercial construction industry. We strive to stay updated with new LEED requirements and have had experience with more stringent environmental programs such as the Living Building Challenge.
Document Submittal Process:
Typically, a general contractor has an internal Accredited Professional that will produce LEED documentation & templates specific to the project and what type of rating needs to be achieved. As a subcontractor, we are responsible for providing up to date material & recycling information to input into these templates.
Below is a summary of the information we typically provide for a LEED Project:
More recently we have seen the introduction of EPD’s (Environmental Product Declaration) & LCA’s (Life Cycle Assessments) into our market. This would be provided by our suppliers and would not be provided by Ferguson Corporation specifically. We are pushing our suppliers to provide this type of documentation and track all updated information in an EPD & LCA library.
A step above EPD’s and LCA’s would be Health Product Declarations, or HPD’s. HPD’s are a standardized report of contents for a product and are typically created by a third-party consultant. Ferguson relies on our suppliers and manufactures to create HPD’s for their products. We have requested our suppliers to start providing this documentation and expect these declarations to become more common as HDP’s become popularized by LEED requirements.
We have also been able to provide a verified re-use of glass material on past renovation projects. This can contribute to a material salvage, re-use, or refurbish credit.
We have a Project Manager that maintains a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C designation. If applicable, having a LEED AP on the project staff will gain additional credit. By having a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C on staff, Ferguson is up to date with the implementation of LEED v4.1 and aware of any version updates or pilot programs.
Staying Up to Date:
LEED is a constantly evolving building standard. As mentioned above, we are in frequent communication with our suppliers to provide relevant & accurate information to include in our LEED documentation. We understand this importance and work together with our suppliers to help reduce energy, water and waste during the manufacturing process. We are also cognisant of our carbon footprint during distribution and transportation and aim to reduce overall carbon emissions through the entire production lifecycle.