(C4.2) – Third-Party Documentation & Does LEED = Code?
October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Third party providers can fulfill a variety of code compliance tests and measures with specialized expertise that may not be available or feasible for the design and construction teams. This presentation will discuss minimum third-party documentation for commercial code compliance, including commissioning reports, air barrier test reports, and building energy simulations for performance-path compliance. Noting that many construction and renovation projects may simultaneously pursue LEED or ENERGY STAR® certification, we will also compare these certifications’ energy performance standards with those required by the current Massachusetts energy code (780 CMR 9th edition) to explore the question of whether environmental building certifications are equivalent to code-compliant buildings. We will also provide guidance to assure that special inspections, tests, and certifications are documented for ease of compliance review and verification, and how construction professionals can assure that everyone is on the same page, and path, to compliance.