Factors causing variation between the LEED final and pilot checklists in green health-care projects

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Title: Factors causing variation between the LEED final and pilot checklists in green health-care projects
Author: Tyagi, Priyanka
Abstract: Among most of the LEED registered and LEED certified health -care facilities , there is a credit variation between the LEED pilot checklist and the final checklist . The credit variation between the LEED pilot and final checklists implies failure in achieving the pre -defined green objectives . Most of the credits were given up due to financial reasons . Although most of the credits in the LEED credit list emerge as design issues , accomplishing a LEED rating is primarily the owner ? ?s responsibility . In order to minimize the variation between the LEED pilot checklist and LEED approved checklist , the owner needs to conduct significant project planning . The owner should integrate the LEED objectives early in the project and should include the cost of the LEED process in the capital budget . Since there are limited LEED certified health -care projects , adoption of the systems approach for planning and developing a green health -care facility using the IDEF0 method is recommended . The IDEF0 method can produce an outcome array which represents the matrix of all possible circumstances . This will give the owner and the project team the ability to better forecast cost and schedule decisions , even when there is a lack of historical data relating to green health -care projects . The approach will be beneficial in analyzing the various outcomes , cost , and feasibility of projects in terms of integrating LEED objectives early on . This could minimize the credit variation , as well as cost and schedule overruns during the project execution stage . Adequately defining the full development process upfront is vital to the overall success of any project , especially for green buildings , since they are a developing trend in the construction industry .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2537
Date: 2005-11-01

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Factors causing variation between the LEED final and pilot checklists in green health-care projects. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /2537 .

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