In another example, a project was awarded only 14 out of the 17 points the team anticipated for EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance. The energy modeler on the team caught a mistake on his model that caused it to show less percentage reduction than there actually was, after the results of the review came back. Unfortunately, because the credit award was given after the construction review phase, the team cannot regain the 3 extra points without spending $500 to submit an appeal. In this case, a mathematical error cost the project 3 credits or $500.
In the long and detailed LEED Certification documentation and review process, mistakes are more common than submitters would like. There are many opportunities for error, but those errors can cost your team money, credits, and timely construction. Mistakes are avoidable, but you need to know where to double check, proof read, and test mathematical models to keep your project on schedule and in budget. CEhours.com can help you make your LEED certification easy and seamless. Learn how by taking the 25 LEED for New Construction Mistakes to Avoid course or the 30 LEED O+M Construction Mistakes to Avoid and stay current with your credit hours.