Hi my name is Mauricio Barrera, I own a company called DIBAVELA.CO and we advise LEED projects in Colombia south America. We have help certified many LEED GOLD NC projects here. I now want to star a construction component to the company and start with single homes. There are no LEED Homes builders in the country and I would love to be the first one and certify the upcoming residential projects as LEED HOMES. What do I need to do in order to be able to certify a project that I am designing and wish to start construction on July and finish in december. please advise, thank you
The LEED for Homes process is very specific and is different than any other LEED rating system. An independent LEED for Homes provider needs to be engaged and a separate testing company known as a Green Rater needs to be engaged. These two independent entities act as GBCI and Commissioning Authority on the project. The next thing that you need to complete is a durability plan. I have been involved with LEED for Homes since the program inception in 2008 and have done work in Latin America. If you need a consultant to help you through the process, I can provide these two entities and help develop the durability plan with you.