LEED Fellows represent green building industry’s most accomplished professionals
ATLANTA, GA (October 24, 2012) – CXGBS® Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer H. Jay Enck has been nominated for inclusion in Green Building Certification Institute’s prestigious LEED® Fellowship program.
The Green Building Certification Institute’s LEED® Fellowship annually honors professional excellence and contributions to the green building industry. Outstanding LEED accredited professionals must demonstrate expert-level knowledge technical proficiency, education, leadership, commitment and service, and advocacy. They must also hold a LEED professional credential for more than eight years and have at least ten years of green building experience. This will be the program’s second fellowship class. The LEED Fellow program officially launched with its inaugural class of 34 candidates being announced in 2011.
Enck, also a senior commissioning authority and LEED® accredited professional for CXGBS®, has more than 40 years of green building and general construction experience. A LEED® pioneer, he is also the first of the 77 LEED® fellows to have earned his LEED AP Designation and completed a LEED® project. He’s spearheaded many notable LEED® projects including the first LEED® Platinum certified building in Georgia (ASHRAE Headquarters), the first LEED® Gold certified office building in Georgia (The Arthur M. Blank Family Office), and the first LEED® Silver certified animal research laboratory in the southeast.
An industry leader who has conducted commissioning for more than $3.5 billion in construction projects, Enck has advocated for the importance of quality construction and commissioning in delivering and sustaining high-performance buildings for their useful operating life. His published works which include, co-authoring ASHRAE’s Green Guide, Advanced Energy Design guides, and IFMA’s Sustainability How-To Guide “Commissioning for Existing Buildings,” serve as industry road maps. Enck is also a sought after subject matter expert quoted in articles on green design, commissioning, and eco-structure for the ASHRAE Journal, Green Building News, Consulting Specific Engineer magazine, and Engineered Systems among others.
Enck stays committed to advancing the green building industry by continuing to facilitate LEED® certification, sustainable design principles, and commissioning through mentoring project teams, training emerging industry professionals as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin, and serving on multiple LEED® certification exam and ASHRAE committees. Enck also founded Atlanta’s USGBC Chapter and the Southeast Regional Chapter of the Building Commissioners Association. His contributions can be linked to the Sustainable Sites and Energy and Atmosphere technical advisory groups tasked with improving LEED® products as well.
“We are thrilled to present these highly accomplished individuals with the LEED Fellow designation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment.”
CXGBS® has driven many LEED firsts including guiding the project teams of the first LEED-certified schools in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia, the first LEED certified theater in the United States, and in developing the first Green Housekeeping and Site Management program to meet LEED requirements in the southeast.
Join us in congratulating H. Jay Enck.
Enck will be recognized with the rest of the 2012 LEED Fellow class at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco next month. For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit new.usgbc.org/leed/credentials/leed-fellow/.
For more information about H. Jay Enck please visit: http://www.cxgbs.com/about-us/team-leadership/h-jay-enck/
Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc. (CXGBS®) is a professional consultancy providing innovative solutions to achieve high-performing buildings. CXGBS® serves clients nationwide from its headquarters in Duluth, GA and satellite offices in Mississippi and Tennessee. As a project team member, CXGBS® applies our Holistic Commissioning® process to assist the team in achieving high performing buildings right from the start and throughout the life of your building. Our process guides the project team in meeting the owner’s performance goals, reducing total cost of building ownership and improving occupant and stakeholder satisfaction.
CXGBS® is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).
H. Jay Enck to Moderate Course on Energy Efficiency for Regional Green Schools Summit — November 3, 2011
USGBC-GA is hosting the first High Performance, Healthy Schools Summit for K-12 Education Leaders, Higher Education Leaders, Facility & Construction Managers, Teachers, Parents, Industry Professionals, Non-Profit Leaders and Invited Guests on November 3-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
On Thursday, November 3, Enck joins other industry experts delivering courses at the Understanding Level (introductory) and Implementation Level (advanced). Courses scheduled include Energy Efficiency (moderated by Enck), Water Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Recycling/Waste Management, and Environmental Curriculum. Registration Available HERE.
My father told me once, “There are two ways of doing things… Right, and Again.” I have found that statement to be true in so many aspects of life. As I work with LEED project teams to complete construction credits, I have found that the same way of thinking goes with contractor training. Either offer thorough training to the entire team in the beginning of construction, or you’ll most likely encounter hiccups along a very tedious construction documentation path, and be forced to repeat the training.
Contractor materials and construction waste training involves training the general contractor, and all subcontractors, to meet the requirements for several construction credits. Training is especially important for those who have never been involved with a LEED project – as much of the documentation they will be required to record and submit is unfamiliar.
This training should involve an overview of the requirements for the following credits:
• MRc2 – Construction Waste Management
• MRc3 – Materials Reuse
• MRc4 – Recycled Content
• MRc5 – Regional Materials
• MRc6 – Rapidly Renewable Materials
• MRc7 – Certified Wood
• IEQc4 – Low Emitting Materials
The Construction Waste Management Credit (MRc2) will require that the general contractor implement a construction waste plan (we’ll skip the details on creation of the plan), and collect waste pull tickets and hauler delivery tickets. It is important to inform the team that they must collect these tickets regularly, and ensure that required information is indicated on the tickets. As a LEED Consultant, it is important to review and verify that tickets with necessary information are being collected regularly, and keep the project team informed about the percentage of waste diverted as well as how far away they are from goal.
The Materials Credits (MRc3-7, IEQc4) will require that the general contractor, and all subcontractors, purchase materials and products that will help contribute to achievement of these credits whenever possible. Educating the team about how to look for and ask for local materials, materials with recycled content, rapidly renewable materials, and materials with certified wood, should be part of this training.
Correctly documenting the materials used on the project is one of the most important aspects of the training. To make it easier for everyone, providing the contractors with a Required LEED Material Data Sheet (RLMDS) will help make the documentation process smoother. Showing the contractor how to find this information on product information sheets (PIS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) will help them to find it for other materials. Indicating that this information can be written in a manufacturer letter (on manufacturer letterhead) if it cannot be found on the MSDS or PIS should be explained as well.
As a LEED consultant, regularly reviewing material submittals and RLMDSs throughout the project is in important part of the training as well. This will help to identify any mistakes or misunderstandings and if needed, repeat the training. Hopefully, if the training is implemented well and it the contractors understand what is required, this should be a painless process. It’s much easier to do it right the first time, than to have to repeat it again.
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May 19, 2011 Press Release
Jay Enck will be speaking at the USGBC Sustain SC event in Columbia, SC June 3rd at 10:30 AM about “Sustainable Design Guidance.” More info and registration at http://www.usgbcsc.org/site/?cat=21