How the USGBC and RealLifeLEED are alike...

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I need to get off my shplunkis and answer some damn emails!

So the USGBC and I are alike in that we are victims of our own success. For the USGBC it's resulted in frustrating LEED-Online experiences and project review backlogs. For me the result is that I have a backlog of about 75-100 emails from faithful readers that I haven't responded to! Scaling sure is a bitch.

While the USGBC is outsourcing and renovating it's way to a solution, Real Life LEED unfortunately is not expanding until some time next year. I do plan on hiring correspondents (look for LEED-Homes, LEED-EB, and international LEED AP writers coming in 2009), it's not going to happen before Christmas, or maybe even the first quarter. I sincerely apologize for my slackness! Hopefully this puppy-dog face will accurately convey my feelings and in the process win you all back over:

Sad Face 1

8 comments:

SallyTV said...

Uhm, hello! That puppy is ADORABLE! Now what's this about the USGBC?

Sharon Hollas said...

That is the cutest picture I've ever seen, haha.

Sharon Hollas - Langley Real Estate

Gated communities said...

I loved this post! one of the best on your blog, keep up the good work!

LEEDatwork said...

Happy new year RealLife Leed - I hope you can distinguish yourself from USGBC by helping to answer the following: do you know how the "defer credit until construction phase" checkbox works on LEED online? Thanks!

joelmckellar said...

Yes... if you want to attempt a design phase credit but aren't ready to submit it when you want to submit the other design phase credits, you simply check that box and they won't be submitted. You can then decide during the construction phase to submit them there or just unattempt them all together.

LEEDatwork said...

Ahhhh eureka! Thank you!

Curtis said...

Isn't it funny how a sucessful blog can make you happy and sad at the same time! Great Post. I would be bappy to guest post here if you're still looking for help. Shoot me topics you want covered, but I'm really all about the incentives.

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SustainableCoin

Chris K. said...

If you need a LEED AP+ Homes writer, I'm your gal, got my passing letter yesterday! Great blog by the way...could definately use some more info on LEED for Homes...wink wink.