Sustainable Specifications…by the Numbers

Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway and Construction Specifications Institute – Greater St. Louis.
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The key to successfully incorporating LEED requirements into a project’s contract documents is the preparation of the Division 01 General Requirements sections of the specifications. The Division 01 specification sections apply to all technical specification sections in Divisions 02-49 and set the stage for administration of the LEED certification efforts during bidding and construction. In this presentation, attendees will learn what LEED provisions to include in Division 01 specification sections, how these provisions are linked to the technical specifications, and how LEED provisions in Part 3 Execution of the technical specifications assist in the LEED certification process without interfering with the contractor’s means and methods.


  • Identify how to incorporate LEED certification provisions in Division 01 specification sections.
  • Discuss how to link Division 01 LEED certification provisions to the technical specifications.
  • Explain what LEED provisions to include in Part 3 Execution of the specifications.
  • Measure the effectiveness of Division 01 LEED provisions to the certification effort.

SPEAKER: Ross G. Spiegel, Associate & Senior Specification Writer at Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Ross is responsible for creating written construction documents as well as establishing technical standards and processes for Fletcher-Thompson, guiding the LEED Certification process on the firm’s projects, and he leads the firm’s Green Team.

In 1994, Ross was appointed as the Construction Specification Institute’s liaison to the U.S. Green Building Council, a position he continues to serve in today. He has served in numerous leadership positions within USGBC, including serving on the USGBC Board of Directors and LEED Steering Committee.

Additionally, Ross is co-author of the book Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification which has been called “an essential tool for designing environmentally friendly buildings.”

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 5:30–6:15pm – Registration & Networking, 6:15–7:30pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114  map & parking instructions

FEE:  Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway and CSI Members as well as Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTERClick here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Sustainable Specifications…by the Numbers event listing.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0225.

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