RISES certification promotes new construction projects that are at least 30% more energy and water efficient than projects that are simply code compliant, and projects that are constructed using materials and products that do not adversely affect the health and well-being of building occupants.
The RISES tag is an acronym for the building ingredients that industry-leading and responsible projects focus on and adhere to: Resilient; Innovative; Sustainable; Efficient; and Safe.
Charleston RISES is the regionally appropriate certification choice, designed to address the specific green building needs, priorities and strategies of the South Carolina region.
The benefits of our innovative and streamlined certification process are simple:
You don’t want to end up with a certified, “kind of efficient” building, or a building with a label that says claims to be “green,” but really means “kind of green, depending on how you measure green.” You don’t want (or need) 12 more cooks in the kitchen, endless amounts of red tape, and tons of more cost. You also don’t want costly construction delays. A recent survey of … well… everyone we know says that construction delays and mid-course design changes are the worst.
What you do want is a certified, HIGH-PERFORMING building. I mean… its 2016 right? Who doesn’t now want long-term energy and water savings, higher quality construction and more efficient systems that last longer, healthier and more productive workplaces that are worth more, and a smaller environmental footprint? Workers and tenants do, visitors to your building do, so of course, owners do too. But can you get the latter, without the former?
We think YOU CAN. Enter Charleston RISES.
A flexible certification program that fits all building types and has clear performance thresholds, but only one level of certification – you either achieve certification or you don’t.
A local and on-the-ground team of experts to advise you from the beginning, provide quick project review, and be at your side during key stages of construction.
A free, easy-to-use online platform and mobile app that organizes credits, performs calculations, manages documentation, and generates reports.
Construction documentation, paper files, TPS reports, and information overload have you questioning whether it’s all worth it? We know how precious your time is, and our partner Green Badger has the solution for you. Green Badger’s cross-platform, cloud-based Documentation Software is simple and convenient, provides instantaneous calculations and product verification, organizes your information, exports reports, and allows real-time collaboration with your team – all on a computer, tablet or smartphone on-the-go. Sound smart and time-saving? It is.
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Development team registers the project with SI, letting us know their intent to pursue certification.
No later than 80% CDs, project team will review design with SI to demonstrate sustainable design elements.
Construction begins. GC reports progress throughout construction using Green Badger tracking software.
SI performs onsite inspection to verify air sealing measures and Grade II or better insulation installation.
SI performs additional site visit to monitor progress and green construction practices.
Independent commissioning agent commissions building systems
SI performs final verification inspection to verify all sustainable elements are in place and all issues identified in the commissioning report are addressed.
RISES has developed a simple and affordable pricing structure that doesn’t change over time. Our hours are not spent on endless amounts of paperwork or bureaucratic review. They are mostly spent in upfront design meetings and out on your jobsite, providing the quality assurance inspections that help you know that you are getting what you paid for.
Contact our office at 843.529.3421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an estimate of fees.