D503™ 2013, guide for sustainable projects

Including commentary on the sustainable projects documents

This guide is a discussion of the roles and responsibilities faced by owners, architects and contractors on sustainable design and construction projects. AIA Document D503™–2013 includes a discussion of environmental product ratings, certification systems and jurisdictional requirements that may be applicable to sustainable projects.

D503 also contains an in depth, section-by-section commentary on AIA Sustainable Project documents:

  • A101™-2007 SP Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for use on a Sustainable Project where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum
  • A201™-2007 SP General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, for use on a Sustainable Project
  • A401™-2007 SP Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor for use on a Sustainable Project
  • B101™-2007 SP Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for use on a Sustainable Project
  • B214™-2007 Standard Form of Architect’s Services: LEED® Certification
  • C401™-2007 SP Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, for use on a Sustainable Project

D503–2013 includes a sample Sustainability Plan that readers can use for assistance when preparing a Sustainability Plan unique to their project.

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