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Key CIR for Registered non-certified LEED-CS v2.0 projects

Be aware of the following update to the submittal documentation for LEED-CS v2.0 EAc1.
April 29, 2010

The following email from USGBC was just forwarded to me by a LEED-CS project team administator. I thought it was worth sharing for anyone who might not have seen it.

TO:  All Registered non-certified LEED-CS v2.0 projects 

Be aware of the following update to the submittal documentation for LEED-CS v2.0 EAc1.

As a result of a LEED Credit Interpretation Request to clarify the requirements of LEED-CS v2.0 Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance, the documentation requirements for demonstrating point achievement of EAc1 have been updated. Project teams are now required to document energy cost savings associated with LEED-CS v2.0 projects as both a percentage of core and shell energy cost and as a percentage of whole building energy cost. A new Excel spreadsheet tool is available for EA Credit 1 that calculates energy cost savings based on the scope of work of the project developer. This update was posted on 3/12/2010, is in effect immediately, and can be applied toward any LEED-CSv2.0 project registered prior to April 24, 2009.

For more information visit this link: https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=6926For access to the associated Excel spreadsheet tool visit this link:  https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=6927


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November 15, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Can this be applied to CSv2.0 projects registered after April 24, 2009? There is a similar calculator available for current CS-2009 projects, and it would seem strange to have this gap for end-of-cycle v2.0 projects. Thanks!

December 23, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Beth, I would suggest contacting GBCI to ask them about this, and please post back here what you learn.

I am too far removed from the context for this ruling to remember the intent and how that should be applied to projects in your situation.