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Support occupant health by providing quality views

This credit is typically easier to achieve in open-plan layouts, which allow for multiple view angles, or in floor plans where closed rooms do not block views.

If the first three view types don't seem achievable for your project, you might consider taking a closer look at the “view factor” calculation for the fourth view type, which is based on window height and distance to workstation. It's more challenging to document, but can be more flexible as well.

What’s New in LEED v4

  • The credit requirements are based on the exemplary performance requirements from LEED 2009.
  • Glazing must provide a clear view of the outdoors. The glazing does not have to be located between 30 and 90 inches (750 and 2,300 millimeters) above the finished floor.
  • Atriums now qualify for up to 30% of the total area.
  • For Healthcare projects, inpatient unit requirements now include nonperimeter area. USGBC modified the requirements for direct lines of sight in the perimeter area to align with other rating systems.