Under Behind the Intent, add a sentence at the end: The following language has been moved from the credit requirements to the reference guide: “Also prohibit smoking outside the property line in spaces used for business purposes.”
Under Step-By-Step Guidance,
delete "Follow LEED v4 reference guide with the following modifications:"
add "Step 1. Determine Smoke-Free Locations
The smoking requirements apply to the LEED project space as well as areas occupied or managed by the base building
and/or all other tenants
• Identify the location of building openings, including entries, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows.
• Emergency exits do not qualify as building openings if the doors are alarmed, because alarmed doors will not be opened. Emergency exits without alarms qualify as building openings.
The requirements may be challenging if the building does not already have a no-smoking policy. Commercial interiors projects should discuss smoking requirements with the owner and other tenants early in the project timeline to ensure compliance in areas not under the project team’s control."
revise step 2 so it reads: "Step 2. Designate Locations Of Exterior Smoking Areas: For projects following Option 1, determine whether the project has or will have designated outdoor smoking areas. Confirm these designated outdoor smoking areas are located least 25 feet (7.5 meters) from smoke free areas, based on the information gathered in step 1.Research local codes applicable to the building- the code regulations may or may not meet the 25 feet distance rule for exterior smoking. See the LEED v4 reference guide, further explanation, code limitations and restrictions.
• Consider design strategies that may encourage people to use the designated smoking area, such as covered seating.
• Educate occupants on the smoking policy and encourage them to self-police. This is particularly important in retail situations.
• Ashtrays signal that smoking is allowed in a particular area. Be sure these are placed outside the 25-foot (7.5 meter) perimeter.
For projects following Option 1, the exterior smoking requirement must be complied with at the building level, regardless of where the project is located in the building. Exterior spaces used by any tenants in the building or the owner of the building must be no-smoking. For example, if the LEED project occupies second-floor space in a building with multiple tenants, smoking is not allowed within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of any opening for the entire building."
delete step 3 and rename step 4 to step 3
Under Further explanation,
Delete " Follow LEED v4 reference guide with the following modifications."
and replace the text under "Property Line Less Than 25 Feet (7.5 Meters) From the Building:" with
"Projects with a property line less than 25 feet (7.5 meters) from the building must consider space usage when determining the outdoor smoking policy. Smoking must still be prohibited on sidewalks within 25 feet (7.5 meters) of openings. Building staff should be educated about this policy so they can direct smokers to designated smoking areas and away from entrances or windows. See Figure 1 in the LEED v4 reference guide.
Project Type Variations
Smoking must be prohibited outside the restaurant building in all areas except the designated outdoor smoking area. This prohibition must include all restaurant seating/café tables controlled by the project even if they lie outside of the property line (such as on a public sidewalk). See Figure 1 in the LEED v4 reference guide "