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Hospitality – Commercial Interiors
Water Efficiency

Indoor water use reduction

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Hospitality-CI-v4 WEc1: Indoor water use reduction 2-12 points

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Intent

To reduce indoor water consumption.

Requirements

Further reduce fixture and fitting water use from the calculated baseline in WE Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction. Additional potable water savings can be earned above the prerequisite level using alternative water sources. Include fixtures and fittings necessary to meet the needs of the occupants. Some of these fittings and fixtures may be outside the tenant space (for Commercial Interiors) or project boundary (for New Construction). Points are awarded according to Table 1.

Table 1. Points for reducing water use
Percentage reduction Points (BD&C) Points (Schools, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare) Points (ID&C) Points (CI Retail) Points (CI Hospitality)
25% 1 1 2 2 2
30% 2 2 4 4 4
35% 3 3 6 6 6
40% 4 4 8 8 8
45% 5 5 10 10 10
50% 6 -- 12 -- 11
Meet the percentage reduction requirements above.
AND
Appliance and process water
Install equipment within the project scope that meets the minimum requirements in Table 2, 3, 4, or 5 . One point is awarded for meeting all applicable requirements in any one table. All applicable equipment listed in each table must meet the standard. Retail projects can earn a second point for meeting the requirements of two tables.
Table 2. Compliant commercial washing machines
To use Table 2, the project must process at least 120,000 lbs (57 606 kg) of laundry per year.
Washing machine Requirement (IP units) Requirement (SI units)
On-premise, minimum capacity 2,400 lbs (10 886 kg) per 8-hour shift Maximum 1.8 gals per pound * Maximum 7 liters per 0.45 kilograms *
* Based on equal quantities of heavy, medium, and light soil laundry.
Table 3. Standards for commercial kitchen equipment
To use Table 3, the project must serve at least 100 meals per day of operation. All process and appliance equipment listed in the category of kitchen equipment and present on the project must comply with the standards.
Kitchen equipment Requirement (IP units) Requirement (SI units)

Dishwasher

Undercounter ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
 Stationary, single tank, door ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
Single tank, conveyor ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
Multiple tank, conveyor ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
Flight machine ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent

Food steamer

Batch (no drain connection) ≤ 2 gal/hour/pan including condensate cooling water ≤ 7.5 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water
Cook-to-order (with drain connection) ≤ 5 gal/hour/pan including condensate cooling water ≤ 19 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water

Combination oven,

Countertop or stand ≤ 1.5 gal/hour/panincluding condensate cooling water ≤ 5.7 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water
Roll-in ≤ 1.5 gal/hour/pan including condensate cooling water ≤ 5.7 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water

Food waste disposer

Disposer 3-8 gpm, full load condition; 10 minute automatic shutoff or 1 gpm, no-load condition 11–30 lpm, full load condition; 10-min automatic shutoff or 3.8 lpm, no-load condition
Scrap collector Maximum 2 gpm makeup water Maximum 7.6 lpm makeup water
Pulper Maximum 2 gpm makeup water Maximum 7.6 lpm makeup water
Strainer basket No additional water usage No additional water usage
gpm = gallons per minute gph = gallons per hour lpm = liters per minute lph = liters per hour
Table 4. Compliant laboratory and medical equipment
To use Table 4, the project must be a medical or laboratory facility.
Lab equipment Requirement (IP units) Requirement (SI units)
Reverse-osmosis water purifier 75% recovery 75% recovery
Steam sterilizer For 60-inch sterilizer, 6.3 gal/U.S. tray
For 48-inch sterilizer, 7.5 gal/U.S. tray
For 1520-mm sterilizer, 28.5 liters/DIN tray
For 1220-mm sterilizer, 28.35 liters/DIN tray
Sterile process washer 0.35 gal/U.S. tray 1.3 liters/DIN tray
X-ray processor, 150 mm or more in any dimension Film processor water recycling unit
Digital imager, all sizes No water use
Table 5. Compliant municipal steam systems
To use Table 5, the project must be connected to a municipal or district steam system that does not allow the return of steam condensate.
Steam system Standard
Steam condensate disposal Cool municipally supplied steam condensate (no return) to drainage system with heat recovery system or reclaimed water
OR
Reclaim and use steam condensate 100% recovery and reuse
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Addenda

10/1/2014Updated: 12/3/2019
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace "Projects in unlisted countries must comply with the 20%-below-baseline requirement but have no additional performance requirements" with: "Project outside the U.S. must meet WaterSense flush and flow rates."

In the related “International Water Labeling Programs” Guidance Document (http://www.usgbc.org/resources/international-water-labeling-programs), edit the note at the bottom of the document to read:
“Note: countries without a listed labeling program must meet the flush and flow requirements of “Table 6. Maximum installed flush or flow rates for prescriptive path” listed in the Step-by-Step Guidance section of the LEED Reference Guide.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/25/2019Updated: 7/30/2019
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Add an asterisk to the end of "private lavatory faucets" in the first column of the table.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
4/6/2018Updated: 4/24/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Add the following content to the end of the "International Tips" section:

“Projects served by water supply pressures different than specified in LEED v4 may install pressure compensating aerators in flow fixtures to achieve the desired flow rate without compromising user satisfaction.”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/6/2018Updated: 4/23/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
ID+C reference guide, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE section:

Under Step 4. Select High-Efficiency Appliances, add the following content after the sentence that begins "ENERGY STAR may not be readily available in all areas": "Existing appliances intended for reuse in the project are not required to meet the requirements in Table 2. Standards for appliances"

Under Step 5. Design Process Water Systems, add the following content after the sentence that begins "Where applicable, select and design appliances and equipment": "Existing equipment intended for reuse in the project is not required to meet the requirements in Table 3. Standards for processes."

BD+C reference guide, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE section:

Under Step 4. Select High-Efficiency Appliances, add the following content after the sentence that begins "Select appliances that meet the labeling or performance requirements":
"Existing appliances intended for reuse in the project are not required to meet the requirements in Table 2. Standards for appliances"

Under Step 5. Design Process Water Systems, add the following content after the sentence that begins "Where applicable, select and design appliances and equipment": "Existing equipment intended for reuse in the project is not required to meet the requirements in Table 3. Standards for processes."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/5/2018Updated: 1/10/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Under Step 4. Select High-Efficiency specialized appliance and process water systems, where applicable, replace "Healthcare" with the word "Hospitality" so that the sentence reads as follows:

"Retail and Hospitality projects may earn additional points for selecting appliance or process water systems that meet the standards in the credit requirements."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/1/2014Updated: 11/8/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Table 2.
• WE Indoor Water Use (credit): Exemplary Performance “yes”
• EA Prereq Fundamental Commissioning and Verification" “C” in the Design/Construction column
• MR Credit Long-Term Commitment: “D” in the Design/Construction column
• Innovation and Regional Priority sections: “D/C” in the Design/Construction column

WE Indoor Water use (credit): Exemplary Performance section: “Achieve 55% water use reduction.”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/27/2017Updated: 10/12/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
BD+C, ID+C reference guide: Revise the Group Approach section to read: "Eligible. The percentage reduction can be based on the total combined water use reduction in all LEED project buildings. If nonpotable water systems will be shared by multiple projects, ensure adequate supply to meet the demands of all projects using nonpotable water. The nonpotable water may not be double-counted among projects. Submit separate documentation for each building, as required for WE Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction. "

O+M reference guide: Revise the Group Approach section to read: "Eligible. The percentage reduction can be based on the total combined water use reduction in all LEED project buildings. The baseline adjustment for year of substantial system completion should be averaged based on all plumbing fixtures in all buildings. If nonpotable water systems will be shared by multiple projects, ensure adequate supply to meet the demands of all projects using nonpotable water. The nonpotable water may not be double-counted among projects. Submit separate documentation for each building, as required for WE Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction. "
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/5/2016Updated: 4/7/2016
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Compliance Path 1. Prescriptive Achievement (Prerequisite Only), Step 2. Collect manufacturers’ information
Change the last sentence to read: “A plumbing fixture schedule is acceptable, provided it contains the fixture manufacturer, model, flush or flow rate information, and the WaterSense designation where applicable.”
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/5/2016Updated: 4/7/2016
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Revise the second sentence to read: “If the spaces use different fixtures or have dramatically different patterns of occupancy or varying annual days of operation, complete the indoor water use calculator with a separate fixture group for each space type.”
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Step 1-add text: Additionally, include in the credit calculations all plumbing fixtures necessary to meet the occupants’ needs whether they will be installed as part of the project’s scope of work or not. Include at a minimum all necessary restroom fixtures (toilets, urinals, and lavatories) to meet the project occupants’ needs, and showers when seeking LT Credit Bicycle Facilities. The WaterSense label requirement does not apply to fixtures that are outside of the scope of the LEED project.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Remove "seawater" from list of untreated water sources ineligible for this credit.
Add "treated seawater" to the list of acceptable alternative water sources, behind stormwater.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/27/2017
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

Can automated-maintenance urinals be considered "waterless" for the purposes of WE prerequisite and credit Indoor Water Use Reduction?

Ruling:

Yes, automated maintenance urinals with water use not to exceed 150 gallons (568 liters) annually can be considered as waterless urinals for the purposes of credit achievement calculations in LEED v4 WE prerequisite and credit Indoor Water Use Reduction. Do not include the volume of water used by these urinals in the LEED v4 Indoor Water Use Calculator (they can be excluded, or considered to have a water use of 0 gallons/liters). Projects must also submit manufacturer documentation showing the annual volume of water used by the urinals.

Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
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Intent

To reduce indoor water consumption.

Requirements

Further reduce fixture and fitting water use from the calculated baseline in WE Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction. Additional potable water savings can be earned above the prerequisite level using alternative water sources. Include fixtures and fittings necessary to meet the needs of the occupants. Some of these fittings and fixtures may be outside the tenant space (for Commercial Interiors) or project boundary (for New Construction). Points are awarded according to Table 1.

Table 1. Points for reducing water use
Percentage reduction Points (BD&C) Points (Schools, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare) Points (ID&C) Points (CI Retail) Points (CI Hospitality)
25% 1 1 2 2 2
30% 2 2 4 4 4
35% 3 3 6 6 6
40% 4 4 8 8 8
45% 5 5 10 10 10
50% 6 -- 12 -- 11
Meet the percentage reduction requirements above.
AND
Appliance and process water
Install equipment within the project scope that meets the minimum requirements in Table 2, 3, 4, or 5 . One point is awarded for meeting all applicable requirements in any one table. All applicable equipment listed in each table must meet the standard. Retail projects can earn a second point for meeting the requirements of two tables.
Table 2. Compliant commercial washing machines
To use Table 2, the project must process at least 120,000 lbs (57 606 kg) of laundry per year.
Washing machine Requirement (IP units) Requirement (SI units)
On-premise, minimum capacity 2,400 lbs (10 886 kg) per 8-hour shift Maximum 1.8 gals per pound * Maximum 7 liters per 0.45 kilograms *
* Based on equal quantities of heavy, medium, and light soil laundry.
Table 3. Standards for commercial kitchen equipment
To use Table 3, the project must serve at least 100 meals per day of operation. All process and appliance equipment listed in the category of kitchen equipment and present on the project must comply with the standards.
Kitchen equipment Requirement (IP units) Requirement (SI units)

Dishwasher

Undercounter ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
 Stationary, single tank, door ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
Single tank, conveyor ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
Multiple tank, conveyor ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent
Flight machine ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent

Food steamer

Batch (no drain connection) ≤ 2 gal/hour/pan including condensate cooling water ≤ 7.5 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water
Cook-to-order (with drain connection) ≤ 5 gal/hour/pan including condensate cooling water ≤ 19 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water

Combination oven,

Countertop or stand ≤ 1.5 gal/hour/panincluding condensate cooling water ≤ 5.7 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water
Roll-in ≤ 1.5 gal/hour/pan including condensate cooling water ≤ 5.7 liters/hour/pan including condensate cooling water

Food waste disposer

Disposer 3-8 gpm, full load condition; 10 minute automatic shutoff or 1 gpm, no-load condition 11–30 lpm, full load condition; 10-min automatic shutoff or 3.8 lpm, no-load condition
Scrap collector Maximum 2 gpm makeup water Maximum 7.6 lpm makeup water
Pulper Maximum 2 gpm makeup water Maximum 7.6 lpm makeup water
Strainer basket No additional water usage No additional water usage
gpm = gallons per minute gph = gallons per hour lpm = liters per minute lph = liters per hour
Table 4. Compliant laboratory and medical equipment
To use Table 4, the project must be a medical or laboratory facility.
Lab equipment Requirement (IP units) Requirement (SI units)
Reverse-osmosis water purifier 75% recovery 75% recovery
Steam sterilizer For 60-inch sterilizer, 6.3 gal/U.S. tray
For 48-inch sterilizer, 7.5 gal/U.S. tray
For 1520-mm sterilizer, 28.5 liters/DIN tray
For 1220-mm sterilizer, 28.35 liters/DIN tray
Sterile process washer 0.35 gal/U.S. tray 1.3 liters/DIN tray
X-ray processor, 150 mm or more in any dimension Film processor water recycling unit
Digital imager, all sizes No water use
Table 5. Compliant municipal steam systems
To use Table 5, the project must be connected to a municipal or district steam system that does not allow the return of steam condensate.
Steam system Standard
Steam condensate disposal Cool municipally supplied steam condensate (no return) to drainage system with heat recovery system or reclaimed water
OR
Reclaim and use steam condensate 100% recovery and reuse

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

Learn more about The Cost of LEED v4 »

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10/1/2014Updated: 12/3/2019
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Replace "Projects in unlisted countries must comply with the 20%-below-baseline requirement but have no additional performance requirements" with: "Project outside the U.S. must meet WaterSense flush and flow rates."

In the related “International Water Labeling Programs” Guidance Document (http://www.usgbc.org/resources/international-water-labeling-programs), edit the note at the bottom of the document to read:
“Note: countries without a listed labeling program must meet the flush and flow requirements of “Table 6. Maximum installed flush or flow rates for prescriptive path” listed in the Step-by-Step Guidance section of the LEED Reference Guide.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/25/2019Updated: 7/30/2019
Rating System Correction
Description of change:
Add an asterisk to the end of "private lavatory faucets" in the first column of the table.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
4/6/2018Updated: 4/24/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Add the following content to the end of the "International Tips" section:

“Projects served by water supply pressures different than specified in LEED v4 may install pressure compensating aerators in flow fixtures to achieve the desired flow rate without compromising user satisfaction.”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/6/2018Updated: 4/23/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
ID+C reference guide, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE section:

Under Step 4. Select High-Efficiency Appliances, add the following content after the sentence that begins "ENERGY STAR may not be readily available in all areas": "Existing appliances intended for reuse in the project are not required to meet the requirements in Table 2. Standards for appliances"

Under Step 5. Design Process Water Systems, add the following content after the sentence that begins "Where applicable, select and design appliances and equipment": "Existing equipment intended for reuse in the project is not required to meet the requirements in Table 3. Standards for processes."

BD+C reference guide, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE section:

Under Step 4. Select High-Efficiency Appliances, add the following content after the sentence that begins "Select appliances that meet the labeling or performance requirements":
"Existing appliances intended for reuse in the project are not required to meet the requirements in Table 2. Standards for appliances"

Under Step 5. Design Process Water Systems, add the following content after the sentence that begins "Where applicable, select and design appliances and equipment": "Existing equipment intended for reuse in the project is not required to meet the requirements in Table 3. Standards for processes."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/5/2018Updated: 1/10/2018
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Under Step 4. Select High-Efficiency specialized appliance and process water systems, where applicable, replace "Healthcare" with the word "Hospitality" so that the sentence reads as follows:

"Retail and Hospitality projects may earn additional points for selecting appliance or process water systems that meet the standards in the credit requirements."
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
No
7/1/2014Updated: 11/8/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Table 2.
• WE Indoor Water Use (credit): Exemplary Performance “yes”
• EA Prereq Fundamental Commissioning and Verification" “C” in the Design/Construction column
• MR Credit Long-Term Commitment: “D” in the Design/Construction column
• Innovation and Regional Priority sections: “D/C” in the Design/Construction column

WE Indoor Water use (credit): Exemplary Performance section: “Achieve 55% water use reduction.”
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/27/2017Updated: 10/12/2017
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
BD+C, ID+C reference guide: Revise the Group Approach section to read: "Eligible. The percentage reduction can be based on the total combined water use reduction in all LEED project buildings. If nonpotable water systems will be shared by multiple projects, ensure adequate supply to meet the demands of all projects using nonpotable water. The nonpotable water may not be double-counted among projects. Submit separate documentation for each building, as required for WE Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction. "

O+M reference guide: Revise the Group Approach section to read: "Eligible. The percentage reduction can be based on the total combined water use reduction in all LEED project buildings. The baseline adjustment for year of substantial system completion should be averaged based on all plumbing fixtures in all buildings. If nonpotable water systems will be shared by multiple projects, ensure adequate supply to meet the demands of all projects using nonpotable water. The nonpotable water may not be double-counted among projects. Submit separate documentation for each building, as required for WE Prerequisite Indoor Water Use Reduction. "
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/5/2016Updated: 4/7/2016
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Compliance Path 1. Prescriptive Achievement (Prerequisite Only), Step 2. Collect manufacturers’ information
Change the last sentence to read: “A plumbing fixture schedule is acceptable, provided it contains the fixture manufacturer, model, flush or flow rate information, and the WaterSense designation where applicable.”
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
4/5/2016Updated: 4/7/2016
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Revise the second sentence to read: “If the spaces use different fixtures or have dramatically different patterns of occupancy or varying annual days of operation, complete the indoor water use calculator with a separate fixture group for each space type.”
Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Step 1-add text: Additionally, include in the credit calculations all plumbing fixtures necessary to meet the occupants’ needs whether they will be installed as part of the project’s scope of work or not. Include at a minimum all necessary restroom fixtures (toilets, urinals, and lavatories) to meet the project occupants’ needs, and showers when seeking LT Credit Bicycle Facilities. The WaterSense label requirement does not apply to fixtures that are outside of the scope of the LEED project.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
7/1/2014Updated: 2/14/2015
Reference Guide Correction
Description of change:
Remove "seawater" from list of untreated water sources ineligible for this credit.
Add "treated seawater" to the list of acceptable alternative water sources, behind stormwater.
Campus Applicable
No
Internationally Applicable:
Yes
1/27/2017
LEED Interpretation
Inquiry:

Can automated-maintenance urinals be considered "waterless" for the purposes of WE prerequisite and credit Indoor Water Use Reduction?

Ruling:

Yes, automated maintenance urinals with water use not to exceed 150 gallons (568 liters) annually can be considered as waterless urinals for the purposes of credit achievement calculations in LEED v4 WE prerequisite and credit Indoor Water Use Reduction. Do not include the volume of water used by these urinals in the LEED v4 Indoor Water Use Calculator (they can be excluded, or considered to have a water use of 0 gallons/liters). Projects must also submit manufacturer documentation showing the annual volume of water used by the urinals.

Campus Applicable
Yes
Internationally Applicable:
Yes

LEEDuser expert

emily reese moody

LEED AP BD+C, GGP, GPCP, ENV SP, Fitwel Ambassador, GCP

Jacobs
Sustainability Director, Certifications & Compliance

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