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Quality views in nonregularly occupied spaces

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Pilot-Credits EQpc117: Quality views in nonregularly occupied spaces 1 point

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Intent

To give building occupants a connection to the natural outdoor environment by providing quality views.

Requirements

Meet the requirements outlined in the Quality views credit (BD+C, ID+C) for 25% of the nonregularly occupied floor area for 1-2 floor buildings, 20% for 3-4 floor buildings, and 15% for buildings 5 floors and above.

Submittals

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Pilot Credit Survey

Credit Specific
  • List of nonregularly occupied spaces, qualifying floor area in each space, and view features
  • Floor plans or diagrams identifying the nonregularly occupied spaces and following:
    • Multiple sight lines (for view type 1)
    • Sight lines and exterior features labeled, provide multiple floor plans if view features change at varying building heights. (for view type 2)
    • Sight lines and area indicating three times head height (for view type 3)
    • Sections, interior elevations, or other documentation that demonstrates the view factor, and method for determining view factor for each typical occupant location (for view type 4)
  • Calculations demonstrating percentage of compliant nonregularly occupied floor area
Questions:
  • Did you also achieve the LEED v4 Quality view credit? How did you balance providing views in the regularly occupied spaces vs. views in the nonregularly occupied spaces?
  • How many floors does the building have?
  • What are the nonregularly occupied spaces in the project, how were quality views achieved in these spaces?

Published 5/1/2017

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USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To give building occupants a connection to the natural outdoor environment by providing quality views.

Requirements

Meet the requirements outlined in the Quality views credit (BD+C, ID+C) for 25% of the nonregularly occupied floor area for 1-2 floor buildings, 20% for 3-4 floor buildings, and 15% for buildings 5 floors and above.

Submittals

General

Register for the pilot credit

Pilot Credit Survey

Credit Specific
  • List of nonregularly occupied spaces, qualifying floor area in each space, and view features
  • Floor plans or diagrams identifying the nonregularly occupied spaces and following:
    • Multiple sight lines (for view type 1)
    • Sight lines and exterior features labeled, provide multiple floor plans if view features change at varying building heights. (for view type 2)
    • Sight lines and area indicating three times head height (for view type 3)
    • Sections, interior elevations, or other documentation that demonstrates the view factor, and method for determining view factor for each typical occupant location (for view type 4)
  • Calculations demonstrating percentage of compliant nonregularly occupied floor area
Questions:
  • Did you also achieve the LEED v4 Quality view credit? How did you balance providing views in the regularly occupied spaces vs. views in the nonregularly occupied spaces?
  • How many floors does the building have?
  • What are the nonregularly occupied spaces in the project, how were quality views achieved in these spaces?

Published 5/1/2017

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