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Pilot-Credits WEpc147: All-Gender Restrooms 1 point

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Requirements

For ID+C projects, Restrooms must be included within the project scope of work in order to pursue this pilot credit.

General:

  • Facilities shall meet the LEED Indoor Water Use Reduction Prerequisite requirements.
  • Facilities shall provide means for the distribution of menstruation hygiene products.

  • Option 1: Build only all-gender facilities
    • Provide single or multi-stall restroom facilities to be used by every occupant.
    • The quantity of stalls planned for and provided shall not be less than the total quantity of stalls in restrooms of a traditional layout.
    • Sinks may be either in the toilet stall or in a broader vestibule-type communal area.
    • Facilities shall have at least one stall that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or equivalent local code, whichever is more stringent, requirements for restroom layout and accessibility.
    OR

    Option 2: Build separate gendered and all-gender facilities
    • 2a. Single-Stall
      • Two single-stall, all-gender restrooms shall be provided with each bank of multi-stall, gendered restrooms.
      • The single-stall facilities shall meet ADA or equivalent local code, whichever is more stringent, requirements for restroom layout and accessibility.
    • 2b. Multi-Stall
      • A third multi-stall facility shall be added to the traditionally gendered multi-stall facilities present in restroom banks.
      • The all-gender facility shall be of a commensurate quality to the gendered facilities.
      • The multi-stall, all-gender facility shall have at least one stall that meets ADA or equivalent local code, whichever is more stringent, requirements for restroom layout and accessibility.
    Refer to Table 403.1: Minimum Number of Required Plumbing Fixtures in the 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) Requirements for required fixtures in each facility.
    • Fixture calculations for each sex are determined by dividing the total number of occupants in half. Any fractions from multiplying this quantity by the fixture ratio shall be rounded up.
      • Exceptions
        • Total occupant load doesn’t need to be divided in half if data indicates that there is an uneven distribution of sexes.
        • If multi-user facilities are to serve people of all genders, the minimum fixture count is based on the total occupant load and any urinals shall be in stalls.
        • Sex distribution is not necessary if installing single-user facilities. Single-user facilities contribute to the total number of fixtures for a space and are to be open for use by any person.
    • In public spaces, “customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities” that are easily accessible by the public. Employees will have their own facilities.
    • The doors to toilet rooms cannot be in a room used to prepare food for general consumption.
    Educational Notes:
    1. Urinals and dual-flush toilets are important water-saving devices in restrooms. Project teams may consider installing urinals and dual-flush toilets in all-gender restrooms in order to increase water efficiency.
    2. Project teams may consider providing additional restroom facilities beyond what is required by code to ensure restroom access for all occupants.

    Submittals

    General
    Register for the pilot credit
  • Complete the feedback survey:
  • Feedback Survey
  • Participate in the optional LEEDuser pilot credit forum

  • Documentation/Compliance
    • Project plans depicting all-gender restroom facilities
    • Narrative describing fit-out of restroom facilities and confirming compliance with all pilot credit requirements
    Changes
    • 12/11/20 - Original Publication
    • 4/20/21 - Updated applicability for ID+C projects
    See all forum discussions about this credit »

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    USGBC logo

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

    Requirements

    For ID+C projects, Restrooms must be included within the project scope of work in order to pursue this pilot credit.

    General:

  • Facilities shall meet the LEED Indoor Water Use Reduction Prerequisite requirements.
  • Facilities shall provide means for the distribution of menstruation hygiene products.

  • Option 1: Build only all-gender facilities
    • Provide single or multi-stall restroom facilities to be used by every occupant.
    • The quantity of stalls planned for and provided shall not be less than the total quantity of stalls in restrooms of a traditional layout.
    • Sinks may be either in the toilet stall or in a broader vestibule-type communal area.
    • Facilities shall have at least one stall that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or equivalent local code, whichever is more stringent, requirements for restroom layout and accessibility.
    OR

    Option 2: Build separate gendered and all-gender facilities
    • 2a. Single-Stall
      • Two single-stall, all-gender restrooms shall be provided with each bank of multi-stall, gendered restrooms.
      • The single-stall facilities shall meet ADA or equivalent local code, whichever is more stringent, requirements for restroom layout and accessibility.
    • 2b. Multi-Stall
      • A third multi-stall facility shall be added to the traditionally gendered multi-stall facilities present in restroom banks.
      • The all-gender facility shall be of a commensurate quality to the gendered facilities.
      • The multi-stall, all-gender facility shall have at least one stall that meets ADA or equivalent local code, whichever is more stringent, requirements for restroom layout and accessibility.
    Refer to Table 403.1: Minimum Number of Required Plumbing Fixtures in the 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) Requirements for required fixtures in each facility.
    • Fixture calculations for each sex are determined by dividing the total number of occupants in half. Any fractions from multiplying this quantity by the fixture ratio shall be rounded up.
      • Exceptions
        • Total occupant load doesn’t need to be divided in half if data indicates that there is an uneven distribution of sexes.
        • If multi-user facilities are to serve people of all genders, the minimum fixture count is based on the total occupant load and any urinals shall be in stalls.
        • Sex distribution is not necessary if installing single-user facilities. Single-user facilities contribute to the total number of fixtures for a space and are to be open for use by any person.
    • In public spaces, “customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities” that are easily accessible by the public. Employees will have their own facilities.
    • The doors to toilet rooms cannot be in a room used to prepare food for general consumption.
    Educational Notes:
    1. Urinals and dual-flush toilets are important water-saving devices in restrooms. Project teams may consider installing urinals and dual-flush toilets in all-gender restrooms in order to increase water efficiency.
    2. Project teams may consider providing additional restroom facilities beyond what is required by code to ensure restroom access for all occupants.

    Submittals

    General
    Register for the pilot credit
  • Complete the feedback survey:
  • Feedback Survey
  • Participate in the optional LEEDuser pilot credit forum

  • Documentation/Compliance
    • Project plans depicting all-gender restroom facilities
    • Narrative describing fit-out of restroom facilities and confirming compliance with all pilot credit requirements
    Changes
    • 12/11/20 - Original Publication
    • 4/20/21 - Updated applicability for ID+C projects
    See all LEEDuser forum discussions about this credit » Subscribe to new discussions about Pilot-Credits WEpc147