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LEED v2009
Retail – New construction
Innovation in Design
Innovation in design

LEED CREDIT

Retail-NC-v2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design 1-5 points

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Intent

To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to achieve exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in green building categories not specifically addressed by the LEED Green Building Rating System.

Requirements

Credit can be achieved through any combination of the Innovation in design and Exemplary performance paths as described below:

Path 1. Innovation in design (1-5 points)

Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System.

One point is awarded for each innovation achieved. No more than 5 points under IDc1 may be earned through Path 1—Innovation in design.

Identify the following in writing:

  • The intent of the proposed innovation credit.
  • The proposed requirement for compliance.
  • The proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance.
  • The design approach (strategies) used to meet the requirements.
Path 2. Exemplary performance (1-3 points)

Achieve exemplary performance in an existing LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations prerequisite or credit that allows exemplary performance as specified in the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design & Construction, 2009 Edition. An exemplary performance point may be earned for achieving double the credit requirements and/or achieving the next incremental percentage threshold of an existing credit in LEED.

One point is awarded for each exemplary performance achieved. No more than 3 points under IDc1 may be earned through Path 2—Exemplary performance.

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

Intent

To provide design teams and projects the opportunity to achieve exceptional performance above the requirements set by the LEED Green Building Rating System and/or innovative performance in green building categories not specifically addressed by the LEED Green Building Rating System.

Requirements

Credit can be achieved through any combination of the Innovation in design and Exemplary performance paths as described below:

Path 1. Innovation in design (1-5 points)

Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System.

One point is awarded for each innovation achieved. No more than 5 points under IDc1 may be earned through Path 1—Innovation in design.

Identify the following in writing:

  • The intent of the proposed innovation credit.
  • The proposed requirement for compliance.
  • The proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance.
  • The design approach (strategies) used to meet the requirements.
Path 2. Exemplary performance (1-3 points)

Achieve exemplary performance in an existing LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations prerequisite or credit that allows exemplary performance as specified in the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design & Construction, 2009 Edition. An exemplary performance point may be earned for achieving double the credit requirements and/or achieving the next incremental percentage threshold of an existing credit in LEED.

One point is awarded for each exemplary performance achieved. No more than 3 points under IDc1 may be earned through Path 2—Exemplary performance.

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