This may be a silly question, but I ask in order for some clarification. I have a particular question using the 40/60 rule. The project is not currently registered on LEED Online, but we were originally going to use the LEED v4 BD+C New Construction and Major Renovation rating system. It is a major renovation project that is for an existing building, we have scope of work for the MEP systems, as well as interior and exterior architectural work scope. However, there are concerns after going through a preliminary review of possible credits that we will not have enough points to achieve LEED Silver. This project is in New York City and it is owned by the city, we have a local law that stipulates certain city buildings must achieve LEED Silver or higher. If we were to proceed with the 40/60 method, there is a possibility that more than 60% of the project square footage would apply to LEED v4 ID+C: Commercial Interiors. However since the project itself is major renovation and not a tenant fitout, could we be allowed to change the rating system even if that would ignore the exterior and possibly some of the interior architectural components of the original renovation work scope?
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