Hi all,

I have a question regarding the definition of a building. Under the 2nd requirement of the LEED v4 BD+C Reference Guide, Minimum Program Requirements section, it says that "Buildings that are physically connected by programmable space are considered one building for LEED purposes....". I am working on a project that appears to be 2  buildings at the ground level, but are connected on their two upper floors. The shared space contains loading docks for trucks, as well as trailer parking. It is possible for people to walk between the two buildings using the connected space. I am wondering whether in this case the project should be considered one building, or two separate buildings. Additionally, would it be possible for "programmable space" to be defined?

Thanks and regards,