We are working on a resort project with multiple small buildings each with 2~3 stories. The main building house hotel public and function areas including ballroom, restaurants, ect. Other buildings are all guest rooms. All these buildings are stand-alone except that they are connected by open corridors from the 2nd floor and above. These buildings are served by a central energy plant located in the main building. Our questions are: 1. Should these buildings be considered as individual buildings (as they are only connected by open corridors)? If so, we will use the approach of LEED for multiple buildings.
2. LEED for multiple buildings Part 2 says the buildings or spaces that comprise the group should have space types that are substantially similar. In this case, can we include the main building together with the other guest room buildings in one group certification.