So this statement is concerning, "Please note that since LEED O+M is a whole building rating system, when attempting an Innovation in Design point for following a LEED O+M prerequisite or credit compliance path the strategy must be applied to the entire project building. For LEED Core and Shell projects please provide a copy of a legally binding tenant sales and lease agreement documentation that the tenants meet the requirement of the LEED O+M strategy."
The thing is for this Core and Shell project, we don't have tenants occupying the spaces yet. The building owner will be the university since the building will be constructed on its school grounds. Because of that, there is no tenant sales and lease agreement documentation to provide. Is there a way I can still pursue this credit without the sales and lease agreement documentation?
David PosadaIntegrated Design & LEED Specialist
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May 31, 2019 - 4:07 pm
Who will the tenants be - are they departments of the same university?
Usually Core & Shell is pursued when the owner controls the base building and a different legal entity, the tenant, controls the build-out of the space interiors (tenant improvement, "TI," etc). When the same entity controls both the base building and the build-out of space, USGBC usually says that BD&C New Construction (NC) should be pursued instead of Core and Shell, as NC addresses the base building and all interiors work.
It sounds like you have two different parties -- campus facilities, who "owns" the building, and individual departments or university programs, who will "rent" the spaces. Is that the case?
For this credit, LEED is looking for some kind of document that shows the party building out the space will be required to purchase lamps that meet the criteria. There may be some kind of contract or agreement that gets negotiated and signed between the university department that controls the building and the department that will occupy a space. You could add LEED specific requirements regarding the lamps to that document.
It's also possible the same campus facility department that owns/ controls the building will also be responsible for doing the interior build-out of the space once a particular department agrees to move in. In that case, you'll want to have a campus facility purchasing policy or campus standards document that indicates LEED-compliant lamps will be purchased.
For a policy document that might be acceptable to a LEED reviewer, take a look at the O&M Reference Guide introduction chapter available on the USGBC website – look for the “Effective Policy Development” criteria in the Maintaining Consistency in the Application section.
Does that make sense?