We are evaluating the LEED certification potential of a new winery that will be built in Portugal (using the rating system LEED BD+C: New Construction and Major Renovation).

The winery is located near the vineyards, which are, as expected, far away from settlements and major infra-structures. Because of this, the score for the Location and Transportation credits is very low and deeply penalizes LEED certification potential (and, consequently, the client is interested in the system because he knows that there are already some PLATINUM and GOLD wineries and he does not want less than that).

Is there any alternative compliance path or strategies to deal with these characteristics, which is probably common to all wineries ?

Thanks for your attention. I’m looking forward to your reply.