I have some question about LEED Commercial Interior certification :
1) Situation: we have a offices building that has a basement in common with other two offices buildings. These (the 3 buildings together) have been certified with Core and shell v.2009 last years. Now the customer wants to obtain the LEED Commercial interior certification, for only 1 of the 3 buildings. The commercial interior certification will involved the whole “interior area” of the building (because the tenant is only one).
- According to the statement “The LEED project boundary must include all contiguous land that is associated with the project and supports its typical operations” (http://www.usgbc.org/credits/mpr3) Which are the spaces we have to consider into the Leed boundary, (beyond space dedicated to offices)?
- Have we to consider the portion of basement (basement with parkings and service rooms dedicated to the 3 buildings but with defined and dedicated portions to each involved building) dedicated to that building or the basement is not to be consider into the LEED boundary?
2) Situation: these 3 buildings are now certified with Core and Shall rating. So now someone is monitoring, according to Minimum program requirements, the consumption of water and electricity (core and shell certificated in 2014) for 5 years.
If we want to obtain the LEED CI certification for our building, how will be conducted the monitoring of the end uses? Will it be in addition to those made now according to Core and Shell certification? or it replace that for the building in question?