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LEED Rating System Selection
Project location: Australia
August 7, 2019
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Is LEED O+M applicable to commercial interiors?
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August 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Yes and no.
There is not a specific O+M adaptation for the interior of the building only. The rating system applies to the whole building or certified space. So, it is applicable, but you would have to look at the whole building, which depending on the specifics of your project, may be easy or hard.
November 19, 2019 - 10:34 pm
Thanks Tristan. The tenant will lease 7 floors (just been built) out of 42. So if the rating can apply to the certified space, can I define my project boundary for these 7 floors only? The whole building is not possible since the 35 other floors will be leased by other tenants. As an alternative option, I don't think we can go with LEED ID+C Commercial Interiors any longer since the project is now built. Is my assumption correct?
November 19, 2019 - 11:18 pm
Also under EBOM v.4 MPR2 Must be reasonable LEED Boundaries. For interiors it is said that: The LEED project should be defined by a clear boundary such that the LEED project is physically distinct from other interior spaces within the building. If we clearly define the 7 floors as being distinct from the other tenants/ 42 floors, would this work?
November 21, 2019 - 12:13 pm
I'm in a similar situation where the tenant is occupying 2 of the four floors of a building. In their case they do own the building, but are looking to re-certify just the portion that they originally certified under CI. It does seem that under 4.1 there is a clear pathway for Interiors (certified space) that would apply; it seems like in both cases, drawing a distinction to just the floors occupied should work. Have you seen this yet or are/or there any immediate flaws in that logic?
Other logistics such as sub-metering would likely have to come into play, does anyone have any guidance on using whole building energy/water and only tenant space IAQ, etc.? Happy to shift to another question/forum as well.
November 26, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Yes, a definition of spaces using floors is a good way to denote physically distinct spaces for these purposes.
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