Hi - I'm working with a "campus" project with two buildings on the same site, same construction timeline, same design. One building is 20,000 sqmeter office/labs and the second unconnected building is just 2,000 sqmeter office/labs. So - same building type for both and one is much smaller than the other. I am thinking it would make the most sense to do a 'group' project from a certification cost/review perspective, but am worried they could get less points due to nuances, like the smaller building maybe not having as many credits that are applicable.
Was curious if anyone has had a similar experience or recommendation?
July 20, 2018 - 12:31 am
Oh - and one additional clarification. I just discovered the buildings are connected by two conditioned/covered walkways, so maybe they can be considered one building? I think they were originally planning to submit as two separate projects for LEED because the construction timelines were a year apart, but now they are in sync.
Michael SmithingDirector - Green Building Advisory
Colliers International Ltd.
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July 20, 2018 - 5:25 am
For the buildings to be considered a single building for certification purposes they need to be connected by something other than circulation or parking. It sounds likely you have two buildings. Submitting as a group sounds like it will save you time, but you would have to do a detailed analysis to see how many points you will lose.
RWDI USA LLC
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February 28, 2019 - 2:24 pm
What if the buildings are connected by an elevated bridge? Would that count as one building, multibuilding or campus?