I have a building registered under LEED NCv2009, that is being built entirely within the LEED boundary of a certified LEED NCv2.2 Gold project. Same owner. Of the existing LEED v2.2 project, the only things we are altering are the grass and the parking lot, to make way for the new building. I read under MRP3 that "Any given parcel of real property may only be attributed to a single LEED project building." Is there a way I can split the original LEED boundary in half so that each project has a portion? The projects will share the parking lot, though. I'm basically unsure how to establish my LEED project boundary for the new v2009 project, and how to deal with the old project/any shared site elements. Any advice?? Thank you!
I also posted this under MPR3
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August 17, 2017 - 6:26 pm
It's not clear whether you intend to use the campus approach or not. If so, the use of a Master Site with a LEED Campus Boundary that encompasses the whole of both the old and new LEED Project Boundaries (even if one entirely encompasses the other), basically eliminates our concerns about any unfair double-counting of various site features or characteristics, which was the impetus for that provision you quoted from MPR 3.
If you're not using the campus approach, MPR 3 is probably the better place to address this. However, I might as well note here that you can reutilize land that was counted towards a prior LPB in cases where doing so is unavoidable, such as is often the case for additions to LEED-certified buildings. In such cases, I recommend teams observe the instructions for this kind of situation found on pages 15-18 of the older version of the LEED 2009 MPR Supplemental Guidance (www.usgbc.org/Docs/Archive/General/Docs9552.pdf). Although the guidance on that particular issue was omitted (mostly for brevity's sake) from later versions of the Supplemental Guidance, it was not really explicitly invalidated or superseded and can still be used. If you have more specific questions about this situation I encourage you to reach out to USGBC/GBCI through our Contact page (https://www.usgbc.org/contactus).