The SMACNA Chapter 3 is for “Guidelines for Occupied buildings under construction”, and it seems that a lot of the measures are indeed for renovation projects or projects where part of the building is completed & occupied while construction is carried out.
For completely new buildings, do we still need to meet SMACNA guidelines or can we earn the credit by just meeting the two other LEED requirements?
If SMACNA needs to be followed even in new build, are there specific sections that should be implemented?