I'm working on a project that has a Master Site and 2 buildings, Bldg A and Bldg B. Bldg A is scheduled to be finished and occupied 2 years before the Master Site and Bldg B are finished. From a response Below from Eric Anderson we cannot submit until the Master Site can be submitted. How does this work for our Bldg A if we cannot submit it within the 2 year Sunset Date? We can submit the design credits all at once but not the construction credits.
Technical Customer Service Specialist, GBCI
Nov 27 2012
"Yes. If each building is registered as a separate LEED project and you are using the Campus Credit (aka Master Site, or Part 1) approach, it is acceptable to submit the individual building projects at different times. However, please note that the Master Site project must be submitted before (or at the same time) as the first of the individual bldg projects that wish to utilize campus credits achieved in the Master Site project."
Eric AndersonTechnical Customer Service Specialist
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January 23, 2013 - 6:46 pm
Actually, it is possible to submit individual projects prior to submitting the master site, but they would not be able to claim any campus credits. Also, they would not be eligible for the 20% review fee discount. This is probably not the way you want to proceed.
Instead, you could identify desired design credits that are also approved as campus credits in Appendix A of the AGMBC (https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=10484), and submit those in a design phase review of the master site. Once marked 'Anticipated' they would be eligible to apply to Building A (and, later, to Building B). You could also submit construction credits that are approved to be attempted as campus credits for a construction (or combined) review of the master site. However, just as is the case for construction credits submitted in an individual project, the work represented in those submittals would have to be completed already to count towards achieving the campus credit.
In any case, if the designed or constructed characteristics that served as the basis for the original master site campus credit review(s) are changed by future decisions or construction prior to submitting Building B, you can use the appeal function to have the campus credit re-evaluated. After the master site project's initial review, additional campus credits can also be attempted/added at anytime by using the appeal function. But such an approach might have limited utility for a campus that contains only two buildings that will be seeking certification. See page 13 of the AGMBC (https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=10486) for additional details regarding campus credit cross-checks and adding credits to the master site.
Thus, it is worth noting that even when a campus credit has been achieved in the Master Site, individual projects within that master site are still permitted to pursue the same credit on an individual building basis (as noted on page 12 of the AGMBC).
Lastly, please note that the deadline to submit within 2 years of project's substantial completion is not the same as the 'Sunset Date', which occurs no sooner than 6 years after the close of registration for each version of the LEED rating systems. Refer to section 12 of the Certification Policy Manual (which you can access through the GBCI website: http://www.gbci.org/main-nav/building-certification/resources.aspx) for further details.