I do not have a coach assigned to this project, however I have a question regarding the LEED boundary and MPR interpretation for an addition project. I have emailed GBCI Canada over a month ago to no response. My gut is saying to exclude, but any advice on similar situations would be great!
The project will be a classroom space addition (19137sf) to an existing (non-LEED) school, as well as a new fitness room addition (2270sf) to the gymnasium in a completely separate spot. Both will have somewhat minimal work to the existing building connection. The fitness room will be separate from the classroom space addition as it makes sense to connect the fitness room to the existing school gym, and the classroom space can only be placed in a certain area of the property as well. The fitness room will be very independent of the classroom addition and i'm not sure they could even be modelled properly together. Should we include both structures as on LEED building and certify together, or exclude the fitness room completely and only certify the classroom addition? We would assume we'd have to put in a permenant meter for the fitness room even though it's not tied into the other addition? It doesn't really make sense to have to pay to install a meter separate just for LEED compliance, but it wouldn't tie into the classroom addition meter either.
The MPR states: “primary and secondary school projects MAY include more than one physically distinct building in a single LEED project.” If I’m maybe answering my own question, I am assuming that so long as it can be modelled together properly, we should include them both under one certification under “xxxxx school addition”? Scope of work is simultaneous and not phased. Otherwise if we cannot model together, we can exclude the fitness room from the classroom addition and separate the scope during construction...Thanks!
Just wanting to double check my assumptions!