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New Construction on college campus. Can I use LEED v4 BD+C: Schools?

LEED Rating System Selection
posted by colleen soden on Sep 29, 2022, 10:59 am

We are designing a building for a university on their campus. It will have faculty offices, an eventspace, and a couple classrooms. Can we use LEED v4 BD+C: Schools for this project or will it...

Bus Park

Schools-NC-v4 LTc8: Green vehicles
posted by Priscillia Champagne on Sep 28, 2022, 2:16 pm

For our school we have a car park (230 spaces) and a bus park (80 spaces).
In order to calculate the percentage of green and electric vehicles, should we also calculate the bus parking? The...

Enhanced Refrigerant Credit

NC-v4 EAc6: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
posted by Marco Burgos on Mar 2, 2022, 1:12 pm

We have a project served by a District Energy Plant.  The project has three Dx Mini split systems that are specified as standby systems and would only come on in case the chilled water plant is...

Last reply: David Hubka, Sep 27, 2022, 5:40 pm

Concrete Mixes Counting as Separate Products- One EPD

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Summer Gorder on Jul 2, 2019, 11:49 am

The Concrete supplier utilized multiple "mixes" of concrete in the project. A mix has slightly different functions, which I think would mean it is a separate product based on the USGBC definition...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Sep 27, 2022, 10:24 am

Is the LCA a design or construction credit for LEED?

NC-v4.1 MRc1: Building life-cycle impact reduction
posted by Camilo Velez on Sep 17, 2022, 11:48 am

Hello all,

We have done several LCA for LEED, and we submitted them with the construction review since that is how it's defined in the LEED guideline, however, on LEED online it appears as...

Last reply: Martin Maribo, Sep 27, 2022, 3:03 am

monoculture farmland has no biodiversity

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Martha Norbeck on Jun 27, 2017, 3:43 pm

Monoculture cropland is not green space. Biodiversity is actively squashed.

The intent of this credit is to: "to conserve existing natural areas and restore damaged areas to provide...

Last reply: Maureen Drullard, Sep 26, 2022, 3:30 pm

plastic laminate?

NC-v4.1 EQc2: Low-emitting materials
posted by Erin Holdenried on Jan 4, 2022, 1:53 pm

Randi B. LEEDuser Basic Member September 24, 2022- 1:17 pm Related discussion can be found here:  https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/high-pressure-laminate-category... Log in or register to post comments ...

Last reply: Randi B., Sep 24, 2022, 1:17 pm

Commercial refrigeration systems but not a store

EBOM-v4.1 EAc1: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
posted by Summer Minchew on Jun 3, 2022, 11:37 am

I have an O+M project considering Option 2. The reference guide states that Retail projects must meet Option 1 or 2 for all HVAC systems and stores with commercial refrigeration systems must...

Last reply: Eugenijus Sapel, Sep 23, 2022, 6:21 am

Is Pilot Credit SSpc55 still available for LEED v4 projects?

Pilot-Credits SSpc55: Bird collision deterrence
posted by Lawrence Rennell on Sep 22, 2022, 5:23 pm

I am not able to locate the registration page for this credit on USGBC.ORG. (Page not found)

Last reply: emily reese moody, Sep 22, 2022, 6:58 pm

Urinals, All gender restrooms, and percentage calculations

NC-v4 WEp2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Kristian Kicinski on Aug 2, 2021, 8:59 pm

We are working on design for a high school taking an all-gender approach to toileting. Each all-gender restroom has 10 private stalls with communal lavatories. The project is considering making...

Last reply: Kristian Kicinski, Sep 22, 2022, 3:46 pm