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Living Building Challenge- Materials & LEED MR Credits

LEED v4.1 Discussion Forum
posted by Dane Andersen on May 5, 2021, 11:17 am

Does anyone know if there is "reciprocity", so to speak, between Living Building Challenge - Materials Petal and LEED MR and EQ credit documentation? I am working on a project pursuing LBC full...

LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiorsv4- LEED v4 Option 1 EPD

CI-v4 MRc3: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Andy Rittenhouse on May 5, 2021, 8:55 am

Would electronics products such as roller shade motors that are RoHs compliant meet the requirement for EPD's under this Credit. 

Perhaps under: 

  • USGBC approved program –...

Energy Provider Clean Energy programs and the Energy Calculation

CS-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Lou Niles II on May 3, 2021, 4:46 pm

are driving the building towards electricity instead of gas because of the cleaner grid, the alternative performance metrics should still find some advantage. There is a separate forum for the pilot credit...

Last reply: Lou Niles II, May 4, 2021, 11:57 am

All landscaped areas removed

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Lou Niles II on May 3, 2021, 6:04 pm

It does not appear LEED give credit for removig all landscaped areas from the exiwting conditions? or at least I cannot find a path for that. New Project Rennovation that is removing all...

v4.1 Tier 1: Onsite Renewable PV Installation

NC-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Stephanie Graham on May 3, 2021, 1:22 am

 The title of Table 1--"Points for Renewable Energy Procurement" is confusing, as it includes Tier 1.  As you indicated under another comment in this credit, it is possible to procure onsite...

Last reply: Stephanie Graham, May 3, 2021, 2:49 pm

Renewable Energy- Confirmation of Renewable Attribute Ownership

CS-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Levi Jimenez on May 1, 2021, 12:54 pm

We have a site with a substantial solar array that is owned by the building owner.  The LEED Credit form requires uploaded supporting documentation as follows: "upload confirmation of...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, May 3, 2021, 10:08 am

REC Purchase Timing

CI-v4 EAc6: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Jeffrey Palmer on Apr 21, 2021, 12:26 pm

Due to...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Apr 30, 2021, 3:44 pm

Type III external vs external

NC-v4.1 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Michelle Halle Stern on Feb 24, 2020, 5:54 pm

When I look up EPDs in UL Spot it is not always obvious what type of EPD I'm looking at. If it's for a specfic product can I assume externally verified? How would I know the difference?


Last reply: Shawn Kalyn, Apr 30, 2021, 3:44 pm

Fixture Family Clarification

Data-Centers-NC-v4.1 WEp2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Sonya Cortez on Apr 27, 2021, 5:52 pm

My project has: 1-men's restroom (has a urinal), 1-women's restroom, and 8-unisex restrooms (two have urinals)

I'm confused about the Percent of Occupants (%) column. So far I've entered:...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Apr 30, 2021, 12:16 am

Active Monitoring System

Pilot-Credits EQpc124: Performance-based indoor air quality design and assessment
posted by Charlie Popeck on Jul 30, 2019, 4:11 am


The credit language says that "An active monitoring device" must be installed at all times to continuously monitor contaminant levels and appropriate mitigation measures must be...

Last reply: Aya El-Khouly, Apr 29, 2021, 2:50 pm