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Minimum planted area (that needs no irrigation)

CS-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Maria Porter on Oct 30, 2017, 8:05 am


In v2009 there used to be a 5 % minimum for the area that needed to be planted in order for the project to be eligible for the credit. Is there such a threshold now? Or does basically...

Last reply: Micaela Smulevich, Aug 6, 2020, 2:41 pm

Four buildings in one certification?

Mid-Rise-v4 MPR2: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
posted by Maria Perzon on Jan 13, 2020, 10:31 am

I am working with a customer discussing LEED certification for four similar residential buildings. They have only minor variations. Would it be possible to lower the costs by certifying it as one...

Last reply: Samuel Sura, Jul 25, 2020, 4:30 pm

New Safety First Pilot Credits

Pilot-Credits INpc137: Safety First: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Space
posted by Sam Fagan on Jul 17, 2020, 6:10 am

Has there been any development on sample documents regarding the Covid-19 related pilot credits? These credits are an excellent idea to allow workers to safely transition back to the office, but...

Environmental Product Declarations Exemplary Performance

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Shane Doyle on Jul 7, 2020, 11:44 am


I have a question in relation to achieving exemplary performance in the Environmental Product Declarations credit in the In LEED V4 BD+C. To achieve 1 point for exemplary...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Jul 10, 2020, 10:10 am

Requirements to meet CO2 monitoring

NC-v4 EQc1: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
posted by Lise Dannesboe on Apr 26, 2019, 8:42 am

Hi All

Hope someone can specify the following. When the credit requires "Provide a control drawing sample showing the...

Last reply: Donald Green, Jul 7, 2020, 3:30 pm

Batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and electronic waste

NC-v4 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
posted by Maria Porter on Dec 19, 2019, 7:11 am

Chose to provide a recycling area for two of: batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and...

Last reply: Holly Ratafia, Jul 2, 2020, 11:12 pm

Additonal Interior Lighting Power

Retail-CI-v4 EAc2: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by James Pack on Jul 1, 2020, 7:11 am

We are trying to calcuate the additional allowance for Display Lighting in a Jewellery store. When calcualting the allowance does the W/ft2 cover the individaul display area (display shelves /...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 2, 2020, 9:19 am

Exemplary Performance Parking

CI-v4 INc1: Innovation
posted by James Pack on Jun 30, 2020, 5:46 am

Can we achieve exemplary performance for Parking if we are acheiving credit by default due to no parking possible?

Is this a Design or a Construction credit?

CS-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Maria Porter on Jun 18, 2020, 5:57 am


Is this a design credit or a construction credit? Wanting to substitute v4 “Renewable energy” (a design credit) and “Green power and carbon offsets” (a construction credit) with this...

Last reply: Maria Porter, Jun 22, 2020, 3:07 am

LEED EBOM v4 minimum occupancy requirements

EBOM-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by on Jun 16, 2020, 10:22 am


Does LEED EBOM v4 require a minimum occupancy requirement to be able to be certified?

Our building is fairly new and we are aware of the full 12 months energy use. The...

Last reply: Patrick Murisset, Jun 16, 2020, 2:59 pm