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(mis)Understanding the LEED Review (and appeal) process

LEED Reviews: Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
posted by Susannah Goddard on Apr 28, 2015, 10:04 am

We have recently undergone the Final Design Stage Review and have some credits 'denied'. I was of the understanding that we could submit additional documentation to denied design stage credits...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Mar 28, 2023, 4:31 pm

Relevance in Scandinavian climate

NC-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Martin Maribo on Mar 16, 2023, 11:03 am

I am living in a country where the highest energy costs are heating, not cooling, our buildings. And where we enjoy the few days in a year, when the sun is warming up courtyards or sidewalks so...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Mar 16, 2023, 11:32 am

Equations and calc methods

EBOM-v4.1 EAp3: Energy Performance
posted by Ricardo Filho on Feb 21, 2023, 5:01 am

I am doing some research on LEED v4.1 O+M and I have a number of questions.
I am going to post them here (I know it is a lot) hoping someone knows the answer for a few of them, maybe.


Equations and calc methods

EBOM-v4.1 WEc1: Water Performance
posted by Ricardo Filho on Feb 21, 2023, 4:55 am

hi all, 

I am doing some research on the LEED v4.1 O+M and I came across some questions regarding this credit. Anyone has any idea about possible answers?

Water efficiency...

IAQp1 Compliance Method for Naturally Ventilated Rooms/Buildings in Europe

EBOM-v4 EQp1: Minimum indoor air quality performance
posted by Chenlu Li on Feb 16, 2023, 4:43 am


We are currently working on few new and existing buildings in Ireland. These buildings have either natural ventilation or mixed ventilation (natural vent + mechanical vent) ...

LEED v4.1- Third Party Certifications

NC-v4 EQc2: Low-emitting materials
posted by Pablo Jimeno on Mar 26, 2019, 2:26 pm

Hello All,

We are considering adopting LEEDv4.1 requirements for the Low Emitting Materials credit across our projects.

We note that...

Last reply: Megan Leslie, Jan 31, 2023, 12:15 pm

Encouraging All-Gender restrooms!

Pilot-Credits WEpc147: All-Gender Restrooms
posted by Sara Galar on Apr 29, 2022, 8:27 am

We are happy to see how gender neutral toilets are being supported by USGBC. Maybe it could even develop as a internal policy for bigger companies. 

As our project is a Swedish private...

Last reply: Kelli Kimura, Jan 20, 2023, 7:41 pm

BES 6001- USGBC approved leadership extraction practice?

NC-v4 MRc3: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
posted by Juliana Moreira on Jan 7, 2015, 11:42 am

The credit intent is to reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.

In the UK we have standard BES 6001 to enable...

Last reply: Susan Di Giulio, Jan 13, 2023, 12:24 pm

Frequency of inspections

NC-v4 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
posted by Maria Porter on Dec 14, 2022, 9:01 am

We got a review comment: “Provide additional documentation to confirm that the project meets the requirements for reductions in inspection frequency (Section 4.1.4 of the EPA...

Last reply: Maria Porter, Dec 15, 2022, 2:46 am

ASHRAE 90.1 Space by Space Method- Office, Enclosed or Open Plan

NC-v4.1 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Chenlu Li on Nov 30, 2022, 7:36 am

Hi all,

I have been working on the LEED energy model for an office building. There are different sizes of the offices in the building. It would be appreciated that anyone can let...

Last reply: Chenlu Li, Dec 14, 2022, 10:59 am