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LEED Reviews: Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
posted by Luisa Scambia on Nov 26, 2021, 9:38 am

Hello LEEDUsers,

Could you kindly confirm that my understanding of the LEED certification process/duration is correct:

  1. registration does not have an expiration date except the...

Hotels-Campus guidance or LEED Interpretation 10203

LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
posted by Ana Milinkovic on Nov 23, 2021, 5:11 am


I have a question regarding the approach for our project that wants to be LEEd certified. The project site consists of 9 buildings with similar use. In particula, the principal...

Rating System Selection

LEED Rating System Selection
posted by Gloria Rozzini on Nov 11, 2021, 10:28 am

Good morning everyone, 
in order to evaluate a project in which only strip-out works and renovation of the systems (electrical, mechanical, fire-fighting) are planned, without intervening...

"ready for review" status in Design Final Review Decision

CS-2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
posted by sofia la cognata on Nov 10, 2020, 6:17 am

Good Morning,

we have submitted this credit in the design review, but in the Design Final Review Decision the status is "ready for review" and not "anticipated" like the others. Can you...

Last reply: Gloria Rozzini, Oct 29, 2021, 11:00 am

Purchase green power contract for core and shell

CS-v4 EAc7: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Vincenzo Giacalone Biondo on Oct 26, 2021, 6:04 am

Hello everyone,
I have a dilemma regarding a core and shell v4 project whose only energy source is electricity: the manual says that it is possible to calculate core energy consumption...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Oct 26, 2021, 2:36 pm

Mandatory MERV 11 or higher filters in existing building

NC-v4 EQp1: Minimum indoor air quality performance
posted by Francesco Passerini on Oct 15, 2021, 12:25 pm

The credit requests confirmation that the project has...

piezometric tower as alternative water sources

CS-v4 WEc2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Gloria Rozzini on Aug 5, 2021, 10:18 am

hello everyone. In one of our projects we have a piezomentric tower previously used as a process water. The water contained in this tower comes from the first water aquifer (therefore not potable...

Last reply: Michael Yi, Aug 5, 2021, 9:10 pm

Rainwater Collected for Irrigation

NC-v4 SSc4: Rainwater management
posted by Andrea Valentini on Apr 2, 2019, 6:47 am

Hashir Usman LEEDuser Basic Member May 5, 2020- 8:18 am Hi Andrea, LEED Guide says ''All runoff from the chosen percentile of precipitation events must be managed such that there is no surface discharge from the site. Techniques include, but are not limited to, infiltration, storage and re-use, bioretention, open-grid pavement, and the reduction of impervious area.'' So, I guess it is to use all those techniques that best mimic the natural hydrological conditions before any development occurred. And I read it in this forum that only storing and reusing the runoff volume does not comply...

Last reply: Shannon Oletic, Jul 2, 2021, 9:42 am

Fine or bulky material

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Francesco Passerini on Jun 10, 2021, 9:10 am

In order to specify the lighting power...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jun 10, 2021, 3:53 pm

glare-control devices for C&S

CS-v4.1 EQc4: Daylight
posted by Francesco Passerini on Jul 15, 2019, 10:32 am

Hello, the reference guide states: "Provide manual or automatic (with manual override) glare-control devices for all regularly occupied spaces".

Is that mandatory for spaces occupied by...

Last reply: David Hubka, Jun 3, 2021, 4:22 pm