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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...

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

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

Healthcare renovation

LEED Rating System Selection
posted by Denise Thompson on Apr 29, 2021, 11:13 am

Hi, we're renovating 2 of the floors of an...

Calculating Quality Views Credit

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Divya Shroff on Apr 28, 2021, 7:58 pm

Have projects used softwares to document the quality views credit? I am looking into a 300k sqft school project and wanted to know whats the best way to document this credit.  

Option 3. Carshare- Occupant Classification

NC-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Maddie Spinski on Jun 2, 2020, 10:05 am

"Provide at least one vehicle parking space for every 100 occupants, rounded up. If the project has fewer than 100 occupants, provide one carshare vehicle parking space."


Last reply: emily reese moody, Apr 28, 2021, 6:00 pm

What qualifies as a carshare program?

NC-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Jill Kurtz on Jul 10, 2020, 2:52 pm

Do we have any idea of what qualifies as "car share" program under option 3? We are helping design a buildnig on a golf course and there are vehicles for employees to use around the facility....

Last reply: emily reese moody, Apr 28, 2021, 5:52 pm