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View Type 2- Exterior Views as Floor Elevation Changes

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posted by Laura Charlier on Dec 11, 2017, 2:22 pm

I'm working on highrise hotel and office space. Is there some sort of rule-of-thumb to consider as the floor elevation changes? For example, if the building is built in a suburban area with open...

Last reply: Summer Minchew, Jan 10, 2019, 3:53 pm

Typo in View Factor Chart

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posted by Chris Edmonds on Dec 17, 2018, 11:15 am

In the reference guide the table reads the gray-zone range between preliminary view factor 4 and 5 is "40-30". This is a typo and should be corrected to "40-50". This can be confirmed on page 50...

Photos of Views

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posted by Summer Minchew on Nov 30, 2018, 1:31 pm

Has anyone been successful in achieving this credit using photos as documentation to demonstrate view type compliance? It seems to me this would be much simpler and perhaps a more effective means...

Last reply: TODD REED, Nov 30, 2018, 1:58 pm

Quality views in wineries

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posted by Ricardo Sá on Nov 16, 2018, 7:01 am

Hi,

we are evaluating the LEED certification potential of a new winery that will be built in Portugal (using the rating system LEED BD+C: New Construction and Major Renovation)....

How to calculate "Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors via Vision Glazing" without a 90 degree angle?

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posted by Elissa Wu on Sep 21, 2018, 2:07 pm

I am working on a project that has two regularly occupied spaces that do NOT have two 90 degree apart windows. I am instead going for Type 2 and Type 4. However, I do not know what to put in the...

Last reply: TODD REED, Sep 27, 2018, 11:37 am

Electrochromic Glazing for LEED v4 EQ 8.1 Quality Views Credit

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posted by Shalini Gali on Sep 14, 2018, 1:24 pm

LEED v4 states that “View glazing in the contributing area must provide a clear image of the exterior, not obstructed by frits, fibers, patterned glazing, or added tints that distort color...

Documenting Similar Regularly Occupied Spaces

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posted by Heather DeGrella on Aug 27, 2018, 3:27 pm

If the project we are working on has similar spaces (e.g. a typical classroom, lab, meeting space, etc.) located next to each other/facing the same direction and view, is it acceptable to use a...

Last reply: TODD REED, Aug 27, 2018, 4:05 pm

How to calculate Area with Direct Line of site without 90 degrees??

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posted by Elisaa Wu on Aug 17, 2018, 9:13 am

I am confused as to how to calculate the "Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors via Vision Glazing (sq ft)" on the excel calculator form. They explain how to do it for View Type 1,...

Last reply: Elisaa Wu, Aug 20, 2018, 8:51 am

atria (atrium?) vs courtyard

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posted by emily reese on Aug 15, 2018, 6:08 pm

Hello, 

I have a question from my architect on a project we're working on with an interior courtyard. Our building is 3-stories, and is essentially a square with an interior large square...

Last reply: TODD REED, Aug 16, 2018, 9:22 am

Visible Light Transmittance

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posted by Max Krueger on Aug 10, 2018, 2:13 pm

Will specing a low (40%>) VLT  in...

Last reply: TODD REED, Aug 15, 2018, 1:14 pm