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NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo on Nov 8, 2022, 10:24 am

The rating system states: "Views cannot be obstructed by frit, fibers, patterned glazing, or added tints that distort the color balance."
Our facade design is a curtain wall...

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Nov 11, 2022, 3:30 pm

Building with metallic mesh on its façade

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Ricardo Sá on Apr 30, 2020, 9:37 am

Dear All,

We’re currently working on a LEED certification of a new office building that will be built in Portugal. This building will have large glazed areas in its façades, both...

Last reply: Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo, Nov 8, 2022, 10:21 am

View factor of 3 or greater?

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by David Hubka on Mar 23, 2018, 1:56 pm

What is the definition of 'view factor of 3 or greater'?


Last reply: Allison Smith, May 12, 2022, 5:48 pm

EQ Overview: Warehouse Quality Views requirement?

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Instra Ingenieros on Feb 23, 2022, 12:45 pm

According to LEED v4 EQ Overwiew " Table 2. Rating system–specific space classifications" Quality Views credit is compulsory to achieve the rest of the category for Warehouse & Distribution...

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Feb 25, 2022, 12:17 pm

Pool area within natatoriums excluded?

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Lyle Axelarris on Nov 4, 2021, 8:45 pm

Does anyone know if pool decks and splash pad areas in an Aquatics Facility are exempted from this credit (similar to the exemption for gyms)?

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.  

Last reply: Elliot Glassman, Oct 20, 2021, 3:37 pm

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

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
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: Carla Rincon, Sep 29, 2021, 3:44 pm

Any LEEDv4 limits to borrowed views through interior glazing?

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Joanna Switzer on Jan 26, 2018, 9:39 am

Under LEED 2009, exterior views "borrowed" by an interior space via interior glazing - basically viewing through an interior window to see an exterior window - used to be limited to (1) layer of...

Last reply: Maria Porter, Sep 13, 2021, 7:35 am

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

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
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: Julie Hendricks, Aug 15, 2021, 7:26 pm

View Type 3 with Permanent Obstruction Near Ceiling

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Laura Heagler on Jul 20, 2021, 4:16 pm

I would suspect the ducts would deduct from the available view. I would treat the ducts the same way you are instructed to treat furniture. Take a look here, https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/view-type-3-unobstructed-views-... i have posted some diagrams I used to define my views to suport my calculations. My submittal for the credit was approved and my documentation accepted.  Log in or register to post comments 0 Vote up! Ryan, I think I understand your diagrams, but if I put the ductwork in the plan view it will look like there is no view. If I put it in a section, how do I calculate the square footage? I thought...

Last reply: Ryan Harrington, Jul 21, 2021, 12:01 pm