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Mirrors used to increase views?

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Deborah Stadler on May 10, 2023, 5:10 pm

For a Fitness Building, with large expanses of mirrored walls, can we calculate the floor space with views that are reflected in mirrors as LEED compliant?  Mirrors are full height on walls.

Entire floor area counts if at least 75% has a view?

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Martha Norbeck on Mar 15, 2023, 10:55 pm

The v2009 view credit included this provision: "For private offices, the entire floor area of the office may be counted if 75% or more of the area has a direct line of sight to perimeter...

Last reply: Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo, Mar 16, 2023, 11:52 am

Stripped facade

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 Dave 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