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Views for Medical Exam Rooms

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Kyle Ritchie on Feb 15, 2019, 10:39 am

Our project is pursuing LEED v4 BD+C certification and is a University building. The primary function of this facility will be to train nursing students via practice/simulation rooms. Some of the...

Last reply: TODD REED, Mar 15, 2019, 9:43 am

Unfinished Tenant Spaces

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by James Keohane on Feb 28, 2019, 11:41 am

Working on a NC v4 project that has unfinished spaces with no ceilings or HVAC.  The exterior glazing and building envelop is complete.  To put this into perspective about 85% of the project is...

Last reply: James Keohane, Feb 28, 2019, 2:57 pm

Electrochromic Glazing for LEED v4 EQ 8.1 Quality Views Credit

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
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...

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Feb 7, 2019, 12:48 pm

View type 3. Unobstructed views located within the distance of three times the head height of the vision glazing

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Keith Robertson on Jan 8, 2018, 1:02 pm

July 16, 2018- 12:19 pm I would also like some clarification on this point.  In another LEEDuser thread (https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/view-type-3-private-office-space), it states that any...

Last reply: Allison Smith, Feb 4, 2019, 6:35 pm

View Type 2- Exterior Views as Floor Elevation Changes

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
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: Aaron Levey, Jan 17, 2019, 10:08 am

Typo in View Factor Chart

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
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

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
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

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Ricardo Sá on Nov 16, 2018, 7:01 am


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?

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

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