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Shadow Boxes: Counts as Fenestration or Opaque Surface?

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Waleed AlGhamdi on Apr 25, 2019, 4:45 pm

Spandrel panels are considered as opaque surfaces per the ASHRAE 90.1 definition. Kalwall and similar products count as fenestration since they allow in light. What about a "shadow box" in a...

No Cooling Tower, has to be large building and non-residential?

NC-v4 WEc3: Cooling tower water use
posted by Maria Porter on Apr 24, 2019, 8:20 am


If our project(s) have No cooling tower and no district cooling, can we not take the credit based on that our buildings are too small and that they are residential (nursing homes)? Is...

Last reply: David Hubka, Apr 25, 2019, 3:56 pm

Overhead Vegetated Canopy

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Dustin Eggink on Sep 13, 2018, 11:38 am

We have a campus site site with areas, outside of construction limits, that contain many mature shade trees with turf grass underneath. The credit requirements on Page 177 state that a minimum of...

Last reply: Sean Adams, Apr 25, 2019, 1:52 pm

Wall Components

NC-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by LUCY WILLIAMS on Jun 15, 2017, 10:15 am

When reporting for the wall, ceiling category under Option 1, do all of the interior partition components need to be complaint- the gypsum board, the tape, the joint compound, the studs and the...

Last reply: Ryan Harrington, Apr 25, 2019, 1:22 pm

Water bottle drinking fountain- water usage

NC-v4 WEc2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Erin Rowe on Feb 14, 2019, 1:55 am

I see that water-bottle fill stations / drinking fountains are not on the list of fixtures in the calculator. Do we just leave those out of the water savings calculations? Or should they be...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Apr 25, 2019, 12:16 pm

Option 2. Priority designation

CS-v4 LTc3: High priority site
posted by Ciaran McCabe on Apr 25, 2019, 12:09 pm

For projects outside the US where it states "a local equivalent program administered at the national level for projects outside the U.S." - has anyone any experience in terms of what might be...

Envelope Design Review for LEED V4 Commissioning under Fundamental Cx

NC-v4 EAp1: Fundamental commissioning and verification
posted by Rohit Upadhyay on Apr 24, 2019, 7:55 pm

Hi Everyone,

Can someone clarify what is the extent of envelope design review by a Commissioning Authority (...

Substituting v4 with a v4.1 compliant approach

CI-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Stacey Olson on Feb 1, 2019, 1:46 pm

Is it possible to provide documentation in line with the v4.1 requirements for a LEEDv4 regsitered project? We're looking specifically at the Low Emitting Materials strategy, which is the same...

Last reply: DuWayne Baird, Apr 24, 2019, 8:45 pm

v4 List of Approved Adhesives

CI-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Steven Wychorski on Mar 28, 2018, 2:11 pm

Hello: We are having a difficult time finding adhesives that comply with EQc2. Does anyone have a list that of products that they spec'd and installed that are approved for v4? Thanks.

Last reply: DuWayne Baird, Apr 24, 2019, 8:12 pm

Local Minimum Requirements vs Parking Required by LEED

NC-v4 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Diana Smiciklas on Apr 24, 2019, 1:43 pm

Hello there,

I have two questions:

1. The credit requires that the number of parking spaces be less than minimum code requirements. However, if let's say 89 spots (which is what...

Last reply: Emily Purcell, Apr 24, 2019, 4:17 pm