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Walkable Project Site

NC-v4 INc1: Innovation
posted by Graciela Quiles Gonzalez on Feb 13, 2019, 2:00 pm

Are facades of existing buildings (not historic) exempt of Requirement number 8 of the Walkable Project Site? 

Requirement 8: "No more than 30% of the primary facade at ground level is...

Last reply: Jenni Huynh, Feb 24, 2021, 1:15 pm

Designing with Nature- Stone indoor finishes

Pilot-Credits EQpc123: Designing with Nature, Biophilic Design for the Indoor Environment
posted by ANTONIO CERECEDA on Feb 24, 2021, 11:14 am

Currently we are working in a LEED project which we are pursuing this pilot credit of Designing with Nature, and we are wondering if natural stone vertical finishes on main indoor walls could be...

Safety First: Re-Enter Your Workspace

CS-v4.1 INc1: Innovation
posted by Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo on Jul 20, 2020, 8:06 am


Has anyone achieved this credit yet? I so, you could share with us how many measures you implemented and if you received any review comments.


Last reply: Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo, Feb 24, 2021, 2:44 am

November Surprise?

NC-v4.1 MRc5: Construction and demolition waste management
posted by Jonathan Weiss on Nov 24, 2020, 3:41 pm

I am hoping I read this wrong, but the current version of the credit on USGBC.org and the Addendum posting (as of early November) seems to have changed this credit significantly - Option 1 is 1...

Last reply: Stephen Montgomery, Feb 23, 2021, 9:17 pm

Extensive Green Roof Habitat Area

NC-v4.1 SSc2: Protect or Restore Habitat
posted by Summer Minchew on Jan 25, 2021, 4:19 pm

LEED Addenda #10231 (https://www.usgbc.org/leedaddenda/10231) effectively stated that extensive roof systems could not count towards SSc5.1...

Last reply: Summer Minchew, Feb 23, 2021, 6:01 pm

LEED v4 credit coach?

LEED Reviews: Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
posted by Lawrence Rennell on Oct 17, 2019, 11:32 am

I have heard that there is credit coaching available for LEED v4 credits, however, finding a way to contact this individual is on the same level as making contact with Bigfoot. Looking for input...

Last reply: Elizabeth Thompson, Feb 23, 2021, 4:23 pm

Project Energy Use_Electric or Overall Energy use?

NC-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Hashir Usman on Feb 23, 2021, 11:42 am


I am a bit confused about this credit. In reference guide it states ''Points are awarded according to Table 1, based on the percentage of total site energy use. Renewable electricity...

Roads with 40 Km / h without bicycle paths or trails are considered as bicycle network?

NC-v4.1 LTc6: Bicycle facilities
posted by Sara ALIA YOUSSOUFI on Feb 19, 2021, 8:15 am

We have a project located in an area where the...

Last reply: Sara ALIA YOUSSOUFI, Feb 23, 2021, 8:57 am

Safety First Pilot Credits- Additional Innovation Points

Working through COVID-19
posted by Cynthia Kaplan on Jul 27, 2020, 4:04 pm

We have a project that has already claimed 4 of the 5 innovation points available. We would like to utilize at least 2 of the Safety First pilot credits. Does anyone know if...

Last reply: Asa Posner, Feb 22, 2021, 6:31 pm

Industrial washer vs commercial clothes washer

NC-v4 WEp2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Martha Norbeck on Feb 22, 2021, 2:46 pm

My question to our LEED Coach: 
The Energy Star Commercial Clothes washer criteria applies to a maximum capacity of 8 cubic feet with an Integrated Water Factor of = 4.0 and Modified Energy...