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Irrigated areas and vegetated non-irrigated areas- How to include in calculator?

NC-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Erica Downs on Mar 5, 2021, 11:38 pm

The reference guide's step-by-step language says:

If only part of the lot is irrigated, complete the calculation twice—once for the irrigated section, and again for the...

Snow Melt

EBOM-2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
posted by Elizabeth Felder on Jul 29, 2014, 9:37 am

We have an ice melt product that consists of CMA and Dolomite (and a proprietary blend), but the manufacturer will not release the chemical breakdown. Is it assumed that this product is non-...

Last reply: Trista Little, Mar 5, 2021, 4:15 pm

Garden Sizing?

Pilot-Credits SSpc82: Local food production
posted by Ty Champion on Jan 4, 2021, 10:02 am

Good morning all,

For a schools project, does LEED stop ccounting garden area after the maximum 1500 SF?



Last reply: Trista Little, Mar 5, 2021, 3:11 pm

Alternate approach to collecting e-waste?

NC-v4 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
posted by Renee Shirey on Sep 29, 2020, 3:08 pm

I have a campus student housing project, thus the electronics in this building would be student-provided.  Since collection of e-waste is still required, I am wondering if anybody has been...

Last reply: Trista Little, Mar 5, 2021, 2:14 pm

"Pilot-Credits SSpc83: Offsite Financial Support for Habitat Protection"

NC-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Yoyo Shek on Mar 14, 2019, 6:30 am

Trista Little Project Director WSP USA LEEDuser Expert 389 thumbs up April 11, 2019- 8:44 pm Hi Yoyo, yes you can replace the normal SSc2 Site Development credit with Pilot Credit 83. This webpage:  https://www.usgbc.org/node/5052535?return=/pilotcredits/New-Construction/v4  confirms PC83 is applicable for BDC v4 projects. And there's no distance requirement for the pilot credit, but as you point out, you have to donate to NFWF or FAS. Remember to also register for the Pilot Credit and complete all the requirements (e.g. the feedback survey and participate in the LEEDuser credit forum for PC83 at  https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/credit/Pilot-Credits/SSpc83). Log...

Last reply: Trista Little, Mar 5, 2021, 2:11 pm

LEED Credential Maintenance and Project Participation Hours

LEED Recertification: When and How
posted by Scott Edwards on Jul 10, 2020, 8:19 pm

Regarding claiming hours for working on a LEED registered project, I've seen that "Work on projects registered for LEED... certification count for 1 rating system-specific CE hour per credit...

Last reply: Trista Little, Mar 5, 2021, 2:03 pm

Cultural smudging and ETS prereq

NC-v4 EQp2: Environmental tobacco smoke control
posted by Jason Burtwistle on May 26, 2020, 3:56 pm

Hi all,

I'm working on an academic facility with a multi-faith space within it that will occassionally be used for Indigenous smudging ceremonies (burning of herbs and grasses, including...

Last reply: Trista Little, Mar 5, 2021, 1:56 pm

Clarification on Cradle to Cradle eligibility

NC-v4.1 MRc4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
posted by Allan Robles on Aug 21, 2019, 1:34 pm

Hi LEEDuser community, 

I wanted to confirm my understanding of the distinction between the different option pathways for Cradle to Cradle certificates (bulleted below):

Option 1....

Last reply: Tommy Linstroth, Mar 5, 2021, 1:46 pm

Cold storage- Energy simulation

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Tien Duong on Mar 1, 2021, 3:36 am

Dear Leeduser,

I have a Cold Storage project intent to pursuit LEED v4 Warehouse, for energy simulation, lack of software have ability to modeling the Cold storage.
Anyways I have...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Mar 5, 2021, 11:31 am

ASHRAE Standard for Hospitality project

Hospitality-NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Nikos Tsitsikas on Mar 4, 2021, 7:50 am

Hi all,

We are working on a v4 Hospitality project which consists of various single-storey bungalows. Would you please advise on which ASHRAE Standard should be used? Would that be 90.1 or...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Mar 5, 2021, 11:24 am