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grass does not count, so what exactly does "two types of vegetation" mean?

NC-v4.1 SSc3: Open space
posted by Sue Bryant on Sep 2, 2020, 6:26 pm

We  received a review comment stating it is not clear that areas noted as recreatation oriented grass are planted with two or more types of vegetation. There are other areas with beds, shrubs,...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Sep 10, 2020, 11:43 am

Preferred Spaces still required?

Schools-NC-v4.1 LTc8: Electric Vehicles
posted by Brian Salazar on Aug 31, 2020, 12:05 pm

In the new v4.1 language for Electric Vehicles, there is no mention of a preferred location as a requirement for placement of charging stations, nor infrastructure under Option 2.  Has this...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Sep 10, 2020, 8:31 am

Extended Producer Responsibility Program- database / list?

NC-v4.1 MRc3: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
posted by Cynthia Kaplan on Aug 31, 2020, 5:43 pm

I have yet to find a comprehensive list of manufacturers offering take back programs and supporting documentation of their recycling rates, as required by...

Last reply: Simon Nussbaum, Sep 9, 2020, 10:35 am

Estimating Energy Use for a Laboratory

CI-v4 EAc6: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Parker Hall on Aug 28, 2020, 12:00 pm

My project pursued optimized energy performance option 2 - prescriptive compliance. An Energy model was not created for this building, so I intend to calculate out energy use via the U.S....

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Sep 4, 2020, 12:08 pm

V4.1 Acoustic Performance Calculator Password

NC-v4.1 EQc9: Acoustic performance
posted by John Page on Sep 2, 2020, 3:53 pm

I filled out these Excel Workbook forms several months ago and now I cannot get access because it asks for a Password that I do not have. How can this be bypassed or a Password provided? I have...

a great addition for user comfort

Pilot-Credits EQpc47: Acoustic Comfort
posted by Abbie Ford on Sep 2, 2020, 2:33 pm

LEED for Homes seems to take a step back from user comfort compared to some of their other rating systems, and I believe this is a successful way to encourage architects to design for their user...

California Energy Wise Calculators

Retail-CI-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Cynthia Kaplan on Aug 20, 2020, 7:06 pm

We are renovating a university dining facility that is within a dorm. The Minimum Energy Retail Calculator includes a table for kitchen equipment, with a link to the California Energy Wise...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Aug 31, 2020, 3:01 pm

CDPH VOC Emissions Certificate Expired

NC-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Peter Doo on Aug 17, 2020, 3:43 pm

I have a submittal that includes a resinous flooring product for which the CDPH 01350 v1.2-2017 VOC emissions testing certificate expired in September of 2019. The manufacturer tells me that due...

Last reply: Scott Laughlin, Aug 27, 2020, 1:28 pm

MRp2/c5-- Can we count shipping dunnage returned to precast manufacturer as material reuse?

NC-v4 MRp2: Construction and demolition waste management planning
posted by Terry Thornsbury on Aug 26, 2020, 1:52 pm

We have a large (800,000sf) project that is being constructed primarily using precast floor decks and architectural wall panels. Delivery of these components involves many flatbed trailers using...

50% Unbound

Healthcare-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Lene Hill on Dec 5, 2019, 11:34 am

What does unbound mean? How is unbound determined? 

Does unbound refer to the % openings in the pavers or the void space in the stone below?   Generally, the stone below a paver section...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Aug 26, 2020, 1:53 pm