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Open Space and Vegetated space calculation

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Kavita Karmarkar on Jun 12, 2018, 12:12 pm

Hi all,

If I have 100 acres of site area, I need 30 acres (30% of 100 acres) open space and out of that, 25% of 30 acres  which is 7.5 acres must be vegetated open space. Provided that the...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Aug 25, 2023, 8:32 am

Need a Template or format for preparation of ESC Plan

NC-v4 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
posted by Mujib ur Rehman on Jun 16, 2023, 7:04 am

Dear All,

If i would like to take the opportunity.....If anyone could share us the format or any older project Erosion and Sedimentation Control PLan report/writeup....that will be a great...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Aug 25, 2023, 8:29 am

UGR calculation

NC-v4.1 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo on Aug 14, 2023, 12:34 pm


UGR can be calculated at different angles (30°, 45°, ... from nadir).

At what angle should the UGR be reported for credit compliance?

Thank you,

Last reply: Denise Luikart, Aug 25, 2023, 8:28 am

WE Indoor water use reduction- Detention facility requirements

NC-v4 WEp2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Lawrence Rennell on Feb 28, 2023, 4:42 pm

We are currently working on 2 small detention facilities (25 beds and 60 beds). Both projects are new construction and are not Retail, school, or hospitality projects. Only residential...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Aug 25, 2023, 8:26 am

Estimating energy savings from digital TAB measurements

LEED v4.1 Discussion Forum
posted by April Spence on Aug 24, 2023, 4:54 pm

Hi all,

I am working on a project to do digital airflow testing across our buildings. Our HVAC costs for heating and cooling are 45-50% of our operational costs in northern cal buildings...

Government-mandated roadway lighting exemption- definition

NC-v4 SSc6: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Lenka Matějíčková on Aug 24, 2023, 6:51 am

Working on a car manufacturing plant, we would like to explore if roadway lighting within the area of the plant can be extempt from the assesment.

By the local code, the roadway lighting...

Last reply: Lenka Matějíčková, Aug 25, 2023, 7:50 am

Lighting Boundary modification- Railway track

NC-v4 SSc6: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Lenka Matějíčková on Aug 24, 2023, 6:01 am

We have a major industrial development (car manufacturing plant) project.

There is a railway track going along the north perimeter of the factory. In the LEED manual its being said that:...

Last reply: Lenka Matějíčková, Aug 25, 2023, 7:49 am

Cooling Tower Water Use Testing

Healthcare-v4 WEc3: Cooling tower water use
posted by Julia Manion on Aug 24, 2023, 4:55 pm

Has anyone encountered challenges with a MEP and/or a municipality not testing for SiO2 and found another way to provide the information for the potable water analysis? 

Last reply: Umesh Atre, Aug 24, 2023, 7:02 pm

Modeling System 5 per floor

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Rajat Wadhwa on Aug 24, 2023, 1:43 pm

Hi I am modeling a building with baseline system as 5 now based on Table G 3.1.1 , it says we need to model 1...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Aug 24, 2023, 4:14 pm

Turf Grass- Yes or No?

CS-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Marine Petrosyan on Aug 24, 2023, 2:46 am

Hi, LEED Experts!

I am actually confused. With the requirements for Open Spaces, the guideline says that turf grass is not counted as a vegetated area. Then it says that the outdoor space...

Last reply: Glen Boldt, Aug 24, 2023, 1:02 pm