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No smoking is state law

Schools-2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
posted by J W on Jan 19, 2011, 5:27 pm

State law prohibits smoking in and around all public buildings. Therefore, the school system usually doesn't put up signage for no smoking. Will the written law satisfy the credit or will we...

Last reply: Ben Stanley, Jan 21, 2011, 11:44 am

Modelling Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC systems' hardship

NC-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Ricardo Sobral on Jan 20, 2011, 5:17 pm

We have encountered several difficulties performing energy simulations with VRF / VRV systems. It seems that both eQUEST and Energy Plus do not have the possibility to simulate such systems....

Last reply: Julia Weatherby, Jan 21, 2011, 11:36 am

LEED EBOM Case 2, Option 1

EBOM-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
posted by Jennifer Turchin on Jan 17, 2011, 1:21 pm

The project we are working on is a 170,000 SF plus vitamin manufacturing facility with over 10% laboratory space. It does not qualify for an ENERGY STAR rating given too much "other" space....

Last reply: Jenny Carney, Jan 21, 2011, 11:25 am

Flushout of TI Space

NC-2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ management plan - before occupancy
posted by Carmen Cejudo on Jan 20, 2011, 1:28 pm

I have a building 27,000 sf Office building with a 2,000 sf TI space that will be rented out later. Because the TI space will be a shell, I'm wondering if it needs to be flushed out at the same...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 21, 2011, 10:47 am

Demand Control Ventilation

Pilot-Credits PC4: Innovative Ventilation
posted by Peter Dahl on Oct 29, 2010, 5:37 pm

Looks like Pilot Credit 4 is limited to Hospitals and has a very narrow scope.

How about providing an additional Pilot ACP that would test out an Alternative Compliance Path for DCV in EB...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 21, 2011, 10:31 am

i guess we don't qualify for credit...

Schools-2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of systems - lighting
posted by Lisa Logan on Jan 12, 2011, 4:16 pm

the first phase of this project will only be multi-occupant spaces - so the first portion of thecredit can't be met.
can you confirm? is there another option?

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 21, 2011, 10:09 am

Double Regional Priority Credit

NC-2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
posted by Patrick Keeny on Dec 23, 2010, 8:05 am

If a credit is listed twice in the same zip code for RP credits, is it safe to assume that it counts as two additional points?

For example in Pennsylvania zip code 19103 for Commercial...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 21, 2011, 10:08 am

Measurement Protocol

NC-2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
posted by LUCY WILLIAMS on Jan 13, 2011, 5:11 pm

Is there any protocol for a scenario where there are two buildings joined by an indoor atrium space? One building prohibits smoking, the LEED project, and the adjacent building does not. There...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 21, 2011, 10:07 am

EA P2- ASHRAE 90.1 Compliance & Building Simulation

NC-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Rodrigo Perez on Nov 24, 2010, 10:56 am

We’re working on a two stories building that is seeking LEED NC v3 certification. This building considers two vegetal strategies on its design.
1. The first one is a deciduous vineclimb...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jan 21, 2011, 10:03 am


NC-2009 SSc4.3: Alternative transportation - low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
posted by Carolina Vergnano on Jan 20, 2011, 8:22 am

In oder to comply with this credit, coud I consider every vehicle that uses natural gas, even though the NG is a limited natural resource?

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 21, 2011, 10:03 am