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The role of concensus in green rating systems

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posted by Bill Swanson on Jul 18, 2013, 10:36 am

[Walsh]...I think we are lucky to finally have a forum for this kind of discussion. "The role of the USGBC never has been to dictate the proverbial "answer", that is not our job. Instead we give the industry the tools, the process, and the forum within which they can arrive at the answer for themselves." The consensus process is the fundamental function of USGBC per its CEO. It creates a forum...

Last reply: Paula Melton, Dec 3, 2013, 1:51 pm

Renewable Energy Calculator

NC-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Mike Halcom on Jul 27, 2020, 12:18 pm

We are contemplating changeing form LEED v4 to LEED v4.1 for...

Last reply: Misha Semënov-Leiva, Oct 17, 2022, 10:30 am


NC-2009 IEQc4.2: Low-emitting materials - paints and coatings
posted by Michelle Rosenberger on Nov 8, 2012, 2:33 pm

I'm confused about primers. Though addenda changes to the requirements have placed primers in the GS-11 standard category with interior/exterior paints, they also exist in...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Feb 14, 2013, 7:01 pm

Password and Zone Floor Area questions

NC-2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and views - daylight
posted by Gabriela Almquist on Dec 3, 2012, 4:14 pm

Hi, I'm trying to add a regularly occupied space (row) in the excel spreadsheet and it gives me an error message saying I do not have permission. Is there a way to add more spaces if I don't have...

Last reply: Jill Dalglish, PE, Mar 8, 2013, 11:28 am


NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum indoor air quality performance
posted by Paula Hernandez on Mar 12, 2013, 9:46 am

diversity) should be within 10% of the project FTE. You should use the EAp2 forum to ask the question of whether or not the energy model needs to be within any percentage of the FTE occupancy. Log...

Last reply: Julia Weatherby, Feb 4, 2014, 9:59 am

Annual Weather Normalized Source Energy Intensity

EBOM-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
posted by Stefanie Hoffmann on Jan 24, 2013, 8:57 am

Hi all,
We’re working on an...

Last reply: Ravi Bajaj, Apr 2, 2013, 6:58 pm

Including Gyms in Regularly Occupied Spaces

Schools-2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and views - views
posted by Maya Karkour on Aug 18, 2010, 9:09 am

Dear all,

LEED defines Regularly Occupied Spaces for schools as:
"areas where students, teachers, or administrators are seated or standing as they work or study inside a building."...

Last reply: TODD REED, Sep 25, 2014, 3:00 pm

Calculating Stormwater Treatment Volumes

NC-v4 SSc4: Rainwater management
posted by Joshua Radoff on Jul 22, 2015, 11:40 pm

After going through the Online Reference Guide for this credit a few times, and then watching the two videos that illustrate how to calculate the various parameters (and feeling like I was...

Last reply: Michael DeVuono, Sep 2, 2015, 9:03 am

Automatic Receptacle Control

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Jan Hesse on Aug 7, 2015, 6:36 am

ASHRAE 90.1-2010 8.4.2 states, that 50% of all 125 volt 15- and 20-Ampere receptacle outlets in private offcies, open offices and computer classrooms shall be automatically switched off when the...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Mar 25, 2020, 11:58 am

LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Kera Lagios on Jul 15, 2016, 6:27 pm

So far, we have not found a direct only fixture that meets this criteria. If anyone does find one, let the forum know! The best way around this is to use direct/indirect lighting or indirect only...

Last reply: Catalyst Partners, Sep 30, 2019, 5:10 pm