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Possibility of LEED Certification being changed from New Construction to Core & Shell in the Construction Phase

LEED Rating System Selection
posted by Alokmay Behera on May 31, 2024, 8:48 am


I am working on a project with 8 mid-rise buildings, each of them targetting LEED Platinum under New Construction (NC)- Version 4.  However, during construction, one of the...

Last reply: Alokmay Behera, Jun 4, 2024, 3:41 am

Can I count objects inside the project as a separate destination for density calculation?

CS-v4 LTc4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
posted by Marine Petrosyan on Aug 31, 2023, 7:00 am

Hi, All!

Our project is a big office building, with spaces for rent for future tenants. 

There are gym, bank, restaurants inside the project scope, that are actually available...

Last reply: Andrey Kuznetsov, Jun 4, 2024, 3:34 am

Calculation of Vegetated Area

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Osman Faroq on Jun 21, 2023, 1:35 am

Dear LEED Users, 

Please help me in calculation of the vegetated area for open space. Can I consider the spread of the plant species for the calculation of coverage area? I assume the...

Last reply: Andrey Kuznetsov, Jun 4, 2024, 1:54 am

Air Testing Agency Hiring Requirements

CI-v4 EQc4: Indoor air quality assessment
posted by Amgad Khattab on Jun 4, 2024, 1:09 am

Hi All,

I'm working on a commercial interiors project that's pursuing both option.2 Air testing.

My question is, is it acceptable that the contractor hire an accredited professional...

Last reply: Andrey Kuznetsov, Jun 4, 2024, 1:18 am

WPWUR Innovative ideas question

Pilot-Credits WEpc115: Whole Project Water Use Reduction
posted by Carlos De Leon on Jun 3, 2024, 1:54 pm

Hello, I am exploring APC- WPWUR with my team to achieve more credits.

What innovative strategies or technologies have you found effective in achieving significant reductions in water...

Vegetation around airfield

NC-v4.1 SSc3: Open space
posted by Deborah Lucking on May 31, 2024, 3:43 pm

Is it correct, or did I imagine reading somewhere that this Credit (or the Preserve Habitat Credit) allows for maintaining planting - typically grasses- at a lower height, around airfields?


Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Jun 3, 2024, 10:34 am

MR Prerequisite- Assess Embodied Carbon

LEED v5 BD+C/ID+C: Materials and Resources Public Comments
posted by Rockford Boyer on May 24, 2024, 11:29 am

"Board and Foam Insultation" needs to be more clearly defined (i.e. Mineral Wool, Mineral Fiber, XPS, EPS, Spray Foam).  Does the "Board" definition identify ALL insulation boards or just foam...

LEED v5- feedback

LEED v5 BD+C/ID+C: Materials and Resources Public Comments
posted by Veronika Elfmarkova on May 24, 2024, 4:31 am

Inclusion of cement in the prerequisite does not make sense, as its emissions are already accounted for in the concrete.

Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing...

LEED v5- Feedback

LEED v5 BD+C/ID+C: Materials and Resources Public Comments
posted by Veronika Elfmarkova on May 24, 2024, 4:28 am

Dear all, 

I have attended the webinar and please see comment below: 

Comment: Structural...

Strategy 10: Additional Source Control and Monitoring

NC-v4.1 EQc1: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
posted by Adrienne Franz on May 30, 2024, 5:34 pm

We got our LEED comments back and one of our comments was "The narrative on the LEED form outlines that source contaminants may enter the building because they are stored elsewhere on site. It...

Last reply: Andrey Kuznetsov, May 31, 2024, 1:15 am