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Minimum planted area (that needs no irrigation)

CS-v4 WEc1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Maria Porter on Oct 30, 2017, 8:05 am


In v2009 there used to be a 5 % minimum for the area that needed to be planted in order for the project to be eligible for the credit. Is there such a threshold now? Or does basically...

Last reply: Maria Porter, Aug 10, 2020, 8:01 am

Batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and electronic waste

NC-v4 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
posted by Maria Porter on Dec 19, 2019, 7:11 am

Chose to provide a recycling area for two of: batteries, mercury-containing lamps, and...

Last reply: Holly Ratafia, Jul 2, 2020, 11:12 pm

Additonal Interior Lighting Power

Retail-CI-v4 EAc2: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by James Pack on Jul 1, 2020, 7:11 am

We are trying to calcuate the additional allowance for Display Lighting in a Jewellery store. When calcualting the allowance does the W/ft2 cover the individaul display area (display shelves /...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 2, 2020, 9:19 am

Exemplary Performance Parking

CI-v4 INc1: Innovation
posted by James Pack on Jun 30, 2020, 5:46 am

Can we achieve exemplary performance for Parking if we are acheiving credit by default due to no parking possible?

Is this a Design or a Construction credit?

CS-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Maria Porter on Jun 18, 2020, 5:57 am


Is this a design credit or a construction credit? Wanting to substitute v4 “Renewable energy” (a design credit) and “Green power and carbon offsets” (a construction credit) with this...

Last reply: Maria Porter, Jun 22, 2020, 3:07 am

LEED EBOM v4 minimum occupancy requirements

EBOM-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by on Jun 16, 2020, 10:22 am


Does LEED EBOM v4 require a minimum occupancy requirement to be able to be certified?

Our building is fairly new and we are aware of the full 12 months energy use. The...

Last reply: Patrick Murisset, Jun 16, 2020, 2:59 pm

ACP for Europe

CI-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Edwin van Eeckhoven on May 15, 2020, 8:02 am

Hello out there!

For a retail interior  project in Europe the question is, is there an ACP for the energy modelling (software) instead of ASHREA which is not common in EU.

Thank you...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, May 20, 2020, 10:13 am

Both Option 1 & Option 2 achievable

NC-v4 LTc3: High priority site
posted by Muge Karasahin on Apr 25, 2018, 4:48 am


Our project site qualifies both for Option 1. Historic District and Option 2. Priority Designation of the credit. Is it possible to claim two points for this credit?


Last reply: Emily Purcell, May 4, 2020, 11:11 am

Smoking on roof

CS-v4 EQp2: Environmental tobacco smoke control
posted by Tobias Berge on Oct 11, 2017, 4:31 am

Do we need to prohibit smoking on the roof of a multi tenant office, hotell and retail building. The architect have designed an outdoor environment on the roof including vegetations, pounds, open...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Apr 27, 2020, 5:15 pm

If bare raised floor is covered with carpet- is it reused?

CI-v4 MRc2: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
posted by Diana Nezamutinova on Aug 26, 2016, 9:34 am

1. In our fit-out project in London the...

Last reply: Mark Ragucci, Apr 27, 2020, 10:04 am