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Can I recycle stones from excavation?

Schools-2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
posted by Blanca Cespedes on Sep 16, 2017, 12:28 am

I understand that the intent of this credit is to divert construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities. So, when we do the excavation and we find...

Last reply: Tiffany Beffel, Feb 18, 2019, 9:39 pm

Best /easiest/fastest way to measure density?

CI-v4 LTc2: Surrounding density and diverse uses
posted by Deborah Stadler on Feb 18, 2019, 5:06 pm

Emily Purcell Green Building Specialist, Solomon Cordwell Buenz LEEDuser Basic Member 58 thumbs up February 18, 2019- 5:46 pm Hi Deborah, there was a good thread about this on the NC credit forum:  https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/option-1-documentation-0 I've had the most luck downloading property data sets and using ArcGIS to do the calculations...but I'm lucky that my firm has an ArcGIS license and we mostly work in big cities with good data sets. Even then I can usually make the software give me a total land area in the radius calc quickly but I still have to do a decent amount of manually going back and forth with tax databases. ...

Last reply: Emily Purcell, Feb 18, 2019, 5:46 pm

Sewage treatment plant used as alternative water source

NC-v4 WEc2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Stephan Zweig on Feb 13, 2019, 7:15 am

Hello to all,

My building uses water for the toilets and for the irrigation from a municipally sewage treatment plan with biological treatment.

Does this source count as...

Last reply: emily reese, Feb 18, 2019, 2:16 pm

Views for Medical Exam Rooms

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Kyle Ritchie on Feb 15, 2019, 10:39 am

Our project is pursuing LEED v4 BD+C certification and is a University building. The primary function of this facility will be to train nursing students via practice/simulation rooms. Some of the...

Last reply: Susan Di Giulio, Feb 18, 2019, 1:21 pm

Minmum number of showers

NC-v4 WEc2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Ricardo Sá on Feb 18, 2019, 4:38 am


we’re currently evaluating LEED compliance of an office building. In what relates with showers, LEED default usage patterns points that 10% of building occupants (FTEs) are expected to...

Enhanced acoustical performance- project in Sweden

Pilot-Credits EQpc57: Enhanced acoustical performance - exterior noise control
posted by Sandra Holmström on Feb 18, 2019, 3:23 am

We are pursuing this pilot credit for one Swedish Project. We also think it is good to look at exterior noise pollution and that the requirements could be a bit stricter since we have more strict...

Parking spaces under tree canopy can be counted under the Option 2: Parking under cover

NC-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Thomas Tan on Feb 18, 2019, 1:55 am

Dear LEED Experts,

Our parking spaces consist of two parts: one park is under a roof...

Exclusion of supporting buildings from LEED boundary?

NC-v4 MPR2: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
posted by Thomas Tan on Feb 15, 2019, 5:35 am

Dear all,

We have a project including one main building which is need to meet LEED standard. Beside this building, we have other supporting buildings such as an existing canteen, a new...

Last reply: Thomas Tan, Feb 17, 2019, 11:44 pm

CI-2009 EAc1.3, Motor Variable Speed Control

CI-2009 EAc1.3: Optimize energy performance - HVAC
posted by David Schaeffer on Feb 15, 2019, 1:50 pm

I am working on a tenant build out where all the equipment is existing, as part of the recent core and shell build. The credit requirement is to show less than 30% of design wattage occurs at 50...

Campus Central Plant Thermal Storage Tanks

NC-v4 EAc4: Demand response
posted by Thomas Vu on Feb 15, 2019, 1:29 pm

We have a lab project on a university campus which is fed chilled water from their central chilled water plant.  The central plant also includes chilled water thermal storage tanks, which in...

Last reply: Thomas Vu, Feb 16, 2019, 11:28 am