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v4.1 Calc: Omitting Cost/Area Inputs for 100%-Compliant Categories

NC-v4.1 EQc2: Low-emitting materials
posted by Lance Patrick Sy on Jul 2, 2020, 10:31 am

In the v4.1 Calculator, is it necessary to provide cost / surface area inputs for credit categories that are fully compliant?

e.g. If all insulation products used are demonstrated to be...

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Jul 4, 2020, 3:56 pm

Daylight and Quality views- regularly occupied space exemption for unique fire station sleeping rooms

NC-v4.1 EQc7: Daylight
posted by Ken Gallegos on Jun 26, 2020, 5:05 pm

Our project is a military fire station/training center in which on-duty fire fighters have alternating schedules and individual occupant sleeping rooms are designed to be used for sleeping at...

Last reply: Daniel Glaser, Jul 4, 2020, 1:43 am

Waste heat recovery

Data-Centers-NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Paula Rantanen on Oct 5, 2015, 4:04 am

I have a question concerning waste heat recovery in data centers. Recovery of the waste heat (directly or assisted with heat pumps) is part of many guidelines and best practices concerning data...

Last reply: Abhinay Sharma, Jul 3, 2020, 3:42 pm

Sewer line heat recovery as a renewable resource?

NC-v4 EAc5: Renewable energy production
posted by Jennifer Szekely on Sep 6, 2017, 5:27 pm

We have a large sewer interceptor runnning through our site and are looking to tap into that heast source for district space conditioning. Has anyone seen any precedent on whether this source...

Last reply: Abhinay Sharma, Jul 3, 2020, 3:41 pm


Retail-CI-v4 EAc3: Advanced Energy Metering
posted by Toshif Ruikar on Jun 28, 2020, 4:19 am


In my case, HVAC load is not more than 10%, still we need to provide submeters for HVAC ..?

The electrical designer has provided 2 DB(Distribution Board) for lighting and 3 DB ...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 3, 2020, 12:39 pm

Hotel Natural Gas Kitchen

NC-v4 EAc7: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Mario Angelo Pinoli on Jul 3, 2020, 5:26 am


we're pursuing LEED NCv4 certification for a luxury hotel.

All the HVAC systems will be electric, but we'll have a kitchen serving the hotel restaurant which will use gas.


Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 3, 2020, 12:17 pm

Occupancy before building is finished

NC-2009 PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
posted by Victoria Rios Esteve on Jun 26, 2020, 11:51 am

Hi everyone! Im pretty sure this question is not rightly set in this category, but here we go...

We are working with a building that will be certified under v2009. The building is almost...

Last reply: Summer Minchew, Jul 3, 2020, 9:29 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

U.S. EPA TSCA Title VI ULEF Products

NC-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Marcia Weekes on Mar 12, 2019, 4:33 pm

Our project is working with a...

Last reply: Sophie Kerr, Jul 2, 2020, 10:54 am

90.1 2010 User's Manual versus the Standard

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by David Hubka on Jul 1, 2020, 8:24 am

I assume the Standard must be followed when the User’s Manual contradicts it.

90.1 – 2010, Standard (b)           “….reduce lighting power of each luminaire by a...

Last reply: David Hubka, Jul 2, 2020, 10:04 am