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LEED v4.1 Renewable Energy- no contracts with a period longer than two years available

NC-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by J Schuetz on Apr 2, 2020, 10:30 am

Dear all,

Actually, German law prohibits electricity contracts with a fixed contract period longer than two years, there has to be the possibility to cancel the contract. Although, the...

Interior Paints and Coatings

NC-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Reinhard Oppl on Dec 16, 2015, 8:51 am

Who can help to clarify? I am in a discussion with consultants who state that for paints and coatings, wet-applied on-site on walls, floors and ceilings, the...

Last reply: Oliver Bate, Mar 30, 2020, 6:07 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

Satisfaction of the authority

NC-v4 LTc3: High Priority Site and Equitable Development
posted by Florian Schmidtchen on Jun 2, 2017, 8:21 am

Dear all,
can anyone explain "satisfaction of the authority"?
Under German law the property owner is obligated to remediate all contaminations. At the end of the soil remediation...

Last reply: Luis Huertas, Mar 12, 2020, 12:28 pm

Base building versus tenant metering

CS-v4 EAp3: Building-level energy metering
posted by Jens Apel on Jul 18, 2017, 8:52 am

Maybe I am overly cautious, but I would like to clarify the following. The Ref.Guide states "...

Last reply: Shannon Oletic, Mar 6, 2020, 5:13 pm

seperate control of presentation walls in small rooms

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Benjamin Weise on Feb 12, 2020, 5:16 am

Hi! There are big medium and small meeting rooms featuring presentation walls. They all have direct lighting from above the tables. In the big and medium rooms there are multiple lamps which can...

Last reply: Benjamin Weise, Feb 17, 2020, 1:39 pm

Automatic Daylight dependent Lighting controls and motion detectors

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Benjamin Weise on Feb 11, 2020, 6:52 am


one of our projects is set to deploy automatic lighting controls depending on the actual daylight reaching a certain space. The interior lighting will be steplessly dimmed according...

Last reply: Joyce Kelly, Feb 14, 2020, 11:51 am

self servie seating area- glare control

NC-2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and views - daylight
posted by J Schuetz on Feb 4, 2020, 10:09 am

Dear all,

is for Option 2 Prescriptive a glare control needed for a seating area with self-service in a hotel, even if the VLT x...

Last reply: J Schuetz, Feb 12, 2020, 8:26 am

GoO / green-e-standard

NC-v4 EAc7: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Hagen Bork on Feb 3, 2020, 8:41 am


I'm working in a project based in germany which is trying to achieve the credit for "Green power and carbon offsets". It's intended to buy electricity which is 100% renewable. The...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Feb 4, 2020, 2:40 pm

Does private mean only residential?

NC-v4 WEc2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Benjamin Weise on Jan 31, 2020, 11:09 am

There are different requirements lavatory faucets (Public vs. private (residential)). We are working on an office building that is not open to the public. The project designer is argueing that...

Last reply: Benjamin Weise, Feb 3, 2020, 5:23 am