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Safety First Pilot Credits- Additional Innovation Points

Working through COVID-19
posted by Cynthia Kaplan on Jul 27, 2020, 4:04 pm

We have a project that has already claimed 4 of the 5 innovation points available. We would like to utilize at least 2 of the Safety First pilot credits. Does anyone know if...

No Minimum Local Requirements

CS-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Atlas on May 27, 2020, 4:39 pm

Hi All, 

Our project does not have a minimum local code for parking requirements. If a municipality does not have one an ordinance definng parking requirements, there is no way to exceed...

Last reply: Atlas, Jul 27, 2020, 3:43 pm

LEED v4.1 draft changes to the EPD credits- review of what's changed, what it means, and what still needs to change

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Panu Pasanen on Feb 6, 2019, 8:02 am

The LEED v4.1 draft introduced number of changes to the EPD credits. While some of the changes were clear improvements, according to our review the net result is that the text, as written, will...

Last reply: Ken Gallegos, Jul 27, 2020, 3:05 pm

Uplight under semi-opaque canopy

NC-v4 SSc6: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Emily Purcell on Jul 27, 2020, 10:50 am


I'm working on a project that is evaluating some different facade lighting and canopy options. We are in LZ2, so we can't use the facade lighting uplight exemption. We are using the...

Last reply: Emily Purcell, Jul 27, 2020, 1:01 pm

Unbundling Documentation

NC-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Hannah Lee Sevilla on Mar 27, 2020, 2:35 am

Hello. I would like to ask what kind of documentation usually reflects a project's implementation of daily parking fee? is this similar to a Lease Agreement? Or House rules? What if the...

Last reply: Kelsey Wotila, Jul 27, 2020, 12:46 pm

Biodigestion process instead of composting

ND-Plan-v4 GIBc16: Solid waste management
posted by LEED Pro Consultant on Jul 27, 2020, 10:58 am

We are trying to achieve the GIB - Solid Waste Management.

The project will have recycling stations, a drop-off point for hazardous waste, and recycling containers every 245m. ...

Last reply: Eliot Allen, Jul 27, 2020, 11:53 am

Tolerance within the achievement of the criteria due to different affectations

NC-v4 EQc7: Daylight
posted by Audrey LEDESERT on Jul 27, 2020, 7:35 am


I'm working on a project with administration affectation and some commercial surfaces on the groundfloor (surface < 40% of the total project surfaces).

As the commercials...

Last reply: Daniel Glaser, Jul 27, 2020, 8:52 am

Water-resistant flooring

Homes-v4 MRp2: Durability management
posted by Alec Luong on Jul 26, 2020, 12:06 am

The credit states to "use water resistant flooring; do not use carpet." Is there a specific list of what LEED considers to be water resistant flooring? Or does the credit simply mean not to use...

SITES project boundary for neighborhood

SITES Discussion Forum
posted by Alexia Anastassiadis on Jul 24, 2020, 12:37 pm

Hello, we are in process of evaluating applying SITES for a new small gated community. We are not clear on wether we should include private lots, which houses and surrounding landscape within...

Last reply: Alexia Anastassiadis, Jul 24, 2020, 7:16 pm

Do jail cells need to have thermal controls?

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by on Jul 24, 2020, 1:40 pm

I am currently working on a project that has short term jail/holding cells that are classified as inidividual occupant spaces. Under LEED should these spaces be included in the thermal controls...