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CI-v4 EAc6: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Karen Elliott on May 13, 2019, 4:51 am

Dear All

We used prescriptive option on Minimum Energy Performance, so looking to calculate out energy use via U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Aug 11, 2020, 8:48 am

Indoor Air Quality Procedure

NC-v4 EQp1: Minimum indoor air quality performance
posted by James Keohane on Jun 15, 2017, 11:55 am

I understand that the credit language requires the use of the Ventilation Rate Procedure(VRP) from ASHRAE 62.1-2010. I am working with a project team that is considering using an air scrubber...

Last reply: James Keohane, Aug 10, 2020, 6:04 pm

Issues with Private Lav Faucet in WEp2 Calculator

NC-v4 WEp2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by RDK E&S on Aug 10, 2020, 5:06 pm

Does anyone else notice a potential bug with the private lav faucet rows in the WEP2? The calculator allows users to enter input details for the fixture type, but colums U&V don't populate...

How many units needed for air testing.

Mid-Rise-v4 EQc2: Contaminant control
posted by Jillian Hansen on Aug 10, 2020, 4:00 pm

I am working on a project that has one ventilation system and each of the 6 floors are less than 25,000SF. Going by the reference guide there are three options for number of units needed to be...

Independent Living Units NOT Included??

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by James Keohane on Aug 10, 2020, 1:49 pm

Project Information:  A LEED V4 New Construction project consisting of a three story clubhouse with Independent Living units on the upper four floors.  The Cluhouse elements account for 65% of...

Additional Innvation Point for EApc95?

Pilot-Credits EApc95: Alternative Energy Performance Metric
posted by Rebecca Mann on Aug 10, 2020, 12:19 pm

Our team is looking for clarification if there is an additional 1 point achieved from EApc95 for under the Innovation category in addition to the points acheived based on the...

Vegetation Types

NC-v4.1 SSc3: Open space
posted by Chandan Jain on May 1, 2019, 2:44 pm

Per V4.1 BD+C beta guide "25% of the minimum 30% total outdoor space requirement must be planted with two or more types of vegetation". However, the guide does not specify the vegetation types,...

Last reply: Jose Romo, Aug 10, 2020, 11:38 am

LEED AP NC applicable?

Mid-Rise-v4 INc2: LEED Accredited Professional
posted by Maria Perzon on Jan 17, 2020, 3:13 am

I am a LEED AP for NC. Would that qualify for 1 credit in the mid-rise homes version. 

Last reply: Maria Perzon, Aug 10, 2020, 9:59 am

Weatherproofing Barrier Primer

NC-v4.1 EQc2: Low-emitting materials
posted by Diana Smiciklas on Aug 10, 2020, 9:20 am

Hello there,

Are materials used to adhere the waterproofing and/or weatherproofing membranes excluded from low-emitting requirements regardless of what side it’s applied to? For example, a...

Four buildings in one certification?

Mid-Rise-v4 MPR2: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
posted by Maria Perzon on Jan 13, 2020, 10:31 am

I am working with a customer discussing LEED certification for four similar residential buildings. They have only minor variations. Would it be possible to lower the costs by certifying it as one...

Last reply: Samuel Sura, Aug 10, 2020, 9:15 am