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posted by Christopher Schaffner on Aug 18, 2010, 3:43 pm

One thing to look out for - while teams can now pick either Option 1 or Option 2, note that each options have point limitations. Under Option 1, projects can only earn a maximum of half the...

Outdoor Track

Schools-2009 SSc7.1: Heat island effect - nonroof
posted by Linda Davisson on Aug 18, 2010, 12:14 pm

Our school project has an outdoor track made of rubber. Is this considered a hardscape or can it count as open space?


Last reply: David Posada, Aug 18, 2010, 12:28 pm

Pressure of water supply for faucets/showerheads

EBOM-2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
posted by Yong Lee Low on Jul 27, 2010, 4:10 am

Does the flow rate to be specified in the online template for all the kitchen/public and private lavatory faucets/showerheads to be at a specific PSI? For. eg. the showerhead used in the building...

Last reply: Jenny Carney, Aug 18, 2010, 11:45 am

Original Building Compliance

CI-2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal comfort - design
posted by Jeremy Kuhre on Aug 12, 2010, 4:40 pm

I'm a little new to LEED CI (got my AP cred. in NC) and have had intermittent confusion on the scope of LEED CI certification. As I understand it, only work performed as part of the tenant fit-...

Last reply: Jeremy Kuhre, Aug 18, 2010, 11:40 am

"New Wood"

CI-2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
posted by Lida Lewis on Jun 11, 2010, 7:18 am

I have been informed by a General Contractor who has a lot of LEED construction experience that substrates such as...

Last reply: Doug Pierce, AIA, Aug 18, 2010, 11:35 am

GB standards

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posted by Bill Swanson on Aug 18, 2010, 9:17 am

3) It's difficult to start with a fully formed idea that works everywhere. LEED is slowly growing and adapting. LEED started in the US and became very popular. Others outside of the US wanted...

Daylighting Option 2- LEED for Schools

Schools-2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and views - daylight
posted by Rouba Nassar on Aug 11, 2010, 7:41 am

Dear all,

LEED for Schools 2009 requires that 75% of classrooms be adequately day lit.

Say I have 40 classrooms. The requirement is that VLT*...

Last reply: Rouba Nassar, Aug 18, 2010, 9:03 am

All things change, and we change with them.

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posted by Bill Swanson on Aug 18, 2010, 8:50 am

2) Those unwilling to change usually get left behind in the business world. There's always people willing to try new things and innovate.

I've been hearing stories that at some...

Green vs profit

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posted by Bill Swanson on Aug 18, 2010, 8:41 am

1) This can be a difficult topic. How do we put a cost on clean air and water. When someone is only interested in immediate profits then it usually takes the government issuing a new building...


EBOM-2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
posted by Pablo Fortunato Suarez on Jul 20, 2010, 4:57 am

The LEED guidebook (table 1 of MRc1 showing "ongoing consumables" and "durable goods") actually includes vehicles. Will purchase of electric vehicles count for this credit?

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Aug 18, 2010, 7:29 am