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non-potable is everything

EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Jean Marais on Mar 4, 2010, 8:01 am

non-potable is everything that is not potable water, including rainwater, storm water run-off, grey water (definitions vary, but usually soapy shower, bath, sometimes kitchen sink water). If you...

Last reply: Eric Johnson, Sep 7, 2010, 1:53 pm

renovation under LEED-CS

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posted by Tristan Roberts on Aug 17, 2010, 3:35 pm

Yes, you can do a core and shell renovation. It's interesting that it's not specifically called out in the LEED rating system...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 7, 2010, 8:43 am

Low VOC tested products in China

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posted by Edwin Wealend on Aug 24, 2010, 6:38 am

Generally we have found it difficult to introduce LEED as its new but specifically the Low...

Last reply: Jean Marais, Sep 7, 2010, 2:26 am

Trees Around Building Site

NC-2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Omer Moltay on Sep 4, 2010, 12:05 pm

The site boundary of our building is lined with quite tall and dense trees. Should these be incorporated into the footcandle calculations? If the trunk of the tree is inside the boundary (but the...


NC-2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Omer Moltay on Sep 4, 2010, 11:50 am

Does anyone have an experience with Ecotect in exterior lighting calculations? Since we have already created a sophisticataed model of the building in Ecotect for various other credits, and since...

To try and answer your

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posted by Bill Swanson on Aug 17, 2010, 1:51 pm

To try and answer your points.

1) This is a problem in the US and many other countries. People resist change. USGBC goal with LEED is to be market changing. To encourage people to...

Last reply: Edwin Wealend, Sep 3, 2010, 9:21 pm

RE: CIRs and LEED Interpretation changes

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posted by David Posada on Sep 3, 2010, 4:23 pm

I agree this is a step in the right direction, and can think of some refinements that might go further. Pardon my long response.

Two of the barriers to implementing LEED are uncertainty...

Tracking Energy Use

NC-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Elizabeth McPherson on Sep 3, 2010, 1:51 pm

I just read (in a really scarey article by an attorney who'd describing the legal implications of buildings whose certifications are challenged and revoked) that we must now provide one-year...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 3, 2010, 2:11 pm

CS Appendix 3

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posted by Tristan Roberts on Sep 3, 2010, 12:58 pm

Yes, the best resource for this as far as LEED is concerned is CS Appendix 1 from the BD&C LEED Reference Guide. It gives default occupancy counts for different space types.

Questions Re: LEED BD+C ID credit for use of LEED-EBOM

CS-2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
posted by V. Miller on Sep 3, 2010, 9:54 am

For a LEED CS 2009 project:

1. To earn a LEED ID credit 1 credit for use of a LEED-...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Sep 3, 2010, 10:57 am