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EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Jeff Buitendorp on Mar 4, 2010, 7:24 am

We have a facility that has a well system for irrigation only. The water has been tested and is not suitable for drinking without shock treating the well. The facility is on a municipal supply...

Last reply: Corinna Kester, Mar 7, 2010, 7:33 pm

Norwegian Standard

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posted by Christopher Schaffner on Mar 5, 2010, 4:05 pm

LEED wants you to use ASHRAE 90.1. You might have a chance arguing that the Norwegian standard is equivalent, or more stringent, but you would need to prove that in your submission.



NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
posted by Shriram Bhide on Mar 5, 2010, 12:57 pm

Thanks Kath,
This is a small building less than 50,000 SF.
USGBC allows one of the the team members to act as a...

You absolutely CAN use the

NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
posted by Kath Williams on Mar 4, 2010, 4:33 pm

You absolutely CAN use the same person/firm for Fundamental and Enhanced...

Last reply: Kath Williams, Mar 5, 2010, 11:28 am

No requirement to stop you

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posted by Tristan Roberts on Mar 4, 2010, 12:32 pm

Technically there is no requirement in LEED to stop you from registering and certifying a project that has already begun construction. But it can be tough, as Jean notes.

Another obstacle...

Convention Center- Trasient Users for Bicycle Racks

NC-2009 SSc4.2: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
posted by PREMNATH SUNDHARAM on Feb 22, 2010, 8:14 pm

exploring at how other convention centers achieved this credit (most of the LEED certified ones have achieved this credit). Will keep the forum posted. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Prem...

Last reply: Mara Baum, Mar 4, 2010, 12:12 pm

From a theme point of view it

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posted by Jean Marais on Mar 4, 2010, 8:11 am

From a theme point of view it fits the CI better. NC has many aspects associated with what goes on outside the building, on the roof, hardscapes, stormwater, etc. CI is aimed at people who don't...

Last reply: Phoebe Kincaid, Mar 4, 2010, 8:19 am

Which rating system: LEED-NC or LEED-CI?

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posted by Phoebe Kincaid on Mar 4, 2010, 7:55 am

In the "LEED 2009 Supplemental MPR Guidance" document we found that there is an exception that may allow an owner occupied building to qualify under LEED-CI rather than NC (page 10). It seems we...

No, but I've had that once

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posted by Jean Marais on Mar 4, 2010, 5:23 am

No, but I've had that once and wouldn't touch it again with a 10 ft barge pole. If they've not been photo documenting the construction site to show the run-off control measures for example, you...

Historic Preservation

NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building reuse - maintain interior nonstructural elements
posted by Richard Reed on Mar 3, 2010, 12:57 am

Building is on National Register of Historic Places. Extensive woodwork to be refurbiished and reused but will also require replacement to copy original patterns etc throughout finished project...

Last reply: Richard Reed, Mar 3, 2010, 9:12 pm