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No Existing and New Fixtures

CI-v4 WEp1: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Simon S. on Jul 11, 2019, 2:58 am


Our project is a expansion commercial office, no existing and new fixtures are within the LEED project scope. Should we use the Special Circumstances to meet WEp1 requirement?...

Last reply: Simon S., Jul 14, 2019, 10:40 pm

Any reason NOT to switch from v4 to v4.1 for the BPDO EPD credit?

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Renee Shirey on Jul 12, 2019, 9:59 am

I looked at the changes, and I don't see a reason why the switch to v4.1 would not be of benefit.  Am I missing anything, where it could potentially create a problem for a project?

Last reply: Wes Sullens, Jul 14, 2019, 1:43 pm

CI-v4 LTc3- Access to quality transit- Question about "Bus Rapid Transit"

CI-v4 LTc3: Access to quality transit
posted by on Jul 11, 2019, 6:27 pm

If a lane in a public street is signed with the wording "Bus Lane Ahead" and "Bus Lane" (those phrases are written on the pavement) but cars are not technically prohibited from driving into that...

Last reply: David Posada, Jul 12, 2019, 3:17 pm


LEED Rating System Selection
posted by Tracy Marquis on Oct 28, 2018, 7:24 pm

We are renovating approximately 13,000 SF (with is about 50% of the first floor) of a 177,000 SF building.  The renovation includes interior square footage as well as some major envelope work at...

Last reply: David Eldridge, Jul 12, 2019, 2:48 pm

Side Lighting- Clerestory

NC-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Fatou Jabbie, | BSc. Comp. Sci. | MSc. Sustainability Management | LEED AP BD+C on Jul 12, 2019, 8:58 am

Hello everyone, happy Friday!

Should a Clerestory Side-light be considered a window? Not sure why am thinking it could be considered as a Skylight but thought to confirm anyway. Thank you...

Last reply: Fatou Jabbie, | BSc. Comp. Sci. | MSc. Sustainability Management | LEED AP BD+C, Jul 12, 2019, 2:06 pm

LEED Interpretation ID# 10421 for ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Adjusted Point Scale for LEED v2009 Projects

CS-2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Silvia Ruiz on Jul 11, 2019, 7:04 pm


I have a project that was register on February of 2015 and I’m working with ASHRAE 90.1-2010 in the Energy Model Software, I understand that I can use the interpretation 10421 to...

Last reply: Silvia Ruiz, Jul 12, 2019, 12:45 pm

Following Strategy A but no D for regularly occupied space

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Edgar Arevalo on Jul 12, 2019, 11:12 am

I'm working on a project, where indirect overhead lighting for a regularly occupied space (garbage truck maintenance garage space) would not be feasible due to height restrictions for vehicle...

Is there a campus compliance path for this credit?

NC-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Ashley Hu on Jul 20, 2018, 7:05 pm

Hello there,

I have a student residence project within a university campus. Both the building and the campus are owned by the same entity. My project may not have enough room to provide...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Jul 12, 2019, 11:02 am

LEED v4.1 Life Cycle Analysis Documentation

LEED v4.1 Discussion Forum
posted by Isik Goren on Jul 11, 2019, 4:06 pm

I am doing LCA with ATHENA Impact Estimator. The v4.1 allows to get 1 point if a LCA is done, without a baseline building comparison.
My question is, the software's submittal template...

Occupant satisfaction score

EBOM-v4.1 EQc1: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance
posted by Amanda Medeiros on Jul 11, 2019, 3:19 pm

Could you please give me more information about this equation 1. The occupant satisfaction score isn´t clear for me. What is the variance in occupant satisfaction level?