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grass does not count, so what exactly does "two types of vegetation" mean?

NC-v4.1 SSc3: Open space
posted by Sue Bryant on Sep 2, 2020, 6:26 pm

We  received a review comment stating it is not clear that areas noted as recreatation oriented grass are planted with two or more types of vegetation. There are other areas with beds, shrubs,...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Sep 10, 2020, 11:43 am

Preferred Spaces still required?

Schools-NC-v4.1 LTc8: Electric Vehicles
posted by Brian Salazar on Aug 31, 2020, 12:05 pm

In the new v4.1 language for Electric Vehicles, there is no mention of a preferred location as a requirement for placement of charging stations, nor infrastructure under Option 2.  Has this...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Sep 10, 2020, 8:31 am

Private shuttle

NC-v4 LTc5: Access to quality transit
posted by Dora Rebola on Sep 2, 2020, 1:01 pm

We have an office building and retail that is located in an area that provides a good public transport services during the week, but not on the weekends. We will propose to the client that a...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Sep 10, 2020, 8:21 am

Integrated chiller controls and VFD pumps

NC-v4 EAc3: Advanced Energy Metering
posted by Crina Bosch on Sep 9, 2020, 12:10 pm

We are working on a project that has a chilled water plant that consists of variable speed chillers and pumps with associated VFDs.  Both the integrated chiller controls and the pump VFDs have...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Sep 9, 2020, 1:14 pm

Extended Producer Responsibility Program- database / list?

NC-v4.1 MRc3: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
posted by Cynthia Kaplan on Aug 31, 2020, 5:43 pm

I have yet to find a comprehensive list of manufacturers offering take back programs and supporting documentation of their recycling rates, as required by...

Last reply: Simon Nussbaum, Sep 9, 2020, 10:35 am

LEED v4 CI information

CS-v4 SSc7: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
posted by Mark Hanlon on Jan 9, 2020, 10:59 am

Hi all, 

I was wondering if the changes from LEED 2009 to LEED v4 no longer require guidelines to contain "information on LEED for Commercial Interiors or explain how the core and shell...

Last reply: Ashwini Arun, Sep 8, 2020, 3:23 pm

Baseline- Building Type- Mixed energy supply

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Ludvig on Sep 3, 2020, 5:39 am


A building being designed for having a mixed yearly energy supply covering heat demand which consists of partly purchased heat (district heating from city network) and partly ground...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Sep 8, 2020, 10:54 am

Is a Large Multi-Gender Restroom a "Shared Multi-Occupant Space"?

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Douglas Flandro on Aug 14, 2020, 1:19 pm

Does a large multi-gender restroom count as a shared multi-occupant space requiring three lighting levels? As defined in the reference guide, a shared multi-occupant space is "a place of...

Last reply: Summer Minchew, Sep 8, 2020, 9:47 am

Can a regional soil be the reference soil instead of the existing soil on the site

CS-v4 SSc2: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Hanna Oberg on Sep 8, 2020, 1:01 am

We have a project with existing green areas. The existing soil is some type of mud soil not suitable for the new green areas. The project will import new soil, typical soil for the region, for...

CHP information

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Piotr Adamczyk on Sep 7, 2020, 7:46 am

Dear Everyone,
We model building under Core and Shell certification and the subject building is connected to District Hot Water System which is supplied by...