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No Cooling Tower- Baseline system categorization

NC-v4 WEc3: Cooling tower water use
posted by Michelle Bombeck on Jul 27, 2020, 7:53 pm

According to the Appendix G, our building does not fall into the allowable project type for System 7 or 8 but only because Appendix G indicates that the building has to be more than 5...

Pilot credit worksheet comments

Pilot-Credits IPpc93: Prevention through design
posted by Evgeniya Barabasz-Lynn on Jul 27, 2020, 7:40 pm

Our project is pursuing the pilot credit “Prevention through Design”.

Operation & Maintenance:

We review safety features for building systems and equipment on all projects....

Roofing Materials

EBOM-2009 MRc3: Sustainable Purchasing—Facility Alterations and Additions
posted by Jason Cocek on Aug 15, 2013, 4:50 pm

I have a project that, in addition to other upgrades, is replacing the roof. Do all of the roofing materials need to be included in calculations for MRc3? I saw that this came up in another post...

Last reply: Trista Little, Jul 27, 2020, 7:13 pm

Materials Purchased by Contractors

EBOM-v4 MRc3: Purchasing - facility maintenance and renovation
posted by Alex Goulden on Jul 2, 2019, 3:30 pm


We are planning on hiring a contractor to replace some pavement on the site. Does the cement count as a renovations purchase even though the material itself was purchased by the...

Last reply: Trista Little, Jul 27, 2020, 7:06 pm

Can rainwater reuse system meet the requirment of this credits?

EBOM-v4.1 SSc1: Rainwater management
posted by XIN CHANG on Jul 21, 2020, 11:34 pm

Dear LEED experts

I have a doubt that wheater a project can earn this credits if only rainwater...

Last reply: Trista Little, Jul 27, 2020, 6:46 pm

No Minimum Local Requirements

CS-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Atlas on May 27, 2020, 4:39 pm

Hi All, 

Our project does not have a minimum local code for parking requirements. If a municipality does not have one an ordinance definng parking requirements, there is no way to exceed...

Last reply: Atlas, Jul 27, 2020, 3:43 pm

LEED v4.1 draft changes to the EPD credits- review of what's changed, what it means, and what still needs to change

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Panu Pasanen on Feb 6, 2019, 8:02 am

The LEED v4.1 draft introduced number of changes to the EPD credits. While some of the changes were clear improvements, according to our review the net result is that the text, as written, will...

Last reply: Ken Gallegos, Jul 27, 2020, 3:05 pm

Uplight under semi-opaque canopy

NC-v4 SSc6: Light Pollution Reduction
posted by Emily Purcell on Jul 27, 2020, 10:50 am


I'm working on a project that is evaluating some different facade lighting and canopy options. We are in LZ2, so we can't use the facade lighting uplight exemption. We are using the...

Last reply: Emily Purcell, Jul 27, 2020, 1:01 pm

Unbundling Documentation

NC-v4.1 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Hannah Lee Sevilla on Mar 27, 2020, 2:35 am

Hello. I would like to ask what kind of documentation usually reflects a project's implementation of daily parking fee? is this similar to a Lease Agreement? Or House rules? What if the...

Last reply: Kelsey Wotila, Jul 27, 2020, 12:46 pm

Renewable Energy Calculator

NC-v4.1 EAc5: Renewable energy
posted by Mike Halcom on Jul 27, 2020, 12:18 pm

We are contemplating changeing form LEED v4 to LEED v4.1 for...