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Data-Centers-NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by DAVE LI on Nov 30, 2018, 12:20 am

Hi Everybody,

When I was trying to fill out the Minimum Energy Performance Data Center Calculator, I was confused about ''Virtualized average server utilization (%)''.

Does the...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Dec 7, 2018, 1:21 pm

Fixed costs

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Justyna Gładysz on Dec 6, 2018, 10:53 am

Hi everyone,

Should we include fixed costs in calculating the costs of energy consumption? Fixed costs are in $ / kW, and variable costs are in $ /...

Last reply: Justyna Gładysz, Dec 7, 2018, 10:36 am

Furniture built with salvaged trees

NC-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Alara Matsyk on May 9, 2017, 12:32 pm

We have several furniture items that are being built for our new office from salvaged trees around our city that would otherwise be destroyed (dutch elm disease). The diseased bark is removed and...

Last reply: Alara Matsyk, Dec 7, 2018, 10:34 am

Heat Island credit much easier?

NC-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Elizabeth Powers on Oct 5, 2018, 4:48 pm

Is anyone else finding this combined heat island credit much easier to get than expected?  Given that the thresholds were raised for non-roof paving SR, I understood that additives to lighten...

Last reply: Marisa Britton, Dec 7, 2018, 10:22 am

Clarification on Option 01 50% Saving- WEc1- Water Efficient Landscaping

NC-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by SAMY Chamy on Dec 6, 2018, 2:43 am

Dear all :- 

 we are working in a project with 100% non potable water (On site recycling water 0 using for both Flushing fixture and Irrigation)

As per LEED BD + C reference...

Last reply: SAMY Chamy, Dec 6, 2018, 11:28 pm

Any success with this credit yet?

Pilot-Credits INpc113: Informing Design Using Triple Bottom Line Analysis
posted by Sophie Kerr on Oct 29, 2018, 4:11 pm


I've submitted for this pilot credit but haven't received reviewer comments yet, has anyone received comments, what are they?


Last reply: Megan Leslie, Dec 6, 2018, 5:40 pm

Entire building vs. parts of the building within scope of work

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Edgar Arevalo on Dec 6, 2018, 4:39 pm

In NYC, there is building that the clients are looking to see if it complies with undergoing LEED certification under a Local Law.  They pretty much ask for what could be included in the scope of...

How many products can use the exact same set of impact category values listed in an industry-wide EPD?

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Keith Robertson on Dec 6, 2018, 2:17 pm

Dear LEED Experts,

I am looking for clarity regarding how many products listed in the BPDO Calculator can use the exact same impact category values listed in an industry-wide EPD.


More challenging than anticipated

Pilot-Credits IPpc93: Prevention through design
posted by Megan Leslie on Dec 6, 2018, 1:36 pm

I have three projects that are pursing this Pilot Credit. The project teams have found completing the worksheet more challenging than anticipated, but I think it was a useful process to go...

Rainwater and cooling coil condensate

NC-v4 WEc3: Cooling tower water use
posted by Rob Hink on Dec 6, 2018, 10:32 am

Good afternoon,

The reference guide lists Rainwater as a good non-potable water source for make-up water. The proposed cooling tower manufacturer raised the following concern for use of...

Last reply: David Hubka, Dec 6, 2018, 10:57 am