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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...

Biodigestion process instead of composting

ND-Plan-v4 GIBc16: Solid waste management
posted by LEED Pro Consultant on Jul 27, 2020, 10:58 am

We are trying to achieve the GIB - Solid Waste Management.

The project will have recycling stations, a drop-off point for hazardous waste, and recycling containers every 245m. ...

Last reply: Eliot Allen, Jul 27, 2020, 11:53 am

LEED Boundary with Main Building, Parking Garage & Parksmart

NC-v4 MPR2: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
posted by Ralph Bicknese on Jul 24, 2020, 12:37 pm

We have a new 609,000 sf building seeking LEED BD+C v4 certification. A new 1800 space parking garage will be built design-build as part of the project but by separate designer, same CM.  The...

Last reply: Ralph Bicknese, Jul 27, 2020, 10:10 am

Tolerance within the achievement of the criteria due to different affectations

NC-v4 EQc7: Daylight
posted by Audrey LEDESERT on Jul 27, 2020, 7:35 am


I'm working on a project with administration affectation and some commercial surfaces on the groundfloor (surface < 40% of the total project surfaces).

As the commercials...

Last reply: Daniel Glaser, Jul 27, 2020, 8:52 am

Water-resistant flooring

Homes-v4 MRp2: Durability management
posted by Alec Luong on Jul 26, 2020, 12:06 am

The credit states to "use water resistant flooring; do not use carpet." Is there a specific list of what LEED considers to be water resistant flooring? Or does the credit simply mean not to use...

USGBC approved programs.

NC-v4 MRc2: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
posted by Samer Alhmdan on Jul 7, 2017, 2:25 am

Where can I find a list for USGBC approved programs that certify products to get the point under option 2 -- Products that comply with other USGBC approved multi-attribute...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Jul 25, 2020, 9:41 pm

Four buildings in one certification?

Mid-Rise-v4 MPR2: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
posted by Maria Perzon on Jan 13, 2020, 10:31 am

I am working with a customer discussing LEED certification for four similar residential buildings. They have only minor variations. Would it be possible to lower the costs by certifying it as one...

Last reply: Samuel Sura, Jul 25, 2020, 4:30 pm

Vegetation Types

NC-v4.1 SSc3: Open space
posted by Chandan Jain on May 1, 2019, 2:44 pm

Per V4.1 BD+C beta guide "25% of the minimum 30% total outdoor space requirement must be planted with two or more types of vegetation". However, the guide does not specify the vegetation types,...

Last reply: Chloe Naese, Jul 25, 2020, 11:56 am

SITES project boundary for neighborhood

SITES Discussion Forum
posted by Alexia Anastassiadis on Jul 24, 2020, 12:37 pm

Hello, we are in process of evaluating applying SITES for a new small gated community. We are not clear on wether we should include private lots, which houses and surrounding landscape within...

Last reply: Alexia Anastassiadis, Jul 24, 2020, 7:16 pm

Do jail cells need to have thermal controls?

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by on Jul 24, 2020, 1:40 pm

I am currently working on a project that has short term jail/holding cells that are classified as inidividual occupant spaces. Under LEED should these spaces be included in the thermal controls...