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Energy Star prescriptive path

Homes-v4 EAc1: Annual energy use
posted by Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo on Jan 31, 2018, 3:32 pm


The credit requirements state: Achieve a HERS index rating at or below the HERS index target (or USGBC-approved equivalent for projects outside the U.S.) or meet the...

Last reply: Paula Melton, Feb 12, 2018, 9:35 am

No exposed soil- how to comply with ESC?

NC-2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
posted by Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer on Nov 20, 2014, 1:12 pm

We have a small project that consists af an existing one level building that will have an major renovation. No exposed soil is present nor there is a garden or landscape therefor during the major...

Last reply: Ward Miller, Feb 12, 2018, 5:49 am

What transit type is the Subway (underground) System?

CI-v4 LTc3: Access to quality transit
posted by CBRE Sustainable Building Advisory on Dec 13, 2017, 2:55 pm

https://leeduser.buildinggreen.com/forum/subway-same-light-rail Log in or register to post comments emily reese moody Sustainability Director, Certifications & Compliance Jacobs LEEDuser Expert 188 thumbs up January 16, 2018- 1:35 pm Hi all,  I emailed...

Last reply: emily reese moody, Jan 16, 2018, 1:35 pm

Safe Storage

CI-v4 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
posted by Brigitte Solis W on Jan 2, 2018, 3:33 pm

How can we demonstrate safe storage? Because in my first CI v4, the review team comment that  It is not clear if safe storage and collection has been provided for batteries, mercury-containing...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jan 7, 2018, 1:46 pm

LEED Certification: Cities & Communities

LEED Rating System Selection
posted by JOSE MANUEL DIAZ SARACHAGA on Jan 3, 2018, 5:40 pm

Hi, How could I get further information related to LEED Cities & Communities?. Regards

Last reply: Nadav Malin, Jan 4, 2018, 11:21 am

Submetering requeriments for exclusive chiller for tenant space

CI-2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
posted by Maria Isabel Conde on Dec 13, 2017, 4:47 pm

The project is located within a building, its area is less than 75% of the total area of the building. The project has a chiller plant that only supplies the project area.

Bearing in mind...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Dec 15, 2017, 10:21 am

Existing trees over lawn area.

EBOM-v4 SSc1: Site development - protect or restore habitat
posted by Alfredo Lopez Mariscal on Oct 26, 2017, 2:06 pm


I have a project with a lot of vegetated area with a big percentage covered by lawn, but there are a lot of trees in it that can be considered as native or adapted. The question is...

Last reply: Trista Little, Nov 20, 2017, 7:11 pm

Water heating equipment

CI-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Gabriela Mena on Nov 1, 2017, 3:48 pm


We have a CI project and we are specifying a 18 kW tankless electric water heater, table 7.8 from ASHRAE 90.1-2010 does not specify any requirements for this type of heater as it does...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Nov 1, 2017, 3:57 pm

Normative Compliance ASTM- D 3960-05

CI-v4 EQc2: Low emitting materials
posted by Gabriela Mena on Oct 25, 2017, 5:00 pm


We are developing a CI project in Mexico City and the interior painting complies with ASTM-D 3960-05 this is enough to show compliance, when completing the Low Emitting...

Last reply: Reinhard Oppl, Oct 25, 2017, 7:10 pm

5% of the total site

CS-2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
posted by Carla Lopez on Jun 2, 2015, 10:54 pm

We have a project that has a vertical garden on the exterior walls.
Can we count this towards the 5% we need to comply?
I tried to find answers, but no luck yet!

Last reply: Muge Karasahin, Oct 25, 2017, 6:38 am