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Rainwater cleaned in a swales and drained into a nearby lake to preserve it

NC-v4 SSc4: Rainwater management
posted by Abhinay Sharma on Aug 31, 2020, 7:18 pm

Our project consists of a building in a waste water treatment plan (WWTP) facility. Next to our building, but within the LEED boundary, is a constructed wetland which is designed to improve...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Sep 10, 2020, 12:45 pm

EQc6- Interior Lights (ROS & LRV conflicts)

NC-v4 EQc6: Interior lighting
posted by Olawale Taiwo on Sep 2, 2020, 1:22 pm

There is quite an issue of concern on LRV weighted average calculations on our project per the EQc6 credit, as the project team requires an urgent response to this, please see details below:...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Sep 10, 2020, 12:17 pm

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

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

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

Estimating Energy Use for a Laboratory

CI-v4 EAc6: Green power and carbon offsets
posted by Parker Hall on Aug 28, 2020, 12:00 pm

My project pursued optimized energy performance option 2 - prescriptive compliance. An Energy model was not created for this building, so I intend to calculate out energy use via the U.S....

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Sep 4, 2020, 12:08 pm

V4.1 Acoustic Performance Calculator Password

NC-v4.1 EQc9: Acoustic performance
posted by John Page on Sep 2, 2020, 3:53 pm

I filled out these Excel Workbook forms several months ago and now I cannot get access because it asks for a Password that I do not have. How can this be bypassed or a Password provided? I have...

a great addition for user comfort

Pilot-Credits EQpc47: Acoustic Comfort
posted by Abbie Ford on Sep 2, 2020, 2:33 pm

LEED for Homes seems to take a step back from user comfort compared to some of their other rating systems, and I believe this is a successful way to encourage architects to design for their user...

LEED O&M v4.1

LEED v4.1 Discussion Forum
posted by Summer Gorder on Sep 2, 2020, 1:22 pm

I am working on multiple LEED BD&C version 4 projects, but starting my first O&M project. Will I have the same option to upgrade just certain credits to LEEDv4.1 if I register under LEED...