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Uplight under semi-opaque canopy

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

Hi,

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

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

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

Hi,

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...

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...

Campus approach: CHP modeling (LEED v4.1 + ASHRAE 90.1-2016)

NC-v4.1 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Alessandro Zuanon on Jul 24, 2020, 7:34 am

Hi,

the project regards a campus (multiple buildings) served by a trigeneration plant (plant producing electricity, heat and chilled water). LEED versione is v4.1. 

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Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 24, 2020, 2:25 pm