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Climate Data for Energy model-which year to use?

NC-v4 EAc2: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Stephan Zweig on Jul 29, 2020, 4:03 am

 Dear Leed Users,

For the location of the project I have found a lot of years of climate data? At the beginning I had only the year 1979, but now I found the years from 2009 -2019. Which...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 29, 2020, 9:34 am

Parking spaces which are leased to the adjacent building

NC-v4 LTc7: Reduced parking footprint
posted by Aleksandra Prawda on Jul 29, 2020, 9:06 am

Hi all,

I'm working on a hotel project in a suburban area. The owner plans to build more parking spaces that the minimum required by local code and to lease out the extra number of parking...

Infrastructure vs EVSE Install, can we get points for both for a total of 2 points?

NC-v4.1 LTc8: Electric Vehicles
posted by Derick Farfan on Jul 29, 2020, 8:38 am

Still learning...the way the credit is written it makes it appear that it is you go EITHER go for the Infrastructure Credit (6% or 6 spaces, whichever is greater) OR EVSE Install (2% or 2,...

Open-grid pavement system- is gravel inside the openings compliant?

NC-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Aleksandra Prawda on Jul 29, 2020, 8:14 am

Hi all,

In my projects in Poland usually when we aim to achieve heat island option 1. points with non-roof "open-grid pavement" strategy we mean permeable grass pavers, just like the ones...

Project Boundaries- Different Certifications, Different Towers, But Common Retail Podium & Basement

NC-v4 MPR2: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
posted by ARDOR GREEN on Jul 27, 2020, 2:17 pm

Given the number of questions already posed on project boundaries, I hesitate to post this, but I'm still stumped. 

Our projects has 3 towers (1 hotel/residential at 88 floors, 1 office at...

Last reply: Tristan Roberts, Jul 28, 2020, 2:14 pm

Negative ETo

CS-v4 WEp1: Outdoor water use reduction
posted by Laura Chávez on Jul 13, 2020, 8:15 pm

I'm using the Outdoor water use reduction calculator_v02 from the resources tab since the project its outside USA. I'm entering the data for the monthly rainfal and Monthñy ETo from the IWMI site...

Last reply: Hannah Lee Sevilla, Jul 28, 2020, 1:38 pm

How to achieve minimum savings in energy consumption in a naturally ventilated project with high miscellaneous loads?

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Jose Antonio Kovacevic on Jul 27, 2020, 4:31 pm

We are currently working on a naturally ventilated project located in Lima, Peru and we are having problems achieving the minimum 5% saving in energy consumption for the energy prerequisite. The...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 28, 2020, 1:05 pm

Do LID Practices need to capture the entire LEED boundary?

NC-v4 SSc4: Rainwater management
posted by Teresa Lin on Jul 28, 2020, 9:33 am

Hi All, 

Can there be absolutely no uncontrolled flow to achieve this credit? For example, if the required retention volume for the 95th percentile storm is 100 CF, can I oversize ...

European ACP Dimming

CS-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Przemysław Rejczak on Jul 16, 2020, 6:36 am

Dear Everyone,

We model building under Core and Shell certification, however during the LEED certification process tenant has designed interriors and now we plan to include interriors in...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Jul 28, 2020, 11:24 am

Waterbody and Wetland Definition

NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection
posted by Senna Sabir on Jul 26, 2020, 1:44 pm

Hi everyone - just reviewing the credit definitions again for our coastal development. Would you say the requirement of 30 meters from a...

Last reply: Senna Sabir, Jul 28, 2020, 10:03 am