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Belated Project Registration / Certification Process Feedback

April 5, 2017

Our project is a possible CS, comprised of office, residential and commercial spaces located in Mexico City. The project is not yet registered but is still in construction (since 2012), and we are looking for feedback from other projects that have been in this same situation. Has anyone decided to pursue LEED v4 certification in such a late stage of the project? which were your greatest challenges? Fortunately the project seems to be complying with every prerequisite, but the Construction Activity Pollution Prevention seems a little tricky, do you have any recommendations? We are planning to certify only the office and commercial portions of the building.

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The LEED fees for parking spaces

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The LEED fees for parking spaces

December 29, 2015

I have an issue that the ground floor of our building is parking spaces as well as some function rooms, like heat Heat exchange station, power Sub-station. Can we not count those areas when we pay the LEED review fees?

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"Material Value" in LEED credit calculation

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"Material Value" in LEED credit calculation

December 24, 2015

Hi every one,
I have a general question regards definition of " Material Value" .ie, my structure steel value in the manufacture is 200K and the cost I paid to my sub after fabrication ... is about 600K. So the manufacture is giving me the LEED data and percentage based on the raw value of material ; however, the total cost for my GC has been almost triple. Which one of these two Material Values I should use to calculate the LEED credits?

Thanks for your guidance,

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Landfill Site Certification

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Landfill Site Certification

December 8, 2015

We've been approached by a landfill company to perform a consulting for LEED certification of new projects.

The project for the site contains an administrative building and the landfill area per se. Is the landfill area taken into account for the certification!? Or would it just comprise the administrative building?

Thanks in advance!

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Materials and product certificaction topic

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Materials and product certificaction topic

December 4, 2015

Hi. If I have a material/product with an US LEED certificación, I could use it to submit it to the CaGBC LEED dossier? Thanks in advance, for the answer.

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Help with LEED assessment from USGBC?

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Help with LEED assessment from USGBC?

November 9, 2015

I am undertaking a LEED assessment on a large project in the UK. We have undergone the Design Stage Review (both preliminary and final) and have some outstanding issues to be appealed.

We are struggling somewhat with some of the comments recieved. Whilst we think that our approach is now correct , we lack confidence (LEED is new to us, and LEED generallyis unfamiliar in the UK) and would like some help/feedback from the USGBC prior to submission of the appeal since we can't afford to be unsuccessful again.

Does USGBC offer any sort of assistance or support? In the UK, for BREEAM assessments the BRE offer email assistance. Does USGBC offer anything similar?

If some 'informal' assistance is not possible from USGBC, I'm guessing we will need to submit a CIR/Interpretation request? Again I'm unfamiliar with this process and whether a CIR or Interpretation request is appropraite in this instance.

I have attempted to get some assistance from other LEED Users via the credit specific forum (my main concern is our approach to credit WEp1) but unfortunately have been unsuccessful in getting any replies as yet.

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Susie

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Amphitheater Occupancy for SS and WE

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Amphitheater Occupancy for SS and WE

September 30, 2015

Amphitheater Occupancy

Project Location: United States
Our project is the back stage area of a seasonal outdoor amphitheater concert venue. The venue hosts concerts 35 days per year over a 24 week period. There are three types of occupants: Type 1: 2 permanent full-time venue staff members that work 40 hour weeks rear round; Type 2: ~25 seasonal, part-time venue employees that typically work 16 hours per day on show days only; Type 3: ~70 traveling production staff and artists that arrive only on show days and typically work 12 hours on those days only then leave. Calculating each group as FTEs the annual usage is 17 FTEs. Peak occupancy on show days is 97. Has anyone had experience balancing this type of occupancy between Site Credits and Water Efficiency credits in NC 2009? I have chosen to calculate the traveling production staff as FTEs rather than transients. I should add that it will likely also include a narrative explaining that the ~70 production staff/artists will arrive for the day by tour bus and will not be biking, taking public transit, or driving/parking personal vehicles. The venue does have a 500 gallon biodiesel tank to fill tour busses. The audience area is outside the boundary for this phase of the project. I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks!

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Greyed-Out credits in Design Submittal

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Greyed-Out credits in Design Submittal

September 23, 2015

Hello -
I have finished all of my design credits and am about to submit them. When I pressed 'submit', the active credits were highlighted. There were two credits (they happen to have been EAp1 and EAc4) that, although they have enough documentation and are ready to go, are grayed out and are not showing up in my attempted credits list. Do you know why this is? I've re-opened the site several times thinking that may help but it did not.

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Blue Angel and LGA accredited for Greenguard & Cradle to Cradle?

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Blue Angel and LGA accredited for Greenguard & Cradle to Cradle?

September 21, 2015

We are a distributor in Peru for a German producer of seating furniture and we are applying for Leed's credits in the following categories: New Construction(NC), Retail(RE), Schools(SC), Commercial Interiors (CI) and Healthcare (HC).

There are credits that involves Cradle to cradle and Greenguard certifications specifically: ID Furniture GreenGuard Certified, ID Furniture GreenGuard certified and Enviromentally Friendly, ID Furniture-GreenGuard and FSC Certified. These are american certifications, which we don't count with, however, we count with European certifications LGA and Blue Angel, with superior standards than the ones evaluated by Cradle to cradle and Greenguard, something that Leed representatives acknowledges. However, they said that the LGA and Blue Angel certification can not be validated/homologated.

Our question is if there are ANY products worldwide (most probably European products) where the Blue Angel and LGA certifications has been homologated/accredited to obtain Greenguard or Cradle to Cradle certification or any other information that will help us getting those European Certifications validated by the representatives here in Perú.

It is extremely important for our business here to get these LEED Credits and knowing this information will be extremely valuable for us.

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