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My project is a renovation of one floor of a 4 story office building. The entire floor is leased by one tenant. No initial fit-out is in the scope of work. We are targeting LEED CI certification.
The renovation is in pockets of work in 5 different areas.
In this situation LEED still wants the certified portion of the project to be clearly definable from areas not included in the project boundary.
I see 2 options for defining the project boundary:
• Link the different pockets into one larger space. This would result in an alteration of less than 60% of the project boundary, which appears to not be enough according to the supplemental guide. It would also be hard to clearly define the project boundary.
• Only certify one chunk of the project, 2,900 square feet of conference rooms & reception, all in one area and easier to define the project boundary. The other smaller pockets of work would not be included in the project boundary.
I believe the second option is the obvious choice. Please comment if you see any issues with this approach. I appreciate the help.
I plan to upload the plans showing the LEED project boundary for design review.
Is there a rating system appropriate for a 5-story existing office space?
Mary Ann, I recommend looking at the Rating System Selection Guidance document, based on whether you are renovating or certifying based on daily office operations, you'll likely end up using either LEED-NC or LEED-EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems..
What should be the most proper rating system to use for a multifamily building that has around 8 floor and which first floor is a commercial area. Could we register under NC2009? or Homes? which one is more convenient? what are the limitations on each rating?
Victor, this would be a great question for our rating system selection forum—and you'll also find resources on your question there.
We are trying to finish submitting all our credits, and I can't get the check mark for PI-1 on the scorecard to turn green. The form itself indicates that the Minimum Program Requirements are complete in the last block.
John, when you are in LEED Online and looking at the Credit Information tab for PIf1, there is an icon for "Complete" - if you click on this and then return to the scorecard, you should see the green check. If not, I suggest submitting a feedback request through LEED Online since it could be a technical issue with the website.
I know that if there are incomplete spaces at the time of certification the owner needs to write a letter of commitment indicating the remaining spaces will satisfy LEED requirements. Does this mean we do not need to include the incomplete spaces in our documentation?
LEED InterpretationLEED Interpretations are official answers to technical inquiries about implementing LEED on a project. They help people understand how their projects can meet LEED requirements and provide clarity on existing options. LEED Interpretations are to be used by any project certifying under an applicable rating system. All project teams are required to adhere to all LEED Interpretations posted before their registration date. This also applies to other addenda. Adherence to rulings posted after a project registers is optional, but strongly encouraged. LEED Interpretations are published in a searchable database at usgbc.org. 10102 explains the documentation requirements for incomplete spaces:
What's the incomplete spaces here mean? If it is incomplete interior spaces involving tenant retrofit for a LEED EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems. project I would say it still comply with the requirement. For multi tenants building pursuing LEED EBOM, it is common to have tenants move in and out, which involving a lot of retrofit and makeing the interior spaces incomplete.
Is there any requirement in the LEED CI MPRs (which I have not found) that a tenant spaceTenant space is the area within the LEED project boundary. For more information on what can and must be in the LEED project boundary see the Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) and LEED 2009 MPR Supplemental Guidance. Note: tenant space is the same as project space. actually undergo modification to be certified? I've successfully certified a project in the past in which the entire lighting system was replaced and relatively minor interior modifications were undertaken.
I now have a tenant in a building where we are working on the EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems. certification that would like to pursue CI. I need to provide them with guidance on the minimum scope of work that would need to be undertaken in the space for us to safely be able to certify the space, however I have not found any restrictions such as the BD+C requirements for major renovation.
Michael, the LEED rating system selection guidance document states that LEED-CI is appropriate for "Commercial Interior spaces that are undergoing a complete interior fit-out of at least 60% of the certifying gross floor areaGross floor area (based on ASHRAE definition) is the sum of the floor areas of the spaces within the building, including basements, mezzanine and intermediate‐floored tiers, and penthouses wi th headroom height of 7.5 ft (2.2 meters) or greater. Measurements m ust be taken from the exterior 39 faces of exterior walls OR from the centerline of walls separating buildings, OR (for LEED CI certifying spaces) from the centerline of walls separating spaces. Excludes non‐en closed (or non‐enclosable) roofed‐over areas such as exterior covered walkways, porches, terraces or steps, roof overhangs, and similar features. Excludes air shafts, pipe trenches, and chimneys. Excludes floor area dedicated to the parking and circulation of motor vehicles. ( Note that while excluded features may not be part of the gross floor area, and therefore technically not a part of the LEED project building, they may still be required to be a part of the overall LEED project and subject to MPRs, prerequisites, and credits.)." That document presents guidelines, not hard and fast rules, but many of the CI credit requirements have construction practices in mind so certifying without construction may be difficult or impossible. The benefit of using a D&C system essentially after the fact may also be minimal.
We are currently working for a LEED project which is spread across the project plot area with two office buildings (one “Administrative”- and the other “General”), three warehouses (all unconditioned), two workshops (unconditioned), an open yard storage and service blocks. The client is not willing to go for LEED certification under LEED Campus program rather would prefer to certify only the “Administrative” building which is around 10% of the plot area. Kindly let us know if the LEED reviewing body would accept that.
Also, there is a sticky point in here. The parking lot adjacent to the Administrative Office building has parking spaces for the whole project. We are planning to consider only those parking spaces dedicated for the Main building while would not show the rest parking spaces to avoid a case of over-assignment of parking spaces. Kindly advise.
Hi Sasha. Yes, it is perfectly fine to certify just the Administration building and not pursue a campus approach. A couple notes about shared parking in LEED:
- If you want to use the parking area to help earn credits, you should include the parking area allotted for the Admin building in the LEED boundary.
- Make sure to clearly state in the narrative that the parking area is shared between multiple buildings, and that only a certain number of spaces are assigned to the admin building.
- If you plan on providing preferred carpool parking or LE/FE parking, make sure the signage indicates that the preferred parkingPreferred parking, available to particular users, includes designated spaces close to the building (aside from designated handicapped spots), designated covered spaces, discounted parking passes, and guaranteed passes in a lottery system. is reserved for the Admin building use only.
Hi EH! Your response is very helpful. Thanks for the tip.
I have a critical issue about the LEED v4 boundary, i have attached several images for your reference.
To discuss with the developer, we are going to certify the 1 2 3 4 as a whole building, 1 is reception center, 2 is audiovisual studio, 3 is showroom, 4 is office, they are connected by Open corridor.
The red line indicated is the proposed LEED boundary, we are going to get LEED platinum certification for the 1,2,3,4 builidng togethter as one certification, my question is that can we certify 1,2,3,4 as a whole building and get one certification? if not, how to get one certificaiton? could you give some comments?
Looking forwards to your reply.
Thank you very much!
Michael - Yes, mutiple buildings can get one certification, this is called Group Certification. See the links below for more information.
LEED v4 is not actually available yet, is your project part of the LEED v4 Beta testing? Or is your project using LEED v2009?
My project's retail is owned by the University Campus as opposed to outside vendors. Can we still use LEED for Retail? Thanks!
Lauren, LEED for Retail is two separate systems: Retail NC and Retail CI. So I would apply the rules of the LEED rating system selection policy on CI vs NC to your choice here, based on project specifics, such as scope.
We recive the following review comment in a pre certification on one of our CS projects. Dose somebody has any experience with this situation and can post a solution how we can clear sign the LEED building?
The LEED Project Information Form has been submitted stating that the project will comply with all Minimum Program Requirements.
The project will have permanently-installed energy meter(s) that account for all sources of energy delivered by an external provider, as
well as permanently-installed water meter(s) or a collection of water meters that measure the total potable waterPotable water meets or exceeds EPA's drinking water quality standards and is approved for human consumption by the state or local authorities having jurisdiction; it may be supplied from wells or municipal water systems. use for the entire
project and associated grounds. The project will comply with MPR 6: Must Commit to Sharing Whole-Building Energy and Water Usage
Data, via Option 1: Third Party Data Source.
However, it is unclear whether the LEED-CS project boundary complies with MPR 2: Must Be a Complete, Permanent Building or Space. It appears that the project building 1 is horizontally attached to another building 2 that will not be pursuing LEED Certification. Note that when LEED projects are horizontally attached to non-LEED buildings, specific measures must be taken to clearly distinguish the LEED-CS certified building from any other building/levels that it is attached to; the project must be given a separate name (including verbiage that indicates a physical difference), and proper signage must be installed to accurately communicate the boundary between the certified and non-certified spaces to the building users. Note that the name given to the
certifying building must be used consistently for all purposes, including the title of the LEED-CS project, as registered with USGBC/GBCI, in formal publications, internal and external property listings, databases, signage, etc. Alternatively, if the LEED Certification of the building is confidential, the project team may opt to not communicate the achievement of LEED Certification. In this situation, no signage, marketing, or publicity of any kind would announce the LEED certification.
Markus, you could try locating signage inside the building at the connection between your LEED-registered project and the existing building so it's clear that the LEED certification only applies to your portion of the building ("The Museum North Wing is LEED certified").
Our project has got some retail on the ground floor of an office building that the design team does not want to include in the LEED assessment. The retail area is completely separated from the rest of the building (there is no access from the office building to the retail or vice-versa).
Can the project team decide to exclude the retail space?
I recommend reading up on LEED InterpretationLEED Interpretations are official answers to technical inquiries about implementing LEED on a project. They help people understand how their projects can meet LEED requirements and provide clarity on existing options. LEED Interpretations are to be used by any project certifying under an applicable rating system. All project teams are required to adhere to all LEED Interpretations posted before their registration date. This also applies to other addenda. Adherence to rulings posted after a project registers is optional, but strongly encouraged. LEED Interpretations are published in a searchable database at usgbc.org. #10102 and MPR #2 Must Be a Complete, Permanent Building or Space for how to certify a building with incomplete space (such as your ground floor retail):
I would like to determine if a project could be certified. The project involves three buildings - a landfill administration building, a vehicle maintenance facility, and also a storage and fueling station for garbage trucks. i have already dealt with the "multiple buildings" issue elsewhere.
The storage facility has a "slow fill" natural gas fueling station in each vehicle bayA bay is a component of a standard, rectilinear building design. It is the open area defined by a building element such as columns or a window. Typically, there are multiple identical bays in succession.. These take all night to fill the tank. So it is not just a parking garage for trash trucks, it is also a fueling station. Additionally, the roofs are made out of solar panels, providing a large amount of power for the project. Is GBCI likely to allow this building, since it has more features than a simple parking garage, or will they insist it is just a parking garage? Or perhaps they do determine it is a parking garage only, but will it be allowed to be included if it is a certain percentage of the project? What fraction of the project can be a parking garage and still meet MPRs?
The limit on parking garages is 75%, see the MPR#2 Forum for more info:
I am aware that LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance is applicable to any commercial and institutional buildings, however, I would like to hear your opinion whether it is suitable and makes sense to be applied to an industrial manufacturing facility that is comprised mainly of open space manufacturing areas with machinery and equipment and very few workstations or offices of any kind.
LEED-EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems. is suitable for manufacturing facilities as long as you can comply with all of the Minimum Program Requirements and prerequisites. You may want to read the EAp2 forum for LEED-EBOM to see the different ways to benchmark your energy performance for a manufacturing facility.
I was wondering if somebody could help walk me through this aspect of PIf1. My project is a University building in which we will have limited monitoring. We are not going after measurement and verification credit. I have read on this site that USGBC allows for exceptions to providing the information. Is this recommended? How does one go about informing GBCI that one is doing this option (the credit template does not have this as an option). If the Owner does not want to use the Energy Star Portfolio Manager, what are other approved formats? Is there a list? Thanks.
Terry, this would be a great question to post to our MPR6 forum—as well as reading the previous discussions there.
We have a project in KSA and want to fill the online submittal templates regarding the Health care but we found the Imperial system for the templates, whereas metric system is follwed for all LEED work. Please guide on this issue. Thanks,
Babar, as far as I know, there are no LEED Online templates which use the metric system. This is probably since the reference guides are not written with the metric system in mind, so it is easier to demonstrate compliance when using the same units.
I would recommend you use the Metric Conversion tool, available on the USGBC website to convert the units needed into imperial units for your LEED Online forms. The tool can be found on the USGBC resources page at http://www.usgbc.org/resources/metric-conversion-tool-october-2012. - See more at: http://www.leeduser.com/topic/international-projects-alternative-complia...
I work in a project of a multi-family residential building. I have a doubt to fill item 6. This project will be sold out, so we would not have how commit to shared whole-building energy and water usage data. According the template, They said that if the project is sold, then I will no longer be required to provide the data.
If i filled item 6 and i explain my problem at the 'additional details', it will be ok? I will satisfy this pre-requisite?
This is a good question for our forum devoted to MPR6—please post it there.
Hello, just a question about LEED Project Boundary.
Our project consist in a renovation of an existing building of 9 stories above grade and one below grade for parking areas and other building facilities such as changing rooms and bicycle racks.
The story below grade have a square footage bigger than the ground floor footage.
The ground floor building footage is 9,000 sf while the below grade area is 12,000sf.
The outside area at the ground floor level ( 12,000 – 9,000 =3000 sf), which is hardscapeHardscape consists of the inanimate elements of the building landscaping. Examples include pavement, roadways, stone walls, concrete paths and sidewalks, and concrete, brick, and tile patios., IS NOT OBJECT OF ALTERATION. We are not sure about the correct LEED Project Boundary.
Should we consider the below grade area (12,000sf )or just the ground floor (9000 sf), excluding the hardscape area?
If we consider, as LEED Boundary, just the ground floor area (9000 sf), can we include in the LEED application the total below grade area and pursue the credits about parking and building facilities sited below grade?
Hi Mario, the best place to post this question and read guidance and other forum posts is under MPR3.
Who owns the LEED Commercial Interiors certificate - the Tenat who hires the LEED AP and pays for the whole certification process, or the Owner of a Building where the Tenat's certified space is located? I would be grateful for clarification.
Generally speaking, LEED defines "Owner" as the individual/company who has the legal right to possess and control the real property of the registered project. For LEED-CI projects, that typically is the Tenant Organization as they have direct control over the daily operations of the tenant spaceTenant space is the area within the LEED project boundary. For more information on what can and must be in the LEED project boundary see the Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs) and LEED 2009 MPR Supplemental Guidance. Note: tenant space is the same as project space. and therefore has the direct control to make sure that the space/tenant continues to comply with all ongoing commitments (such as reporting their ongoing water/energy use, maintaining a smoke-free office, etc.).
I have a question about filling PIf1 out in leedonline, this is about complying with all the MPRs. Our building will use energy and water meters to report our data to USGBC.
However, in PIf1, there is a check box at the end that says: ''The project team is claiming an exemption from Minimum Program Requirement 6: Must Commit to Sharing Whole-Building Energy and Water Usage Data''.
The problem is that it is necessary to mark this check (otherwise I don't get the compliance in the form); so, for me this is kind of contradictory because at MPR6 I commit to sharing my energy and water data but with this check I am saying the opposite.
Any help will be really appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Ronald, as counterintuitive as it is in this context, checking that box is a legitimate way to complete this form and demonstrate MPR6 "compliance," if you have a valid exemption.
Ronald, double check to make sure you have checked all required the boxes, and provided all Owner signatures. Sometimes, if the form doesn't have the Owner signature under MRP 6, it will highlight that box at the end when you push the "check compliance" button, assuming you have a valid exemption to not providing the Owner signature. Perhaps that's the issue?
Otherwise, you might have a corrupted form. You will have to contact USGBC to have them replace it wih a newer version.
Thanks EH, actually that was the case. I uploaded the 'Offline Owner Signature' document and I got the compliance.
My inquiry is in reference to CIRCredit Interpretation Ruling. Used by design team members experiencing difficulties in the application of a LEED prerequisite or credit to a project. Typically, difficulties arise when specific issues are not directly addressed by LEED information/guide 10102
I have healthcare project that is a surgical addition at a local hospital. The 2nd floor of this addition is a future fit-out space to be determined. At the time the addition was registered for LEED Certification, the program for the 2nd floor space was undetermined. It was known that at some point it would be fit out by the Owner, not a Tenant.
In the eyes of LEED does future fit-out space equal incomplete space?
When all is said and done. The Hospital will get a Cert of Occ with the 2nd floor space left as a big empty space with just the shell. The shell space of the 2nd floor equals complete construction for this project.
Does the furture fit-out of the 2nd floor space have to be LEED certified?
I just received design review comments that address a similar space in a project that I am working on. They do consider these future fit-out areas to be "incomplete spaces" and are requiring us to address the areas and how they will comply with the LEED requirements for the remainder of the building. We are now writing TI Guidelines as if for CS and using the CS occupancy guidance (appendix 1 of BD&C Reference Guide) for related credits.
Hope this helps!
For the fit out space, would it be certified as a LEED separate project...ie...more fees....more submittals. The Hospital had since then developed a program for the space and it us being bid as a separate project. The Surgery project is almost complete. Thoughts? Cate
Catherine, the future fitout space is not required to pursue LEED-CI certification (the Owner of the whole building pursuing LEED-NC however is required to provide the tenant guidelines as mentioned in the comments above).
We are submitting under LEED 2009 BD+C - Healthcare. I download the CS-Appendix 1 for determining the FTEFull-time equivalent (FTE) represents a regular building occupant who spends 8 hours a day (40 hours a week) in the project building. Part-time or overtime occupants have FTE values based on their hours per day divided by 8 (or hours per week divided by 40). Transient Occupants can be reported as either daily totals or as part of the FTE. Residential occupancy should be estimated based on the number and size of units. Core and Shell projects should refer to the default occupancy table in the Reference Guide appendix. All occupant assumptions must be consistent across all credits in all categories. number for the future fit-out space as directed by CIRCredit Interpretation Ruling. Used by design team members experiencing difficulties in the application of a LEED prerequisite or credit to a project. Typically, difficulties arise when specific issues are not directly addressed by LEED information/guide 10102. In terms of selecting a category, do you recommend Medical Office? Its the only category that really fits.
Also in terms of the tenant guidelines...the space will not be rented. The Owner will fit out the space...they just haven't determined what the exact program will be.
I downloaded the LEED C&S, SSc9.2 Tenant Design & Construction Guidelines. Does this still apply if the Owner will be the one fitting-out the space? Do I just follow the guideline and treat the Owner as a tenant?
If the Owner is fitting out the space, then you'll need to provide the Owner Letter of Commitment instead of the Tenant Guidelines (see LI 10102 for details).
Do you have an example of a Owner Letter of Commitment? I was asked to provide one for our project and was just wondering if there might be a format I can use.
I do not, but typically a memo on the Owner's letterhead with the requested language from the LEED InterpretationLEED Interpretations are official answers to technical inquiries about implementing LEED on a project. They help people understand how their projects can meet LEED requirements and provide clarity on existing options. LEED Interpretations are to be used by any project certifying under an applicable rating system. All project teams are required to adhere to all LEED Interpretations posted before their registration date. This also applies to other addenda. Adherence to rulings posted after a project registers is optional, but strongly encouraged. LEED Interpretations are published in a searchable database at usgbc.org. gets the job done.
Yes. That's what GBCI told me as well. I asked if plans and drawings need to submitted of the future fit-out space, once designed, as backup to the LOC, but GBCI said no.
So we intend to submit an LOC from the Owner attesting that the future design of the fit-out space will me each prerequisite and credit achieved by the project currently trying to achieve certification...
This LEEDuser forum is intended to cover Project Information Form 1, which is about documenting compliance with the MPRs.
For questions about how to comply with the MPRs, it is better to read the guidance, and post questions on those specific MPR forums on our site, which you can find here, by rating system. Thanks!
For our project we have selected Option 1: Energy and Water Data Release Form. Aside from creating an account at Energy Star and 'sharing' the empty facility file with the USGBC account, I have found very little help on this matter. Is this all we need to do for certification? Where do we get the data? How often do we have to report it? Who is responsible for this? Does the building owner need to designate someone to manually upload an excel sheet every month? Do we need to pay one of these automated reporting utilities? I feel like the USGBC has slipped this in late in the game without explanation; years after making this a requirement it is still poorly documented.
Unfortunately this is one of the gaps with the MPRs - how to actually implement it. If you look at the Credit Resources section for PIf1, there is the USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form, which in theory gives USGBC permission to go to your utility provider (you list it in the form) directly so they can input the information into Energy Star and you/the Owner isn't responsible for that monthly tracking. That said, I haven't seen USGBC hitting up utility companies recently for any of our certified projects' data yet, so it's still unclear how this is going to be implemented.
Maybe we can get someone from USGBC to chime in?
Thanks for your input, I have submitted this question to USGBC so I will post it if I get a response.
Ryan, a contact at USGBC suggested to me that you check out the MPR6 FAQs.
"I haven't seen USGBC hitting up utility companies recently for any of our certified projects' data yet"
Does this mean that USGBC is not collecting building data? How does this MRP close the performance gap as claimed or help improve LEED if it's not being used?
From a 2010 interview ---
"“Today there is all too often a disconnect, or performance gap, between the energy modeling done during the design phase and what actually happens during daily operation after the building is constructed,” said Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, U.S. Green Building Council. “We’re convinced that ongoing monitoring and reporting of data is the single best way to drive higher building performance because it will bring to light external issues such as occupant behavior or unanticipated building usage patterns, all key factors that influence performance.”
" USGBC will be able to use the performance information collected to inform future versions of LEED.
" “Building performance will guide LEED’s evolution. This data will show us what strategies work – and which don’t -- so we can evolve the credits and prerequisites informed by lessons learned,” said Brendan Owens, USGBC’s vice president of LEED technical development."
We are designing a Triple A ballpark on a parcel of land owned by the City approx. 242753sf there is an existing parking lot across the street which is also owned by the City the city has agreed to allow a utility Yard to be placed on the parking lot site. The parking lot is not part of the ballpark project however it along with 4,200 existing public parking spaces around downtown will be utilized on game days. My question is do I need to include the entire city parking lot as part of my LEED Project boundary or only the portion that houses the Utility Yard? If I dont the project will have no parking associated within the project boundary.
Renee, you are allowed to include off-site parking for the LEED credits which sounds like your situation. Even if your LEED project boundary does not include the parking spaces, if the folks using your building are parking somewhere else, include that number of spaces in PIf2, and SSc4.3, SSc4.4.
Thank you however the parking that will be used for this project is as follows:
- Metered parking located throughout the downtown area
- Multiple paid private parking garages
- Free City parking located on the site across the street
I’m documenting SS4.4 as No New Parking Being Provided but you made me think about how I should document the number of parking spaces provided for building users:
My question is do I just include the Utility Yard area in my LEED boundary or do I include the entire parking lot in which it is located?
How should I document the number of parking spaces provided for building users?
Based on the MPRs, your LEED boundary needs to include all land associated with the project, whether that is just the utility yard or the parking lot. It sounds like you aren't providing any parking spaces for building users and they are on their own to find parking near your project, which would be zero spaces.
I want to get LEED-EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems. certification for my book store (18,000 sq.ft) located on 3rd floor of total 12 floor building. can i eligible to get certification?
Pawan, I would recommend reviewing LEED rating system selection guidance.
One think you will find that LEED-EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems. is intended for whole buildings, and can't be applied to a single floor.
I have a project that registered using LEED-CS v2.0 in 2007. The project was completed in 2009 and while they never received a final occupancy permit, they moved a tenant into one floor (of three) in 2010. The team documented quite a few design credits and all of their construction credits on LEED Online and would now like to finish the certification process. Has it been too long or can we continue to document and submit despite the time lapse and the partial occupancy? The other option would be to pursue certification using EB:O&M but my client would like to avoid that if at all possible.
Based on the LEED Certification Policy Manual (https://www.leedonline.com/irj/go/km/docs/documents/usgbc/leed/config/te...), it looks like you have to submit for your construction phase review within two years of substantial completion. I suggest following up directly with GBCI with specific dates for substantial completion and getting the official decision from the horse's mouth for your special situation.
I got the Agent form signed by the legal department and need to upload to leedonline. They told me to upload under Plf1 using the speical circumstances option. I checked the form, I could not find the special circumstances section at all.
thanks a lot
If you check the box next to "Special circumstances preclude compliance with the Minimum Program Requirements as outlined in this form", it will expand the form to include a spot for a narrative and any uploads you want.
I have a building opened in 1989. Subsequent extension were constructed in 2003. Can I classify the extensions as "new construction?"
Hugh - new construction would be what you are building in the present tense within the scope of your LEED project; your 2003 extensions would be part of the existing building.
I have a project with two adjacent buildings that are basically physically distinct structures with a short enclosed corridor that connects the two. Can this project be considered one building? The two buildings function together programmatically.
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