CI-2009 PIf2: Project Summary Details

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    Use this form to provide basic details about your project building and site. Remember that the rest of your LEED application needs to be consistent with the information that you provide on this form. For example, the energy sources indicated on the PIf2 form need to be reflected in your EAp2 documentation. Also avoid showing a mismatch between the 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.) (or site area) shown in PIf2, and the various energy credits (or sites credits). 

    Remember to do a thorough check for consistency between PIf2 and the rest of the LEED application prior to submitting your LEED documentation. You can also provide a detailed narrative to clarify any discrepancies between this PI form and other credits or prerequisites, as needed.

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    Excerpted from LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors

    PI f2: Project Information Form 2

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Kate Bubriski Architect
Nov 18 2014
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Initial fit-out vs alteration

Project Location: United States

I have a project that is a tenant fit-out in an existing building. 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. has been occupied by previous tenants in the past but was completely demolished of any previous tenant fit-out prior to my project leasing the space. Would my project fit-out be classified as initial fit-out or alteration on the PIf2 form?

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A Commings Jan 28 2015 Guest 148 Thumbs Up

I have the same question. Our project involves demolition of 75% of a floor, and then a fit-up with new partition walls. Not sure if this falls under alteration or fit-up, and cannot seem to find any clarification between the two on the USGBC website.

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Joseph Greene Owner/Architect, Joseph Architects Apr 15 2015 Guest 977 Thumbs Up

I too have the same question. What is the LEED definition of alteration verses fit-out?

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Kristen Fritsch Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects Jul 01 2015 LEEDuser Member 52 Thumbs Up

I too am wondering what the difference between initial fit-out (is that empty shell area that does not need to be demo'd?) and alteration (area that involved demolition work? )

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Kristen Fritsch Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects Jul 09 2015 LEEDuser Member 52 Thumbs Up

I asked USGBC and was directed to this document:
http://www.usgbc.org/Docs/Archive/General/Docs6667.pdf
If you go to resources and search for "Rating System Selection Guidance", it should come up.

Here is the definition from that document:

Alteration: Includes improvement work in addition to the rearrangement of any interior space by the construction of non-bearing walls, partitions, ceilings, and floors, the addition or elimination of any interior door or window, the extension or rearrangement of any mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) or service system (peripheral or core), and the installation of any additional equipment or fixtures. Typically work does not extend to the primary structural components, exterior shell, or roof of the building.

Interior Fit-Out: The installation or application of interior finishes, floor and ceiling systems, non-bearing partitions, furniture, interior doors and windows, and other components that make a space fully usable for the purpose it is intended. A complete interior fit-out is such that no further construction work is needed or intended for occupancy.

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Wolfgang Werner May 27 2016 LEEDuser Member 349 Thumbs Up

Can the USGBC make this any more confusing? These 2 definitions seem to muddy the waters more than anything else... I truly don't understand the distinction, as it seems that a typical commercial TI project would fit under either definition... Does anyone have additional wisdom to share? Thanks!

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Lakshmikanth Kousik Toppe Jeyabalan ESD Consultant Aurecon
Jun 26 2014
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Sewage Conveyance from the site

My project is in Singapore and it is a norm here that all the building sewage will be connected to the public utility drains and send for treatment, reclamation & disposal.
I have been requested to provide details about how the sewage would be conveyed from the site for a LEED CI project?.

1) Is it norm to provide sewage conveyance details for a LEED CI project?

2) All the toilets are outside my LEED project bondary (though i would be counting the toilet fixtures for my WE credits) and provided by the base buildingThe base building includes elements such as the structure, envelope, and building-level mechanical systems, such as central HVAC, and materials and products installed in the project (e.g., flooring, casework, wall coverings).. What information or documentation should suffice for the clarification?

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Dec 29 2015 LEEDuser Moderator

Lakshmikanth, sorry for the slow reply -- I missed this comment. If it's still relevant, can you provide any more detail on why you are being asked for this info? A quote from the GBCIThe Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and professional accreditation processes. It was established in 2008 with support from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). comment would help.

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