EBOM-2009 MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements

  • MPR4 Supplemental Guidance from USGBC

    This Bird's Eye View text is from USGBC's MPR Supplemental Guidance Revision #2. See the Credit Language tab for the MPR requirements.

    INTENT

    The thresholds and calculations that make up the system of evaluation in LEED begin to break down and lose meaning once the building or space being evaluated reaches relatively diminutive proportions.

    SPECIFIC ALLOWED EXCEPTIONS

    None

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATIONS

    Specific building type guidance

    Open air stadiums, kiosks, and similar building types satisfy this MPR if the minimum required amount of 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.) is met for some part of the structure. The definition of gross floor area must be carefully reviewed when considering such a building for compliance with this MPR.

  • USGBC

    Excerpted from LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

    MPR 4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements

    Intent

    Requirements

    New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools, Existing Buildings: O&M, Retail – New Construction, Healthcare

    The LEED project must include a minimum of 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) of 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.).

    Commercial Interiors, Retail – Commercial Interiors

    The LEED project must include a minimum of 250 square feet (22 square meters) of gross floor area.

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