EBOM-v4 INc1: Innovation

  • Three paths to five possible points

    Teams can earn up to five points under this credit. There are three standard paths to earning an innovation point:

    Innovation

    Achieve significant, measurable environmental benefits using a strategy that isn’t currently addressed in the LEEDv4 EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems. rating system. Remember that a single sustainable technology or a program that addresses a single sustainability issue will not be accepted. The Reference Guide includes examples of both suggested and ineligible innovation strategies.

    Exemplary Performance (EP)

    Exceed the performance threshold in an existing credit. Remember that EP is not an option for all credits. Check the LEED Reference Guide to confirm whether EP is allowed for a particular credit, and if it is, the minimum performance threshold you’ll need to meet to earn it.

    Pilot Credit

    Achieve a credit from the official LEED Pilot Credit Library for LEED v4 EBOM projects. Remember that any time you pursue a pilot credit your team must complete the “General Pilot Documentation Requirements” as well, which includes registering for the pilot credit with USGBC, participating in the LEEDuser pilot credit forum, and completing the USGBC feedback survey.

    What’s New in LEED v4

    • Teams can earn up to 5 total innovation points, an increase from the 4 points available in LEED 2009.
    • Teams can earn up to 2 points for exemplary performance, a reduction from the 3 exemplary performance points allowable under LEED 2009.

    Readiness Review Questions

    • Can your project achieve the exemplary performance threshold for any of the LEED credits where EP is an option? (See our guide to this in the Doc Toolkit.) 

    • Is your project undertaking any sustainable operational strategies that provide an environmental benefit that’s not already addressed by existing LEED credits?
    • What makes your project special? Are there opportunities to deliver an environmental benefit uniquely suited to your specific climate, region, building type, or project team? 

    • Do any of the Pilot Credits offered in the LEED Pilot Credit Library interest you or support your project’s larger sustainability goals?

    FAQs

    We achieved exemplary performance for more than two credits. Can we claim more than two points?

    While you can achieve the exemplary performance threshold for as many credits as you like, the maximum number of points you can receive for exemplary performance under this credit is two. The other points must be earned with either innovation strategies or pilot credits.

    One of the credits we used for exemplary performance didn’t actually end up earning exemplary performance in the preliminary review. Can we replace it with a different credit that did?

    Yes, you can replace that credit with another one that did earn exemplary performance in the preliminary review.

    We didn’t claim one of our credits as an exemplary performance point under during the preliminary review, but now we’d like to because it earned exemplary performance per the review comments. Is it possible to claim it now?

    Yes, you can still get credit for meeting the exemplary performance threshold after the preliminary review is complete. As long as you haven’t maxed out your two exemplary performance points under this credit, you can still claim the EP point after the preliminary review. 

  • IN Credit 1: Innovation

    Intent

    To encourage projects to achieve exceptional or innovative performance.

    Requirements

    Project teams can use any combination of innovation, pilot, and exemplary performanceIn LEED, certain credits have established thresholds beyond basic credit achievement. Meeting these thresholds can earn additional points through Innovation in Design (ID) or Innovation in Operations (IO) points. As a general rule of thumb, ID credits for exemplary performance are awarded for doubling the credit requirements and/or achieving the next incremental percentage threshold. However, this rule varies on a case by case basis, so check the credit requirements. strategies.

    Option 1. innovation (1 point)

    Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED green building rating system.

    Identify the following:

    • the intent of the proposed innovation credit;
    • proposed requirements for compliance;
    • proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance; and
    • the design approach or strategies used to meet the requirements.

    AND/OR

    Option 2. pilot (1 point)

    Achieve one pilot credit from USGBC’s LEED Pilot Credit Library

    AND/OR

    Option 3. additional strategies
    • Innovation (1-3 points)

      Defined in Option 1 above.

    • Pilot (1-3 points)

      Meet the requirements of Option 2.

    • Exemplary performance (1–2 points)

      Achieve exemplary performance in an existing LEED v4 prerequisite or credit that allows exemplary performance, as specified in the LEED Reference Guide, v4 edition. An exemplary performance point is typically earned for achieving double the credit requirements or the next incremental percentage threshold.

LEED v4 O+M:EB Platinum Office

Complete documentation for achievement of an INc Innovation credit through a Virtual Tour at the LEED v4 O+M:EB Platinum StopWaste.org headquarters office building at 1537 Webster Street, Oakland, CA. Project documentation was shared with LEEDuser through cooperation with that organization, and the LEED consultant, BuildingWise LLC

LEED v4 O+M:EB Platinum Office

Complete documentation for achievement of an INc credit in Plug Load Reduction on the LEED v4 O+M:EB Platinum StopWaste.org headquarters office building at 1537 Webster Street, Oakland, CA. Project documentation was shared with LEEDuser through cooperation with that organization, and the LEED consultant, BuildingWise LLC

LEED v4 O+M:EB Platinum Office

Complete documentation for achievement of an INc Innovation credit on the 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. Friendly Gardeners Pilot Program at the LEED v4 O+M:EB Platinum StopWaste.org headquarters office building at 1537 Webster Street, Oakland, CA. Project documentation was shared with LEEDuser through cooperation with that organization, and the LEED consultant, BuildingWise LLC

Guide to Exemplary Performance Points in LEED-EBOM v4

Project teams can use this guide to achieve Exemplary PerformanceIn LEED, certain credits have established thresholds beyond basic credit achievement. Meeting these thresholds can earn additional points through Innovation in Design (ID) or Innovation in Operations (IO) points. As a general rule of thumb, ID credits for exemplary performance are awarded for doubling the credit requirements and/or achieving the next incremental percentage threshold. However, this rule varies on a case by case basis, so check the credit requirements. (EP) credits under the Innovation credit. It compiles benchmarks needed to hit for each credit, including notes on how achievable each benchmark is, so that one can focus efforts and maximize Innovation points.

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Marc Mondor Principal evolve LLC
Jul 13 2017
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IOc3 from LEED EBOM v2009

I am not seeing the LEED v2009 Innovation credit 3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts listed under acceptable Innovation credits for v4. Are we able to submit for this innovation credit as an open innovation point? Is there a reason why it was not carried over?

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Ryan Nelson Aug 10 2017 LEEDuser Member 73 Thumbs Up

Marc, did you receive a response to your question? I am wondering the same thing - whether I can submit Sustainable Building Cost Impacts as a LEEDv4 Innovation credit.

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Trista Little Sustainability Manager, YR&G Aug 10 2017 LEEDuser Expert 6063 Thumbs Up

I suspect that it wouldn't be accepted as an innovation credit based on the two observations pointed out - the credit was dropped from the v4 rating system and it's not listed in the v4 innovation credit catalog. USGBC's intent might be to drive teams towards completing a more hands-on cost analysis, in the form of the Triple Bottom Line pilot credit (https://www.usgbc.org/node/10447933?return=/credits/existing-buildings/v...).

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Alexa Stone ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
Jan 17 2017
LEEDuser Member
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IN: Green Building Education

Project Location: United States

One of the elements of this credit includes: The development of a manual, guideline or case study to inform the design of other buildings based on the successes of this project. For an O+M project can document that is developed inform the operations of other buildings as opposed to design?

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Trista Little Sustainability Manager, YR&G Jan 17 2017 LEEDuser Expert 6063 Thumbs Up

Yes definitely, that's the actual intent of the case study

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JOHN COOK Campus Sustainability Coordinator University of California Riverside
Nov 05 2015
LEEDuser Member
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[Innovation Credit] Bicycle Alternative

Project Location: United States

Hi,
I was wondering if the innovation credit for V4 Existing Buildings can receive a point for using Electric Bicycle-Cars.

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Kimberly Schlaepfer Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C, YR&G Nov 12 2015 LEEDuser Expert 931 Thumbs Up

Hi John,
USGBC recently released a new resource for Innovation and Pilot credits for projects know what credits they can attempt based on the rating system and type of project. The information is housed in the credit library and you can access it from this link:

http://www.usgbc.org/credits/existing-buildings/v4/pilot-credits

You will notice on the left side of the screen there is a tab for Pilot Credits and one for the Innovation Catalogue. It is under these tabs that you can find the open pilot and innovation credits available for your project type. From what I can see I do not think that Electric Bicycle-Cars are an acceptable option.
Hope this helps!

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Charalampos Giannikopoulos Senior Sustainability Consultant DCarbon
Aug 04 2015
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Pilot credits

Is there any particular reason for which a Pilot credit from the general EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems. rating system such as the "Design for active occupants" credit would not be accepted for LEED v4 O+M - Data Centers?

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Kimberly Schlaepfer Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C, YR&G Aug 05 2015 LEEDuser Expert 931 Thumbs Up

Hi Charalampos,
I don't believe there is any reason this pilot credit would not be accepted for v4 O+M-Data Centers as long as the Data Center complies with the requirements of the pilot credit. This pilot credit has been approved for use in EB O+M projects and existing Data Centers would fall into this category.

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Charalampos Giannikopoulos Senior Sustainability Consultant, DCarbon Aug 07 2015 Guest 1990 Thumbs Up

Thanks Kimberly. I guess that the the "Local food production" credit would be appliacable to an existing v4 ata Center, as well.

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Kimberly Schlaepfer Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C, YR&G Aug 07 2015 LEEDuser Expert 931 Thumbs Up

Yes, that is correct. Local Food Production is also an approved pilot credit for EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems. v4 projects.

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