Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
I recently became the LEED adminstrator for a project that includes multiple buildings, construction phases, and contractors. The project has been divided into two has two registrations under NC 2.2. I am still trying to get my head around how this will work and could use some advice. The central building and a recently added auxillary building (each with separate mechanical/electical systems but connected structurally) has one registration. These two buildings will be constructed by two separate contractors. The second registration is for 5 office buildings that all have the same design but are situated around the central building and are structurally connected to this central building but each have their own mechanical/electrical systems. These five buildings will be built in two phases but probably by the same contractor. Here are my questions:
- Can both LEED projects share the same LEED project area? Therefore utilizing the campus approach. The alternative would be a leed boundary that is a circle and another that resembles a donut.
- Can the second project utilize the multiple buildings approach since they share the same design exactly but obviously have different orientations?
- Is there a timeframe for certification of the second project if there is a significant delay between phase 1 and phase 2 for the office building registration.
Thanks for any suggestions/guidance.