Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque and Arc

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LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser BuildingGreen, Inc. Sep 10 2014 LEEDuser Moderator Post a Comment

This is the official LEEDuser discussion forum to share questions, concerns, and tips related to the LEED Dynamic Plaque and Arc. For background, see our blog post, USGBC Exploring A New Kind of LEED Plaque.

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Kimberlee Dobbins Sustainability Coordinator City of Virginia Beach
Dec 16 2016
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LDP for EBOM Recertification - Pros and Cons?

Project Location: United States

I know of one building attempting to use LDP for EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems. recertification. Has anyone successfully achieved recertification and willing to share the experience? We achieved EBOM v.3 recertification 18 months ago and like the idea of less paperwork offered by LDP. Any pros or cons? Thanks!

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Camala Jones Sustainability Coordinator, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas Apr 06 2017 Guest 36 Thumbs Up

We have completed our first recertification using LEED ARC. We started out under the LEED Dynamic Plaque platform and the system changed to LEED ARC. It tracks five criteria, Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation and Human Comfort. There is less paper work. And submitting of the survey to facility employees is easier. Once the survey taker responds the platform tracks and quantifies the responses. We update our energy and water use in EnergyStar on a monthly basis and that is then shared to the ARC platform. We also track our waste monthly and so we enter our waste numbers every month. The testing of TVOCThe sum or total of all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from a product or measured in a space under certain defined conditions. and CO2Carbon dioxide in the facility was the most complicated or involved part, but we found a company that could perform the once a year testing and once it was completed we were ready to submit for our review. I uploaded all of the backup data to the platform per the online instructions and submitted for review. Other than a few clarifications it was pretty straight forward. The facility is now recertified as LEED Gold under the ARC system. Overall this was not that difficult to achieve. Under the LDP we purchased two plaques as the facility is rather large. The only issue with the plaques is they don't always have access to the platform and will give error readings. Sometimes the technical issues are on our side and sometimes it is on the platform side. The TVOC and CO2 testing must be performed annually, it may be possible for maintenance staff to perform the readings, but at this time we are using a 3rd party. Our next project will be to use ARC for initial certification for our next largest facility which is the Palmer Events Center. It is 1/5th the size of the Convention Center. As our policies and procedures are the same at both facilities we feel it should be fairly easy to meet all of the criteria. Hopefully by this time next year both our our centers will have current certifications.

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Meier Corporate Account Meijer
Dec 09 2016
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LDP

As hard as LEED certification is for a manufacturing facility, LDP was nearly impossible. I did the 30 day trial and never achieved a score higher than 8. LEED Arc appears to be the same way.....

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser BuildingGreen, Inc.
May 24 2016
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new Alternative Compliance Path

As we reported on BuildingGreen.com (see Dynamic Plaque Piloted as LEED Performance Path), USGBC is now offering Dynamic Plaque participation as an ACP to a big chunk of LEED-EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating systems. certification. From the article:

"Projects will need to purchase the LEED Dynamic Plaque software (though purchasing the actual display unit is optional). The software powers and provides access to LEEDon, a Web-based platform where project managers can input data about energy, water, waste, transportation, and human experience. The software generates a performance score, and if the building achieves a performance score of at least 40, then the score can serve as an alternative compliance path for the requirements of two prerequisites (Building-Level Water Metering and Building-Level Energy Metering) and sixteen credits."

Please comment if you have thoughts or questions on this development!

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Roland Jones Environmental Connection, inc.
Jan 07 2016
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IAQ Testing

Project Location: United States

I have been asked to provide IAQIndoor air quality: The quality and attributes of indoor air affecting the health and comfort building occupants. IAQ encompasses available fresh air, contaminant levels, acoustics and noise levels, lighting quality, and other factors. Testing for LDP, and am having trouble finding the distinctions between the normal pre-occupancy sampling for credit 3.2 and the during occupancy sampling of LDP. The information I have seems to indicate that the testing consists solely of TVOCThe sum or total of all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from a product or measured in a space under certain defined conditions. and CO2Carbon dioxide, and testing is performed during normal occupancy hours, with HVAC set at normal. Is this right? Are there other distinctions? Is it still one test per fresh air HV/AC Unit per 25,000 SF? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Johanna Hendricks
Nov 04 2015
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VOC Meters

Has anyone purchased a meter for the annual VOCA volatile organic compound (VOC) is a carbon compound that vaporizes (becomes a gas) at normal room temperatures. VOCs contribute to air pollution directly and through atmospheric photochemical reactions (excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides and carbonates, and ammonium carbonate) to produce secondary air pollutants, principally ozone and peroxyacetyl nitrate. testing? If so, can you tell me the make/model information and if it worked well? Thanks for any help!

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Jennifer Preston BKSK Architects
May 20 2015
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Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education

Project Location: United States

Has any Project Team achieved the ID: Green Education credit with the LEED Dynamic Plaque satisfying requirement #1: "Comprehensive signage program built into the building's spaces to educate the occupants and visitors of the benefits of green buildings." ?

If so, what documentation was submitted?

Thanks all.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Nov 27 2015 LEEDuser Moderator

Hmmm, I would think this could definitely be a component, but isn't "comprehensive." Guessing that a photo of the plaque or a USGBC contract doc would do the trick.

What does the client think of the LDP? (If you can say.)

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