Major Tenant Build-out During Certification Period
I am working administering the LEED EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems. certification of a 14 story office building that is 70% occupied. We have begun the EA 12 month performance period. There is a major possibility that there will be a couple new tenants signing leases within the month. Their subsequent build-out is what troubles me. The HVAC is already provided for each floor, but other than that it is bare bones. We have completed documentation (but have obviously not submitted) for many credits that require tenant involvement or 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. information. We are trying to stay on the developed timeline that had the EA PP starting in September 2009 and the remaining PPs starting in June 2010.
I know this a broad question, but what effect will a tenant moving in have on the certification process? FYI, I have not previously worked on an EB project that involved changing occupancy levels. Any resource suggestions that I would help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!