Non-U.S. Regional Priority Credits Added to LEED

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LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser BuildingGreen, Inc. Oct 07 2010 LEEDuser Moderator Post a Comment

The question of whether non-U.S. projects have access to the LEED's Regional Priority "bonus points" has often been a subject of conversation on LEEDuser's RPc1 forum. Until now, they haven't. We're happy to help USGBC spread the following news.

LEED projects outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam are now eligible to earn bonus points via a new set of recently implemented Regional Priority credits (RPCs) within LEED Online. These credits are an interim solution as USGBC works towards a long-term strategy for identifying the myriad of regional environmental priorities across the globe. The long-term strategy includes convening a LEED International Roundtable with representatives from many countries.

The LEED credits below were selected by USGBC in order to provide incentives for achieving credits that address the broad priorities of energy efficiency and water conservation. These priority credits will be automatically applied, via LEED Online, to all currently registered and future LEED 2009 projects outside of the aforementioned areas.  

The credits will operate in precisely the same manner as the RPCs that were available when LEED 2009 launched.  When a project earns a point in an RPC, it will receive an additional bonus point towards the project’s total points.  No more than one bonus point may be earned through the achievement of a single RPC, and a project can earn a maximum of four bonus points from earning the various RPCs.  For credits below with multiple thresholds, a project needs to achieve the entry-level threshold in order to earn the associated bonus point.  In addition, for credits with multiple options, all options are eligible to earn a bonus point.

Regional Priority Credits for Non-U.S. Projects

LEED-NC, LEED for Schools, LEED-CS and LEED for Retail—NC

WEc1: Water-Efficient Landscaping
WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
WEc3: Water Use Reduction
EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
EAc5: Measurement and Verification (for LEED-CS, EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering)

LEED-CI and LEED for Retail—CI

WEc1: Water Use Reduction
EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
EAc3: Measurement and Verification

LEED-EBOM

WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System-Level Metering

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Jean Marais b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
Mar 03 2014
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The RPCs have been updated

Hi chaps, the international RPCs have been updated.
http://www.usgbc.org/rpc/LEED-NC/v2009/

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Nathan Lee Project Engineer SGS Korea
Sep 07 2011
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LEED Regional Priority Credit Database

Question regarding the RPC database lookup. Looking into registering a project located in Seoul and tried entering the local zip code, but getting an invalid zip code error. The strange part is, that if I enter a zip code in the next district (in Seoul), I get the applicable RPC's. I am wondering if this is an issue with the database lookup or if that particular neighborhood is inapplicable.

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Susann Geithner Global Sustainability Manager, Predictive Service Sep 07 2011 LEEDuser Member 11518 Thumbs Up

The zip code shouldn't matter. LEED projects outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam have to used the regional credits defined here. http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8156
I know that if you enter a zip code than it may show a different or no result. So just submit a feedback ( in LEED Online, top of the page) to have the right RP credits assigned to your project.

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Jaume Albertí
Jul 27 2011
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Non-U.S. Regional Priority Credits for LEED ND

Hi there,

What about regional priority credits outside the US concerning to LEED Neighbourhood Development certification system? I have seen they exists for LEED NC, C&S, Schools, Retail , CI, EBOMEBOM is an acronym for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, one of the LEED 2009 rating sytems., but nothing related to LEED ND.

Thanks a lot!
J

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Jul 27 2011 LEEDuser Moderator

Jaume, they do exist for LEED-ND. You can use a tool on USGBC"s website to find them here.

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Jaume Albertí Jul 27 2011 Guest 67 Thumbs Up

FOR SPAIN
LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development
View Details:

LEED-ND v2009

Credit ID Points Options Threshold/Path
GIBc14
GIBc16
NPDc2
SLLc1
SLLc7
SLLc9

I understand its an extra point for credit achieved (bellow)

thanks!!!

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Meghan Bogaerts Manager, Neighborhood Development, U.S. Green Building Council Aug 08 2011 LEEDuser Member 737 Thumbs Up

Jaume,

Please note that there are no Regional Priority credits for LEED for Neighborhood Development 2009 projects. These points are not available to LEED-ND projects outside the U.S. I apologize for the confusion. You may be getting an indication that there are RPCs for Spain ibecause Spain uses a postal code system that is similar to the US. In that case, when you type in a Spanish postal code, the system is returning the RPCs for the US location with the same postal code. We will look into the problem and have it fixed to avoid further confusion.

Best,
Meghan

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Melissa Merryweather Director, Green Consult-Asia Feb 22 2013 LEEDuser Member 2129 Thumbs Up

Meghan, I'm interested to know if Regional Priority Credits for LEED ND projects outside the US are "on the way"? I will shortly register a new project. We are not located near a dense urban center so are currently low-scoring.

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Nena Elise
Feb 23 2011
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For my Non US projec the RPs

For my Non US projec the RPs show up under the "Add or Remove" credit tab, but on my scorecard they do not show up and I do not get the extra point. Any idea on what to do in order to get the scorecard to reflect this? Do I need to write to GBCI?

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Susann Geithner Global Sustainability Manager, Predictive Service Feb 23 2011 LEEDuser Member 11518 Thumbs Up

I would suggest using the LEED Online feedback function to get this fixed. They are fast on getting the RP Credits setup for your project, but sometimes it takes about 1 week for them to get back to you.

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Cara Mae Cirignano Specialist, LEED Resource Development US Green Building Council
Nov 02 2010
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LEED Online and non-US RPC's

Thanks everyone for your comments. If a project has Regional Priority credits that are inconsistent with those publicly announced, USGBC asks that project team members use the LEED Online Feedback link to notify the USGBC/LEED Online team. Inconsistencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Additionally, projects registered before the October 16 implementation of RPCs outside of the United States will soon have the relevant credits prioritized and therefore be eligible for the related bonus points. USGBC staff must manually designate the RPCs for previously registered projects. We thank the projects teams in advance for their patience.

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Omar Katanani
Oct 27 2010
LEEDuser Member
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RPC in LEED Online

Hi everybody

First, thanks to LEED User for this excellent news!

If I understand well, if a project is going for any of these credits mentioned above, it automatically gets a RPC bonus point right ?

Are we supposed to see any change on LEED online (in the scorecards section)? because I am not seeing any ...

Thanks !

George

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Omar Katanani Oct 28 2010 LEEDuser Member 7895 Thumbs Up

just saw Tristan's reply above. Thanks!

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Mike Liu ATKINS
Oct 26 2010
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Global Regional Priority Credits for LEED CS Project

Dear all, I have a CS project in China. This project is registed several months ago. I don't know how to get the Global Regional Priority Credits now. Whether the CS project in China can get Global Regional Priority Credits now? Anyone can guide me how to get these credits? Thanks

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Oct 26 2010 LEEDuser Moderator

If it is a LEED-CS 2009 project that is registered in LEED Online, the priority credits should be automatically assigned to the project. In theory, you should have to do nothing.

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Eric Johnson Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager Green Future Now
Oct 19 2010
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Download

Where can international users download the regional priority credits? I don't see an international label on the USGBC site. I would like to see the threshold levels for the specific credits or it would be helpful if you could add them to your list..

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Eric Johnson Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager, Green Future Now Oct 19 2010 LEEDuser Member 3512 Thumbs Up

http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8156
For credits below with multiple thresholds, a project needs to achieve the entry-level threshold in order to earn the associated bonus point. In addition, for credits with multiple options, all options are eligible to earn a bonus point.

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Eric Johnson Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager, Green Future Now Oct 19 2010 LEEDuser Member 3512 Thumbs Up

I should have read the last two sentences of your post. It must have been the excitement of being able to get Gold on one of my projects now. Awesome! Thanks for the great news!

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Anderson Benite Oct 21 2010 LEEDuser Member 984 Thumbs Up

Dear,
For projects in Brazil, the Regional Priority Credits LEED are not yet available on LEED Online, someone can tell me when that will be available?

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Oct 21 2010 LEEDuser Moderator

How do you know this is true for all Brazil projects? Very odd. I would send a "Feedback" note to GBCI via LEED Online.

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Steve Khouw Principal DNA GreenDesign
Oct 19 2010
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No consistency yet

This is really cool, so we are on par with USA! In a China LEED-CI project, I suppose via the country field, LOv3 already recognising we are not in US territory and RPC crediting the project, but the category is not as above:

SSc1 Site Selection-Select a LEED Certif...
WEc1 Water Use Reduction
MRc3.1 Materials Reuse
IEQc6.1 Controllability of Systems-Lighting
IEQc7.1 Thermal Comfort-Design

As you can see comparing with your list it does not match. Also it does not match with the official USGBC list either. For instance, we will pursue enhanced commisioning but LOv3 does not recognise that.

How come?

PS I am interested in being a part of the LEED International Roundtable representing Asia to determine the permanent RCP for countries such as China, HK, Singapore, India etc. How to volunteer?

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Jens Apel Oct 19 2010 LEEDuser Member 897 Thumbs Up

The same issue applies to a CS project in Switzerland. In the Credit Assembler where you add or remove credits the following are marked as regional priority.

SSc3 BrownfieldAbandoned, idled, or under used industrial and commercial facilities/sites who expansion, redevelopment, or reuse is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination (may include hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants). They can be in urban, suburban, or rural areas. EPA's Brownfields initiative helps communities mitigate potential health risks and restore the economic vitality of such areas or properties. (EPA) Redevelopment
SSc6.2 Stormwater Design - Quality
WEc2 Innovative Wastewater Technologies
EAc2 On-Site Renewable Energy
MRc2 Construction Waste Management
MRc6 Certified WoodWood from a source that has been determined, through a certification process, to meet stated ecological and other criteria. There are numerous forest certification programs in general use based on several standards, but only the Forest Stewardship Council's standards, which include requirements that the wood be tracked through its chain-of-custody, can be used to qualify wood for a point in the LEED Rating System.

Does anybody have got more details on that or on what the real RP credits are?

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Adele Bluck Oct 19 2010 Guest 501 Thumbs Up

We seem to have the same issue here in London. I have a CI project and have SSc1, SSc2, WEc1, MRc3.1, EQc6.1 and EQc7.1 marked as priority credits. Seems a bit random, especially as I doubt controllability of lighting would be the most important thing on a project here (how about public transport links instead?). Does anybody know whether the RP points will be awarded to ongoing projects as well? Although I have the credits marked as RP, the additional points do not seem to be reflected in the totals on the summary page.

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Eric Johnson Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager, Green Future Now Oct 19 2010 LEEDuser Member 3512 Thumbs Up

According to the USGBC link http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=8156 and identified above the RP credits seem to be focused on reduced water and energy use.

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Tristan Roberts LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser, BuildingGreen, Inc. Oct 22 2010 LEEDuser Moderator

I asked a USGBC representatives about these inconsistencies. They said that they should not be happening. I would send a note to GBCI via the feedback link on LEED Online to inquire about it.

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Adele Bluck Oct 22 2010 Guest 501 Thumbs Up

Thanks for the feedback. I'm running a couple of projects and found that the credits marked for RP on the scorecard are different for the two projects, even though the projects are in the same building (just two identical floors in the same building! I'll raise it with the GBCI and see what happens.

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