New credit substitutions and pilots
In January, we published an article on credit substitutions. Based on interest, we now have additional substitutions available for LEED for Homes and Multifamily Midrise, as well as a new pilot alternative compliance path for the Materials and Resources credit category:
Materials and Resources Pilot Alternative Compliance Path: Pilot ACP 84 (new)
LEED v2009 project teams can now use the LEED v4 Materials and Resources credits, which have changed significantly to incentivize environmental product declarations, sourcing of raw materials, material ingredients and life cycle impacts.
To use the v4 credits, projects must:
- Register for Pilot ACP 84
- Complete all attempted MR credits using the LEED v4 sample forms available at www.usgbc.org/sampleforms and any
required documentation from the v4 MR credits.
- Complete the pilot credit feedback survey (one survey required per project)
- Upload registration confirmation, survey confirmation, completed sample forms and other documentation required in the LEED v4 credits into LEED Online under the LEED v2009 MR credit sections.
Homes and Midrise Multifamily credit substitutions LEED v2008 to LEED v4 (new)
To use any of these substitutions, inform your Green Rater that you would like to use the v4 version of the applicable credit(s). The green rater should evaluate documentation based on the LEED v4 credit requirements and document achievement in the project submittal documents.
|v2008 Credit||v4 credit||Points||Homes or Mid-rise|
|ID p 2.1 Durability Planning and ID p 2.2 Durability Management||MR p Durability Management||No points||Homes & Midrise|
|ID c 2.3 Third Party Durability Management Verification||MR c Durability Management Verification||Earning v4 credit earns full credit in v2008 (3 points)||Homes & Midrise|
|SS c 3 Local Heat Island||SS c Heat Island Reduction||Earn 1 point in SS Heat Island Reduction v4 to earn full credit in v2008.
|Earn 1 point in SS Heat Island Reduction v4 to earn 1 point in SS 3.1 Reduce Site Heat Island Effect. Earn 2 points in SS Heat Island Reduction v4 to earn 1 point in SS 3.1 and 1 point in SS 3.2 Reduce Roof Heat Island Effects credit in v2008.||Midrise|
|SS c 4.1 and SS c 4.3 Surface Water Management||SS c Rainwater Management||Earn 2 points in SS 4.1 for every 1 point earned in v4.
If 3 points are earned in v4, earn 4 points in SS 4.1 and 2 points in SS 4.3
|Earn 1 points in SS 4.1 for every 1 point earned in v4.
If 3 points are earned in v4, earn 2 points in SS 4.1 and 2 points in SS 4.3.
|EA c 7.1 Efficient Hot Water Distribution||EA c Efficient Hot Water Distribution System Options 1 or 2||Earning v4 credit earns full credit in v2008 (2 points)||Homes & Midrise|