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MRc1.2 - Building reuse - maintain interior nonstructural elements
LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors
Our project is a Commercial Interiors project where our client is to occupy 3 floors of a new construct building. The landlord as part of his construction program has fitted out the tenancy floors wit...
Our project is a Commercial Interiors project where our client is to occupy 3 floors of a new construct building. The landlord as part of his construction program has fitted out the tenancy floors with raised floor and ceiling tiles, however this was done to the landlord's specification without the input from our client (ie. outside of our client's CI scope of works). As part of the CI project, we have decided to retain and integrate the raised floor and ceiling tiles, therefore avoiding wastage etc. We have therefore followed the credit intent even though the ceiling and floor is new. Will reuse of the ceiling and flooring in this instance count towards this credit?
The intent of MRc1, Building Reuse, is to reuse existing building elements in a previously built-out space. As such, in the case described above in which the landlord has provided a raised floor and ceiling tiles in a newly constructed building, it is simply good design practice to integrate these elements as it will save in the cost of demolition, as well as the time involved with the removal of these materials. Therefore your approach is not acceptable to achieve the credit.
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