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LEED ID+C: Retail | v4 - LEED v4

Quality views

Possible 1 point

Intent

To give building occupants a connection to the natural outdoor environment by providing quality views.

Requirements

Achieve a direct line of sight to the outdoors via vision glazing for 75% of all regularly occupied floor area.
View glazing in the contributing area must provide a clear image of the exterior, not obstructed by frits, fibers, patterned glazing, or added tints that distort color balance.

Additionally, 75% of all regularly occupied floor area must have at least two of the following four kinds of views:

  • multiple lines of sight to vision glazing in different directions at least 90 degrees apart;
  • views that include at least two of the following: (1) flora, fauna, or sky; (2) movement; and (3) objects at least 25 feet from the exterior of the glazing;
  • unobstructed views located within the distance of three times the head height of the vision glazing; and
  • views with a view factor of 3 or greater, as defined in “Windows and Offices; A Study of Office Worker Performance and the Indoor Environment.”
  • Include in the calculations any permanent interior obstructions. Movable furniture and partitions may be excluded.

    Views into interior atria may be used to meet up to 30% of the required area.

    Include any permanent interior obstructions and moveable furniture and partitions.

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