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MRc1.1 - Building reuse - maintain existing walls, floors and roof
LEED BD+C: New Construction, LEED BD+C: Schools, LEED BD+C: Core and Shell
An existing residence is currently located on the site of the proposed LEED certified Admission Building on the Cate School campus. A minimum of 75% of the existing residence's structure and envelope...
An existing residence is currently located on the site of the proposed LEED certified Admission Building on the Cate School campus. A minimum of 75% of the existing residence's structure and envelope will be moved to a nearby location on the Cate School campus and maintained/renovated as a new residence. The new LEED-NC certified Admission Building will be built on the former site of the relocated residence. Cate School is choosing to extend the life of an existing building, conserving resources, retaining a cultural resource on campus, reducing waste and reducing environmental impacts. While the relocated residence is not being renovated directly into the new Admission Building, the relocation and maintenance of the existing residence meets the credit intent. Proposed documentation will include: 1. Campus Plan showing location of both buildings 2. LEED-NC Site Plan for Admission Building 3. Architectural Plans of existing residence to be relocated 4. Completed LEED MRc1.1 Letter Template 5. Photographs of relocated residence
The project team is seeking an alternative compliance path for credit MRc1.1. In this case, they are relocating 75 percent of an existing residence's structure and envelope to a new site. The proposed new academic building will be situated on the site of the building to be moved. The project team is requesting that the relocation and reuse of the residential building count towards MRc1. Although the project team's intent is admirable, these efforts can not be counted under MRc1. However, the project team should note the LEED-NC v2.2 IDc1CIR dated 8/16/07. In keeping with that ruling, the project team may wish to apply for an Innovation Credit for the reuse of a relocated building. In addition, the team should note that, as an alternative to seeking an innovation credit, it is also possible and encouraged to include the materials of the relocated building in credit calculations for MRc2. The CIR referenced provides guidance on how to calculate the materials included in the structure that is to be relocated. Applicable Internationally.
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