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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v3 - LEED 2008

Innovation in operations

IOc1 | Possible 4 points


To provide building operations, maintenance and upgrade teams with the opportunity to earn points for additional environmental benefits achieved beyond those already addressed by the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System.


Choose one of the following options:

Option A

Achieve exemplary performance in an existing LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M prerequisite or credit that allows exemplary performance (as specified in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Reference Guide).

Option B

Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using an operations, maintenance or system upgrade strategy not addressed in the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Rating System.

  • Credit 1.1 (1 point) Specify the exemplary performance achieved (Option A). Alternatively, identify the intent of the proposed innovation credit, the additional environmental benefits delivered, the proposed requirements for compliance, the proposed performance metrics to demonstrate compliance and the approaches (strategies) that might be used to meet the requirements; meet the proposed requirements during the performance period (Option B).
  • Credit 1.2 (1 point) Same as Credit 1.1.
  • Credit 1.3 (1 point) Same as Credit 1.1.
  • Credit 1.4 (1 point) Same as Credit 1.1.
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