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LEED ND: Plan | v3 - LEED 2009

Certified green buildings

GIBc1 | Possible 5 points

Intent

To encourage the design, construction, and retrofit of buildings that utilize green building practices.

Requirements

OPTION 1. Projects with 10 or fewer habitable buildings

Design, construct, or retrofit one building as part of the project, beyond the prerequisite, to be certified under one of the following LEED green building rating systems: LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Homes, LEED for Schools, LEED for Retail: New Construction, or LEED for Core & Shell (with at least 75% of the floor area certified under LEED for Commercial Interiors or LEED for Retail: Commercial Interiors) or through a green building rating system requiring review by independent, impartial, third-party certifying bodies that have either been accredited by an IAF accreditation body to, or could demonstrate compliance to, ISO 17021 or ISO/IEC Guide 65, and, when subsequently available, ISO/IEC 17065.

OR

OPTION 2. Projects of all sizes

Design, construct, or retrofit a percentage of the total project building floor area, beyond the prerequisite requirement, to be certified under one of the LEED green building rating systems listed above or through a green building rating system requiring review by independent, impartial, third-party certifying bodies that have either been accredited by an IAF accreditation body to, or could demonstrate compliance to, ISO 17021 or ISO/IEC Guide 65, and, when subsequently available, ISO/IEC 17065.

Table 1. Points for green building certification

Percentage of floor area certified Points
≥ 10% and < 20% 1
≥ 20% and < 30% 2
≥ 30% and < 40% 3
≥ 40% and < 50% 4
≥ 50% 5

AND

For all projects

Detached accessory dwelling units must be counted as separate buildings. Accessory dwellings attached to a main building are not counted separately.

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