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SSc5.1 - Site development - protect or restore habitat
LEED BD+C: New Construction, LEED BD+C: Core and Shell, LEED BD+C: Schools
In a same site, it will be built a large complex construction including three different projects: a Shopping Center, a Hotel Tower and an Office Tower. Each of the three projects belongs to different...
In a same site, it will be built a large complex construction including three different projects: a Shopping Center, a Hotel Tower and an Office Tower. Each of the three projects belongs to different owners. The Shopping Center's Owner had decided not to include its Project into LEED's Certification scope. So, our LEED's Projects are restricted only to the Hotel and Office Tower. Therefore, we were contracted for two LEED's Projects individually. All construction will involve the following structures: - 6 underground parking floors which must serve the whole complex; - Shopping Center's structure placed over the whole site area composed by main ground floor and 3 mall floors; - There will be separated and identified areas belonging to the Shopping (mall, fast food area), Hotel (reception, restaurant, conference rooms, auditorium) and Office Towers (lobby, administration rooms, etc.) placed in the 6 parking floors and Shopping floors (ground floor + 3 mall floors) - The Hotel and Office towers typical floors will be built over the Shopping structure. Some others information: - All building facilities projects (energy, potable water, non potable water and gas) are separated in their construction (per building), except common areas as underground parking floors; - There will be separated contracts for whole project, formalizing (according to the owner's requirements) percentage rates, based on each gross square footage of the constructions compared to the total area, which will be applied to share construction budgets in common areas (parking floors). So, we are considering the following procedures for LEED's calculations and boundary areas definitions: - We will only consider areas belonging to each construction (Hotel and Office towers only) to get the areas (gross square footage, vegetated areas, etc.) for LEED's calculations; - In common areas as underground parking floor, we will consider the Hotel and Office tower contractual percent rates to all LEED's calculations, including Energy Simulation considerations and results; - With the same percent rate as above, concerning to Materials and Resources, we will consider that rate as an index to separate and count materials and resources related to common area construction activities as underground and shopping floors. Are these considerations acceptable by the USGBC?
The applicant is requesting confirmation about their approach to the scope of the project as it pertains to LEED. The intent of the CIR process in to provide feedback on a project scenario within a specific credit. Inquiries must request guidance on just one credit or prerequisite (unless there is technical justification to do otherwise) and generally contain one concise question or a set of related questions. It is often helpful to discuss the inquiry within context of the credit's intent. As this inquiry has been submitted under SSc5.1, questions pertaining to that credit can be answered. As with all LEED projects, it is necessary to define a LEED Project Boundary. Please see LEED-NC v2.2 SSc5.1 CIR ruling dated 12/2/2007 for guidance. Similarly, it will be up to the project team to establish a reasonable and logical basis for determining things such as building footprint and site area that need to be apportioned to the Hotel and Office Tower as opposed to the Shopping Center. Applicable Internationally.
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