Entry Type ID Date Applicable Rating System Primary Credit Inquiry (LIs) Ruling (LIs) Related Addenda/LIs Related Resources Campus Applicable Internationally Applicable Country Applicability Reference Guide (Addenda) Page (Addenda) Location (Addenda) Description of Change (Addenda) "Global ACP" "100001263" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "100001262" "None" "X" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Option 1" "Add the following language for the new option 1: ""All building materials or products have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within a 500 mile (800 kilometer) radius of the project site.""" "Reference Guide Correction" "100000375" "2010-07-19" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "380" "4. Implementation" "Remove the first paragraph: \n\nThe point of manufacture is considered the place if final assembly\nof components into the building product that is furnished and\ninstalled by tradesworkers. For example, if the hardware comes\nfrom Dallas, and lumber comes from Vancouver, and the joist is\nassembled in Kent, Washington, then the location of the final\nassembly is Kent, Washington." "Reference Guide Correction" "100000376" "2010-02-01" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "381" "Equation 1" "Replace the ""-"" with ""="" " "Reference Guide Correction" "100000377" "2010-04-14" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "382" "Reused and Salvaged Materials" "Move the second and third paragraphs of the section (in order) to the space before the title ""Reused and Salvaged Materials""" "Reference Guide Correction" "100000378" "2010-04-14" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "382" "Reused and Salvaged Materials" "Following the third paragraph and before Table 2, insert the following section text:\n\nRecycled Materials\nRecycled materials that satisfy the requirements of MR Credit 4\nmay also contribute to MR Credit 5. Use the location from which\nthe material was collected or deposited as the point of extraction.\nIn most cases this will be a recycling facility or scrap yard.\nDisregard the original source of the material. Use the location of\nthe new product manufacturer as the point of manufacture. In some\ncases the recycling facility may also be the manufacturer." "Reference Guide Correction" "100000379" "2010-07-19" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "382" "Reused and Salvaged Materials" "Following the third paragraph and before Table 2, insert the following section text:\n\nRecycled Materials\nRecycled materials that satisfy the requirements of MR Credit 4\nmay also contribute to MR Credit 5. The extraction point for\nrecycled materials is the location of the raw material prior to the\nmanufacturing of the final building product. As such, the point of\nextraction could include a recycling facility, scrap yard, depository,\nstockpile, or any other location where the material was collected\nand packaged for market purchase before manufacturing. It is not\nnecessary to track the origin of the raw material before it arrived at\nthe point of extraction.\nThe point of manufacture for recycled material products is the\nlocation of the final finished product manufacturer. However, if\nproducts are manufactured at multiple locations then all steps of\nthe manufacturing process(s) must be within the 500 mile radius of\nthe project site in order to qualify for MR Credit 5. In such a\nsituation the point of manufacture should be listed as the location\nfarthest from the project site." "Reference Guide Correction" "100000380" "2010-07-19" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "386" "12. Resources" "Insert the term ""Extraction, harvest or recovery point"" in alphabetical order with the accompanying text ""Extraction, harvest or recovery point refers to the location of raw materials prior to manufacturing of the building material or product that is furnished and installed in the project building.""" "Reference Guide Correction" "100000955" "2011-05-09" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell, Retail - New Construction, Healthcare" "None" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "n/a" "n/a" "Note the following addenda under \'Calculating Materials Costs to Achieve MR Credits\' on page 337:\n\nAdd the following after ""...Furniture and Furnishings as long as this is done consistently across all MR credits."", ""Exclude artwork, interior plants, and musical instruments.""" "Global ACP" "100001261" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Requirements" "Replace ""500 miles (800 kilometers)"" with ""a specified distance""" "Global ACP" "100001262" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "100001263" "None" "X" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Requirements" "Add ""OPTION 1""" "Global ACP" "100001264" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "100001265" "None" "X" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Requirements" "Add ""OR""\n""OPTION 2""" "Rating System Correction" "100001265" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Schools - New Construction, Core and Shell" "100001264" "None" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Option 2" "Add the following language for the new option 2: ""Building materials or products shipped by rail or water have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within a 500 mile (800 kilometer) total travel distance of the project site using a weighted average determined through the following formula:\n (Distance by rail/3) + (Distance by inland waterway/2) + (Distance by sea/15) + (Distance by all other means) ? 500 miles [800 kilometers]""" "Global ACP" "100001266" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Requirements" "The sentence about mechanical equipment should read: ""Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components and specialty items such as elevators and equipment must not be included in all calculations."" " "Global ACP" "100001267" "2012-07-06" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition $ Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition, updated June 2010" "NC RS: 57, CS RS: 58, Schools RS: 63" "Requirements" "Delete the Alternative Compliance Path for Projects Outside the U.S." "LEED Interpretation" "10056" "2011-05-09" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "Can a rural project earn MRc5 if materials are manufactured slightly outside of 500 miles in order to obtain construction material with more sustainable features?" "No, the project\'s request for a waiver due to its remote location is not acceptable. The site\'s remote location does not reduce the environmental impact resulting from the transportation of material which is the intent of the credit. Applicable internationally." "None" "None" "X" "LEED Interpretation" "10140" "2011-11-01" "New Construction, Existing Buildings, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction, Retail - New Construction, Retail - Commercial Interiors, Healthcare, Neighborhood Development" "The proposed project site is located on a military base that has potentially unexploded ordnance on-site.\n\nProtection from potential detonation during construction is required by the federal government to shield pedestrians and existing housing across the street from the project site. As a part of the project, a detonation barrier is to be constructed prior to start of excavation. This barrier can be built using various material but must have substantial foundations and structural strength to withstand large explosion forces. After construction is completed, the detonation barriers would be deconstructed to allow access to the site.\n\nThe project team is proposing to incorporate salvaged local material into the design of these barrier walls. May the salvaged material qualify for MR credit 5 for regional material, MR credit 4 for recycled content?\n" "The project team has inquired whether materials used for a temporary (during construction) detonation barrier can be included within the project material cost accounting since it is mandated to be built, particularly as it relates to recycled content, local material content, and construction waste management. No, the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building and Construction 2009 Edition Materials and Resources credits 3, 4, 5,and 6 ""Include only materials permanently installed in the project"" temporarily installed materials are considered equipment and cannot be included in MR Credits 3-6. " "None" "None" "LEED Interpretation" "2036" "2008-02-25" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "Our project is a 9 million SF Graduate University located 60 km North of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The University will be dedicated to the research of alternative fuels and renewable energy. The entire campus will be New Construction on a Greenfield site and will consist of research labs, lab support areas, administration buildings, a library, a commons building, food service, an auditorium, conference rooms, lecture halls, offices and public areas. Regionally manufactured building materials are not readily available due to the project location and unoccupied nature of certain areas of Saudi Arabia. Only a small portion of the building materials can be obtained within 500 miles. As a result, a good majority of the materials that will be acquired for the project will be delivered by sea from adjacent countries. Similar conditions exist in Canada. The unoccupied regions of Canada influence the availability of building materials and methods to transport those materials. These conditions have allowed the Canadian LEED rating system to implement a larger distance allowance for the regional materials Credit. Different modes of transport have different fuel efficiencies in transporting goods. LEED Canada-NC 1.0 acknowledges these differences by extending the permissible transportation distance to 1500 miles for those goods transported by rail or by ship. Truck - 2127 KJ/ton*km Rail road - 373 KJ/ton*km Shipping - 138 KJ/ton*km The intent of this Credit is to ""reduce the environmental impacts resulting from transportation."" The above transport options show significant reduction in energy and fossil fuel use for rail and boat transport. Due to the project site conditions and site transport options, our project is seeking interpretation to use the Canadian requirements for the Regional Materials Credits. The Canadian requirements can be found below. Please advise on our project\'s ability to use this interpretation. Canadian LEED NC 1.0 Regional Materials Requirements Use a minimum of 10% / 20% of building materials or products for which at least 80% of the mass is extracted, processed and manufactured within 800 km (500 miles) of the project site. OR Use a minimum of 10% / 20% of building materials or products for which at least 80% of the mass is extracted, processed and manufactured within 2400 km (1500 miles) of the project site, and shipped by rail or water. OR Use a minimum of 10% / 20% of building materials or products that reflect a combination of the above extraction, processing, manufacturing and shipping criteria (e.g., 5% within 800 km (500 miles) and 5% shipped by rail within 2400 km (1500 miles))." "This CIR is requesting that the project be permitted to substitute the existing MRc5 credit requirements with those found in the Canadian Green Building Council LEED Rating System. The CAGBC LEED requirement allows for materials to be harvested from a larger area (1500 mile radius) if it reaches the site by lower emission transportation (ship and rail.) While the proposal certainly aims to reduce the environmental impacts resulting from material transportation, it does not address the portion of the credit aimed at supporting the use of indigenous materials. Furthermore, the CAGBC LEED rating system has been developed specifically for the Canadian construction and transportation industries, and it may not be appropriate to use it in place of the USGBC requirements as applied on this Jeddah, Saudi Arabia site. However, the intent of the project to reduce the emissions associated with the transportation of materials is commendable and should be pursued as an innovation point. As such, the credit submission should include a narrative explaining local common practices for transport of materials and how this strategy surpasses those for environmental benefit. Resources on past innovation points that have been pursued for Life Cycle Analysis can be found in the Innovation in Design Credit Catalog, issued on 12/7/07. The USGBC also anticipates that credit requirements for comprehensive carbon emission reduction on a building project will be available by the end of the year. If the construction schedule permits, this could be an option for the project to receive credit for their efforts. Applicable Internationally; Canada; Saudi Arabia. " "None" "None" "X" "Canada, Saudi Arabia" "LEED Interpretation" "2426" "2008-12-04" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "See below for alternative method on illustrating regional manufactured, extracted or processed materials in LEED-CIv2.0" "In order to verify that the extraction, harvest, recovery and manufacture site is located within a 500 mile radius of the project site, project teams are required to indicate the actual mileage between the project site and the manufacturer and similarly, the distance between the project site and the extraction site for each raw material in the submittal template. ALTERNATIVELY, a statement on the manufacturer\'s letter head indicating that the point of extraction, harvest, recovery or manufacture is within 500 miles of the LEED project site, will also be accepted as part of the LEED documentation and credit submittals. Applicable Internationally. " "None" "None" "X" "LEED Interpretation" "2427" "2008-12-04" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "See below for alternative method on illustrating regional manufactured, extracted or processed materials in LEED-NCv2.1" "In order to verify that the extraction, harvest, recovery and manufacture site is located within a 500 mile radius of the project site, project teams are required to indicate the actual mileage between the project site and the manufacturer and similarly, the distance between the project site and the extraction site for each raw material in the submittal template. ALTERNATIVELY, a statement on the manufacturer\'s letter head indicating that the point of extraction, harvest, recovery or manufacture is within 500 miles of the LEED project site, will also be accepted as part of the LEED documentation and credit submittals." "None" "None" "LEED Interpretation" "2429" "2008-12-04" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "See below for alternative method on illustrating regional manufactured, extracted or processed materials in LEED-CSv2.0" "In order to verify that the extraction, harvest, recovery and manufacture site is located within a 500 mile radius of the project site, project teams are required to indicate the actual mileage between the project site and the manufacturer and similarly, the distance between the project site and the extraction site for each raw material in the submittal template. ALTERNATIVELY, a statement on the manufacturer\'s letter head indicating that the point of extraction, harvest, recovery or manufacture is within 500 miles of the LEED project site, will also be accepted as part of the LEED documentation and credit submittals." "None" "None" "LEED Interpretation" "2430" "2008-12-04" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "See below for alternative method on illustrating regional manufactured, extracted or processed materials in LEED-Schools" "In order to verify that the extraction, harvest, recovery and manufacture site is located within a 500 mile radius of the project site, project teams are required to indicate the actual mileage between the project site and the manufacturer and similarly, the distance between the project site and the extraction site for each raw material in the submittal template. ALTERNATIVELY, a statement on the manufacturer\'s letter head indicating that the point of extraction, harvest, recovery or manufacture is within 500 miles of the LEED project site, will also be accepted as part of the LEED documentation and credit submittals." "None" "None" "LEED Interpretation" "2431" "2008-12-04" "New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction" "See below for alternative method on illustrating regional manufactured, extracted or processed materials in LEED-NCv2.2" "In order to verify that the extraction, harvest, recovery and manufacture site is located within a 500 mile radius of the project site, project teams are required to indicate the actual mileage between the project site and the manufacturer and similarly, the distance between the project site and the extraction site for each raw material in the submittal template. ALTERNATIVELY, a statement on the manufacturer\'s letter head indicating that the point of extraction, harvest, recovery or manufacture is within 500 miles of the LEED project site, will also be accepted as part of the LEED documentation and credit submittals." "None" "None" "LEED Interpretation" "10403" "2014-10-01" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction, Retail - New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Retail - Commercial Interiors" "Can projects earn an exemplary performance point by using a reduced material distance in MR Credit 5: Regional Materials?" "Projects may be awarded an innovation credit for exemplary performance by selecting materials within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of the project site and by achieving within this radius a total value of regionally harvested, extracted and manufactured materials of 20% or more, based on cost." "None" "None"