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) "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" "100001608" "2012-10-01" "Retail - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Retail Supplement to Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "Retail NC RS 51" "Requirements" "Replace ""500 miles"" with ""a specified distance"" in the first sentence." "Global ACP" "100001609" "2012-10-01" "Retail - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Retail Supplement to Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "Retail NC RS 51" "Requirements" "Add new Option 1 after the Regional Materials table: ""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."" " "Global ACP" "100001610" "2012-10-01" "Retail - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Retail Supplement to Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "Retail NC RS 51" "Requirements" "Add new Option 2 after Option 1: ""OR 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: (Distance by rail/3) + (Distance by inland waterway/2) + (Distance by sea/15) + (Distance by all other means) = 500 miles [800 kilometers]""" "Global ACP" "100001611" "2012-10-01" "Retail - New Construction" "None" "None" "X" "Retail Supplement to Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 edition" "Retail NC RS 51" "Requirements" "Replace ""this calculation"" with ""all calculations"" in the first sentence after Option 2." "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" "10294" "2013-10-01" "New Construction, Retail - New Construction" "For retail projects, what items are considered casework and built-in millwork that must be included in the base building documentation (in MRc3-7 and IEQc4.4), rather than furniture?" "There are typically two types of casework found in projects. The first is casework that is custom built – often from shop drawings – and specified in CSI Division 6. Included are custom millwork cabinets, countertops, custom desks, shelving, etc. These are base building (or real property) elements considered permanently installed. They may be assembled on or off-site.\n\n The second type of casework is manufactured furniture. It is usually ordered from a catalog and found in the project specifications in CSI Division 12. These items are considered furniture and included in ID&C projects and only included in BD&C projects when they are consistently used in calculations. They are not base building items. Included in Division 12 are individual and group seating, open-plan and private-office workstations, desks, tables, storage units, credenzas, bookshelves, filing cabinets, and wall-mounted visual-display products (e.g., marker boards and tack boards). Items such as electronic displays and miscellaneous items, such as easels, mobile carts, and desk accessories are not included in the credits.\n\n Sometimes furniture is semi-permanently attached using mechanical fastening systems due to operational use. These are not permanently installed and therefore are not base building elements. An example in a retail or hospitality setting would be a display that is bolted to the floor or moveable / semi-permanently-attached manufactured shelving. Consider these guidance definitions:\n\n Permanently installed building product – in addition to those items that serve structural purposes, permanently installed building products are items that are affixed to the building without intention to be removed, either because the item is integral to the walls, ceiling, or floor, or removing the item will cause damage to building (i.e. real property vs. personal property). Examples include items found in CSI MasterFormat Division 6- Millwork as well as wall, floor, or ceiling finished such as ceramic tiles, or drywall, window and door frames (unless part of removable partitions, see definition for furniture), baseboards, siding, roofing, masonry, and permanently installed built in casework, such as shelving or countertops. Exceptions may exist for these examples.\n\n Furniture - Items that are non-permanently affixed are considered furniture. This includes items that do not serve structural purposes and may be removed without damage to real property. Examples include desks, chairs, filing systems, retail displays, or removable partitions (including drywall and glass system partitions including doors) that can be readily removed and reused without damage to other partitions, ceilings, floors, or structure. Typically these items fall under CSI MasterFormat 2010 Division 12-Furniture, however some items may be specified in other divisions and there are exceptions to these examples.\n\n Real Property – consisting of immovable portions of building. Distinguished from personal property. Items installed by tenants or for temporary use are considered personal property and not real property. " "None" "None" "X" "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"