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LEED 2009 Rating System Selection Guidance

LEED version: v2009
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Senior Associate, CQI Associates, LLC

Our client is constructing a large two story facility that will be similar in operation to a Ronald McDonald house where families can live while their family member is undergoing treatment. There will be at least 9 suites in the facility. The area that it will be constructed in is zoned for Commercial MultiFamily Housing. Can we use New Construction v2009 for this project

Project Coordinator, LEED AP Homes, Green Rater, Resilient Buildings Group/ The Jordan Institute

I have a motel prject that would like to certify under the v 2009 BD+C, I do not see hospitality as an option in v 2009. Can Hospitality only be used in the v4?
Thank you
Alison

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Alison, thank you for your question. LEED BD+C: Hospitality is only available under LEED v4. If you have any questions about which 2009 rating system to use for your motel project, please feel free to reach out to us via the Contact Us page: http://www.usgbc.org/contactus with more details on your project. Also, please note that 2009 rating system registration closes on October 31, 2016.

Project Coordinator, LEED AP Homes, Green Rater, Resilient Buildings Group/ The Jordan Institute

I have a motel prject that would like to certify under the v 2009 BD+C, I do not see hospitality as an option in v 2009. Can Hospitality only be used in the v4?
Thank you
Alison

Sustainability Specialist - ASTAD, ASTAD

Is BD&C Possible?

This Car Park Project consists of plot area of 190,000sq.ft. with 340 parking spaces with Solar PVs on Car Shades. There are two small air conditioned driver cabins along with toilets (180 sq.ft.) each. Almost 30% of site has Landscape areas.

Am I correct in assuming that this project doesnot qualify for LEED BD&C New Construction v2009.

Please advice.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Varun, you are correct that the small size of the enclosed areas is below the threshold for LEED certification.

We also have Parksmart, a rating system for parking garages. It is developing a set of best practices for parking lots as well. That might interest you. Take a look at http://www.greenparkingcouncil.org/parkinglots, our Surface Parking committee.
 
For more information on sustainable lot design, feel free to reach out to Tony Dominski or Dan Ciarcia, chairs of our surface parking committee.  You can find links to their addresses on the page linked to above.

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT CONSULTANT, AECOM

Hi, I have 10 floor residential building to be completed by 2020. The developer will be constructing the building, doing the flooring and all, however interior lighting, HVAC, furniture are not under the developers scope. These will be done by the individual owners of each apartment. Now the most appropriate rating system for LEED V4 is LEED BD+C NC, however I am confused between NC & CS ratings as most of the interiors are not under developers control. Please guide me on the same.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your question about the LEED BD + C New Construction and Core and Shell rating systems. LEED BD + C Core and Shell is appropriate for new construction or major renovation of a building's exterior shell and core mechanical, electrical, and plumbing units, but not a complete interior fit-out. Further, LEED BD+C Core and Shell is the appropriate rating system to use if more than 40% of the gross floor area is incomplete at the time of certification. If less than 40% of the floor area is unfinished than LEED BD + C New Construction is likely the more appropriate choice. Since sunset for certification of LEED v2009 is 6/30/2020 you may want to consider the LEED v4 rating system and it's Rating System Selection guidance found here : http://www.usgbc.org/node/4823326

Project Architect, Arquitectonica

Hi - I have a project with 304 residential units, high-rise, maximum height of 150'. I am wondering which LEED category and version would be required, specifically which dates apply to which phase of the project for applicability of the required LEED version. Please let me know, thanks!

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Ashley, this version is applicable to v2009 that can be registered until Oct 31, 2016. Residential choices are listed on page 10. NC is applicable for any project over 3 stories but from 4-6 stories there are also other choices.

For v4, use this guidance ; up to 8 floors should use BD+C: multifamily midrise.

Sunset dates for v2009 version of rating systems are in this list .

We are evaluating an interior renovation for LEED 2009 of an office of approximately 5,500 sf. The offices are fronting a warehouse of approximately 35,000 sf with a masonry wall separation. If the tenants are different entities office to warehouse can we have only the offices certified? We would like to be sure of the interpretation prior to pushing forward.

Commercial Interiors, Retail – Commercial Interiors
The LEED project scope must include a complete interior space distinct from other spaces within the same building with regards to at least one of the following characteristics: ownership, management, lease, or party wall separation.

Thanks for any assistance.

Project Architect, H2M architects + engineers

Is LEED Healthcare used only for BD+C projects?

Yes, LEED for Healthcare only falls under the BD+C rating system category.

I have a new office building in Morocco to be LEED certified. It's a hight rise office building round 11,000 SF. First question can I still register the project under LEED 2009 and when it's going to end or it has to be under V4?
What will be the best way to go, BD+C NC or CS? assuming that this is a total new building.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your question about rating systems. NC is appropriate as long as there is less than 40% of the floor area unfinished; if more than 40%, you must use CS.

Projects may register in v2009 until October this year. If the project is in early stages or will take a long time to complete, I recommend that you consider using v4 instead.

CEO, Piacon AB
Pro Reviewer

BD&C possible?
A large 90´s building (1,000,000 sf) is to be modernised. The Project will include new energy efficient windows, new lighting and updated electricity to tenants and new interiors but probably no major HVAC-renovation since they are in good shape but there will be smaller modifications.
To use BD&C the manual states it must be a major renovation which includes major HVAC-renovation, significant envelope modifications and major interior rehabilitation. Am I correct in assuming BD&C is not possible since there will be no major HVAC-renovation? (Changling windows would be a significant envelope modification I presume).

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Pia - I sent you a private email regarding your project circumstances. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

Facility Planner / Sustainability Consultant, Jacobs

Hello,
Can you help clarify my rating system current options for a residential project? It is planned to be ground level parking, 4 stories of residential living (1 unit per floor), and a 6th floor roof deck. My current best guess is that it would have to be LEED for Homes Multi-Family Midrise, v2010; if the project wanted to, we could also opt to follow LEED for Homes v4. BUT, I also keep finding conflicting information throughout the USGBC resources that indicate that NC is also an option.
Is all of this correct?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Emily,
I'm sorry you've waited so long for a response from us. The information you are looking for in that document is on page 10. For a 4-5 story building, NC or Mid-rise can be used and also Homes if the units each have their own HVAC systems. Sunset dates for all v2009 rating systems are found here http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates, and yes, you can chose either v2009 or v4 right now. Homes and Homes Mid-rise can be registered until Oct 31 2016.

In v4, http://www.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidanceyou would have an additional choice of Multifamily Midrise.

Facility Planner / Sustainability Consultant, Jacobs

Hello,
Any guidance for this? I've tried calling USGBC, who suggested emailing GBCI, too, but no response so far (also been two weeks since that effort).

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

see above, sorry about the wait

Records Manager, SWBR Architects & Engineers, P.C.

Is the LEED CI 2009 version still open for registration? If so is there a compare and contrast of credits or changes to LEED v4?

Facility Planner / Sustainability Consultant, Jacobs

This may be of help, too:
http://www.usgbc.org/resources/summary-changes-leed-2009-leed-v4-idc

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

The registration close and sunset date guidance for all rating systems are published in the Guide to LEED Certification (for LEED v4 projects) and the LEED Certification Policy Manual (for all other versions). Currently, all of the LEED v2009 Rating Systems are open for registration until October 31, 2016. Please see this link for more information: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-close-and-sunset-dates.

We do have some educational resources available that explain the differences in the two ratings systems. For example: http://www.usgbc.org/education/sessions/leed-2009-vs-leed-v4-commercial-interiors-recorded-webcast-4784599. Please use our search feature to input v2009 vs v4 and browse the available educational resources and articles for the specific rating system you are interested in. Thanks!

Magister Arquitecto LEED® AP BD+C, Green Building Council Bolivia - Presidente

We are starting the construction for a 20 stories Hotel in South America, we want to start the certification project. This will be the first LEED project in Bolivia. We strongly need help through the process. We want to register the project but we have many question. Are we going to go with the new LEED V4?

Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council

We'll have a LEED Coach get in touch with you to help!

Architect, IDIEM Universidad de Chile

Does this guide exists for LEED v4?

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Maria, yes it does and here's a link to it .

Electrical Engineer, Dar Al-Handasah

No, a document like this is not available but a web page is available for v4 version. http://in.usgbc.org/articles/rating-system-selection-guidance

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Amazing

I need to know the appropriate rating system for LEED V4 for an ultra modern campus facility Nigeria West Africa

Director of LEED Support, U.S. Green Building Council

No problem! We'll have someone reach out to you to help you figure out the appropriate rating system.

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