LEED Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Projects: Appendix A
|Published on||31 Oct 2011|
This Application Guide for Multiple Buildings and On‐Campus Building Projects is for projects that are on a shared site under the control of a single entity; for example, a corporate or educational campus, government installation or commercial development.
This guidance seeks to:
- encourage a holistic approach to project management
- define campus‐appropriate documentation requirements and capture economies of scale in the certification process
- address the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in campus projects
- maintain the technical integrity and rigor of the LEED rating systems
The guidance document was updated in 2011 to clarify policies and procedures regarding certification of multiple-building and campus projects for LEED 2009 and future versions of LEED.
What's been updated:
- Guidance for use with the Green Building Design and Construction and Interior Design and Construction LEED rating system groups as well as LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
- Details on how to document campus credits with a master site that can then be used in both individual and group LEED certifications. In addition, the guidance now explains how to certify a group of buildings as one project where the entire set will receive a single certification.
Differences between 2011 and 2010 guidance documents:
- Campus credits earned through a master site (formerly Part 1). This part of the document contains guidance to help project teams use LEED 2009 to take advantage of common features of the site on either a new or existing campus.
- Group credits earned through a group project certification (formerly Part 2). This part of the document contains guidance to help project teams certify a group of buildings as a package where the entire building set will receive a single rating. These buildings may constitute an entire campus or be a subset of an existing campus, and each building within a single registration will be required to independently demonstrate compliance with all minimum program requirements and prerequisites.
Please note that while projects registered prior to 10/31/2011 may elect to use the 2010 version of the guidance, all projects are encouraged to use the current version of the guidance.