Daylight and views - views for 90% of seated spaces | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors | v2 - LEED 2.0

Daylight and views - views for 90% of seated spaces

EQc8.3 | Possible 1 point


Provide the occupants with a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoor environment through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the tenant space.


Achieve direct line of sight to the outdoor environment (vision glazing between 2’-6” and 7’-6”) for building occupants in 90% of all regularly occupied areas. Determine the area with direct line of sight by totaling the regularly occupied square footage that meets the following criteria:

  • In plan view, the area is within sight lines drawn from perimeter vision glazing.
  • In section view, a direct sight line can be drawn from a point 42 in. above the floor to perimeter vision glazing.

Line of sight may be drawn through interior glazing. For private offices, the entire square footage of the office can be counted if 75% or more of the area has direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing. If less than 75% of the area has direct line of sight then only the area with the direct line of sight will be counted towards meeting the credit requirement not the whole office area. For multi-occupant spaces, the actual square footage with direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing is counted.

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