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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v4 - LEED v4

Tenant design and construction guidelines

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To educate tenants in implementing sustainable design and construction features in their tenant improvement build-outs.


Publish for tenants an illustrated document with the following content, as applicable:

  • a description of the sustainable design and construction features incorporated in the core and shell project and the project’s sustainability goals and objectives, including those for tenant spaces;
  • recommendations, including examples, for sustainable strategies, products, materials, and services; and
  • information that enables a tenant to coordinate space design and construction with the building systems when pursuing the following LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors prerequisites and credits:
    • WE Prerequisite: Indoor Water-Use Reduction
    • WE Credit: Indoor Water-Use Reduction
    • EA Prerequisite: Minimum Energy Performance
    • EA Prerequisite: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    • EA Credit: Optimize Energy Performance
    • EA Credit: Advanced Energy Metering
    • EA Credit: Renewable Energy Production
    • EA Credit: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    • EQ Prerequisite: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    • EQ Credit: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
    • EQ Credit: Indoor Air Quality Assessment
    • EQ Credit: Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Strategies
    • EQ Credit: Interior Lighting
    • EQ Credit: Thermal Comfort
    • EQ Credit: Daylight
    • EQ Credit: Quality Views
    • EQ Prerequisite: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    • EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Interiors
    • EQ Credit: Acoustic Performance
    • MR Prerequisite: Storage and Collection of Recyclables

Provide the guidelines to all tenants before signing the lease.

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