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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Quality views

Possible 1 point

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EQ Credit: Quality Views

  • Be sure that the floor plans highlight regularly occupied spaces and daylit areas/zones. Reference the EQ Overview section of the LEED Reference Guide for examples of regularly occupied versus non-regularly occupied spaces. For LEED for Healthcare projects, the entire floor plate (except for the core) should be considered regularly occupied space.
  • Remember to provide the Supplemental Daylight and Views Calculation Spreadsheet and confirm that the results have been correctly input into the LEED Form.
  • Be sure that applicable project documentation shows the line of sight from interior spaces through exterior windows in both plan and sectional views, with glazing elements, and confirms that views are not through permanent interior obstructions, opaque walls, partitions, or doors.
  • Remember that glazing must provide a clear view to the outdoors. Views cannot be obstructed by frit, fibers, patterned glazing, or added tints that distort the color balance. Some patterns and lightly tinted glazing is acceptable if they preserve the view.