-All LEED credits are positive, whole numbers; not fractions or negative values.
-All LEED credits recieve a single, static weight in each weighting system.
-All LEED rating systems have a 100 base points; Innovation in Design & Regional Priority credits provide up to 10 bonus points.
When to use LEED NC (New Construction)
-LEED NC is used primarily for New Buildings & Major Renovations. A major renovation involves major HVAC renovation, siginificant envelope modifications, and major interior rehab.
-For projects where MORE THAN 50% of the completed project is going to be occupied LEED NC may also be used.
When to use LEED for CS (Core & Shell)
-LEED CS was developed to serve as the speculative development market, in which project teams do not control all scoped of a whole building’s design ; construction.
-CS can be used for projects in which the developer controls the design and construction of the entire core ; shell base building but has no contol over the design and construction of the tenent fit-out.
-For projects where LESS THAN 50% of the completed project is going to be occupied LEED CS should be used.
When to use LEED for Schools
-LEED for schools adressed design and construction activities for both new school buildings and major renovations of existing school buildings. ;LEED Schools must be used for academic buildings on K-12 school grounds. ;Other projects on a school campus may qualify under 2 or more LEED rating system project scopes.;
– Sustainable Sites: SS
-Water Efficiency: WE
-Energy ; Atmosphere: EA
-Materials ; Resources: MR
-Indoor Enviromental Quality: IEQ
-Innovation ; Design Process: ID
-Regional Priority: RP
(Credit Interpretation Rulings)
-Review the CIR webpage for prior CIR rulings, if no existing CIR’s are relevant the team should submit an online request.
*Provide a brief but explicit description: based on the pre req or credit info found on the ref guide.
*Place special emplasis on the intent of the pre req or credit.
*If possible, the team should offer potential solutions.