LEED AP Exemplary Performance / ID Credit Breakdown There has been a lot of LEED ARE Forum talk about recent

questions on the exam involving ID (Innovation in Design) thresholds. That being said, I hope this is a timely and useful post for you. Here is a question I found from the Colorado Chapter LEED Study Guide: Exceptional performance, also referred to as exemplary performance, under ID Credit 1, Innovation in Design, generally requires which one of the following? A. that performance achieved is at least 100% better than that established by an existing LEED Credit, regardless of which credit it is. B. that performance achieved is either 25% better or the next incremental percentage threshold established by the existing LEED Credit that is being exceeded, whichever is greater. C. that performance achieved represents either a doubling or the next incremental percentage threshold established by the existing LEED Credit that is being exceeded. D. that performance achieved is at least 50% better than that established by an existing LEED Credit, regardless of which credit is being exceeded. E. that performance achieved is at least double that established by an existing LEED Credit, regardless of which credit is being exceeded. The answer is at the bottom of this post, in case you don’t want the answer upfront. As promised in a previous post about ID Credits and exemplary performance , below is another helpful table that shows you which credits have an exemplary performance requirement. Again, most (the question above says generally ) are achieved through a doubling or the next incremental percentage threshold, as you can see.

As always, please let me know if there is anything wrong or missing from the chart. I appreciate every single comment! Oh, and the answer to the practice question is C.

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