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10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009


SUSTAINABLE SITES (0 prerequisite, 3 credits, 7 possible points, 3 items ½ point to 1 point, 2 possible ID points)
Encourage tenants to
SS c1
select buildings with 1.LEED Letter Template
3 Pt Select building where key
Site Selection best practices and Select a LEED certified building, 2.Copy of Base Building LEED certification
Design sustainable already exist
employed green document
1. A building prior to development on a site documented as
1.LEED Letter Template
Rehabilitate damaged contaminated via CSA Z769 Standard for Phase II
SS c1A 1. Confirmation site was Brownfield
sites Environmental Site Assessments.
½ Pt ▪During site selection, give 2. Type of damage CSA Z769 Standard
real or perceived
Design Brownfield preference to brownfield sites. 3. remediation taken for Phase II
environmental Or 2. Defined as Brownfield by government agency
Civil Eng Redevelopment 4. Environmental Site
ResParty Letter from regulatory body certifying the site Assessments
Reduce pressure on ⋅ Both need complete Effective remediation of contamination to earn
was contaminated
undeveloped land this half point,

A building prior to development on a site: Include calculation of site imperviousness is
<=50% Imperviousness: & implemented SWMP (storm water <=50% or>50% BPM
1.. Vegetated Roofs ⋅ <=50% Imperviousness of
Limit disruption management plan) equals or is less than the pre-developed the
2. Pervious paving Declare that the post development 1.5 year EPA
SS c1B and pollution of 1.5- yr, 24-hr rate and quantity discharge
3. Reuse storm water: landscape 24 hour peak discharge rate & quantity does
½ Pt Storm water OR.
natural water irrigation, toilet flushing, custodial not exceed the pre development rate for the
Design Management >50% Imperviousness: & SWMP results in 25% decrease in volume
flows by uses same time period Guidance Specifying
Civil Eng Rate &Quantity runoff from the 1.5 yr. 24-hr. design storm
managing storm 4. Bioswales, vegetated filter strips ⋅ >50% Imperviousness Declare & Management
5. Retention ponds demonstrate that the storm water Measures for
water run off ⋅ Pre-developed rate is set to equal actual annual average - unless this management strategies result in a rate
actual exceeds the P10Y average, in which case use this average and quantity of discharge that have been Sources of Non-Point
reduced by at least 25%. Pollution in Coastal
A building that has in place a site area storm water treatment system to Waters, January 1993
Limit disruption to remove:
▪Alternative surfaces: Vegetated (Document No EPA
natural water flows ⋅ Average annual site area 80% of total suspended solids
Roofs, pervious pavement or grid 840B92002)
SS c1C by eliminating ⋅ Average annual site area 40% of total phosphorous
pavers. ▪Non-structural Controls: Provide list of
½ Pt Storm water ⋅
storm water run ▪Non-structural: Rain gardens, BMPS, description
Design Management These values are based on the average annual 2 year 24 hour storm.
off, increasing on vegetated swales, disconnection percent annual rainfall treated
Civil Eng Treatment The building must use BMP outlined in Chapter 4, Part 2 (Urban Runoff)
site infiltration and of impervious areas, pervious
ResParty of the US EPA’s Guidance Specifying Management Measures for
eliminating Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters January 1993
contaminants (Document No EPA 840B92002)
or the local governments BMP, whichever is most stringent
Reduce heat islands

(thermal gradient
between developed
SS c1D Heat Island and undeveloped ▪Use light colored paving OPTION 1: Provide a combination giving r 30% of the site hardscape: ▪Project site drawings
½ Pt Effect areas) to minimize 1. Shade (within 5 yrs) (June 21, noon) ▪Optional Narrative
EP 1L Non-Roof impact on micro ▪Shade paved areas with 2. Paving materials with >= 30SRI (Solar Reflectance Index) AND
Design 30% opt 1 landscaping 3. Open grid pavement system OPTION 1: 30%
Civil Eng 50% opt 2
climate & human 1. SRIs for each paving material
OPTION 2: Minimum 50% of parking spaces underground or under
ResParty 50% opt 3 and animal habitat ▪Parking deck to minimize footprint 2. Total areas of site hardscape
structured cover
OPTION 3: Minimum 50% of paving is <50% impervious open grid 3. Area of hardscape to be shaded
EP 100% opt 1 4. Area of installed SRI materials
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EP ½ pt 1L: 100% on site parking located under cover 2. Number of Covered parking spaces
OPTION 3: 50%
1.Parking area
2.50% Area In open grid <50% impervious

Roof drawings AND
Heat Island OPTION 1:
OPTION 1: Roofing with SRI 78 (low slope) or SRI 29 (steep-slope)
SS c1E Effect 1. Area of SRI compliant roofing
for minimum 75% of roof surface
½ Pt Roof 2. Installed roofing and SRI values ▪ASTM E1980-01
OPTION 2: Vegetated Roof 50% of roof area
+½ EP 1L Opt 75% OPTION 2: ▪ASTM E408-71
High-albedo and vegetated roofs OPTION 3: Combination of above
Design Opt 2 50% 1. Green roof system installed ▪ASTM E903-96
to reduce heat absorption. Total roof area≤ (area of SRI roof x 1.33) + ( area of vegetated roof x 2)]
Architect Opt 3 1.33SRI x OPTION 3: +EPA Energy Star
Civ Eng 2Veg Roof 1. Area of green roof systems Roof Criteria
ResParty EP ½ pt 1L 100% of the project roof area consists of a Vegetated 2. Area of installed SRI roofing
EP100% Veg rf Roof system 3. Installed materials and SRI values
4. Optional Narrative
Standard 90.1-2004
Lighting, section 9
Energy Standard For
Buildings Except Low-
A building that meets or provides lower light levels & uniformity ratios Rise Residential -
than those recommended by (IESNA) Illuminating engineering IESNA) Illuminating
Society of North America Recommended Practice Manual: LEED Letter Template (lighting designer or Engineering Society
▪Minimize site lighting
1. Minimize light Lighting for External Environments (RP - 30-99) an appropriate party), declaring that Credit of North America
IESNA RP 33-99
trespass requirements have been met Recommended
Practice Manual:
SS c1F ▪Use computer modeling ⋅ All exterior light fixtures with more than 1000 initial light lumens are
2. Reduce sky-glow In audit, the goal is to prove: Lighting for External
½ Pt ▪Full cutoff luminaries shielded
Environments (RP -
Design Light Pollution ▪Low-reflectance surfaces ⋅ All luminaries with more than 3500 initial lamp lumens meet IESNA ⋅ Narrative stating Prevent any direct
3. Improve nighttime 30-99)
Lighting Reduction ▪Shielding adjustable spotlights the Full Cut Off Classification beam illumination from leaving the site
visibility thru glare (RP = Recommended
Designer *Minimize up lighting ⋅ The maximum candela of all interior lighting shall fall within the ⋅ Demonstrate thru the plan the fixtures &
reduction Practices)
or ▪Occupancy sensors property what they are supposed to light
Also RP 20-98:
ResParty ▪Using lighting control panels ⋅ The light from a Luminaire within 2.5 x its’ mounting distance from the ⋅ Demonstrate use of diffuse & muted light,
4. Reduce impact on lighting for Parking
for after-hours use. property line shall have shielding such that all its light fall within the meeting IESNA values as measured at
nocturnal Facilities. it is
▪Employ lighting professional property boundary eye-height, and not create glare of direct
environment important to use
lighting onto a neighbourhood property, lowest
Light trepass limitations by Zones E1-E4 streets or night sky recommended
Table SS11 Light
Trespass Limitations
- these are levels to
use; measured at the
eye on
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

1. Analyze soil/climate for native
/adapted plants
2. Use high-efficiency irrigation
system (drip, micro mister) &
climate based controllers Reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by 50% from a
3. Irrigation system using storm calculated July baseline case, thru: 1. Narrative describing captured rain
SS c1G
water, gray water, or condensate OPTION 1: High Efficiency Irrigation water strategies, recycled site water
½ Pt
Water Efficient Limit or eliminate water 1. plant species and storage capacity, list plant species,
Landscaping potable water for 4. Site map with structures, 2. irrigation efficiency landscaping and irrigation strategies
Reduce by 50% landscape irrigation. sun/wind exposure OPTION 2: Captured Rainwater or recycled site Water 2.
5. Shadow profiles of landscape 3. captured rainwater 1. Calculated baseline Total Potable
areas 4. recycled wastewater Water Applied (TPWA)
6. Reduce heat island effect with 5. Non-potable water treated
shade trees 2. Calculated design case (TPWA from Kl,
7. Plan water use zones (high- ETL)
mod-low). Plant turf areas only in
functional or soil 3. Total non-potable water supply for
Water Efficient
SS c1H Strategy for Building
Landscaping Species, pant density, microclimate factor, -
½ Pt 1. Capture rainwater, recycled sitewater,
No Potable Eliminate potable greywater and evatranspiration
Design OR
Water Use or No water for landscape
Architect 2. Install landscaping with NO permanent irrigation systems.
Irrigation irrigation.
Eng Temporary irrigation for plant establishment allowed only within the
(1/2 pt in
ResParty first 1- 2 year of installation
addition to 1G)
1. Plumbing drawings, spreadsheet,
1. Specify high-efficiency fixtures
Innovative Strategy for Building calculations
SS c1I and dry fixtures
Wastewater OPTION 1: Reduce potable water for building sewage conveyance by 2. Calculated occupants (FTE )
½ Pt 2. Reuse storm water or gray water
Technologies 50% thru water-conserving fixtures or non-potable water (captured 3. Calculated baseline water usage for
Design Reduce demand of for sewerage conveyance
50% opt 1 rainwater, recycled greywater, treated wastewater) sewage conveyance
Architect wastewater and 3. Onsite wastewater treatment
100% opt 2 (( use x gender stat = daily use) x 2 genders)*annual work days 4. Calculated design case water usage for
MEP CIv potable water. systems (packaged biological
OPTION 2: Treat 100% of wastewater on-site to tertiary standards. sewage conveyance
Eng nutrient removal systems,
*EP 100% opt 1 *Zero use of potable water in sewage conveyance 5. Non-potable water supply
ResParty constructed wetlands, high-
6. Annual quantity of treated wastewater
efficiency filtration systems)

Strategy for Building
1. Calculated design case water usage
▪High-efficiency fixtures ⋅ 20% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the
(flush/flow fixtures)
Water use ▪Occupant sensors building (not including irrigation) after meeting the Energy Policy Act
SS c1J
Reduction: ▪Use stormwater/graywater of 1992 fixture performance requirements. Calculations are based on
½ Pt Maximize water 2. Calculated baseline water usage (flush
20%1/2 point estimate occupant usage and include only water closets, urinals, EPACT 1192
+1/2pt efficiency. and flow fixtures)
30% 1 point Process water Not Included ( ie: lavatory faucets, showers, and kitchen sinks.
cooling tower, laundry,dishwasher) ⋅ 30% less water use 3. Non-potable water supply
4. Narrative
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

▪Eligible sources: photovoltaic,
solar thermal, bio-fuel based,
. A building that provides at least 5% of the buildings total energy use
geothermal heating, geothermal
(expressed as a fraction of annual energy cost) through on site
SS c1K electric, low-impact hydro
renewable energy systems 1. On-site renewable energy sources used,
½ Pt On-site electric, wave & tidal power
⋅ On site renewable energy = 5% (1/2 point) %= REC/DEC annual energy generated from each source ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-
+½ pt Renewable Encourage use of on- ▪Use on-site renewable energy
⋅ On site renewable energy = 10% (1 point) and backup fuel for each source 2004: Energy Standard
Design Energy site renewable system offset building energy cost.
2. Describe source of the annual energy For Buildings Except
Architect 5% ½ pt energy.
Uses EA c1 baseline. Uses DOE CBECS (Commercial Building cost information (energy model or datable) Low-Rise Residential
Owner 10% 1 pt ▪Non-eligible sources: architectural
Energy Consumption Survey) database and provide the energy values and cost
ResParty features, passive solar, daylighting,
REC : Renewable energy cost DEC Design Energy Cost ECB
geoexchange (ground source heat
Energy Cost Budget
pumps), renewable or green-power
from off-site
LEED Letter Template (architect, interior
designer, building owner, engineer or other
1. LEED items - Encourage tenants to
SS c1L responsible party), declaring compliance as
½pt select buildings with A building that had in place at time of selection other quantifiable
½-3 Pt Potential Technology and Strategy defined in other LEED rating systems ½
Item’s EP+½pt best practice systems environmental performance, for which the requirements may be found
Design of in other LEED Rating systems point or EP 1 point OR
and employed green in other LEED rating systems
ResParty Declaring exemplary performance has been
2. ½pt for credit strategies
achieved somewhere in SS Credit 1A-K

1. Previously developed site AND OPTION 1: DEVELOPMENT DENSITY
OPTION 1: DEVELOPMENT DENSITY 1. Site plan with density boundary
1. Channel
SS c2 2. Walkable Community w/ min. density 60,000 sf/acre 2. Project site and building area (sf)
Development development to During site selection, give
½ Pt OPTON 2: COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY 3. List of site and bldg areas within the
Density & urban areas preference to existing urban sites
+½ EP* 2. 1/2 mi. of residential average density 10 units/acre radius
Community 2. Protect greenfields with pedestrian access to variety
Design 3. 1/2 mi. radius of 10 basic services OPTION 2: COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
Connectivity 3. Preserve habitats, of services.
ResParty 4. Pedestrian access between building and services 1. Site vicinity plan with 1/2 mi. radius
natural resources.
EPProject must have 2X average density OR avg. density within area 2. Project site and building area (sf)
2X as large as for the base credit achievement must be 120,000 sf/acre 3. List of services
SSc 3.1
1 Pt
Alternative Reduce pollution and ▪Perform a transportation survey of 1. 1/2 mi. of commuter rail EP2 commuter rails 1. Site vicinity drawings showing location of
EP: 1 ID
Transportation land development future building occupants to identify OR rail or bus stops
Public impact from transportation needs. 2. 1/4 mi. of 1 or more stops for 2 or more bus lines 2. Listing of rail or bus stops and distance to
Transportation automobile use. ▪Site the building near mass transit. EP =>2 bus stops fo=>4 more bus lines/200 transit rides per day EP site
int des
SS c3.2 Alternative
1. Bicycle racks for 5% of FTE *building users (183 m/ 200 yards of
1 Pt Transportation Reduce pollution and
entrance) AND 1. FTE occupancy and Transient occupancy
Design Bike Storage & land development Design the building with bike racks
2. Shower/changing rooms for 1:8 Bicycle Spaces 2. Provide calculation for bike storage
Architect Changing impact from and shower/changing rooms.
*1 FTE= 1 Occupant@ 8hrs/day ( use maximum shift if multiple 3. Calculation of quantity of showers
int des Rooms automobile use.
ResParty 5% 1/8
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

Projects occupying< 75% of gross building area LEED letter template (signed), with either
Option A - zoning info, or lease documents showing
⋅ Parking provided to tenants shall not exceed minimum number of how parking allocation is within these
spots required by zoning. guidelines
⋅ Priority parking provided for van & car pools for 5% or more of
tenant occupants (assume 2 people/car - so really means for Option A ( Case 1&2)
2.5% of tenant occupants) 1.Provide Code and Requirements
SS c3.3 Option B - 2. Show Zone for 5% Priority parking
Reduce pollution and No parking provided or subsidized for tenant occupants
1 Pt Alternative ▪ Select building with minimized car
land development Option B
Design Transportation parking capacity and limited Projects occupying 75% or over of gross building area
impact from single 1.Show no new parking or none added
Architect Parking parking in the lease Option A -
occupancy vehicle
int des Availability
use. ⋅ Parking provided to tenants shall not exceed minimum number of
ResParty spots required by zoning.
⋅ Priority parking provided for van & car pools for 5% or more of
building occupants (assume 2 people/car - so really means for
2.5% of occupants)
Option B -
⋅ No new parking added for rehab projects
⋅ Preferred parking provided for van & car pools for 5% or more of
building occupants

WATER EFFICIENCY (0 prerequisites, 1 credit, 2 points. 2 ID points possible)
WE c1.1 20% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the
1 Pt building (not including irrigation) after meeting the Energy
Water use Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance requirements.
Design Reduction: 20% Calculations are based on estimate occupant usage and include
MEP eng only water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showerheads, Energy Policy Act
ResParty faucets, replacement aerators, metering faucets 1. Calculated occupants
(EPAct) of 1992:
Addresses energy and
2. Calculated design case water
water use in
▪High-efficiency fixtures usage (flush/flow fixtures)
commercial, institutional,
Maximize water
and residential facilities
efficiency in the ▪Occupant sensors 3. Calculated baseline water usage
WE c1.2 tenant space (flush and flow fixtures)
Water use 30% less water use Table WE 2
1 Pt ▪Use stormwater/graywater
Reduction: 30%
EP: 2 ID 4. Non-potable water supply
EP *40% projected water savings IPMVP or FEMP
40% baseline *10% water use savings in the process and non-regulated water Measurement and
MEP eng 5. Narrative
20% process use, eligible for ID point Verification Guidelines
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

Table WE 2 Baseline Water fixture Requirements

Fixture Minimum Flow Requirement

Water Closets 6.0 LPF (Litres per Flush) 1.6 GPF (Gallons per Flush)

Urinals 3.8 LPF (Litres per Flush) 1.0 GPF (Gallons per Flush)

Showerheads 9.5 LPM (Litres per Minute) 2.5 GPM (Gallons per Minute)

Faucets 8.3 LPM (Litres per Minute) 2.2 GPM (Gallons per Minute)

Replacement Aerators 8.3 LPM (Litres per Minute) 2.2 GPM (Gallons per Minute)

Metering Faucet 0.95 L/ CY 0.25 G/ CY

At flowing water pressure of 552 kPA or 80 PSI
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERE (3 Prerequisites, 4 credits,12 points. 3 ID points possible)
1. Commissioning Authority (CA) 1. Name and company information
2. Tenant developed TPR. Design team developed BOD for the CxA
TPR (Tenant’s Project Requirements)
3. Commissioning requirements into Constr Documents 2. Confirm that the 6 required tasks
▪Owner & User requirements
4. Commissioning Plan have been completed
Verify that the ▪Environmental and sustainability goals
EA P1 5. Verify performance of the systems 3. Narrative of the systems that were
projects energy ▪Energy Efficiency Goals
0 Pts Fundamental 6. Summary commissioning report commissioned
systems are ▪Indoor Environmental quality requirements
Constr. Commissioning Provide a narrative - will be used for
installed, ▪Equipment and System expectations
CA of the Building this credit & other EA & EQ credits
calibrated & ▪Building occupant and O&M personnel reqmts Commissioned systems
tenant Energy Systems ⋅ Use drawings/diagrams
perform as BOD (Basis of Design) ▪HVAC & Controls▪
intended ▪Primary Design Assumptions (space use, Explain how HVAC works, portions
▪Lighting and daylighting controls
redundancy, diversity) ▪Standards ▪Narrative shared with other tenants or the base
▪Domestic hot water systems
descriptions building, improvements made as part
▪Renewable energy systems (PV, wind, solar, etc.)
of project to building systems that
serve the project space
1. Confirm project meets ASHRAE
90.1 – 2004
▪Design to maximize energy or More stringent local Code
⋅ Building envelope (section 5) 3. Optional narrative
⋅ HVAC (section 6) LEED Letter Template (professional
⋅ Service water heating (section 7) engineer or other responsible party),
⋅ Power (section 8) stating compliance to ASHRAE (if
⋅ Lighting (section 9) local code - prove more stringent
⋅ Other equipment (section 10) than ASHRAE)
⋅ Energy cost budget method (ECBM) ⋅ Provide narrative re key HVAC &
Design Tenant Portion of the building to comply with:
EA P2 section 11 Std 90.1-2004 lighting initiatives employed
Mandatory provisions of Sections 5-10 of ASHRAE/IESNA ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-
0 Pts Minimum
Minimum level of ⋅ Performance rating method – Std 90.1-2004 or More stringent Local energy code ⋅ Provide schedule of HVAC and 2004: Energy Standard
Design Energy Appendix G Std 90.1-2004 lighting equipment installed within
energy efficiency. For Buildings Except
MEP eng Performance ⋅ Within each section there are mandatory tenants scope of work, identifying
2Prescriptive requirements OR performance requirements Low-Rise Residential
ResParty provisions that must always be met, as well as equipment & its’ capacitates,
of ASHRAE/IESNA Std 90.1-2004
additional prescriptive requirements. Some efficiencies & controls, and
sections also contain a performance alternative corresponding ASHRAE Standard
⋅ The Energy Cost Budget Method (section 11) 90.1 or code mandated
allows the user to exceed some of the prescriptive requirements
elements, as long as savings are made in other 4. If simulation done according to
areas. The mandatory elements must always be Canadian Model National
met Energy Code 1997 and
applicable Commercial Buildings
Incentive Program (CBIP) -
provide their report
▪Zero use of CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons) refrigerants in new
EA P3 tenant HVAC & R systems when within scope of work
⋅ Specify new HVAC equipment that uses no CFC
0 Pts CFC Reduction Note - if don’t touch old HVAC, then not applicable Confirm project does not use CFCs
EP: 1 ID in HVAC & R Reduce ozone Exemplary: ID point for attaining a quantifiable positive in HVAC installed or renovated within
Design Equipment depletion. ⋅ Retrofit existing CFC HVAC & R systems with environmental impact for items not covered within LEED scope
Exemp:ID point non CFC refrigerants
MEP eng CI; eliminated use of Ozone Depleting materials or
ResParty materials with global warning potential may qualify for ID
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

Reduce connected lighting power below that allowed by
showing lighting power density has
ASHRAE 90.1 - 2004 standard
Optimize Energy Increase levels of been reduced by x% below the
EA c1.1 Performance energy ASHRAE 90.1 - 2004
Space by Space Method, or ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-
Design LIGHTING performance above standard
⋅ Design connected lighting to maximize energy Building area method lighting power allowance to the entire 2004: Energy Standard
1-3 Pts POWER the baseline.
performance tenant space For Buildings Except
EP: 1 ID Opt A: 15%-1 pt reduce Provide lighting equipment schedules
⋅ Consider computer modeling to assess cost Low-Rise Residential,
Design Opt B:25%-2 pts environmental showing luminaries, lamps, ballasts,
effective efficiency mesures Reduce lighting power density: and Informative
MEP eng Opt C:35%-3pts impacts associated and their efficiencies and controls,
Option A: 15% (1 point)
ResParty with excessive and their corresponding ASHRAE
Option B: 25% (2 points)
EP:≥45% +1IDpt energy use Standard 90.1 code mandated
Option C: 35% (3 points)
EP: 45% or greater savings Reduce lighting power density
⋅ confirming lighting install in
accordance with the ASHRAE 90.1
– 2004
EA c1.2 ⋅ Design lighting controls to maximize energy ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-
Increase levels of
performance ⋅ narrative re lighting controls &
Design Optimize Energy 2004: Energy Standard
energy savings installed in space
1 Pts Performance ⋅ Determine individual zones and their relationship Install daylight responsive controls in all regularly occupied For Buildings Except
performance above ⋅ provide lighting schedules,
Design LIGHTING to fenestration spaces within 4.5 m (15 ft) of windows & under skylights Low-Rise Residential,
the baseline. identifying light details, efficiencies
MEP eng CONTROLS ⋅ Some areas to be excluded and Informative
Daylight controls) & controls & ASHRAE info
ResParty ⋅ Anticipate shading from exterior sources
Lighting Compliance Document from
ASHRAE - one thing needed in an
Option A (prescriptive):
Implement one of both of the following strategies:
⋅ equipment efficiency (1 point)
⋅ install HVAC systems which comply with the efficiency
requirements outlined in the New Buildings Institute, Inc’s ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-
publication “Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for 2004: Energy Standard
High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)” For Buildings Except
For Option A Low-Rise Residential,
PRESCRIPTIVE criteria for mechanical efficiency
requirements, sections 2.4 (less ASHRAE standard 55), ⋅ confirming standard met. and Informative
Optimize Energy 2.5 & 2.6 ⋅ narrative describing HVAC in Appendix G -
Performance tenant space & in total building. Performance Rating
⋅ appropriate zoning & controls (1 point)
HVAC ⋅ Give plans & schedules to prove Method
⋅ Design HVAC to maximize energy performance ⋅ zone tenant fit out spaces to meet following requirements:
EA c1.3 compliance
⋅ Option A is prescriptive ⋅ every solar exposure must have a separate control zone
Design Opt A- Increase levels of For Option B, mNEB (Model National
1-2 Pts Equip Eff 1 pt energy ⋅ HVAC & Zoning Controls ⋅ interior spaces must be separately zoned Energy Building Code)
⋅ declare that HVAC system energy
EP ID 1 Zoning 1 pt performance above ⋅ ⋅ private offices & specialty spaces (e.g. boardrooms) must consumption is 15 or 30% lower CBIP assessment re
Design the baseline. have active controls capable of sensing zone use & energy simulation
⋅ Option B is performance based than a budget or baseline case
MEP eng Opt B- HVAC modulating HVAC system in response to space demand
⋅ 30% 0r 45% better performance defined in ASHRAE section 11 or
ResParty better 15% 1 pt Option B (performance): Option 3:
⋅ Appendix G.
better 30% 1 pt Reduce design energy cost compared to the energy cost Advanced Buildings
⋅ Provide a completed copy of
budget for regulated energy components described in the Core Performance
Energy Cost Budget (ECB)
EP:≥45% +1IDpt requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Program
Compliance Form. Provide a
⋅ demonstrate that HVAC system component performance narrative of the plans & schedules
criteria used for tenant space are 15% better than a system Option 4:
to prove compliance
that is in minimum compliance with ASHRAE/IESNA Advanced Buildings
Standard 90.1 - 2004 (1 point) OR Benchmark Version
⋅ demonstrate that HVAC system component performance 1.1
criteria used for tenant space are 30% better than a system
that is in minimum compliance with ASHRAE/IESNA
Standard 90.1 - 2004 (2 points)
EP: 45% or greater (Option B)
CAGBC LEED CI v.10 Prep teeceetee 11/12/2009

⋅ For all Energy Star equipment installed on the premises
Optimize Energy including:
Performance o Appliances
EA c1.4 Equipment and Increase levels of o Office equipment
⋅ confirming Energy Star %
Design Appliance energy o Electronics EPA Energy Star
⋅ Select energy efficient equipment as per EPA ⋅ provide narrative
1-2 Pts performance above o Commercial food service equipment Program for Energy
Design 70% Rated the baseline.
Energy Star
o But excluding: HVAC, lighting & building ⋅ provide schedule listing all Energy Products
ResParty power 1 pt envelope product Star ratings & relative percent
90% Rated ⋅ Energy Star eligible equipment & appliances shall be Energy
power 2 pt Star rated
⋅ by rated power 70%,, -1 point; 90%-2 points
Add'l commissioning activities:
1. Provide name, firm and
1.Commissioning Authority (CxA) independent of design and
experience information for the CxA
construction, design review prior to End of Design Development
2. Confirm 6 required tasks have
3. Review energy contractor submittals
EAc2 been completed
Commissioning Follow Ref Guide for the Commissioning design 4.Develop a single manual that contains all info for re-
1 Pt CA Enhanced
process early review, commission submittal review, systems commissioning the tenant space energy related systems
tenant Commissioning 3. Narrative of the results of
during design manual. 5. Verify that the requirements for training operating
Constr. commissioning design review,
personnel & tenant space occupants are completed.
implementation of the systems
6.Have a contract in place to review tenant space
manual and training, and plan for the
operation with O & M personnel and occupants
review of the building operation at
7. Review building operation within 8-10 months after
8-10 months.
substantial completion with staff and occupants.
Develop/implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V)
Plan consistent with
Case 1:
projects area that less than 75% of total building area:
⋅ Install sub-metering equipment by energy source to
measure energy & water use within tenant space (1 point)
⋅ Negotiate a lease where energy costs are paid by the
tenant & not built into the base rent (1 point)
Case 1: Case 2: Case 1: describe metering
projects with an area less than 75% of total area: Projects 75% or more of a building, install continuous equipment or show portion of lease
Install sub-metering with direct pay, not square foot metering equipment at the following end users (2 points) - that proves energy costs are paid International
pay know this list: directly by tenant Performance
Provide for the ⋅ Lighting system & controls
EA c3 Measurement & Measurement &
ongoing ⋅ Constant & variable motor loads
1-2 Pt Verification Case 2: Verification Protocol
accountability &
Constr. Case 2: ⋅ Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation 1.confirm metering equipment has (IPMVP) Vol. III:
optimization of
MEP eng <75% Case 1 75% or more of a building, Model energy and ⋅ Chiller efficiency at variable loads (KW/tonne) been provided for each end user & Concepts and Options
tenant energy &
ResParty ≥75% Case 2
saving ⋅ Cooling loads declaring the option to be followed for Determining Energy
Measure performance ⋅ Air & water economizer & heat recovery cycles under IPMVP, 2001 version, Savings in New
M &V plan during operations to see if modeling is ⋅ Air distribution static pressures & ventilation air volumes 2.provide a copy of the M & V plan Construction, 2001
close to actual ⋅ Boiler efficiencies following IPMVP including an
⋅ Building related process energy systems & equipment executive summary
⋅ Indoor water riser and outdoor irrigation systems
For both cases develop a Measurement & Verification plan
that incorporates the monitoring information from the above &
is consistent with Option B: C,D International Performance
Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Vol. I 2001
Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in
New Construction April, 2003.
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LEED Letter Template (tenant or EcoLogo Electricity
other responsible party), ⋅ environmental
1. Provide at least 50% of the building's electricity from Choice Program
1.confirming that supplied green certifies a wide range
renewable sources engaging at least a 2 yr. renewable
power equals 50% of project energy of preferred products
energy contract. Renewable sources defined by the meet
consumption ⋅ now run by Terra
Environment Canada Environmental Choice Program’s
Eco-Logo requirements for Green Power supplies Choice
2.provide copy of 2 year contract ⋅ for EcoLogo = solar,
Grid-source 1.Estimate tenant energy needs
EA c4 Calculations options: wind, small scale
renewable energy, 2.Find green power contract with local utility
1 Pt Green Power a) DEC ( Design Energy Cost of EAc1- SS1k ) hydro, biomass
renewable energy 3. Derived from geothermal, wind, solar,biomass, low
EP: 1 ID 50% b) Actual energy consumption (-if process and plug load No more than 2% of the
technologies on a impact hydro sources.
tenant EP100% inckuded in bills, may exclude regulated components like space power can be derived
zero net pollution Green Tags from on site renewable energy does
Constr. cooling, fans & pumps) from non renewable
basis not prevent SSc1K nor EAc4
c) Default energy consumption (8Kwhr/sq.ft x area); 16 resources and
Kwhr/sq.ft for exemplary) sales of EcoLogo
electricity can not
⋅ (data from DOE CBECS)
exceed production

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
*EP Double amount in electricity 100%
CBECS (Commercial
Buildings Energy
Consumption Survey)
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MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (1 prerequisite, 7 credits, 13 points)
Coordinate the size and function of the recycling
areas with the anticipated collection services for 1. Confirm accessible recycling
Reduce waste glass, plastic, office paper, newspaper, areas have been provided (plan)
0 Pts Storage & Provide accessible area for collection and storage of non-
generated by cardboard, and organic wastes to maximize the 2. Confirm types of materials that
Design Collection of hazardous materials for recycling, including (at a minimum) paper,
building effectives of the dedicated areas. Consider are recycled.
tenant Recyclables corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals
occupants. employing cardboard balers, aluminum can 3. Provide Owner stating recycling
crushers, recycling chutes, and collection bins at program
individual workstations.
MR c1.1 LEED Letter Template (building
Tenant Space, Extend the life
1 Pt Suggest negotiations for longer lease or owner or other responsible party),
Long Term cycle of existing Occupant commits to stay in same space for not less than 10 years
Constr. ownership declaring owns space or has a
Commitment building stock.
Owner minimum 10 year lease
MR c1.2 Encourage Maintain at least 40% of area interior non-structural elements
Building Reuse
1 Pt choices that will (wall, floors, ceilings)
Maintain 40% of
Constr. conserve ⋅ Maintained to perform same function
the Int Non-Struct.
Elements resources, reduce ⋅ Identify during selection and design to ⋅ Reused percentage is based on larger of original design or new LEED Letter Template (architect,
int des waste & reduce design (as denominator) interior designer or other responsible
1 pt maintain as much as possible interior
ResParty the environmental Less exterior windows & doors party), declare types & areas of
MR c1.3 Building Reuse impacts of Use existing 60% of area interior non-structural elements retained materials.
⋅ Remove elements that pose risk
1 Pt Maintain 60% of tenancy as they (interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling systems) in at least Listing what was reused
⋅ Update outdated components
(+MR1.2) the Int Non-Struct. relate to materials, the completed building (including additions).
EP 1 ID Elements manufacturing
Constr. Add. 1 pt and transport EP for 80% Reuse
Architect EP 80% Reuse
1. Recycle or salvage 50% of non-hazardous construction and
▪Establish goals for diversion from disposal in
MR c2.1 Construction demolition.
landfills and incinerators. 1. Complete construction waste
1 Pt Waste
calculation tables. Information req'd
Constr. Management - 2. Construction waste management plan
▪Designate an area for collection of recyclable includes:
Arch intdes Divert 50% from a) Identifies materials to be diverted from disposal
materials and track recycling efforts. a) General description of each
ResParty Disposal Divert b) Materials will be sorted on-site or commingled.
type of waste generated
construction Calculations can be done by weight or volume
▪Identify haulers to handle the materials. b) Location of receiving agent
MR c2.2 Construction debris.
(recycler/landfill) for waste;
1 Waste ▪Obtain records (waste haul receipts, waste c) Quantity of waste diverted in
Pt+MRc1.1 Management - mgmt reports, spreadsheets, etc.) to confirm the Recycle or salvage 75% tons or cy.
EP 1 ID Divert 75% from diverted materials have been recycled or EP Divert 95% or greater
Constr. Disposal salvaged.
EP Divert≥ 95%
▪Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials such that the sum
MR c3.1
of materials constitutes at least 5% based of cost.
1 Pt 1. Provide the total project materials
Resource Reuse: ▪Exclude MEP, but furniture may be included if included
Constr. ▪Identify opportunities to incorporate salvaged cost (Divisions 2-10) or provide the
5% consistently across MR credits 3-7.
Archint des materials in building design. total project cost for Divisions 2-10 to
Can be applied to MR c5
ResParty Reuse building apply the 45% materials value.
Can be applied to MR c2 if credit is NOT met
materials. ▪Use salvaged materials such as beams, posts, 2. Provide a tabulation of each
MR c3.2 flooring, paneling, doors, frames, cabinetry, salvaged/reused material used on
1 Pt+ Resource Reuse: furniture, brick, decorative items. the project.
10% salvaged, refurbished or reused materials
MRc3.1 10%
EP 15% or greater
EP 1 ID EP ≥ 15%
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Reuse building
materials and
products in order
to reduce demand LEED Letter
MR c3.3 Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials for at least
Furniture and for virgin materials 1.providing listing of value of reused
1 Pt 30% of total furniture & furnishings budget. Based on
Furnishings: and to reduce furniture/furniture,
EP 1 ID replacement cost
30% waste, thereby 2. value of additional new furniture
EP ≥ 60% reducing impacts If audit, provide details, including explanation
D Exemplary Performance = 60% or greater
associated with of how values where calculated
the extraction &
processing of
virgin resources
▪Use materials sum of post-consumer recycled content plus
1/2 of the pre-consumer content at least 10% of cost.
Federal Trade
1. Provide total project materials cost
▪Exclude MEP, but furniture may be included if included Commission document,
MR c4.1 Recycled Content: 2. Provide tabulation of each material
consistently across MR credits 3-7. Guides for the Use of
1 Pt 10% (post- including:
Increase demand Environmental Claims,
Arch consumer + 1/2 Establish project goal for recycled content a) Description of the material
for building Value of the recycled content portion shall be calculated by FTC 16 CFR 260.7
Int Des. pre-consumer) materials and identify material suppliers that b) Manufacturer of the material
products that dividing weight of recycled portion by total weight, and
can achieve this goal. During construction, c) Product cost
incorporate multiplying by the total cost CAN/CSA-ISO 14021-
ensure that recycled content materials are d) Pre-consumer and/or post-consumer
recycled 00
installed. ▪ Calculation - deduct MEP & MRc 3.1 & 3.2 & 3.3 recycled content %
Environmental labels
MR c4.2 Recycled Content: e) Source of the data
and Declarations is
1 Pt 20% (post- Use materials sum of post-consumer recycled content plus deemed equivalent to
EP 1 ID consumer + 1/2 1/2 of the pre-consumer content at least 20% of cost. the FTC standard
Arch pre-consumer) EP 30% of cost or greater
Int Des.. EP 30%
Use materials/products that have been manufactured within
500 miles of the site for minimum 20% of cost. 1. Provide the project's total project cost
MR c5.1 Regional Materials
1 Pt Manufactured
*EP 40% of cost or greater . 2. Complete regional materials calculation
EP 1 ID Regionally Run a preliminary calculation during design
▪If only a fraction of a product/material extracted/ table including
Arch 20% Increase demand to set appropriate target. Establish goal for
harvested/recover and manufactured locally, then only that a) Product name for each tracked material
Int Des.. EP 40% for building locally sourced materials, and identify
percentage by weight shall contribute to the regional value. b) Product cost
products that are materials and suppliers. During construction,
Divisions 2-10 only. c) Percentage of product by weight that
extracted and ensure that specified local materials are
meets both extraction and manufacture criteria
Regional Materials manufactured installed.
d) Distance from extractions / harvest /
MR c5.2 Extracted, within the region. Use materials/products that have been extracted, harvested or
recovery site and project site
1 Pt Processed & recovered, and manufactured within 500 miles of the site for
e) Distance between manufacturing location
EP 1 ID manufactured minimum 10% of cost.
and project site.
Arch Regionally $ value of construction & Division 12
f) Total value of project
Int Des.. 10% *EP 20% of cost or greater
EP 20%
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Use rapidly renewable building materials and products (made
from plants that are typically harvested within a 10-year cycle 1. Provide total project materials cost
or shorter) for 5% of cost. 2. Rapidly renewable materials calculation
Establish a project goal for rapidly renewable table including:
MR c6 Rapidly ⋅ For assembly products, it is percent by weight (factored for
Reduce the use materials. Consider materials such as a) Product name for each tracked material
1 Pt Renewable percent rapidly renewable) x total value (e.g. 1 lb. fabric & 1
and depletion of bamboo, wool, cotton insulation, b) Manufacturer
EP 1 ID Materials lb. steel)
finite raw agrifiber, linoleum, wheat board, c) Total product cost for each tracked
Arch 5% ⋅ For systems use BIFMA standards, unless actual would be
materials. strawboard and cork. During construction, material
Int Des.. EP 10% more than 5% outside the data provided
ensure that specified materials are installed. d) Percentage of product by weight of the
⋅ Mechanical/electrical/plumbing not included tracked material.
3. Optional narrative
EP 10% or greater for rapidly renewing materials.

Establish a project goal for FSC-certified
wood products and identify suppliers. 1. List of items claimed as FSC certified,
Use a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products,
MR c7 Research availability of wood species to including:
which are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship
1 Pt Certified Wood ensure they are available from FSC-certified a) Product type Forest Stewardship
Forest Council's (FSC) Principles and Criteria for wood building
EP 1 ID 50% sources. Specify quality grades that most b) Manufacturer and COC (Chain of Council’s Principles
management. components (framing, flooring, sub-flooring, wood doors, etc.
Arch EP 95% ready available from well-managed forests. Custody) certification number. and Criteria
Int Des. Use lower grades of wood. During
EP 95% of FSC-certified wood or greater.
construction ensure specified products are 2. Optional narrative.


INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2 prerequisites, 8 credits, 15 points)
2. Mechanically Ventilated Buildings:
confirm design meets ASHRAE
Standard 62.1-2004:4,5,6,7 OR
3. Naturally Ventilated Buildings:
confirm design meets window opening
rqmts per ASHRAE Standard 62.1-
2004:5 provide a summary of
calculations used to determine OA
ventilation rates documenting all
assumptions including occupancy ASHRAE Standard
Design ventilation systems to meet or category, occupant density and 62.1-2004:
▪Meet the minimum requirement of Sections 4 through 7 of ASHRAE 62.1- multiple zone analysis.
exceed rates as per ASHRAE std Ventilation for
EQ p1 Establish minimum 2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. 4.Plans and Tables
Minimum IAQ for: Acceptable Indoor Air
0 Pts indoor air quality ▪Mechanical ventilation systems shall be designed using the Ventilation
Performance 1. Active (Mechanical) Ventilation, Quality
Design (IAQ) Rate Procedure or the applicable local code, whichever is more stringent.
2. Passive (Natural) Ventilation, For existing buildings that cannot meet
▪Naturally ventilated building shall comply with ASHRAE 62.1-2004 VPR Ventilation
3. Mixed-mode Ventilation. the standard, engineer must certify in a
letter that they have in hand and will
Rate Procedure
1.Photos/specs/cut sheets of
mechanical equipment and as-built
2.Single line as-built drawings of all
space constrained aspects in system
(e.g. vertical riser/horizontal chase
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OPTION 1: Non-smoking building ANSI/ASTM E779-03
Prohibit smoking. Locate exterior smoking 25' from entries, outside air (O/A) Standard Test Method
intakes, and windows OR for Determining Air
OPTION 2: Designated smoking rooms Leakage Rate by Fan
1. Prohibit smoking except in designated areas. Pressurization
3. Smoking rooms
Prohibit smoking in the building.
Minimize exposure ▪Contain, capture and remove ETS from building. 1. Confirm project has met appropriate
Provide designated areas outside ⋅ Chapter 7 “Home
of building occupants, ▪Be directly exhausted to outdoors and enclosed with deck-to-deck partitions project category: Energy Rating
the building where ETS will not enter
indoor surfaces, and ▪Performance testing of differential air pressures required. a) Non-Smoking Building;
EQ p2 Environmental the building or vent system. Post info Systems (HERS)
ventilation air ▪Contain, capture and remove ETS from building. b) Building with Designated Smoking
0 Pts Tobacco on non-smoking policy. If interior Required Verification
distribution systems ▪Operated at a negative pressure compared to surrounding spaces at 5 PA Rooms; or
Design Smoke (ETS) smoking areas are design within the and Diagnostic
to Environmental and with a minimum of 1 PA when the doors are closed. c) Residential Project.
building, separate ventilation systems Testing” of the
Tobacco Smoke Test is15 minutes of measurement 1 measurement every 10 seconds of
must be installed and their effectives California Low Rise
(ETS). the differential in pressure with the doors closed. Testing for worst case
must be tested. Residential
conditions of transport of air Alternative
OPTION 3: Residential compliance Calculation Method
1. Prohibit smoking from all common areas. Approval Manual
3. Minimize uncontrolled pathways for ETS transfer between units.
4. Weather-strip all doors to units. 1.25in2 / 100 sf
5. Verify through blower door test meeting ANSI/ASTM-E779-03 CAN/CGSB - 149
ASHRAE Standard
▪Install permanent monitoring systems that provide feedback
▪Configure system to provide feedback to affords operational adjustments.
Ventilation for
1. Confirm:
a) Type of ventilation system
Install CO2 and airflow measure 1. Monitor carbon dioxide concentrations in densely occupied spaces: 25 b) Installed controls.
Outdoor Air
equipment (Pilot tubes, Venturi people per 1000 sf.
EQ c1 Delivery
Ventilation system meters and rotating vane 2. Non-densely occupied spaces provide direct outdoor airflow measure 2. Design narrative describing the
1 Pt Monitoring
monitoring anemometers) and feed the info to device to measure minimum outdoor airflow rate to detect when system is project’s:
Design 15% minimum
the HVAC system and BAS (building plus or minus 15% of the design minimum outdoor air rate. a) Ventilation design
outdoor air rate
automation systems). FOR NATURALLY VENTED SPACES: b) CO2 monitoring system
1. Monitor CO2 within all naturally vented spaces between 3’ to 6’ above
floor. .
Exemplary Performance - for innovative & unique ways of delivering air
delivery monitoring
For mechanically ventilated spaces, Mechanically Ventilated Buildings:
use heat recovery to minimize the 1. Confirm that breathing zone rates
additional energy consumption have been designed to exceed
ASHRAE Standard
associated with higher ventilation FOR MECHANICALLY VENTED SPACES: ASHRAE 62.1-2004 by 30%
rates. For naturally ventilated spaces, Increase breathing zone O/A vent rates to 30% above min rates required by 2. Design narrative describing the
Ventilation for
follow Carbon Trust Good Practice ASHRAE Std 62.1-2004. project’s ventilation system design.
Acceptable Indoor Air
Guide 237: Specific information to include fresh air
FOR NATURALLY VENTED SPACES: intake volume for each zone
Increased Carbon Trust Good
EQ c2 1) Develop design requirements, ▪Design system to meet Carbon Trust Good Practice Guide 237 (1998) Naturally Ventilated Buildings:
Ventilation Additional outdoor Practice Guide 237
1 Pt 2) Plan airflow paths, ▪Determine that natural vent is effective for project by following the flow 1. Confirm system has been design to
30% air ventilation (1998) -Natural
Design 3) Identify bldg uses & features that diagram process shown CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005, natural meet Carbon Trust Good Practice
90% Nat Vent ventilation in non-
might require special attention, ventilation in non-domestic buildings AND Guide 237.
domestic buildings
4) Determine vent requirements, ▪Use diagrams/calculations to show design meets CIBSE OR 2. Design narrative describing the
CIBSE Applications
5) Estimate external driving ▪Use macroscopic, multi-zone, analytic model to predict that room-byroom design method. (CIBSE Method /
Manual 10: 2005
pressures, airflows will effectively naturally ventilate 90% of occupied spaces per Analytic Model) utilized in determining
Natural ventilation in
6) Select types of ventilation devices, ASHRAE 62.1-2004 Chapter 6. the natural ventilation design. Specific
non-domestic buildings
7) Size vent devices, information regarding calculation
8) Analyze design. Use software methodology and/or model. 90% Nat
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1. Provide a copy of projects IAQ Plan.
2. Confirm if permanently installed AHU's
Adapt IAQ plan to (1) protect HVAC system
were used during construction.
during construction ▪avoid using permanent Develop Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan for
3. Provide 18 photos to highlight the
AHUs (Air Handling Units) during construction or construction and pre-occupancy phase of the bldg as follows: SMACNA
implemented construction SMACNA IAQ
use MERV (Min. Efficiency Rating Value) 8 or IAQ Guidelines for
better filters, (2) control pollutant sources ▪spec 1. Meet or exceed Control Measure of the SMACNA IAQ Occupied Buildings
4. List all filtration media.
Construction materials that have low volatile organic Guidelines for Occupied Buildings under Construction. Under Construction
a) Manufacturer
EQ c3.1 IAQ compounds (VOC), exhaust fumes (3) interrupt 2. Protect on-site or installed absorptive materials from
b) Model number
1 Pt Management contamination pathways ▪depressurize work moisture damage. ANSI/ASHRAE 52.2-
c) MERV rating
Constr. Plan: During areas, provide temp barriers, (4) institute 3. Permanent Air Handler unitss during construction 1999: Method of Testing
d) Location of installed filter installed
Construction housekeeping activities ▪protect porous must have filters with MERV 8 per AHSRAE 52.2-1999. General Ventilation Air-
during construction; confirm each was
surfaces, dust control, and (5) schedule the 4. Replace all filtration media immediately prior to Cleaning Devices for
replaced prior to final occupancy.
installation of materials to avoid contamination occupancy; coordinate wit EQ credits 3.2 and 5, Removal Efficiency by
5. Declare the 5 design approaches of the
of absorptive materials such as insulation, installing only a single set of final filtration media. Particle Size
standard used during building construction;
carpeting, ceiling tile and drywall. Select
include a brief listing of some of the
member of GC's team as IAQ mgr.
important design approaches employed.

Prior to occupancy, perform building flush-out or
test the air contaminant levels. For flush-out, Develop Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan pre-
use temp supply/exhaust systems at windows or occupancy phase.
Reduce indoor remove temp filters from HVAC system and
air quality install MERV 13 filters. OR perform Air Quality OPTION 1: Flush-Out Prior To Occupancy:
problems testing. During construction, use low VOC After construction but before occupancy, perform a flush-out by 1. Confirmation of approach taken:
resulting from the cleaning supplies, use vacuums with HEPA supplying a total air volume of 14,000 cf of O/A per sf of floor a) Flush-out preoccupancy
construction / (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters. If test area while maintaining an internal temperature of 60 degrees and b) Flush-out with early occupancy
renovation sample exceeds levels, increase flush out rate relative humidity less than 60%. c) IAQ testing
process of the space. OR d)w/ calc demonstrating req air and min vol
OPTION 1a: Flush-Out With Early Occupancy have been delivered
Air sample testing shall be conducted as 2. Copy of IAQ testing report
If occupancy occurs prior to flush out, then delivery 3,500 cf O/A
follows: Option B:
per sf of floor area. Ventilate at .30 cfm/sf. Min 3 hours per date
Construction • All measurements shall be conducted prior Option B: LEED CIST environmental US EPA
until 14,000 cf /sf of O/A is delivered.
EQ c3.2 IAQ to occupancy but employing all occupancy consultant or ORP indicating that the AQ "Compendium of
OPTION 2: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing:
1 Pt Management modes (operational start and stop times, testing procedure has been conducted and Methods for the
Constr. Plan: Before min OA flow rates, etc.) • Conduct baseline IAQ testing after construction, prior to Determination of Air
that all areas tested do not exceed the
occupancy using testing protocols per EPA Compendium of
Occupancy • All interior finishes installed including maximum allowable concentration limits Pollutants in Indoor Air"
Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor AND provide a copy of the IAQ test results
millwork, doors, paint, carpet and acoustic
Air. Demonstrate the contaminant maximum concentrations including documentation of the results and
tiles; systems furniture must be installed.
listed below are not exceeded. IDing the EPA testing method used. If
• Number of sampling locations will vary
• Formaldehyde alternative testing protocols are used,
depending upon building size and # of vent
systems; for each portion of the building • Particulates (PM 10) provide documentation and rationale
served by a separate vent system, # of • Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) justifying that the measured results meet the
sampling points shall not be less than • 4 – Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH) – only required if carpets intent of the EPA testing methods.
1/25,000s.f. Or each contiguous floor & fabrics w/Styrene Butadiene (SB) latex backing
area (whichever larger) and include areas material are installed as part of the base building
w/least ventilation & greatest presumed systems
source strength. • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Air samples shall be collected between 4’ and
7’ AFF over a minimum 4 hour period.
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1. Provide list of each indoor adhesive,
South Coast Rule
Reduce the quantity Adhesives and sealants used on the interior of the building shall comply sealant, primer, and aerosol adhesive
#1168 October 3,
of indoor air Specify low VOC materials in CDs for with: product used and to include:
2003 Amendment by
Low-Emitting contaminants, general construction adhesives, a) Manufacturer
EQ c4.1 the South Coast Air
Materials potentially irritating and flooring adhesives, fire-stopping South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule #1168: Adhesives, b) Product name
1 Pt Quality Mgmt District
Adhesives & / or harmful to the sealants, caulking, duct sealants, Sealants, and Sealant Primers c) VOC data (g/G, less water)
Sealants comfort and well being plumbing adhesives, and cove base d) Corresponding allowable VOC from the
Green Seal GS-36
of installers and adhesives. Green Seal Standard for Commercial Adhesives GS-36: Aerosol reference standard
Effective Oct 19,
occupants. Adhesives
2. Narrative

Green Seal GS-11
Paints and coatings used on the interior of the bldg comply with the
1. Provide list of each indoor paint and
following: Green Seal GC-03
coating used:
Low-Emitting a) Manufacturer
EQ c4.2 PAINTS South Coast Air
Materials Spec low-VOC paints, ensure b) Product name
1 Pt Green Seal Standard GS-11: Interior Non-Flat Paints Quality
Paints & specified product is installed. c) VOC data and corresponding allowable
Constr. Green Seal Standard GC-03: Anti-Corrosive / Rust Paints Management
Coatings VOC level.
District (SCAQMD)
SCAQMD Rule 1113: Architectural Coatings: Clear wood finishes, Rule 1113,
2. Narrative.
floor coatings, stains, sealers, shellacs Architectural

All carpets and carpet cushions installed in the building interior shall meet 1. List of each carpet and cushion product
Specify requirements for product
Low-Emitting the testing and product requirement of the and confirm that product complies with CRI Carpet and Rug
EQ c4.3 testing/certification. Select products
Materials Green Label Plus testing program Institute (CRI)
1 Pt certified under the Green Label Plus
Carpet Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus Program. Green Label Plus
Constr. Program or for which testing has been
Systems 2. Narrative to describe special Testing Program
done by independent lab.
All carpet adhesive shall meet the requirements of EQ Credit 4.1. circumstances
Low-Emitting 1. List of each composite wood and
Materials agrifiber product installed and confirm
EQ c4.4 Composite Specify wood/agrifiber products that Composite wood and Agrifiber products (particleboard, MDF, plywood,
product does not contain any added urea-
1 Pt Wood & contain no added urea-formaldehyde wheat board, strawboard, panel substrates, door cores) used on the
Constr. Agrifiber resins. interior of the bldg shall contain NO added urea-formaldehyde resins.
Products 2. Narrative

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Greenguard (within
the certification
All systems furniture and related seating that has been manufactured, period established
refurbished or refinished within one year prior to occupancy must meet by Greenguard
one of the referenced standards. Institute)
GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certified US EPA’s
Reduce the quantity of
OR Environmental
indoor air S furniture seating
Calculated indoor air contaminants are less than Table 1 for systems Technology
Low-Emitting contaminants that are TVOC 0.5 mg/m3 LEED CIST architect, interior designer or
EQ c4.5 furniture and seating as determined by Verification (ETV)
Materials odorous, potentially 0.25mg/m3 ORP declaring the all systems furniture &
1 Pt EPA ETV Large Chamber Test Protocol for Measuring Emissions of Large Chamber Test
Furnishings irritating and/or harmful Formaldehyde 50ppb 25 ppb related seating comply with one of the two
Constr. VOC’s and Aldehydes testing protocol conducted in an independent air Protocol for
and Furniture to the comfort and Tot. Aldehyde 100 ppb 50 ppb standards in the required time frame.
quality testing lab Measuring
wellbeing of installers 4 PCH 0.0065 mg/m3 0.0032 mg/m3
Emissions of VOC’s
and occupants.
1) Refurbishment of systems furniture or seating which occurred within 12 and Aldehydes
months of occupancy must meet this credit testing protocol
2) Occasional furniture & work tools excluded from this credit conducted in an
3) Older salvaged furniture excluded, but could count to MRc 3.3 independent air
quality testing lab

1. Confirm required entryway systems
Design to minimize and control pollutant entry into buildings and later have been provided;
Design facility cleaning and
cross-contamination of occupied areas: 2. List of entryway products installed ANSI/ASHRAE
maintenance areas with isolated
Indoor 3. Drawings to highlight location 52.2-1999: Method
Minimize occupants exhaust systems for contaminants.
EQ c5 Chemical & 1. Permanent entryway system (grates/grilles) at least 6' long to capture 4. Chemical use areas have been designed of Testing General
to hazardous Maintain physical isolation from rest of
1 Pt Pollutant dirt as separate rooms Ventilation Air
particulates and the occupied areas. Install permanent
Design Source 2. Where hazardous gases or chemicals may be present, exhaust each 5. Mechanical drawings Cleaning Devices for
chemical pollutants. entryway systems. Install high-level
Control space to create negative pressure at .50 cfm/sf. Pressure differential at 6. Confirm installed filters MERV 13 for all Removal Efficiency
filtration systems in both return air and
least 5 Pa on avg. and 1 Pa at a minimum when doors to room are closed. occupied tenant space by Particle Size
outside supply air.
3. Provide air filtration media of MERV 13 or better 7. Listing of installed filters
8. Narrative.
1. For individual workstation controls,
provide listing of total number of
Design bldg with occupant controls: 1. Provide individual lighting controls for 90% minimum of the building workstations and lighting controls.
Controllability Lighting system
lighting controls and task lighting. occupants. 2. For multi-occupant spaces, provide a
EQ c6.1 of Systems control by individual
Integrate systems overall lighting AND listing of spaces and description of the
1 Pt Lighting occupants or by
design, providing ambient and task 2. Provide lighting system controllability for all share multi-occupant installed controls.
Design 90% specific groups in
lighting while managing the energy spaces to enable lighting adjustment that meets group needs and
Occupants multi-occupant spaces.
use of the building. preferences. Task lighting must also have been included
in lighting allowance for EAp 2 & EAc 1.2
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1. For individual workstation controls, provide ANSI/ASHRAE
Design the bldg with comfort controls 1. Individual comfort controls 50% minimum of occupants.
listing of total number of workstations and 62.1-2004:
to allow adjustments for individuals Windows can be used in areas that are 20' inside of and 10' to either
Controllability Thermal comfort thermal controls Ventilation for
and groups including incorporating side of the operable part of the window instead of controls. Comply
of Systems system control by Acceptable Indoor
EQ c6.2 operable windows, individual with ASHRAE 62.12004, part 5.1 Natural Ventilation.
Thermal individual occupants 2. For multi-occupant spaces, provide a listing Air Quality
1 Pt thermostats, local diffusers at floor, AND
Comfort or by specific groups of groups multi-occupant spaces and description ANSI/ASHRAE 55-
Design desk or overhead levels, control of 2. Provide comfort system controls for multi-occupant spaces to
50% in multi-occupant of the installed thermal controls 2004: Thermal
individual radiant panels, occupancy enable adjustments to suit group needs and preferences. Conditions
Occupants spaces. Environmental
sensors, education of occupants and for thermal comfort are described in ASHRAE 55-2004 to include the
3. Narrative describing project’s comfort control Conditions for
training of maintenance staff. primary factors of air temp, radiant temp, air speed and humidity. strategy Human Occupancy
Establish comfort criteria per ASHRAE
55-2004 (based on Predicted Mean 1. Data regarding seasonal temperature and
1. Design HVAC systems and bldg envelop to meet the
Vote) that support the desired quality humidity design criteria.
Thermal requirements of ASHRAE 55-2004, Thermal Comfort Conditions for ASHRAE 55-2004,
EQ c7.1 and occupant satisfaction with bldg
Comfort Comfortable thermal Human Occupancy. Thermal Comfort
1 Pt performance. Evaluate air 2. Narrative describing method used to
Design , environment. Conditions for
Design temperature, radiant temperature, establish thermal comfort conditions for the
Compliance 2. Demonstrate design compliance in accordance with the Section Human Occupancy
air speed, and relative humidity in project and how the systems designed addresses
6.1.1 Documentation.
an integrated fashion and coordinate the design
criteria with EQ P1, EQ c1, EC c2.
Provide a permanent monitoring system and process (by occupant
surveying or monitoring environmental variables) for corrective
action to ensure performance to the desired comfort criteria as
ASHRAE 55-2004 provides guidance determined by EQc 7.1, Thermal Comfort, Compliance
1.identifying comfort criteria,
for establishing thermal comfort criteria ASHRAE 55-2004,
EQ c7.2 Thermal Verifying building Comply with the referenced standard (ASHRAE 55-2004) as 2.strategy for ensuring performance,
and the documentation and validation Thermal Comfort
1 Pt Comfort thermal comfort over described in EQ 7.1. 3.description of the permanent monitoring
of bldg performance to the criteria. Conditions for
Design Monitoring time. systems implemented
Provide systematic process for ⋅ Survey occupants (90% comfortable)OR Human Occupancy
4. process for corrective action.
occupants to provide feedback. ⋅ Analyze environmental variables
⋅ Both must be integrated into standard operating processes of

LT indicating that the 75%or 90% requirement of
the credit has been met
Achieve a minimum glazing factor of 2% in a minimum of 75% of
regularly occupied areas.
Design bldg to maximize interior OPTION 1: Daylight Factor Calculation
daylighting, including bldg orientation, Method
shallow floor plates, increased bldg 1)Provide area calculations defining the
Computer simulation minimum daylight illumination level of 25 fc in a daylight zones
Connect occupants perimeter, exterior and interior
EQ c8.1 Daylighting & minimum of 75% of all regularly occupied areas. Only windows above
between indoor and permanent shading devices, high 2) summary of daylight factor prediction
1 Pt Views 7’6” are considered to be daylight glazing.
outdoor spaces performance glazing and automatic calculations illustrating fc calculations.
EP 1ID Daylight 75%
through daylight and photocell-based controls. Predict
Design of Spaces AND
views daylight factors via manual calcs or
model daylighting strategies with Provide daylight redirection and/or glare control devices to ensure OR
physical or computer model to assess daylight effectiveness OPTION 2: Daylight Computer Simulation
fc levels. 1)Provide area calculations defining the
Exceptions for areas where tasks would be hindered by the use of daylight zones
daylight will be considered on their merits. 2) summary of computer simulations
Measure at desk height (30” above floor) illustrating fc calculations.
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Achieve a minimum glazing factor of 2% in a minimum of 90% of
regularly occupied areas.
EQ c8.2 Daylighting & Computer simulation minimum daylight illumination level of 25 fc in a
1 Pt Views minimum of 90% of all regularly occupied areas. Only windows above
EP 1ID Daylight 90% 7’6” are considered to be daylight glazing.
Design of Spaces AND
Provide daylight redirection and/or glare control devices to ensure
daylight effectiveness
Exceptions for areas where tasks would be hindered by the use of
daylight will be considered on their merits.
Measure at desk height (30” above floor)
Achieve a 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” above the floor to perimeter vision glazing

Design the space to maximize Line of sight may be drawn through interior glazing. For private 1. Template calculation spreadsheet to
Daylighting &
daylighting and view opportunities. offices, the entire square footage of the office can be counted if 75% demonstrate overall access to views from
EQ c8.3. Views
Strategies to consider include lower or more of the area has direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing. occupied spaces
1 Pt Views for
partition heights, interior shading 2. Drawings
Design 90% of
devices, interior glazing, and If less than 75% of the area has direct line of sight then only the area 3. Narrative describing any special occupancy
automatic photocell-based controls. with the direct line of sight will be counted towards meeting the credit areas
and not the whole office area.

For multi-occupant spaces, the actual square footage with direct
line of sight to perimeter vision glazing is counted.

Calculations - Direct Line of Sight to perimeter vision glazing and
Horizontal View at 42” (includes full height & interior glazing, but not
movable furniture). Must achieve both to have floor area “count”
Regularly occupied spaces = office spaces, conference rooms &
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INNOVATION & DESIGN PROCESS (2 credits, 5 points)
ID c1.1 Substantially exceed a LEED CI performance
1 Pt credit such as energy performance or water 1. Provide specific title for the
Design To provide design teams and efficiency. Apply strategies or measures that In writing: credit.
or projects the opportunity to be demonstrate a comprehensive approach and 2. Provide narrative statement of
Constr. awarded points for exceptional quantified environment and/or health benefits. 1. Identify the intent of the proposed innovation credit the Credit Intent.
ID c1.2 performance above the Either greatly exceed the requirements of existing 3. Provide narrative state
1 Pt Innovation in requirements set by the LEED for LEED credit or provide strategy not address by 2. Proposed requirement for compliance describing the Credit
Dgn or C Design New Construction Green Building any existing LEED credit. To qualify for achieving Requirements.
ID c1.3 Rating System and/or innovative an innovation credit for a category not specifically 3. Proposed submittals to demonstrate compliance 4. Provide detailed narrative
1 Pt performance in Green Building addressed by LEED: (1) project must describing project's approach to
Dgn or C categories not specifically demonstrate quantitative performance 4. Design approach (strategies) that might be used to meet achieving credit.
ID c1.4 addressed by this Rating System. improvements for environmental benefit, (2) the requirements. 5. Provide copies of any
1 Pt process/specification must be comprehensive, (3) drawings
Dgn or C formula must be applicable to other projects.

To support and encourage the Educate the project team members about green
design integration required by a building design and construction and application 1. Name of LEED AP
ED c2
LEED for New Construction of the LEED Rating System early in life of the At least one principal participant of the project team shall be a 2. Company
green building project and to project. Consider assigning the LEED AP as a LEED Accredited Professional. 3. Description of his role
streamline the application and facilitator of an integrated design & construction 4. Certificate.
certification process. process.

WE 0 1 2 52.2-1999 Filters, MERV EQ 3.1 5
ID 0 2 5 55-2004 Thermal Comfort EQ 6.2 7.1 7.2
MR 1 7 14 62.1-2004 IAQ & Nat. Ventilation EQ P1 2 6.2
SS 0 3 7 90.1-2004 Energy EA P2 1 2 SS 8
EA 3 4 12
EQ 2 8 17
Total 7 25 57

Certification Level Points
Certified Min 21
Silver Min 27
Gold Min 32
Platinum Min 42