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LDv4Ratingstem
electionGuidance
Pulishedon29Jul2014
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You'vedecidedtopursueLDv4,utou'relookingforsomeguidancetoselectaratingsstemefore
ouregisterourproject.LookingforLD2009R atingstemelectionGuidance?Access .
Here'showtousetheguidanceelow:

Identifanappropriateratingsstem
Determinetheestadaptation
Pleasepacloseattentiontothisguidance,ecauseifouselectaratingsstemthatdoesn't
appl,UGCmarequestthatouchangeourproject'sratingsstem.

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Don'tforget,ourverfirststepshouldetomakesurethatLDwillworkforourprojectnomatter
whatratingsstemouchoose.CheckouttheLEEDv4MinimumProgramRequirements.
CONTACTUGCIFYOUARNOTCLARWHICHRATINGYTMYOUHOULDU

Ratingsstemdescriptions
LDforuildingDesignandConstruction. uildingsthatarenewconstructionormajorrenovation.At

least60%oftheprojectsgrossfloorarea mustecompletethetimeofcertification(exceptforLD
D+C:Coreandhell).Mustincludetheentireuildingsgrossfloorareaintheproject.

LDD+C:NewConstructionandMajorRenovation.Newconstructionormajorrenovationof
uildingsthatdonotprimarilserveK-12educational,retail,datacenters,warehousesand
distriutioncenters,hospitalit,orhealthcareuses.High-riseresidentialuildings4storiesor
morecanuseNewConstructionorMultifamilMidrise.
LDD+C:CoreandhellDevelopment.uildingsthatarenewconstructionormajor
renovationfortheexteriorshellandcoremechanical,electrical,andplumingunits,utnota
completeinteriorfit-out.LDD+C:Coreandhellistheappropriateratingsstemtouseif
morethan40%ofthegrossfloorareaisincompleteatthetimeofcertification.
LDD+C:chools.uildingsmadeupofcoreandancillarlearningspacesonK-12school
grounds.LDD+C:choolsmaoptionalleusedforhighereducationandnon-academic
uildingsonschoolcampuses.
LDD+C:Retail.uildingsusedtoconducttheretailsaleofconsumerproductgoods.
Includesothdirectcustomerserviceareas(showroom)andpreparationorstorageareasthat
supportcustomerservice.
LDD+C:DataCenters.uildingsspecificalldesignedandequippedtomeettheneedsof
highdensitcomputingequipmentsuchasserverracks,usedfordatastorageandprocessing.
LDD+C:DataCentersonladdresseswholeuildingdatacenters(greaterthan60%).
LDD+C:WarehousesandDistriutionCenters.uildingsusedtostoregoods,
manufacturedproducts,merchandise,rawmaterials,orpersonalelongings,suchasselfstorage.
LDD+C:Hospitalit.uildingsdedicatedtohotels,motels,inns,orotherusinesseswithin
theserviceindustrthatprovidetransitionalorshort-termlodgingwithorwithoutfood.
LDD+C:Healthcare.Hospitalsthatoperatetwent-fourhoursada,sevendasaweekand
provideinpatientmedicaltreatment,includingacuteandlong-termcare .
LDD+C:HomesandMultifamilLowrise.ingle-familhomesandmulti-familresidential
uildingsof1to3stories.Projects3to5storiesmachoosetheHomesratingsstemthat
correspondstotheNRGYTARprograminwhichtheareparticipating.
LDD+C:MultifamilMidrise..Multi-familresidentialuildingsof4ormoreoccupiale
storiesaovegrade.Theuildingmusthave50%ormoreresidentialspace.Theseuildings
maalsouseLDD+C:NewConstruction.
LDforInteriorDesignandConstruction. Interiorspacesthatareacompleteinteriorfit-out.Inaddition,

atleast60%oftheprojectsgrossfloor areamustecompletethetimeofcertification.

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LDID+C:CommercialInteriors.Interiorspacesdedicatedtofunctionsotherthanretailor
hospitalit.
LDID+C:Retail.Interiorspacesusedtoconducttheretailsaleofconsumerproductgoods.
Includesothdirectcustomerserviceareas(showroom)andpreparationorstorageareasthat
supportcustomerservice.
LDID+C:Hospitalit.Interiorspacesdedicatedtohotels,motels,inns,orotherusinesses
withintheserviceindustrthatprovidetransitionalorshort-termlodgingwithorwithoutfood.
LDforuildingOperationsandMaintenance .uildingsthatarefulloperationalandoccupiedforat

leastoneear.Theprojectmaeundergoingimprovementworkorlittletonoconstruction.Mustinclude
theentireuildingsgrossfloorareaintheproject.

LDO+M:xistinguildings.xistinguildingsthatdonotprimarilserveK-12educational,
retail,datacenters,warehousesanddistriutioncenters,orhospitalituses.
LDO+M:Retail.xistinguildingsusedtoconducttheretailsaleofconsumerproductgoods.
Includesothdirectcustomerserviceareas(showroom)andpreparationorstorageareasthat
supportcustomerservice.
LDO+M:chools.xistinguildingsmadeupofcoreandancillarlearningspacesonK-12
schoolgrounds.Maalsoeusedforhighereducationandnon-academicuildingsonschool
campuses.
LDO+M:Hospitalit.xistinguildingsdedicatedtohotels,motels,inns,orotherusinesses
withintheserviceindustrthatprovidetransitionalorshort-termlodgingwithorwithoutfood.
LDO+M:DataCenters.xistinguildingsspecificalldesignedandequippedtomeetthe
needsofhighdensitcomputingequipmentsuchasserverracks,usedfordatastorageand
processing.
LDO+M:DataCentersonladdresseswholeuildingdatacenters.
LDO+M:Warehouses&DistriutionCenters.xistinguildingsusedtostoregoods,
manufacturedproducts,merchandise,rawmaterials,orpersonalelongings(suchasselfstorage).
LDforNeighorhoodDevelopment. Newlanddevelopmentprojectsorredevelopmentprojects

containingresidentialuses,nonresidentialuses,oramix.Projectsmaeatanstageofthedevelopment
process,fromconceptualplanningthroughconstruction.Itisrecommendedthatatleast50%oftotal
uildingfloorareaenewconstructionormajorrenovation.uildingswithintheprojectandfeaturesinthe
pulicrealmareevaluated.

LDND:Plan.Projectsinconceptualplanningormasterplanningphases,orunder
construction.
LDND:uiltProject.Completeddevelopmentprojects.

Choosingetweenratingsstems
Thefollowing40/60ruleprovidesguidanceformakingadecisionwhenseveralratingsstemsappearto
eappropriateforaproject.Tousethisrule,firstassignaratingsstemtoeachsquarefootorsquare
meteroftheuilding,andthenchoosethemostappropriateratingsstemasedontheresulting
percentages.
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TheentiregrossfloorareaofaLDprojectmustecertifiedunderasingleratingsstemandissuject
toallprerequisitesandattemptedcreditsinthatratingsstem,regardlessofmix
edconstructionorspace
usagetpe.

Ifaratingsstemisappropriateforlessthan40%ofthegrossfloorareaofaLDproject
uildingorspace,thenthatratingsstemshouldnoteused.
Ifaratingsstemisappropriateformorethan60%ofthegrossfloorareaofaLDproject
uildingorspace,thenthatratingsstemshouldeused.
Ifanappropriateratingsstemfallsetween40%and60%ofthegrossfloorarea,projectteams
mustindependentlassesstheirsituationanddecidewhichratingsstemismostapplicale.

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14weeks3dasago

MarkYuschak
Instructor/Consultant,AssociationfornergA ffordailit ,Inc.

Iamreviewingmclientsproposalsforanew12stormulti-familuilding.oneitemonthe
proposalisAFundamentalCommissioning&VerificationperLDv4.Intheproposalthe
companissaingthewillusethePAMultifamilHighRiseProgramTesting&Verification
Protocol.ReviewingtheLDD&Cv4fora12storitsatofollowAHRA...canouusethe
PA'sprogramfora12storuilding?

13weeks3dasago

LisaAllen
LDpecialist,astT ennesseeChapte roftheUGC

Thankouforourquestion!No,usingthePAMultifamilHighRiseProgramTestingand
VerificationProtocolisnotacceptaletomeettherequirementsforLDv4AFundamental
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commissioningandverification.Thecommissioningprocessscopeandactivitiesmustfollow
theguidelinesestalishedinthesereferencedstandards:AHRAGuideline02005-The
CommissioningProcess,andAHRAGuideline1.12007-HVAC&RTechnicalRequirements
fortheCommissioningProcess.Page321ofthev4LDReferenceGuideforuildingDesign
andConstructioncontainsthefollowingguidance: "Completethefollowingcommissioning
(Cx)processactivitiesformechanical,electrical,pluming,andrenewaleenergsstemsand
assemlies,inaccordancewithAHRAGuideline0-2005andAHRAGuideline1.12007
forHVAC&Rstems,astherelatetoenerg,water,indoorenvironmentalqualit,and
durailit.Requirementsforexteriorenclosuresarelimitedtoinclusionintheowner sproject
requirements(OPR)andasisofdesign(OD),aswellasthereviewoftheOPR,ODand
projectdesign.NIGuideline3-2012forxteriornclosuresprovidesadditionalguidance."
TheLDCreditLirarhasfurtherinformationandguidancethatoumafindhelpful,here:
http://www.usgbc.org/node/2612328?view=language.Ihopethishelps,utpleasefeelfreeto

reachouttouswithfurtherquestionsathttp://www.usgbc.org/contactus.

24weeks1daago

YaserAbdulal
Designer,innovationDnamics

ThefirstlinkaovetakesmetotheLD2009ratingsstemselectionguide.Isthereasimilar
documentforV4?

23weeks4dasago

DawnStrength
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

ForLDv4wedonothaveasimilardocumentut,insteadwouldreferoutouseour
DiscoverLDtool(http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/)todeterminewhichratingsstemis
theestfitandthenfollowupreadingthearticleaovetomakesureou'vemadetheright
choice.Ihopethathelps.

27weeks5dasago

FAYASAKHAN
MPDesignngineer,ACngineering Consulting

Interesting.

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36weeks3dasago

LouisNilesII
ustainailit/LDpecialist,LP A,Inc.

GroupApproachseemsverlogicalonpaperutIkeephearingpeoplehavingtroulewithitonce
thearealreadtoofarin.Ihavehadwonderfulsuccessinv2.2utthecomplaintsIhearare
v2009projects.MtwoProjectsononesitefitalltherequirements.Thegroupapproach(onpaper)
wouldmakethesite,wastemanagementandmaterialscreditsmuchmorelogisticallrealisticto
document.(nodividinguptrucksatthegatedependingonwhichpieceofmaterialisgoingwhich
directionorcamefromwhichproject.canANYONsupportGROUPasthewatogo?Orcouncil
meinrunningawaandregisteringtheProjectsastwoseparateanddealingwithalltheMRc2,
MRC4&5;IQ4.1thru4.4;MRc7;issuesofdivisionandtracking.

36weeks5hoursago

PeggyBrock
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

HiLouis,I'mnotsurewhatcomplaintsouhaveheardsocan'tcommentonthem.Wetpicall
seefewissueswithgroupprojectsotherthanthefactthatuntilnow,multipleformsarenot
providedforcreditswhereindividualuildingachievementisnecessar.Thatisoneofthe
improvementsweareworkingonutdonothaveanexpecteddeadline.

1ear2week sago

PaulaHernandez
Consultantngineer,IngenieroMarioP edroHernandez

Hello,IhavethesetwouildingsthataregoingtoeUniversitfacilities,MedicineUniversit
FAcilities.Oneoftheuildingsisgoi ngtoeclassroomsandlaoratoriestoteach,andtheother
oneisgoingtohouseclassroomsandsomefewadministrativeoffices.AsIunderstandthesetwo
uildingsmaapplatoothNC+Dorchoolssstems,isitright?,Thankou

39weeks6dasago

RobertStasio
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

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Yes,whilethespecificsofourprojectarenotknown,ingeneralnewuildingsandmajor
renovationsofhighereducationandnon-academicuildingsonschoolcampusescanpursue
LDv4D+C:chools,orLDv4D+C:NewConstruction.

1ear9week sago

paolamazzonzelli
PrincipalCivilngineer-LDAPD+C,AmecFosterWheeler

Hi,IhaveaquestionsimilartoPhilippa'sone.Iamworkingonanewgrassrootmanufacturing
facilitprojectThereismorethanonenewuildingproposed,atleastthree,withdifferentuse .
Oneisawarehouse.AllofthemwilleoccupiedthesameOwner.Thearelocatedtogether
andaspartofthesameproject.Wecanconsidersome/allasasingleuildingforLDpurposes
undertheMPRguidance?orifwecansumitallunderasingleregistration?Doousuggestthe
Campusapplication??Thankou

41weeks1daago

DawnStrength
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

Giventheprogrammaticco-dependenciessuchspacetpeshaveinamanufacturingsettingit
wouldseemappropriatetosumittheseuildingsunderasingleLDcertificationaslongas
eachoftheuildingswilleseparatelmeteredandhaveasingleowner.Weusuallinterpret
programmaticco-dependenctomeanthat"spacesnotpersonnelwithintheuilding
cannotfunctionindependentlwithouttheotheruilding" .Iftheonlconnectionsarerelated
workflowsandcirculation-onlconnectors(i.e.ridges),theseshouldeconsideredseparate
uildingsforLD(pg.22oftheMPRupplementalGuidance).Allfouruildingsmae
eligiletoeconsolidatedintoasingleprojectusingtheGroupapproach,asdefinedinthe
CampusGuidancedocument(http://www.usgbc.org/resources/campusguidance).Inthegroup
approachcreditcomplianceisdocumentedforagroupofuildingsorspaceslocatedwithina
singleLDprojectoundarandunderasingleLDprojectregistration.Theentiregroup
receivesasingleLDratingandcertification.Alluildingsorspaceswithinagroupproject
certificationmustusethesamecompliancepathsforallcreditsandprerequisites
pursued.Thisapproachworksestforprojectseinguiltsimultaneousl.Thisapproach
wouldnotreducetotalLDfees,utmareducedocumentationcostsforsomecredits.As
furtherguidanceforourproject,oumawishtotakealookatLD-NCAp2andAc2
LDInterpretationsID#10291(http://www.usgbc.org/leedinterpretations?keys=10291)and
ID#10397(http://www.usgbc.org/leedinterpretations?keys=10397)thataddressissuesrelatedto
newmanufacturingfacilitiesorprojectswithhighprocessloadsandlimitedsiteconditions.
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1ear9week sago

PhilippaCameron
Architect,CH2M

Hi,weareconsideringLDforaschoolexpansionprojectandIneedsomeguidanceonwhatthe
mostsuitalesstemwoulde.Thereismorethanonenewuildingproposedandnotallare
teachingandlearningspaces,howeverthearelocatedtogetherandaspartofthesamedesign.I
amunsureifwecanconsidersome/allasasingleuildingforLDpurposesundertheMPR
guidance?orifwecansumitallunderasingleregistration?

1ear11week sago

ChristopherSchaffner
PrincipalandFounder,TheGreenngine er,Inc.

Youhaveconflictinginfoonthewes ite.OnthispageitsasthatLDforHomesMidrisegoesup
to8stories.lsewhere(Tale3.ApplingtheLDforHomesRatingstemhttp://www.usgbc.org/content/leedcertificationguidancestep2#table3
)itsasitonlgoesto6

stories.

1ear10week sago

NelcaRoco
LightingDesigner,ThornLightingLtd.

HiChristopher,Isourquestionhaseensolved?

1ear10week sago

ChristopherSchaffner
PrincipalandFounder,TheGreenngine er,Inc.

Nope

1ear10week sago

EricAnderson
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil
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HiChristopherandNelca,Mapologiesfortheconfusion.ForLDforHomes
v2008thetopendfortheMulti-FamilMidriseadaptationis6stories,whereasin
LDv4thetopendis8stories.Ishouldalsonote,asalludedtoaove,itispossile
foruildingsnear(i.e.somewhattallerthan)thoselimitstouseMultifamilMidriseif
thecontactusinadvancetoverifitisappropriate.Christopher,Iapologizefor
havingtoaskthis,utcanoupleaseexplainhowounavigatedtothislin k
(http://www.usgbc.org/content/leedcertificationguidancestep2#table3
)?Thatwill
helpusreviseitappropriatel.

1ear10week sago

ChristopherSchaffner
PrincipalandFounder,TheGreenngine er,Inc.

Isearched"midrisevsnc"inthesearchoxonUGC.org.(thewafindingon
thesiteissoterrileIdon'teverothertringtofindthingsanotherwa-sorr,
utitistrue.)It'sinthefirstpageofresults.

1ear10week sago

NelcaRoco
LightingDesigner,ThornLightingLtd.

Isee.Ilookedattheirothersiteanditsasitisupto8-stories.Perhapstheerroris
the6.

1ear13week sago

Md.ArifuzzamanAaref
Architect,NandonInterior&T rading

Realldiscussionquestionsareinformative&essentialaswellforLDprofessionals.

1ear29week sago

ShahnawazHaidar

good

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1ear30week sago

ToddOmmen
r.ProjectArchitect,ARCHIT CLLC

IamworkingonanADDITIONprojectinaethaK.Theexistinguilding isanindustrial
occupanc(108,000sf.).IamproposingtoADDontothisexistinguilding with2floorsof12,000
sfeachfloor.thisadditionwilleanadministrativeoffice .CanIuseD+CNewconstructionasm
ratingsstem?IfNO,thenwhichonecanIuse?thankou.

1ear7week sago

PeggyBrock
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

HiTodd,mostlikeloucancertifth eadditionasaseparateuilding.Youwillhavetolookat
therequirementsforattacheduildingsfoundstartingonpage14oftheupplemental
GuidancetotheMinimumProgramRequirements,rev2,ep2011.Ifthat'snotpossile,O+M
wouldetheapproachtotake.

1ear30week sago

MenatallaDessouky
Graduateustainailitngineer ,uroHappold

Canuildingsthatarenotphsicall/architecturallconnected(i. e.nogarageorelowground
circulation)earn1singleratingifthearewithinthesamecampusoundarandarearchitecturall
identical(i. e.sameuildingtpe)?Ihaveamasterplanresortwithmanhotelvillasthataretoo
similartoearnseparateratingsutarenotphsicallconnected.Theareallwithin1mastersite
and1campusoundar.Woulditeoktocertifthemallunderasingleratingas1group?

1ear7week sago

PeggyBrock
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

HiMenatalla,insomecircumstances,agroupofuildingssuchasthiscanecertifiedasa
singleuilding.LDInterpretation(LI)allowsthisforK-12schools,resortsandafewother
uildingtpes.Ifanuildingisover25,000sf,itisconsideredaseparateuildingutcane
includedinagroupcertification.

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1ear31week sago

MelissaMerryweather
Director,GreenConsultAsia

MunderstandingwasthatforLDCIseries,itisrequiredtohaveaseparateleaseholdforthe
interiorthatisthesujectofthecertification.(theprojectisunderdifferentownershipthanthe
uildingownership).Itwasdonethatwasothatownerscouldnotjustcertifpartsoftheir
uilding,pickandchoose.Isthatnolongerthecase?

1ear7week sago

PeggyBrock
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

HiMelissa,Ithinkouareaskingwhethertheapplicantmusteanentitotherthanthe
uildingowner.No,that'snotalwasnecessar.Awholeuildinginteriorrenovationcanuse
CI.Pages18-19oftheupplementalGuidancetotheMinimumProgramRequirements,rev2,
ep2011hasagoodexplanationof'interiorspace'andownershiprules.

1ear36week sago

NikolausGustenau
GloalLeadNewFacilities,Magna

HiMegan,canoutellmewhatisapplicaleforamanufacturingworkshop?Warehouse/
DistriutioncenteriscloseutamanufacturingworkshopismuchmorecomplexordoesLDdo
notdistinguish?

1ear7week sago

PeggyBrock
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

HiNikolaus,Foramanufacturingworkshop,NCisappropriateifit'snewconstructionorO+Mif
it'stheoperationofanexistinguildi ng.TheNCadaptationforawarehouseisnotappropriate.

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VikramMehta

Iwanttoinquireifa100storeResidentialHighrisecanqualifforLDCoreandhellrating
sstem.Thisuildingwillhavecommercialspacesattheottom5floorsandremaining95floors
shalleResidentialApartments.Pleasesuggest

1ear33week sago

MoniqueCaron
Greenuildingpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCouncil

HiVikram-incetheprojectwillonle5%commercialspace,presumalintendedtoefit
outthecommercialoccupant,while95%oftheuildingwouldecompletelfit-out
residentialunits,asdescried,thisprojectwouldnotfitthe40/60ruletoqualifforLD
D&CCoreandhell,andwouldlikeleaetterfitforLDD&CNewConstruction.Ifou
haveadditionalquestionsaoutourspecificproject,Iwouldencourageoutosumitour
questionsatusgc.org/contactus.

1ear38week sago

ANASSIDDIQUI

HiNora,Itiscompulsorifwanttowritetheleedforhomeexamihavetowritethegreenassociate
andD+Cuildingdesignconstruction.Alreadihaveachelorofcivilengineerdegreeandidon't
haveanleedcertifications.pleasesuggestme

1ear38week sago

HuanShen
ProjectManager,nertekustainaleD esign&Technolog

Iamconfusedthefollowingstatement: "Atleast60%oftheprojectsgrossfloorareamuste
completethetimeofcertification(e xceptforLDD+C:Coreandhell).Mustincludethe
entireuildingsgrossfloorareaintheproject."

oauildingdon'thavetoecompletedconstructionandIstillcaneLDcertified?Howaout
reccleratein"ConstructionandDemolitionWasteManagement"credit?Howaoutenergsstem
commissioningprocess?

Theotherissueisthedefinitionof"mid-rise"hone?Thefloorsshalle4-6o4-8?InLD
certificationpage,: http://www.usgbc.org/certification,midriseis"fourtosixstories".InLD
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discoverpage:http://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/certification/homesmidrise/itisfourtoeight
storiesWhichoneiscorrect?

1ear39week sago

mitchellrovinsky

Wearedoingrenovationstoasectionofanexistingstadiumthataffectsaround10%oftheseating
areaforthestadium.WhataretherequirementsforMajorRenovationstoeapplicale?

1ear34week sago

MoniqueCaron
Greenuildingpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCouncil

HiMitchell-ThankouforconsideringLDforourstadiumrenovation.Toeconsidereda
'MajorRenovation',asustantialpartofuildingwouldneedtoeundergoingconsiderale
interior,structural,and/ormechanicalrenovation.Pertheguidancenotedaove,projects
shouldapplthe40/60rulelistedaovetodeterminethe%ofgrosssquarefootageoftheir
projectthatisapplicaletoagivenratingsstem,Inthecaseofourproject,ifrenovationis
limitedto10%oftheseatingareaofthestadium,itwouldlik elnotqualifforLD
Certificationsinceitissignificantlelowtheminimumof40%grosssquarefootagetoe
appliedtoagivenratingsstem.Thatsaid,Ifthereisaroaderscopetotherenovations,I
wouldencourageoutotakealookattheLDv4MinimumProgramrequirements,ortrour
'DiscoverLD'tooltoseewhatwouldeagoodfitforourproject.Finall,ifouhave
additionalquestions,pleasefeelfreetocontactusat:usgc.org/contactusandwewoulde
happtoanswerquestionsaoutourspecificprojecthttp://www.usgbc.org/discoverleed/---http://www.usgbc.org/articles/goodknowminimumprogramrequirementsleed

1ear40week sago

RobertLaFleur

Wearerenovatinga2storin-townhouseinHarrisonurg,Vaforthepurposeofconvertingitinto
acommercialuildingwithasoundrecordingstudioinpartofthefirstfloor.whichLDrating
sstemisappropriateforthsjo?

1ear49week sago

ParhamBaghaie
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InternArchitect,AIC

It'sreallhazanddizzforme!!!Iwantthereferencesforleedgreenassociatecertificate...The
siteissodizz.everwhereifinddeferenceinformation..PleasePleasegivemethenameor
downloadlinkoftheprimarreferencesforthefirstexam.Ifratingsstemsaresoimportant,where
canifindtheresources?someofthereferencesthatthissiteintroduce,refertotheprices!!!are
thosepamentknowledgeimportantornot?forexampleseethis(http://www.usgbc.org/cert
guide/fees)orthepreviousone(http://www.usgbc.org/articles/prepareyourleedgreenassociate
exam)I'mreallecomeastounding

1ear41week sago

MeganRitchieSaffitz
DirectorofLDupport,U..GreenuildingCouncil

HerealinktotheLDv4GAexamundle:http://www.usgbc.org/resources/studybundleleed
greenassociateexampr...ThisincludesnotonltheLDGreenAssociatexamPreparation

Guide,LDv4dition,utalsotheLDCoreConceptsGuide.

2ears5week sago

JenineServiolo
ustainale trategiesConsultant&T rainer,MARTManagementConsultingLL C

Greetings.Wouldanexistingsinglefamilhome (2400squarefeet)qualiftopursueanOM
certification?

1ear41week sago

MeganRitchieSaffitz
DirectorofLDupport,U..GreenuildingCouncil

HiJenine-Wecurrentldon'thaveguidelinesoraratingsstemforexistinghomes,justLD
forHomes(fornewconstruction)andReGreen(forremodels:http://www.regreenprogram.org).
(OMisn'tapplicaleforsinglefamilhomes.)Hopethathelps-MR

2ears7week sago

RafaelNegoro

HowcanIdownloadthisarticle?
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2ears6week sago

NoraKnox
DigitalMark etingManager,U..GreenuildingCouncil

HiRafael,inourrowserwindowgotoFile>avePageAstosavethisarticle.

2ears7week sago

JiangningLin
Coststimator ,eijingZhongpengchengCostConsultingCompan

Isthereaisolatedratingsstemforhomes?OrjustincludedintheD+C,HomesandMultifamil
lowrisesstem?

2ears6week sago

EricAnderson
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

Actuall,inLDv4,LDforHomeshaseenintegratedundertheLDD+Cratingsstem
umrellaintheformoftwoseparate'adaptations':LD-D+CHomes&MultifamilLowrise
andLDD+CMultifamilMidrise.Thatsaid,itdoesstillhaveitsownseparatereference
guide(http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leedreferenceguidehomesdesignandcon...
),and
certificationprocess,whichoucanreviewinoutlineclickingontheorange"Homes"
uttononthetoprightoftheCertificationpageofourwesite
(http://www.usgbc.org/certification).

1ear44week sago

SoYoungLee
Director,HnCConstructionInstituteCo .,Ltd.

Thankouforourexplanation..utImstillconfused.Doesthatmean,in LDv4,LD
APwithD+Cspecialtcanperformthecertificationprocessforhomes?Itsoundstome
thatgreenhomeswouldepossiletogetcertifiedeitherLDD+CorLD
Homes.Ifso,whatisthemaindifferencesetweenthetwo?

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1ear43week sago

EricAnderson
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

TheLDv4D+C"Homes&MultifamilLowrise"and"MultifamilMidrise"rating
sstemadaptationsareactuallcoveredaseparateLDcredentialspecialt,
LDAPHomes,asexplainedinmoredetailhere:
http://www.usgbc.org/credentials#ap.Althoughsimilar,thecommercialand

residentialflavorsoftheD+Cratingsstemdifferinseveralimportantrespects,not
justintermsoftherequirementsforspecificcredits,utalsointermsofthe
certificationprocessitself.

8weeks1daago

JohnAlbrecht
Architect,Owner ,ChicagoGreenLL C

ric,thanksfortheexplanationutIstillhaveaquestion.Ifthereare5LDAP
specialtexamsand5APcredentials,5LDcertificationfeetales,5LDv4
masterchecklists,5v4ReferenceGuides,and5LDprojecttpesat
http://www.usgbc.org/leed,whnotmaintainthese5distinctionsacrossallLD

v4resourcesandlaelitLDv4forHomes:...?Thev4D&CReferenceGuide,
checklist,orratingsstemdon'tprovideguidanceforaLDv4forHomes
projectsowhconfusereferencingD&C?Thev4HomesandD&Crating
sstemsareseparateanddistinct,andthe21ratingsstemsand5familiesare
complicatedenoughforstudentstocomprehendwithoutinconsistenciesacross
LDresources.Theremaegoodreasons,utwhnoteconsistentacross
LDresourcesanddiscussintermsofeither4or5families?Grasping
credentialsvs.certificationiscomplicatedenoughtoGreenAssociate
candidateswithoutexplainingmultiplescenariooverlasutletiesandcriteria.
Thanksforanclarification,andmaewecantalkfurtheratGreenuild,John

8weeks1daago

EricAnderson
LDpecialist,U ..GreenuildingCou ncil

Youmakevervalidpoints.Therewasatensionetweenwantingtoreduce
thetotalnumerofLDratingsstems,andthedesiretoprovideample
adaptationsforvarious,specificprojecttpes,whichperhapswasnotfullresolvedinthecaseofHomesinLDv4.Unfortunatel,Iwon'te
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attendingGreenuildthisear,utIencourageoutodiscussthisissuewith
anoftheUGCstaffthatwilleon-hand.

8weeks1daago

JohnAlbrecht
Architect,Owner ,ChicagoGreenLL C

ric,thanks,IwilllookupotherstaffatGreenuildtopursuethisfurther.I
forgottomention--the"GuidetoLDCertification:Commercial"
includesD&CutexcludesHomes.Italsospecificalldirectsusers
elsewhere--tothe"GuidetoLDCertification:Homes".Consistenchas
alwaseenaLDstrengthanduserexpectation.andtomeJohn

2ears6week sago

JiangningLin
Coststimator ,eijingZhongpengchengCostConsultingCompan

Thanks,ric.Thisanswerhelpsalot.

2ears7week sago

MarkYanowitz
VerdecoDesignsLLC

ThereisaseparateLDforHomesratingsstem-lookitup!

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