NEW CONSTRUCTION

AND MAJOR RENOVATONS
ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE U.S.

LEED 2009 FOR

October 2011

This is a draft document and can be used only in the interim until LEED Online functionality for the ACPs is launched in the first quarter of 2012.

S.2 Credit 7.3 Credit 5 Credit 6.1 Credit 7.2 Minimum Indoor Air Quality performance Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring Increased Ventilation Construction IAQ Management plan—During Construction Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems Indoor Chemical and pollutant Source Control Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort Thermal Comfort—Design Thermal Comfort—Verification 13 13 17 18 21 24 25 27 29 31 33 LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.1 Credit 4.Introduction Registration and LEED Online ACp Conversion Tool Other Resources iii iii iv iv Sustainable Sites (SS) Credit 1 Credit 3 Credit 4.1 Credit 4. i .4 Credit 6.1 Credit 8 Site Selection Brownfield Redevelopment Alternative Transportation—public Transportation Access Alternative Transportation—parking Capacity Stormwater Quantity Control Light pollution Reduction 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 Water Efficiency (WE) Credit 1 Water Efficient Landscaping 9 9 Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 5 Regional Materials 11 11 Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) prerequisite 1 prerequisite 2 Credit 1 Credit 2 Credit 3.

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this guide provides the following: ƒ Submittal Guidance: How the project team documents the ACP. using Imperial units. The conversion tool is described in detail below. ƒ Supplementary Submittal Guidance: Additional resources are outlined. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed a series of Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for projects outside of the U..S.S. or with an ACP Excel Form to be uploaded to LEED Online. The ACP Documentation Guidance for Projects outside the U. LEED Online is used to: ƒ Submit documentation to USGBC for review ƒ Document compliance with LEED Credit Requirements (including Alternative Compliance Paths) ƒ Coordinate resources among project team members ƒ Manage public facing project details ƒ Submit technical inquires regarding LEED credits ƒ Track progress toward LEED certification Please note that LEED Online is written in English and that all metrics used within LEED online are Imperial (IP) units. Registration and LEED Online LEED Online is the primary resource with which project teams manage the LEED certification process. there is a Conversion Tool that the project team may use to assist in these calculations. is a working document that is designed to aid teams in documenting the use of the ACPs. Please note that the ACPs are optional for projects outside of the U. ƒ Demonstrated Performance Equivalency: Guidance on how to demonstrate performance equivalency with the LEED referenced standard if a local code or standard is used. such as websites for standards referenced in the ACP. either in the Credit Form located in LEED Online. Project teams that typically work in Metric (SI) units should use the ACP Conversion Tool to convert measurements to Imperial units.S.S. ƒ Conversions/Calculations: If Metric to Imperial (IP) conversions are required. Project teams may choose which credits they wish to pursue with an ACP. For each credit that has an Alternative Compliance Path. the U. and not all credits have an ACP. and fully retain the integrity of LEED. All projects are required to submit documentation in English. This is a draft document and it will be refined and updated until the ACPs are integrated in the LEED Online Platform by the first quarter of 2012.S. The following document contains guidance for project teams seeking to certify projects outside of the U. Once a project is registered.In an effort to make achieving LEED certification more accessible to projects worldwide. iii . LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.S. These ACPs have been developed with guidance from international green building experts and volunteers.

ƒ Project team completes a special table or tool that has been developed for the ACP. If the project has information in SI.S. Basic conversions from SI to IP and from IP to SI are also located here. using guidance located in the corresponding credit section of this document. The LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Operations and Maintenance covers the LEED for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance Rating System.Contains all the conversions needed to complete the tables for water use reduction in the WE Credit 3 LEED Credit Form. or more stringent than. The ACP Conversion Tool contains the following sections: ƒ Cover Sheet. Each ACP uses one of these three strategies: ƒ Project team completes only the base LEED Credit Form located in LEED Online.S. ƒ Project team completes the ACP Form created for a specific ACP. LEED for Core and Shell. the standard referenced in LEED. ƒ Project Information Form 2. For each prerequisite and credit the LEED Reference Guides provide information on the following: ƒ Benefits and Issues to Consider ƒ Related Credits ƒ Summary of Referenced Standards ƒ Implementation Guidance ƒ Timeline and Team ƒ Calculation Guidance LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.Contains all the conversions from SI to IP needed to complete this required LEED Online form. iv . ACP Conversion Tool As mentioned above.Contains all the conversions from SI to IP needed to complete this required LEED Online form. is the ACP Conversion Tool. The ACP Conversion Tool has been developed to allow for easier conversions from Metric (SI) to Imperial (IP) as required to complete Project Information and Credit Forms in LEED Online. USGBC recommends that project teams submit any local equivalent standards in the design submission or during pre-certification. Several ACPs allow for the use of a local standard or code that is equivalent to. This form is used in conjunction with the base LEED Credit Form and uploaded to LEED Online along with any other required documentation. USGBC will use the data provided by project teams about local codes and standards in order to pre-approve these standards for use in future projects outside the U.S. and LEED for Schools New Construction and Major Renovations Rating Systems. Project teams seeking this option are required to document that the standard referenced meets the equivalency requirements. ƒ WE Credit 3. another resource for projects outside the U. This table or tool is used in conjunction with the base LEED Credit form and uploaded to LEED Online.Contains applicable LEED credits and conversion types. ƒ Project Information Form 3.Three documentation strategies were developed for the Alternative Compliance Paths. these can be used to in order to complete the LEED Online Credit Forms in IP. Other Resources The main resource for any LEED project is the LEED Reference Guide. The LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction covers the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations.

v .ƒ Documentation Guidance ƒ Examples ƒ Exemplary Performance ƒ Regional Variations ƒ Resources ƒ Definitions Although there is no information about the Alternative Compliance Paths for Projects Outside the U. they contain important information about the intent of all credits and prerequisites. as well as specific implementation advice that may still apply to projects pursuing ACPs.S. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.S. in the LEED Reference Guides.

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supporting documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the 7 credit criteria are met.S. upload the ACP Form and all requested maps. Complete the address fields at the top of the Credit Form with the project information. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. provincial. To support the ACP credit declarations. state. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.SS Credit 1: Site Selection 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency In order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to local code or standard. recreation or industrial use Conversion / Calculations If the ACP option is used for this credit. Under “Additional Details”. territorial or regional authority standard used to identify threatened or endangered species d) Definition and methodology used to classify wetlands as being of high ecological value e) Methodology used to determine whether a water body supports aquatic life. In the associated narrative box. 2. 4. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert square meters to square feet.S. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. For “Upload SSc1-ACP” in the Credit Form. letters. 3. and/or documentation of the alternative local standard used to demonstrate equivalence. please see the below list for additional guidance. please ensure the local code or standard has been adequately identified and the following topics are addressed: a) Definition and methodology of high-value farmland used in determining equivalency b) Definition and methodology used to evaluate the hydrogeologic risk of the project site c) The national. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Form located in Credit Resources. once the above is complete. This documentation may include items such as a scaled map. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. letter from a representative of the relevant overseeing agency.S. Complete the ACP Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance. and complete the following steps: 1. 1 . and/or any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. (ACP) ACP If the ACP has been chosen for this credit. including the latitude and longitude of the geographic center of the project.

gov/technical/handbook/detailedtoc.fao.S. 2 .Websites Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. maps. definition of Prime Farmland Soils.. etc. including data.S.org/countryprofiles/default. related to agricultural resources within various countries of the world. National Soil Survey Handbook Part 622 http://soils.usda.html#622 This website provides the U. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. US Dept of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS).asp?lang=en This website provides information. Country Profiles Page http://www. This definition could be used as a foundation for demonstrating equivalency.

5.S. For “Upload SSc3-ACP”.SS Credit 3: Brownfield Redevelopment 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. 4. Within the narrative box. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. 3 . Complete narrative section of the Credit Form and upload documents as requested for “Upload SSc3-1” and “Upload SSc3-2”. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit. upload any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. provide the name of the contamination risk protocol used to document contamination and the name of the regulatory body responsible for the protocol. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. 3. and complete the following steps: 1. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. 2. use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. Select “Option 1” under “ALL OPTIONS” of the Credit Form. In the associated narrative box. Under “Additional Details”. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U.S.S.

2. with scale.S. The project team will need the following information to complete the form: ƒ The type(s) of transit (rideshare) ƒ Number of passengers the rideshare can accommodate ƒ Confirmation that the transit operates on a continual regular basis ƒ The name of the local transit authority authorizing the rideshare ƒ The distance from the rideshare stop to the main project entrance 3. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert meters to feet. For either option. select the check box for exemplary performance and then check the box for “Option 2 Double Transit Ridership”. and any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. Complete “Table SSc4. 4.1-ACP” in the Credit Form. Under “Additional Details”. select other and specify the type of transit identified in the ACP Credit Form. or the “Distance to Bus Stop” column use the ACP Conversion Tool to convert meters to miles.1-4 Exemplary Performance Bus Service” with information based on the rideshare options identified in the ACP Form. and complete the following steps: 1. showing the walking path from the project main entrance to the ride share stop(s). please complete the Credit Form located in LEED Online as follows: 1. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Credit Form located in Credit Resources. For the “Service Type Column”. Exemplary Performance Project teams may earn an Innovation in Design credit for exemplary performance by complying with the requirements of the 2 options described in the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction. 3. upload the ACP Credit Form and the required site plan.SS Credit 4. The options are Option 1 Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan and Option 2 Double Transit Ridership.S. Under “Additional Details”. use the Credit Form located in LEED Online to document compliance.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access 6 Points Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. 2. once the above is complete.S. For “Upload SSc4. Complete the ACP Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance. If Option 2 Double Transit Ridership is selected and is based on the Alternative Compliance Path rideshare option. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. Conversion / Calculations If Credit Options 1 or 2 or the ACP Option 1 is used for this credit. In the associated narrative box. 4 .

project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert square meters to square feet. Under “Additional Details”. and complete the following steps: 1. Projects that are awarded exemplary performance for SS Credit 4. Conversion / Calculations If the ACP is used for this credit. 3.1. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit.S. and any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. Alternative Transportation. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Form located in Credit Resources. 5 . a site plan.S.SS Credit 4. a letter or copy of the development control rules that states that there are no minimum parking requirements. For “Upload SSc4. upload the ACP Form.4-ACP” in the Credit Form. Only 1 exemplary performance credit is available for implementing a comprehensive transportation management plan under SSc4. Option 2 are not eligible for exemplary performance under this credit.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity 2 Points Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. In the associated narrative box. 2.S. Complete the ACP Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance. Exemplary Performance Projects may earn an Innovation in Design credit point for exemplary performance by instituting a comprehensive transportation management plan that demonstrates a quantifiable reduction in personal automobile use. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. Alternative Transportation . LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. Please complete the exemplary performance portion of the Credit Form located in LEED Online to document compliance. once the above is complete.Public Transportation Access.

once the above is complete. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Form located in Credit Resources. Low Impact Development Center http://www.epa. please see the below list for additional guidance.pdf This document provides detailed methodology for calculation the 95th percentile rainfall event (see page 22). project teams may apply for exemplary performance by documenting a comprehensive approach to capture and treat stormwater runoff and demonstrating performance above and beyond the credit requirements.S. 6 .1-1” in the ACP Form is detailed on page 24 of the “United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act”. Under “Additional Details”. the additional required documents noted in the ACP Form.S.S. Only 1 exemplary performance credit may be achieved for SS Credit 6. and complete the following steps: 1. 4. 2. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. Stormwater Design – Quantity Control. and SS Credit 6. 3.1: Stormwater Quantity Control 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. Complete the ACP Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance.2. However.gov/greeningepa/documents/epa_swm_guidance. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. upload the ACP Form.SS Credit 6. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit. Stormwater Design – Quality Control. and any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option.org/ The Low Impact Development Center was established in 1998 to develop and provide information to individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting the environment and our water resources through proper site design techniques that replicate pre-existing hydrologic site conditions. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U.1. The methodology for creating the graph requested in “Upload SSc6. Websites Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act http://www. Exemplary Performance No standardized exemplary performance option has been established for this credit.lowimpactdevelopment. In the associated narrative box. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. For “Upload SSc6-ACP” in the Credit Form.

5. 3. In the associated narrative box.S.SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. 4. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. 7 . (ACP) ACP If the ACP Option has been chosen for this credit. upload any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. Conversion / Calculations If the ACP option is used for this credit. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U.S. Under “Exterior Lighting”. For “Upload SSc8-ACP”.S. please use the allowable lighting power densities outlined in the Alternative Compliance Path option to complete the “ASHRAE Allowable LPD” column in “Table SSc8-1” and “Table SSc8-2”. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert meters to feet. Under “Additional Details”. For “Upload SSc8-6”. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance.5 meters instead of 10 feet and 15 feet respectively. and complete the following steps: 1. 2. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. as listed on the Credit Form. the project team can use point-by-point foot candles at 3 meters and 4.

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S.org/WAtlas/Default. 5.WE Credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping 2-4 Points Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. please provide detail on how the month with the highest evapotranspiration rate was determined. Under “Additional Details”. Under “All Options”. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. citing any references relating to this. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. Conversion / Calculations If ACP Option 1 is used for this credit project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert meters to feet and liters to gallons.cgiar. Under “Irrigation Water Consumption Reduction”. 6.iwmi. enter the reference evapotranspiration rate (ETo). please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. Websites International Water Management Institute http://www. select declaration stating “The landscaping and irrigation systems have been designed to reduce irrigation water consumption from a calculated baseline case. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. upload the reference document or other supporting documentation that was used to determine the month with the highest evapotranspiration rate. select the declaration stating “The landscaping installed does not require permanent irrigation systems. Path 2 is used. 2. for ACP Option 1 or Option 2 Path 1. The ETo figure entered must be the month with the highest evapotranspiration rate. Under “All Options”. 9 .” 3. Within the narrative box. In the associated narrative box. 4. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section.S.S.aspx This website provides monthly evapotranspiration data worldwide. if ACP Option 2. 7. please see the below list for additional guidance. and complete the following steps: 1. For “Upload WEc1-ACP”. Temporary irrigation systems used for plant establishment will be removed within one year of installation” and provide the requested narrative. (ACP) ACP If ACP Option 1 or Option 2 has been chosen for this credit.

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upload the completed ACP Regional Materials Calculator. by cost). The ACP Regional Materials Calculator will be used to determine the values for regional distances (see step 3) and to determine if the product is compliant with the regional criteria.MR Credit 5: Regional Materials 1-2 Points Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. upload the required documentation from product manufacturers or suppliers verifying product compliance with the specified sustainability criteria (minimum 20%. and manufactured materials of 30% or more. Complete all columns with applicable material data for local and regional materials in the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. Exemplary Performance Project teams may earn an Innovation in Design credit for exemplary performance by achieving a total value of regionally harvested. For “Upload MRc5-1” in the Credit Form. (ACP) If ACP Option 2 has been chosen for this credit. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. Under “Additional Details”. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Regional Materials Calculator located in Credit Resources. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. In the associated narrative box.S. 4.S. Conversion / Calculations If ACP Option 1 is used for this credit project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert kilometers to miles. For “Upload MRc5-ACP” in the Credit Form. 5. Complete the ACP Regional Materials Calculator with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance. 3. 2. extracted. and complete the following steps: ACP 1.S. 11 .

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2. Ventilation for nonresidential buildings. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. if deemed appropriate to document the calculations to the standards above.S. 4. Under “Mechanical Ventilation”. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. 3. identity all scenarios applicable to the project. and complete the following steps: 1. upload. noted below. thermal environment. or provide an alternative table or calculations. alternative tables or calculations. identity all scenarios applicable to the project. upload the ventilation rate calculations for all applicable spaces including the design outdoor ventilation rate based on the requirements of Annex B of Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 15251. In the associated narrative box. 6.1. as needed. which is more stringent than the ASHRAE Standard 62. Under “Additional Details”. upload the approval letter or document validating approval of the system. For “Upload IEQp1-1”.1 and 5. If an alternative table or calculations is more appropriate. check the box with the declaration of “Mechanical ventilation systems are designed using local code. and the requirements of CEN Standard EN 13779. Under “Natural Ventilation”. upload the graphic and numeric summary of the airflow analysis. 2.S. 5. If approved by a local authority. check the box with the declaration of “Mechanical ventilation systems are designed using local code. Under “All Options”. 7.1-2007 Ventilation Rate Procedure”. check the box with the declaration of “The space is an engineered natural ventilation system approved by the authority having jurisdiction. and for “Upload L-14”. as needed. and complete the following steps: 1. project teams may elect to use the corresponding table Table L-17.1. upload this information under “Upload IEQp1-ACP”. For “Upload IEQp1-ACP”. which is more stringent than the ASHRAE Standard 62. Performance requirements for ventilation and room conditioning systems. 3. Under “Mechanical Ventilation”. Table IEQp1-4. Project teams may also elect to use the corresponding table. Under “All Options”.1-2007 sections 5. or any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. lighting and acoustics.IEQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance Required Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. ACp Option 2 If ACP Option 2 (using the local standard) has been chosen for this credit.S. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. The project takes an exception to the prescriptive requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62. (ACP) ACP ACp Option 1 If ACP Option 1 (using the CEN standards) has been chosen for this credit. 13 . if deemed appropriate to document the calculations to the standards above or another local standard.2” and for “Upload IEQp1-2”.1-2007 Ventilation Rate Procedure”.

upload this information under “Upload IEQp1-ACP”. As needed. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. If an alternative table or calculations is more appropriate.1. demonstrate equivalency to the ASHRAE Standard 62. If approved by a local authority. upload the local standard requirements. In the associated narrative box.1-2007 Ventilation Rate Procedure. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency For Option 2 using a local standard. The project takes an exception to the prescriptive requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62. and ventilation rate calculations including the design outdoor ventilation rate. Under “Natural Ventilation”. if deemed appropriate to document the calculations to the standard above. Table IEQp 1-4. Paragraph 5.1. check the Alternative Compliance Path box.1-2007. project teams may elect to use the corresponding table. Table L-17. upload the approval letter or document validating approval of the system.12007.S. and for “Upload L-14”.2” and for “Upload IEQp1-2”.4. 5.1-2007.1 (with errata but not addenda).1-2007 sections 5. addressing considerations such as: − Natural ventilation − Ventilation air distribution − Exhaust duct location − Ventilation system controls − Airstream surfaces − Outdoor air intakes − Local capture of contaminants − Combustion air − Particulate matter removal LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. noted below. please ensure the local standard has been adequately identified and the following topics are addressed in the local standard: ƒ Outdoor Air Quality addressing: − Regional air quality − Local air quality − Approach to documentation ƒ Systems and Equipment. For “Upload IEQp1-ACP” upload a narrative identifying the local standard and a summary description of how the local standard is equivalent to the ASHRAE Standard 62. Project teams may also elect to use the corresponding table. 14 .1-2007. if deemed appropriate to document the calculations to the local standard. or any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. Paragraph 5. upload alternative tables or calculations. 7. Sections 4 through 7 (with errata but not addenda) for each applicable section.S. Under “Additional Details”.1 and 5. check the box with the declaration of “The space is an engineered natural ventilation system approved by the authority having jurisdiction. 6. and for naturally ventilated spaces. For “Upload IEQp1-1”. upload the graphic and numeric summary of the airflow analysis. comparison of the local standard to the ASHRAE Standard 62. as needed. Sections 4 through 7 (with errata but not addenda) and ASHRAE Standard 62. in order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to the requirements in the ASHRAE Standard 62. or provide an alternative table or calculations.1 (with errata but not addenda).

the local standard must also address the requirements for: ƒ Zone calculations. addressing: − Application − Documentation.2 of ASHRAE Standard 62.S. addressing: − Outdoor air treatment − Zone calculations − Single-zone systems − 100% outdoor air systems − Multiple-zone recirculation systems − Design for varying operating conditions − Dynamic resetExhaust ventilation − Ventilation in smoking areas − Contaminant sources and concentration − Perceived Indoor Air Quality − Design approaches − Documentation − Design documentation procedures. zone air distribution effectiveness. system ventilation efficiency. occupant diversity. cleaning.− Dehumidification systems − Drain pans − Finned-tube coils and heat exchangers − Humidifiers and water-spray systems − Access for inspection. 15 . LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. ƒ Ventilation rate and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Procedures. ƒ 100% outdoor air Systems ƒ Multiple-zone recirculation systems. ƒ Construction and System Start-Up. uncorrected outdoor air intake.1-2007. and maintenance − Building envelope and interior surfaces − Buildings with attached parking garages − Air classification and recirculation − Requirements for buildings containing Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) areas and ETS-free areas. ƒ Single-zone systems. to demonstrate equivalency with the ventilation rate procedure (VRP) methodology found in Section 6. including breathing zone outdoor airflow. including primary outdoor air fraction. Additionally. and outdoor air intake. and zone outdoor airflow.

Section 4.cfm?go=publications. Ventilation for non residential buildings .S. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. (CEN. Europäisches Komitee für Normung) Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN15251 Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality. please see the below list for additional guidance. “Natural Ventilation Performance.eu/cen/NTS/Buying/Pages/default. Technical Manual 2008 Edition. by providing members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship. Websites Comité Européen de Normalisation.” of the CASBEE for New Construction.2. art and practice of building services engineering. addresses natural ventilation issues in buildings. 16 . “Natural Ventilation Performance” http://www.eu To order: http://www. Through its services.cen. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. lighting and acoustics Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 13779.2. it provides a platform for the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents.ibec.2. Technical Manual 2008 Edition.aspx CEN.view&item=297 CIBSE supports the science. thermal environment.htm The CASBEE system aids the environmental performance assessment of buildings in Japan.org/index. Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE) for New Construction.jp/CASBEE/english/download. the European Committee for Standardization.Performance requirements for ventilation and room conditioning systems http://www. Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Applications Manual AM10: 2005 “Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings” http://www. Section 4.2. AM10 offers guidance to designers and users of naturally ventilated buildings.cen. the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation. is an international non-profit organization set up under Belgian law.or. Europäisches Komitee für Normung).Exemplary Performance This prerequisite is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section.cibse.

Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. 3. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U.S. For “Upload IEQp2-ACP”. Avoid testing during strong winds and large indoor-outdoor temperature differentials.IEQ Prerequisite 2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control Required Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. check the Alternative Compliance Path box.S. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency In order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to the ANSI/ASTM-E779-03. ƒ The test should be conducted with small temperature differentials and low-wind pressure conditions. and complete the following steps: 1. ƒ The test method should produce a measure of the building envelope’s air tightness. Under “Additional Details”. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. 17 . (ACP) ACP If ACPoption for Case 2 has been chosen for this credit. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. In the associated narrative box. upload a narrative identifying the local standard and a summary description of how the local standard is equivalent to the ANSI/ASTM-E779-03. 2. many multi-zone buildings can be treated as single-zone buildings by opening interior doors or by inducing equal pressures in adjacent zones. Exemplary Performance This prerequisite is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section.S. please ensure the local standard has been adequately identified and the following topics are addressed in the local standard: ƒ The test method must specify a standardized technique for measuring air leakage rates through the building envelope under controlled pressurization and depressurization. Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate By Fan Pressurization. not under normal conditions of weather and building operation. ƒ If the test method is intended to measure the air tightness of building envelopes of single zone buildings. Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate By Fan Pressurization.

2. 5. upload the controls drawing sample.S. and a narrative describing the device capability. ACp Case 1. Under “All Options”. 4.S. 5. complete the corresponding table. Under “Densely Occupied Spaces”. upload the controls drawing sample. Under “Mechanical Ventilation”. 18 . please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. and upload floor plans in support of credit compliance. Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality. Under “Mechanical Ventilation”.IEQ Credit 1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. the declaration and for “Upload IEQc11”. Under “Non-densely Occupied Spaces”. identity all scenarios applicable to the project. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. identify all space types applicable to the project. Option 2 If ACP Case 1 Mechanically Ventilated Spaces.S. and complete the following steps: 1. the declaration and as needed. see the following section for guidance on documenting this. In the associated narrative box. upload floor plans in support of credit compliance. If there are naturally ventilated spaces. Option 1 If ACP Case 1 Mechanically Ventilated Spaces. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. Ventilation for nonresidential buildings. In the associated narrative box. Option 2 (using the local standard) has been chosen for this credit. and complete each relevant section for each space type selected. 6. lighting and acoustics. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. identity all scenarios applicable to the project. complete the corresponding table. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. Under “All Options”. identify all space types applicable to the project. Performance requirements for ventilation and room conditioning systems. 3. (ACP) ACP ACp Case 1. thermal environment. complete the corresponding table. Under “Additional Details”. If there are naturally ventilated spaces. see the following section for guidance on documenting this. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. and a narrative describing the device capability. 2. and the requirements of CEN Standard EN 13779.S. complete the corresponding table. 6. 4. as defined by the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 15251 (CEN). Under “Densely Occupied Spaces”. the declaration and as needed. as defined by the local standard. 3. the declaration and for “Upload IEQc1-1”. Option 1 (using the CEN standards) has been chosen for this credit. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. Under “Non-densely Occupied Spaces”. and complete the following steps: 1. Under “Additional Details”. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. check the Alternative Compliance Path box.

Performance requirements for ventilation and room conditioning systems http://www. Europäisches Komitee für Normung).view&item=297 CIBSE supports the science. lighting and acoustics Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 13779. Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Applications Manual AM10: 2005 “Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings” http://www.eu To order: http://www. to help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. upload a narrative identifying the local standard and a summary description of how the local standard is equivalent to the ASHRAE Standard 62. by providing members and the public LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. 19 .cibse. ACp Case 2 If ACP Case 2 Naturally Ventilated Spaces has been chosen for this credit. please see the below list for additional guidance. the European Committee for Standardization.cen.cen. Europäisches Komitee für Normung) Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN15251 Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality. For “Upload IEQc1-ACP”. Websites Comité Européen de Normalisation. check the Alternative Compliance Path box.S. thermal environment.1-2007 (with errata but not addenda) for the local standard. the declaration and as needed. Through its services. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. it provides a platform for the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. (CEN. 2.aspx CEN. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency See IEQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance for guidance on demonstrating performance that is equivalent to the requirements in the ASHRAE Standard 62. and complete the following steps: 1.7. is an international non-profit organization set up under Belgian law. the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation. Under “Natural Ventilation”.eu/cen/NTS/Buying/Pages/default. art and practice of building services engineering. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. 3.cfm?go=publications. upload floor plans in “Upload L-1” in support of credit compliance.1-2007 (with errata but not addenda) for defining direct outdoor airflow measurement devices. Ventilation for non residential buildings .org/index.S. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. Under “Additional Details”. complete the corresponding table. In the associated narrative box.

S.jp/CASBEE/english/download. Technical Manual 2008 Edition.2. Section 4. 20 .2.” of the CASBEE for New Construction.htm The CASBEE system aids the environmental performance assessment of buildings in Japan.2.or. “Natural Ventilation Performance” http://www.ibec. Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE) for New Construction. AM10 offers guidance to designers and users of naturally ventilated buildings. Section 4. “Natural Ventilation Performance.2. addresses natural ventilation issues in buildings. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. Technical Manual 2008 Edition.with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship.

In the associated narrative box.S. ACp Case 1. If using Path 1. Under “Additional Details”. or both as applicable. Sections 4 through 7 (with errata but not addenda) for each applicable section to help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online.S. (ACP) ACP The documentation of this credit is linked to the documentation of IEQ Prerequisite 1 Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance. Under “Additional Details”. 2.S. 3.IEQ Credit 2: Increased Ventilation 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. Option 1 If ACP Case 1 Mechanically Ventilated Spaces. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. 2. 2. and is comparable to the requirements of CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005.S. Natural Ventilation in Non-domestic Buildings. Option 1 If ACP Case 2 Naturally Ventilated Spaces. Option 2 (using local standard) has been chosen for this credit. upload a narrative identifying the local standard and a summary description of how the local standard is equivalent to the ASHRAE Standard 62. and the completion of that corresponding Credit Form is necessary prior to completing this credit. ACp Case 1. and complete the following steps: 1. and complete the following steps: 1. For “Upload IEQc2-ACP”. ACp Case 2. no additional documentation is required. no additional documentation is required. Option 1 Recommendations from a CIBSE manual (using local standard) has been chosen for this credit. 3. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. Natural Ventilation in Nondomestic Buildings or Path 2 CIBSE Applications Manual 13: 2000. 21 . Select Path 1 CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005. Mixed Mode Ventilation. If ventilation rate calculations were already submitted for IEQ Prerequisite 1 demonstrating compliance with this credit. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. Option 1 (using the CEN standards) has been chosen for this credit. The ventilation rate calculations submitted for IEQ Prerequisite 1 must demonstrate a 30% increase above the minimum rates at the breathing zone in order for this credit to be applicable. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. If ventilation rate calculations were already submitted for IEQ Prerequisite 1 demonstrating compliance. upload diagrams and calculations to demonstrate that the design of the natural ventilation systems meets the recommendations set forth in the local standards.1-2007. In the associated narrative box. and complete the following steps: 1. if not already submitted for IEQ Prerequisite 1. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. Option 2 If ACP Case 1 Mechanically Ventilated Spaces. for “Upload IEQc2-2”.

calculations or analysis is more appropriate. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. upload alternative tables or calculations. please ensure the local standard has been adequately identified and the following topics are addressed: ƒ Envelope flow models. As needed. and the analysis provided for IEQ Prerequisite 1 sufficiently demonstrates compliance to this credit. For “Upload IEQc2-ACP”. upload documentation to demonstrate that the design of the natural ventilation systems meets the recommendations set forth in the local standard. 2. or if an alternative table. and complete the following steps: 1. 4. Under “Additional Details”. or any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. unsteady envelope flow models. In the associated narrative box. If the system was approved by a local authority. Option 2 Minimum ventilation rates from ASHRAE Standard 62. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. whole-field calculations. upload alternative tables or calculations. Natural Ventilation in Non-domestic Buildings and Applications Manual 13: 2000. For Case 2 using a local standard. Sections 4 through 7 (with errata but not addenda) for the local standard. ƒ Computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Mixed Mode Ventilation. upload a narrative identifying the local standard and a summary description of how the local standard is equivalent to the respective CISBE manuals. including guidance on calculating velocity and temperature fields in rooms and single-cell buildings or multi-cell buildings. 5. Under “Additional Details”.S. no additional documentation is required. complete the corresponding table. As needed. Chapter 6 (with errata but without addenda). Table L-17. and non-dimensional graphs. Option 2 If ACP Case 2 Naturally Ventilated Spaces. For “Upload IEQc2-ACP”. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. If using Path 2. noted below.1-2007. and is comparable to the requirements of the CIBSE Applications Manual 13: 2000.4. including guidance on single-cell envelope flow models. 22 . In the associated narrative box. and flow through components.1-2007 (using local standard) has been chosen for this credit. for “Upload IEQc2-3”. 3. Applications Manual 10: 2005. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. or any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. upload this information under “Upload IEQc2ACP”.1-2007. Mixed Mode Ventilation. ACp Case 2.S. surface wind pressure distributions on buildings. in order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to the requirements in the CISBE Manuals. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency See IEQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance for guidance on demonstrating performance that is equivalent to the requirements in the ASHRAE Standard 62. If the documentation does not adequately address this credit’s requirements. upload a narrative identifying the local standard and a summary description of how the local standard is equivalent to the ASHRAE 62.S. 6. multi-cell envelope flow models.

it provides a platform for the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents. Europäisches Komitee für Normung). 23 . Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Applications Manual AM10: 2005 “Natural ventilation in non-domestic buildings” http://www. Technical Manual 2008 Edition. “Natural Ventilation Performance.eu/cen/NTS/Buying/Pages/default. the European Committee for Standardization.cen.cibse.Performance requirements for ventilation and room conditioning systems http://www.or.view&item=297 CIBSE supports the science.ibec.jp/CASBEE/english/download. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. please see the below list for additional guidance.2. “Natural Ventilation Performance” http://www. lighting and acoustics Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 13779. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation. Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE) for New Construction. thermal environment.2. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. art and practice of building services engineering. AM10 offers guidance to designers and users of naturally ventilated buildings. is an international non-profit organization set up under Belgian law.S.eu To order: http://www. Ventilation for non residential buildings .cen.2.cfm?go=publications.” of the CASBEE for New Construction. Section 4.ƒ Combined thermal and ventilation models.htm The CASBEE system aids the environmental performance assessment of buildings in Japan.2. Section 4. addresses natural ventilation issues in buildings. Through its services. ƒ Physical scale models. by providing members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship.aspx CEN. Websites Comité Européen de Normalisation. including wind tunnel testing or modeling with liquids. (CEN. Europäisches Komitee für Normung) Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN15251 Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality. Technical Manual 2008 Edition.org/index.

The comparison table under the Supplementary Submittal Guidance section can be used as a reference for determining equivalency. b) Equivalent filtration media with a minimum duct spot efficiency of 30% or higher and greater than 90% arrestance on a particle size of 3–10 μg. 4. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. Determination of the filtration performance. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.S. is an international non-profit organization set up under Belgian law.S. Through its services. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. it provides a platform for the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents. In the associated narrative box. Particulate air filters for general ventilation. and complete the following steps: 1. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit. Europäisches Komitee für Normung) Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 779. Complete the ACP Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance.cen.eu/cen/NTS/Buying/Pages/default. 2. the European Committee for Standardization. 3. Particulate air filters for general ventilation . For “Upload IEQc3.Determination of the filtration performance http://www.1-ACP” in the Credit Form. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency In order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to media with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of 8 or higher. Websites Comité Européen de Normalisation. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. once the above is complete.eu To order: http://www. upload the ACP Form and any additional supporting documentation demonstrating filtration equivalency. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Form located in Credit Resources.aspx CEN. please ensure that the documentation provided demonstrates that the filtration media meets one of the two alternatives below: a) Equivalent filtration media Class F5 or higher.IEQ Credit 3. as defined by CEN Standard EN 779–2002. Under “Additional Details”. please see the below list for additional guidance. (CEN. the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. check the Alternative Compliance Path box.S. 24 . Europäisches Komitee für Normung).cen.

3-2”. EG 107.S.IEQ Credit 4. and complete the following steps: 1.3-1” and “Table IEQc4. and documentation demonstrating equivalence to the emissions test criteria of the CRI Green Label Plus Carpet Program and the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) EG-107. Under “Additional Details”.S. 25 . please ensure the testing protocol has been adequately identified and the following topics are addressed: LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. upload the ACP Form. In the associated narrative box. once the above is complete. 2. not cost) of the materials listed in the ACP Form “Table IEQc4. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance.S. Complete the ACP Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit.3-ACP” in the Credit Form. please ensure the local standard has been adequately identified and the following chemical emissions are addressed: a) Acetaldehyde b) Benzene c) Caprolactam d) 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid e) Formaldehyde f) 1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidinone g) Naphthalene h) Nonanal i) Octanal j) 4-Phenylcyclohexene k) Styrene l) Toluene m) Vinyl Acetate In order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to the testing protocol of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICCES) Evaluation Guideline for Determination of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content and Emissions of Floor Covering Products. 3. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency In order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to the emissions test criteria of the CRI Green Label Plus Carpet Program. For “Upload IEQc4. 4. the source of certification or compliance data from the manufacturer for 20% (by item. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Form located in Credit Resources.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. check the Alternative Compliance Path box.

Benzene. http://saveprogram. Vinyl Acetate Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. Octanal. The SAVE™ Program provides independent conformance verification of sustainable products. 1-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidinone. Naphthalene. b) The VOC content of the following chemicals: Acetaldehyde.pdf A nonprofit organization. Toluene. ICC-ES is a leading evaluation service for innovative construction materials and systems. Websites ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) EG107 Evaluation Guideline for Determination of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content and Emissions of Floor Covering Products. 4-Phenylcyclohexene . including 2004 Addenda.a) Testing procedures align with one of the following: i) either ASTM D 5116-06. 26 .S. Nonanal. Caprolactam. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid. Styrene. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. Formaldehyde.icc-es. please see the below list for additional guidance. Standard Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions from Indoor Materials/Products ii) California Department of Health Services Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers.org/guidelines/pdf/EG107. ICC-ES developed the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation™ (SAVE™) Program in conjunction with International Code Council (ICC) activities that are aimed at developing and fostering sustainable design and construction.

Europäisches Komitee für Normung) Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 779.IEQ Credit 5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. please provide detail on which equivalent filtration media was used. 5.eu/cen/NTS/Buying/Pages/default. either Class F7 or higher as defined by CEN Standard EN 779–2002 or filtration media with a minimum duct spot efficiency of 80% or higher and greater than 98% arrestance on a particle size of 3–10 μg. Under “Additional Details”. 3. (ACP) ACP If the ACP option has been chosen for this credit. In the associated narrative box. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. as defined by CEN Standard EN 779–2002. 27 . The comparison table under the Supplementary Submittal Guidance section can be used as a reference for determining equivalency. Particulate air filters for general ventilation . Complete the ACPCredit Form with the appropriate information as applicable to demonstrate compliance.aspx LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U.Determination of the filtration performance http://www.cen.eu To order: http://www. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. Within the narrative box in the Credit Form. once the above is complete. Particulate air filters for general ventilation. 2. and complete the following steps: 1. 4. please ensure that the documentation provided demonstrates that the filtration media meets one of the two alternatives below: ƒ Equivalent filtration media Class F7 or higher. please use the Credit Form and the ACP Form located in LEED Online. the European Committee for Standardization. please see the below list for additional guidance.S. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. ƒ Equivalent filtration media with a minimum duct spot efficiency of 80% or higher and greater than 98% arrestance on a particle size of 3–10 μg. Websites Comité Européen de Normalisation. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. Demonstrated Performance Equivalency In order to demonstrate performance that is equivalent to media with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of 13 or higher. For “Upload IEQc5-ACP” in the Credit Form. Determination of the filtration performance. (CEN. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. upload the ACPCredit Form.S.S.cen.

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ACp Option 2 If ACP Option 2 has been chosen for this credit. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online.S. Under “Additional Details”. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. Conversion / Calculations Project teams can refer to the ACP Conversion Tool to convert square meters to square feet. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. and complete the following steps: 1.2-ACP”. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. 3.S. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. and complete the following steps: 1. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. upload a narrative and calculations demonstrating that the areas of operable windows meet the following: a) The operable areas are equal to at least 4% of the net occupiable floor area. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online. the opening between the rooms are unobstructed and are equal to at least 8% of the area of the interior room or 2 square meters. (ACP) ACP ACp Option 1 If ACP Option 1 has been chosen for this credit. 2. Under “Additional Details”. For “Upload IEQc6.S.S.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. and complete the following steps: 1. In the associated narrative box. b) For any interior spaces without direct openings. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. For “Upload IEQc6. 29 . Under “Additional Details”. 3. 2.2-ACP”. ACp Option 3 If ACP Option 3 has been chosen for this credit. c) All building occupants have a readily-accessible mechanism for opening the operable windows included in the Credit Form. upload a narrative and calculations demonstrating the areas of the operable windows meet the requirements of the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN 15251. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. In the associated narrative box. AND. In the associated narrative box.S. 2.IEQ Credit 6.

is an international non-profit organization set up under Belgian law. lighting and acoustics http://www.eu To order: http://www.S.aspx CEN. Websites Comité Européen de Normalisation. the European Committee for Standardization.cen. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. it provides a platform for the development of European Standards (ENs) and other consensus documents. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. thermal environment. 30 . (CEN.eu/cen/NTS/Buying/Pages/default. Through its services.Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation. please see the below list for additional guidance. Europäisches Komitee für Normung). Europäisches Komitee für Normung) Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN) Standard EN15251 Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality.cen.

In the associated narrative box. upload a narrative and calculations to demonstrate that the project’s heating. For “Upload IEQc7.IEQ Credit 7. 2. The project team may elect to upload any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. The narrative and calculations should demonstrate that the project design conditions fall within the acceptable ranges of ISO 7730. (ACP) ACP ACp Option 1 If ACP Option 1 has been chosen for this credit. The narrative and calculations should also include the predicted worst-case design outdoor conditions and worst-case indoor conditions. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U. LEED 2009 FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS WITh ALTERNATIVE COMpLIANCE pAThS FOR pROJECTS OUTSIDE ThE U. state that the project is using the Alternative Compliance Path for projects outside the U.S. and the CEN Standard EN 15251. Ensure that all of the considerations listed in the Credit Form are addressed. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. 31 . 3. please see the below list for additional guidance. ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the building envelope have been designed to meet the requirements of a local standard that is equivalent to the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55-2004. the PMV and PPD indices and local thermal comfort criteria.S. 3. check the Alternative Compliance Path box. In the associated narrative box. PMV and PPD indices and CEN Standard EN 15251. For “Upload IEQc7. Complete all sections of the Credit Form as applicable to demonstrate compliance. ACp Option 2 If ACP Option 2 has been chosen for this credit. Under “Additional Details”.1-ACP”.1: Thermal Comfort—Design 1 Point Submittal Guidance for using Alternative Compliance Paths for projects Outside the U. Under “Additional Details”. Supplementary Submittal Guidance Resources and references may vary by region. 2. The project team may elect to upload any additional documents that help demonstrate compliance with the Alternative Compliance Path option. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online.S.1-ACP”. Exemplary Performance This credit is not eligible for exemplary performance under the Innovation in Design section. The narrative and calculations should clearly demonstrate that the local benchmarks and metrics are equal to or better than those established in ASHRAE Standard 55-2004. and complete the following steps: 1.S. and complete the following steps: 1. ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the building envelope meet the requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 7730. upload a narrative and calculations to demonstrate that project’s heating. please use the Credit Form located in LEED Online.

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