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What does MR stand for?
Materials & Resources
What is the MR prerequisite?
Store and collect recyclables
What is the intent of the MR prerequisite?
Reduction in landfill
What items must be recycled at minimum?
Paper, glass, plastics, and metals
What is MR Credit 1 called?
Building Resuse
What are 5 intents of Building Reuse Credit?
Extend existing stock, conserve resources, cultural, reduce waste and environmental impacts
How many points are available for Building Reuse?
Three
What's lowest level requirement available for Building Reuse?
75% of structure and shell reused
How is structure and shell defined for Building Reuse?
Exterior skin and framing
What is excluded for structure and shell for reuse of building?
Window assemblies (for energy efficiency)
What is required for Building Reuse Credit 1.2?
100% of structure and shell reused
What is required for Building Reuse Credit 1.3?
100% of structure and shell reused AND 50% of non-shell
How is nonshell defined for Building Reuse?
Walls, floor coverings, and ceiling systems
What does LEED prefer upgraded in Building Reuse credit?
Upgrade windows, mechanical systems, and plumbing fixtures
What measure is used to calculate Building Reuse Credit?
Structural elements are cubic feet; Shell and nonshell are square feet
What is MR Credit 2 called?
Construction Waste Management
What are 2 intents of Construction Waste Management credits?
Divert from landfill and redirect recyclables
How many points are available for Construction Waste Management?
Two
What is required for Construction Waste Management credits?
Waste management plan, quantify by weight
Do you need a plan for Construction Waste Management credits?
Yes, required
How do you measure (quantify) Waste Management?
By weight
Can you donate salvage materials to nonprofits?
Yes, LEED even uses Habitat as example
What is required for Construction Waste Management Credit 2.1?
Recycle or salvage 50% by weight
What is required for Construction Waste Management Credit 2.2?
Recycle or salvage 75% by weight
What percent needs to be salvaged to get Innovation credits?
90% (now 95%)
What is a strategy for Waste Management credits?
Designate a specific area on site
What is MR Credit 3 called?
Resource Reuse
What is intent of Resource Reuse credits?
Extend life of materials
How many points are available for Resource Reuse?
Two
What is required for Resource Reuse Credit 3.1?
Specify 5% salvage or refurbished materials
What is required for Resource Reuse Credit 3.2?
Specify 10% salvage or refurbished materials
Name some materials recommended for Resource Reuse?
Beams,posts, paneling, doors and frames, cabinets, furniture, brick and decorative items
What measure is used to calculate Resource Reuse credit?
Percentage of toal cost of building materials (not including labor and equipment)
What is MR Credit 4 called?
Recycled Content
What are 2 intents of Recycled Content points?
Increase demand for recycled content materials and reduce extraction for new materials
How many points are available for Recycled Content?
Two
What is required for Recycled Content Credit 4.1?
Spec 25% materials contain 20% post-consumer OR 40% post-industrial content
What is required for Recycled Content Credit 4.2?
Spec 50% materials contain 20% post-consumer OR 40% post-industrial content
What is post-consumer Recycled Content?
Materials that have been used (paper) and re­processed for reuse
What is post-industrial Recycled Content?
Left over materials from industrial process (leftover fiber in paper making)
What is a strategy for Recycled Content credits?
Set goal, identify resource suppliers
What is MR Credit 4 called?
Local/Regional Materials
Can Recycled Content weighted average be over 100%
Yes, oddly it can based on USGBC formula
Does LEED value post -consumer or post­industrial Recycled Content more?
Post-consumer
Can in-house waste be counted for post­industrial Recycled?
No, it is common to recycle this in all facilities now
How many points are available for Local/Regional Materials?
Two
What are 3 intents of Local/Regional Materials credit?
Up demand for local products, reduce environmental impacts of tranport and support local economies
What credit focuses on local economies?
Local/Regional Materials
How does buying locally help the environment?
Reduces transportation impacts (fossil fuels, etc.)
How does buying locally help the economy?
It supports local, often smaller, businesses
What is required for Local/Regional Materials Credit 5.1?
Specify 20% manufactured within 500 mile radius
What is required for Local/Regional Materials Credit 5.2?
Of 20% of materials specified as local, 50% must be extracted, harvested or recovered in 500 mile radius
How is manufactured defined for Local/Regional Materials?
Final assembly (even all parts are made in China)
What is MR Credit 6 called?
Rapidly Renewable Materials
What is intent of Rapidly Renewable Materials Credit?
Reduce depletion of finite, raw or long-cycle renewables by using Rapidly Renewable Materials
What is an example of a long-cycle renewable?
Trees
How many points are available for Rapidly Renewable Materials?
One
What is required for Rapidly Renewable Materials Credit?
Specify 5% Rapidly Renewable Materials
Name some Rapidly Renewable Materials?
Bamboo flooring, wool carpet, strawboard, cotton batt insulation, linoleum flooring, poplar OSB, sunflower seed board, wheatgrass cabinetry
How does LEED define Rapidly Renewable?
Planted or harvested within 10 year cycle
What is MR Credit 7 called?
Certified Wood
What is intent of the Certified Wood credit?
Encourage environmentally responsible forest management
How many points are available for Certified Wood?
One
What is required for the Certified Wood Credit?
Minimum of 50% of wood-based materials certified in accordance with the FSC Guidelines for wood building components
What is FSC?
Forest Stewardship Council
What does LEED recommend using Certified Wood for?
Framing, flooring, finishes, & non-rented construction aps like bracing, concrete form work
Eligible for a point if only 2 of 4 pieces of wood in a building are Certified Wood?
Yes
Can SFI Certified Wood use count for LEED credit?
No
Does LEED mention chain of custody for Certified Wood?
No, but FSC does
Can a building product achieve points in LEED?
No, materials can only contribute to achieving points. LEED sets performance based requirements
Can my company or product be LEED certified?
No, USGBC certifies buildings- not companies or products
Who can certify my products or services?
Scientific Certification Systems, FSC, Green Seal, Green Guard, Building Green, Energy Star
Can a company use the LEED logo to show it is green?
No but you can use USGBC Member logo if you are a Member
What does the "E" stand for in IEQ?
Environment
Name 2 prerequsites in the IEQ Section
1. Minimun Indoor Air Quaility Performance 2. Envronmental Tobacco Smoke Control
What standard sets the minimum for minimum IAQ performance?
ASHRAE 62-1999
What other impacts can increase ventilation rates?
Increased energy use
What are the design strategies to address minimum IAQ performance?
Avoid sites with potential IAQ problems; study wind patterns; establish air quality standards; install fresh air intakes
What does ETS mean?
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
What are 2 potential ETS requirements?
1. Prohibit smoking in building and near entry 2. Designated smoking room
What is IEQ Credit 1 called?
Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
What is the intent of the Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Credit?
Provide capacity for monitoring to sustain comfort and well being
How many points are available for Carbon Dioxide Monitoring?
One
What ASHRAE standard discusses CO2 and metabolic rates?
ASHRAE 55-1992 Table 4
Where do CO2 sensors have to be located in static occupant spaces?
6-10' from the nearest person; avoiding windows and supply air vents
What is the strategy for CO2 monitoring?
CO2 monitoring sensorsin HVAC, integrated with the building automation system (BAS)
What is IEQ Credit 2 called?
Increase Ventilation Effectiveness
What is the intent of Increase Ventilation Effectiveness Credit?
Provide fresh air
How many points are available for Increase Ventilation Effectiveness?
One
What locations are the greatest challenges for the HVAC system?
Variable occupant densities (conference rooms, auditorium, training rooms) and spaces served by long ductwork
What is the E stand for in ventilation systems?
Air change Effectiveness
In Ventilation Effectiveness, what valve should E be in mechanically ventilated spaces?
Greater or equal to 0.9
In naturally ventilated spaces, what must be summarized in a table?
Airflow simulation results in each zone
What standard sets the E for mechanically ventilated buildings?
ASHRAE 129-1997
How do you design an envelope system to optimize E?
Displacement ventilation, low velocity ventilation, plug flow ventilation, and operable windows
What is IEQ Credit 3 called?
Construction IAQ Management Plan
What is the intent of Construction IAQ Management Plan Credit?
Prevent indoor air quality problems
How many points are available for Construction IAQ Management Plan?
Two
During construction, the IAQ Management Plan requires following what standards?
SMACNA IAQ Guideline for Occupied Buildings Under Construction
What are the 3 requirements under Construction IAQ Management Plan?
1. Compliance with SMACNA 2. Protection of absorptive material from moisture damange and 3. Replace filtration before occupancy
What minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) standard must filtration media adhere to?
13, as determined by ASHRAE 55.2-1999
How long is the flush out period in Credit EQ3.2
2 weeks (minimun)
What are the 2 options to achieve Construction IAQ Management Plan Credit 3.2?
Flush out with 100% outside air for 2 weeks or conduct a baseline IAQ test
What standard applies for a for the baseline IAQ test?
EPA Protocol for Environmental Requirements, for the Research Triangle Park Campus, Section 01445
What is the strategy for a Construction IAQ Management Plan?
Protect HVAC during construction, control pollutant sources, interrupt pathways for contamination; sequence material installation; 2 week flushout or test the contaminant levels
What is IEQ Credit 4 called?
Low-Emitting Materials
How many points are available for Low-Emitting Materials?
Four
What is the intent of Low-Emitting Materials Credit?
Reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous or potentially irritating
What material does IEQ Credit 4.1 cover?
Adhesives & sealants
What is the standard for IEQ 4.1?
Adhesives: South Coast Air quality Management District Rule #1168; Sealants: Bay Area Air Quality Management District Reg 8, Rule 51
What material does IEQ Credit 4.2 cover?
Paints & coatings
What is the standard for IEQ 4.2?
Green Seal
What material does IEQ Credit 4.3 cover?
Carpet systems
What is the standard for IEQ 4.3?
Carpet & Rug Institute Green Label IAQ Test Program
What material does IEQ Credit 4.4 cover?
Composite wood & agrifiber products
What is the standard for IEQ 4.4?
Products must contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins
What are the strategies to meet IEQ Credit 4?
Specify low-VOC materials in construction documents. Ensure that VOC limits are clearly stated in each section where adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpet, and composite wood systems are addressed
What is IEQ Credit 5 called?
Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control
What is the intent of Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control Credit?
Avoid exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals that adversely impact air quality
How many points are available for Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control?
One
What is the requirement of IEQ Credit 5?
Minimize cross contamination of regularly occupied areas by chemical pollutants
What is required for Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control Credit?
Permanent entry way systems to capture dirt; provide areas with deck-to-deck partitions with separate outside exhausting; provide drains for appropriate disposal of liquid waste where needed
What are the strategies to meet IEQ Credit 5?
Design separate exhaust and plumbing systems for rooms with contaminants to achieve physical isolation from the rest of the building; install permanent architectural entryway systems such as grills and grates
What is IEQ Credit 6 called?
Controllability of Systems
How many points are available for Controllability of Systems?
Two
What is the intent of Controllability of Systems Credit?
Provide a high level of individual occupant control of thermal, ventilation and lighting systems
What is the requirement of IEQ 6.1?
Provide a minimum of 1 operable window and 1 control zone per 200 SF for all occupied within 15 feet of the perimeter wall
What is the requirement of IEQ 6.2?
Provide controls for each individual for airflow, temp, and lighting for 50% of the non-perimeter regularly occupied areas
What are the strategies to achieve Controllability of Systems Credit?
Design for occupant controls: task lighting, operable windows, underfloor HVAC with individual diffusers
What is IEQ Credit 7 called?
Thermal Comfort
How many points are available for Thermal Comfort?
Two
What is the intent of Thermal Comfort Credit?
Provide a thermally comfortable environment for the building occupants
What is the requirement of IEQ Credit 7.1?
Comply with ASHRAE Standard 55-1992, Addenda 1995 for thermal comfort standards
What is the requirement of IEQ Credit 7.2?
Install a permanent temperature and humidity monitoring system, provide operators control over thermal comfort performance and effectiveness of humidification and/or dehumidification systems
What are the strategies to achieveThermal Comfort Credit?
Establish temperature and humidity comfort ranges & design the building to maintain these comfort ranges; install and maintain a temperature and humidity monitoring system
What is IEQ Credit 8 called?
Daylight & Views
How many points are available for Daylight & Views?
Two
What is the intent of Daylight & Views Credit?
Provide a connection between indoor spaces and outdoor environments
What is the requirement of IEQ 8.1?
Achieve a minimum Daylight Factor of 2% in 75% of all space occupied for critical visual tasks
What is the requirement of IEQ 8.2?
Direct line of sight to vision glazing from 90% of all regularly occupied spaces
What are the techniques to achieve Daylight & Views Credit?
Design the building to maximize daylighting and view opportunities
What are the strategies to achieve Daylight & Views Credit?
Building orientation, shallow floor plates, increased perimeter, interior and exterior shading devices, high performance glazing and photo integrated light sensors
What areas are excluded from IEQ Credit 8.1?
Copy rooms, storage areas, mechanical, laundry and other low occupancy support areas
What task areas are excluded from IEQ Credit 8.1?
Spaces where tasks would be hindered by the use of daylight or where accomplishing the specific task within a space would be enhanced by the direct penetration of sunlight
What techniques verifyDaylight & Views Credit?
Physical or computer modeling to assess footcandle and daylight factors