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WE

What are the requirements of WEc3.2
WE Credit 3.2: Water Use Reduction: 30% Reduction

Employ strategies that in aggregate use 30% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the building (not including irrigation) after meeting the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance requirements. Calculations are based on estimated occupant usage and shall include only the following fixtures (as applicable to the building): water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets,
showers and kitchen sinks
WE

What are the requirements of WEc3.1
WE Credit 3.1: Water Use Reduction: 20% Reduction

Employ strategies that in aggregate use 20% less water than the water use baseline calculated for the building (not including irrigation) after meeting the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture performance requirements. Calculations are based on estimated occupant usage and shall include only the following fixtures (as applicable to the building): water closets, urinals, lavatory faucets, showers and kitchen sinks
WE

What are the requirements of WEc2
WE Credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies

Reduce potable water use for building sewage conveyance by 50% through the use of water conserving fixtures (water closets, urinals) or non-potable water (captured rainwater, recycled greywater, and on-site or municipally treated wastewater).
OR
OPTION 2
Treat 50% of wastewater on-site to tertiary standards. Treated water must be infiltrated or used on-site.
WE

What are the requirements of WEc1.2
WE Credit 1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping: No Potable Water
Use or No Irrigation

Achieve WE Credit 1.1.and:
Use only captured rainwater, recycled wastewater, recycled greywater, or water treated and conveyed by a public agency specifically for non-potable uses for irrigation.
OR
Install landscaping that does not require permanent irrigation systems. Temporary irrigation systems used for plant establishment are allowed only if removed within one year of installation.
WE

What are the requirements of WEc1.1
WE Credit 1.1: Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce by 50%

Reduce potable water consumption for irrigation by 50% from a calculated mid-summer baseline case.
Reductions shall be attributed to any combination of the following items:
• Plant species factor
• Irrigation efficiency
• Use of captured rainwater
• Use of recycled wastewater
• Use of water treated and conveyed by a public agency specifically for non-potable uses
SS

What are the requirements for SSc8?
SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction

FOR INTERIOR LIGHTING
The angle of maximum candela from each interior luminaire as located in the building shall intersect opaque building interior surfaces and not exit out through the windows.
OR
All non-emergency interior lighting shall be automatically controlled to turn off during non-business hours. Provide manual override capability for after hours use.
AND
FOR EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Only light areas as required for safety and comfort. Do not exceed 80% of the lighting power densities for exterior areas and 50% for building facades and landscape features as defined in ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Exterior Lighting Section, without amendments
SS

The following standard applies to which SS credit IESNA RP-33?

1. SSc7.2
2. SSc1
3. SSp1
4. SSc8
5. SSc2
6. SSc5.2
4. SS Credit 8: Light Pollution Reduction

All projects shall be classified under one of the following zones, as defined in IESNA RP-33, and shall follow all of the requirements for that specific zone:
LZ1 — Dark (Park and Rural Settings)
LZ2 — Low (Residential areas)
LZ3 — Medium (Commercial/Industrial, High-Density Residential)
LZ4 — High (Major City Centers, Entertainment Districts)
SS

What are the requirements for SSc7.2?
SS Credit 7.2: Heat Island Effect: Roof

OPTION 1
Use roofing materials having a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) equal to or greater than the values in the table below for a minimum of 75% of the roof surface.
OR
OPTION 2
Install a vegetated roof for at least 50% of the roof area.
OR
OPTION 3
Install high albedo and vegetated roof surfaces that, in combination, meet the following criteria:
(Area of SRI Roof / 0.75) + (Area of vegetated roof / 0.5) >= Total Roof Area
Roof Type Slope SRI
Low-Sloped Roof ≤ 2:12 78
Steep-Sloped Roof > 2:12 29
SS

What are the requirements for SSc7.1?
SS Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect: Non-Roof

OPTION 1
Provide any combination of the following strategies for 50% of the site hardscape (including roads, sidewalks, courtyards and parking lots):
• Shade (within 5 years of occupancy)
• Paving materials with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)2 of at least 29
• Open grid pavement system
OR
OPTION 2
Place a minimum of 50% of parking spaces under cover (defined as under ground, under deck, under roof, or under a building). Any roof used to shade or cover parking must have an SRI of at least 29.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc6.2?
SS Credit 6.2: Stormwater Design: Quality Control

Implement a stormwater management plan that reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration, and captures and treats the stormwater runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall using acceptable best management practices (BMPs). BMPs used to treat runoff must be capable of removing 80% of the average annual post development total suspended solids.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc6.1?
SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design: Quantity Control

CASE 1 — EXISTING IMPERVIOUSNESS IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 50%
Implement a stormwater management plan that prevents the post-development peak discharge rate and quantity from exceeding the pre-development peak discharge rate and quantity for the one- and two-year 24-hour design storms.
OR
Implement a stormwater management plan that protects receiving stream channels from excessive erosion by implementing a stream channel protection strategy and quantity control strategies.
OR
CASE 2 — EXISTING IMPERVIOUSNESS IS GREATER THAN 50%
Implement a stormwater management plan that results in a 25% decrease in the volume of stormwater runoff from the two-year 24-hour design storm.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc5.2?
SS Credit 5.2: Site Development: Maximize Open Space

OPTION 1
Reduce the development footprint (defined as the total area of the building footprint, hardscape, access roads and parking) and/or provide vegetated open space within the project boundary to exceed the local zoning’s open space requirement for the site by 25%.
OR
OPTION 2
For areas with no local zoning requirements (e.g., some university campuses, military bases), provide vegetated open space area adjacent to the building that is equal to the building footprint.
OR
OPTION 3
Where a zoning ordinance exists, but there is no requirement for open space (zero), provide vegetated open space equal to 20% of the project’s site area.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc5.1?
SS Credit 5.1: Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat

OPTION 1
On greenfield sites, limit all site disturbance to 40 feet beyond the building perimeter; 10 feet beyond surface walkways, patios, surface parking and utilities less than 12 inches in diameter; 15 feet beyond primary roadway curbs and main utility branch trenches; and 25 feet beyond constructed areas
OPTION 2
On previously developed or graded sites, restore or protect a minimum of 50% of the site area (excluding the building footprint) with native or adapted vegetation.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc4.4
SS Credit 4.4: Alternative Transportation: Parking Capacity

OPTION 1 — NON-RESIDENTIAL
• Size parking capacity to meet, but not exceed, minimum local zoning requirements, AND, provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools for 5% of the total provided parking spaces.
OPTION 2 — NON-RESIDENTIAL
For projects that provide parking for less than 5% of FTE building occupants:
• Provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools, marked as such, for 5% of total
provided parking spaces.
OPTION 3 — RESIDENTIAL
• Size parking capacity to not exceed minimum local zoning requirements, AND, provide infrastructure and support programs to facilitate shared vehicle usage
OPTION 4 — ALL
Provide no new parking.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc4.3?
SS Credit 4.3: Alternative Transportation: Low Emitting & Fuel

OPTION 1
Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 3% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants AND provide preferred parking for these vehicles.
OPTION 2
Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.
OPTION 3
Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site (liquid or gaseous fueling facilities must be separately ventilated or located outdoors).
SS

What are the requirements for SSc4.2?
SS Credit 4.2: Alternative Transportation: Bicycle Storage &
Changing Rooms

For commercial or institutional buildings, provide secure bicycle racks and/or storage (within 200 yards of a building entrance) for 5% or more of all building users (measured at peak periods), AND, provide shower and changing facilities in the building, or within 200 yards of a building entrance, for 0.5% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants.
OR
For residential buildings, provide covered storage facilities for securing bicycles for 15% or more of building occupants in lieu of changing/shower facilities.
SS

What are the requirements for SSc4.1?
SS Credit 4.1: Alternative Transportation: Public Transportation
Access

Locate project within 1/2 mile of an existing, or planned and funded, commuter rail, light rail or subway station.
OR
Locate project within 1/4 mile of one or more stops for two or more public or campus bus lines usable by building occupants.
SS

Which of the following is NOT an option for SSc4.3

1. Install alternative-fuel refueling stations for 3% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site
2. Provide low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 3% of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) occupants AND provide preferred parking for these vehicles.
3. Size parking capacity to meet, but not exceed, minimum local zoning requirements,
4. Provide preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total vehicle parking capacity of the site.
5. Provide preferred parking for carpools or vanpools, marked as such, for 5% of total provided parking spaces.
SS Credit 4.3: Alternative Transportation: Low Emitting & Fuel

3 and 5 are requirements of SSc4.4
SS

What are the requirements of SSc3?
SS Credit 3: Brownfield Redevelopment

Develop on a site documented as contaminated (by means of an ASTM E1903-97 Phase II Environmental Site Assessment or a local Voluntary Cleanup Program) OR on a site defined as a brownfield by a local, state or federal government agency.
SS

What are the requirements of SSc2?
SS Credit 2: Development Density & Community Connectivity

OPTION 1 — DEVELOPMENT DENSITY
Construct or renovate building on a previously developed site AND in a community with a minimum density of 60,000 square feet per acre net
OPTION 2 — COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
Construct or renovate building on a previously developed site AND within 1/2 mile of a residential zone or neighborhood with an average density of 10 units per acre net AND within 1/2 mile of at least 10 Basic Services AND with pedestrian access between the building and the services.
SS

What are the requirements of SSc1?
SS Credit 1: Site Selection

Do not develop buildings, hardscape, roads or parking areas on portions of sites that meet any one
of the following criteria:
• Prime farmland as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture
• Previously undeveloped land whose elevation is lower than 5 feet above the elevation of the 100-year flood
• Land that is specifically identified as habitat for any endangered species
• Within 100 feet of any wetlands
• Previously undeveloped land that is within 50 feet of a water body,
• Land which prior to acquisition for the project was public parkland,
SS

What are the requirements of SSp1?
SS Prerequisite 1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
Create and implement an Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) Plan for all construction activities associated with the project. The ESC Plan shall conform to the erosion and sedimentation requirements of the 2003 EPA Construction General Permit OR local erosion and sedimentation control standards and codes, whichever is more stringent.
• Prevent loss of soil during construction by stormwater runoff and/or wind erosion, including protecting topsoil by stockpiling for reuse.
• Prevent sedimentation of storm sewer or receiving streams.
• Prevent polluting the air with dust and particulate matter.
EA

What are the requirements for EAc6
EA Credit 6: Green Power

Provide at least 35% of the building’s electricity from renewable sources by engaging in at least a two-year renewable energy contract. Renewable sources are as defined by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Green-e products certification requirements.
DETERMINE THE BASELINE ELECTRICITY USE
Use the annual electricity consumption from the results of EA Credit 1.
OR
Use the Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) database to determine the estimated electricity use.
EA

What are the requirements of EAc5
EA Credit 5: Measurement & Verification

• Develop and implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan consistent with
Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance
Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for
Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003.
• The M&V period shall cover a period of no less than one year of post-construction
occupancy.
EA

What are the requirements of EAc4
EA Credit 4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management

OPTION 1
Do not use refrigerants.
OR
OPTION 2
Select refrigerants and HVAC&R that minimize or eliminate the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming.
EA

Which environmental agreement is EAc4 most concerned with?

A. Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
B. Montreal Protocol on Substances Which Deplete the Ozone Layer
C. Geneva Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air
D. Kyoto Protocol on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
E. United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change
EA Credit 4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management

Reduce ozone depletion and support early compliance with the Montreal Protocol
EA

What are the requirements of EAc3
EA Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning

1. Prior to the start of the construction documents phase, designate an independent
Commissioning Authority (CxA). Tasks 2,3 & 4 Min:
a. The CxA shall have documented commissioning authority experience in at least
two building projects.
b. The individual serving as the CxA shall be—
i. independent of the work of design and construction;
ii. not an employee of the design firm, though they may be contracted
through them;
iii. not an employee of, or contracted through, a contractor or construction
manager holding construction contracts; and
iv. (can be) a qualified employee or consultant of the Owner.
c. The CxA shall report results, findings and recommendations directly to the
Owner.
d. This requirement has no deviation for project size.
2. The CxA shall conduct, at a minimum, one commissioning design review of the Owner’s
Project Requirements (OPR), Basis of Design (BOD), and design documents prior to
mid-CD phase.
3. The CxA shall review contractor submittals applicable to systems being commissioned
for compliance with the OPR and BOD.
4. Develop a systems manual.
5. Verify that the requirements for training are
completed.
6. Assure the involvement by the CxA in reviewing building operation within 10 months
after substantial completion
EA

What are the requirements of EAp1
EA Prerequisite 1: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building
Energy Systems

1. Designate the CxA
a) exp in 2 projects
b) independent of design and construction team (may be employed by them) may also be empl/consult of owner
c)reports directly to owner
d)may work for design team on projects <50KKssf.
2. Owner documents OPR design team documents the BOD.
3. Commissioning requirements in CDs
4. Dev & implement a commissioning plan.
5. Verify system performance and installation.
6. Complete a summary report
EA

What are the main differences between Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning?
1. CxA : in p1FC this person may be an employee of the projects design and CA (though independent from the work) and may be on the team for projects <50k - in c3EC, irrespective of project size, may only be contracted through the owner or design team.
2. OPR and BOD: in c3FC the CxA must conduct a review of the documents prior to mid CD.
3. Submittals: in c3FC the CxA must review contractor submittals for compliance with OPR and BOD.
4. Systems Manual. Any member of the team must create one.
5. Verification: Not only must installation and performance be verified, BUT ALSO training.
6. Post Occupancy: CxA must review operations w/ O&M staff 10mos after substantial completion.
EA

What are the requirements of EAc2
EA Credit 2: On-Site Renewable Energy

Use on-site renewable energy systems to offset building energy cost. Calculate project
performance by expressing the energy produced by the renewable systems as a percentage of the
building annual energy cost and using the table below to determine the number of points
achieved.
Use the building annual energy cost calculated in EA Credit 1 or use the Department of Energy
(DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) database to determine the
estimated electricity use. (Table of use for different building types is provided in the Reference
Guide.)
% Renewable Energy Points
2.5% 1
7.5% 2
12.5% 3
EA

Which of the following is eligible for EAc2?
1. Architectural light shelves that enhance daylighting.
2. Thermo-siphon solar storage tank.
3. Vapor compression geo-exchange system.
4. Renewable Energy Credits
5. Bio fuel based electrical production.
6. Geothermal deep earth steam generating system.
2, 5 and 6

1. Architectural features are covered in EAp2 and c1
2. Vapor compression systems do not transfer enough heat to be considered as part of EAc2, so they are covered in EAp2
4. Green Power is covered in EAc6
EA

EAc1 - What are the points breakdowns for Option 1.
New Buildings Existing Building Renovations Points
10.5% 3.5% 1
14% 7% 2
17.5% 10.5% 3
21% 14% 4
24.5% 17.5% 5
28% 21% 6
31.5% 24.5% 7
35% 28% 8
38.5% 31.5% 9
42% 35% 10
EA

What are the requirements of EAp3
EA Prerequisite 3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management

Zero use of CFC-based refrigerants in new base building HVAC&R systems. When reusing
existing base building HVAC equipment, complete a comprehensive CFC phase-out conversion
prior to project completion. Phase-out plans extending beyond the project completion date will
be considered on their merits.
EA

What are the requirements of EAp2
EA Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance

Design the building project to comply with both—
• the mandatory provisions (Sections 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9.4 and 10.4) of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 (without amendments); and
• the prescriptive requirements (Sections 5.5, 6.5, 7.5 and 9.5) or performance requirements (Section 11) of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 (without amendments).
EA

Which EA credits have specific prescriptive requirements for Exemplary Performance?
EAc1 - Optimize Energy Performance: New Building 45.5% Existing Building 38.5%
EAc2 - 17% on-site renewable
EAc6 - case 1: purchase 70% or 4 year contract.
EA

Which of the following EA credits must be submitted as part of the Design Submittal?

1. EAp1
2. EAc2
3. EAc3
4. EAc4
5. EAc5
6. EAc6
EAc2 On site Renewable Energy and EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
EA

What submittal information is required as part of EAc6?
EA Credit 6: Green Power

OPTION 1
- Name of green power provider and contract team and
-total consumption and purchase in kWh
OPTION 2
- Name of REC vendor
- Total annual kWh consumption
- Value of Green tags purchace in kWh
EA

What are the submittal requirements for EAc5?
EA Credit 5: Measurement & Verification

- Confirm IPMVP Option pursued by the project.
- Upload a copy of the M&V plan.
- Provide a narrative of special circumstances.
EA

Which of the following are NOT potential strategies for EAc1:

1 .Install the necessary metering equipment to measure energy use.
2. Where mechanical cooling is used, utilize base building HVAC and refrigeration systems for the refrigeration cycle that minimize direct impact on ozone depletion and global warming.
3. Design the building envelope and systems to maximize energy performance.
4. Use a computer simulation model to assess the energy performance and identify the most cost-effective energy efficiency measures.
5. Assess the project for non-polluting and renewable energy potential
6. Comply with a local energy code that has demonstrated quantitative and textural equivalence with the DOE process for commercial energy code determination.
EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance

1. Install the necessary metering equipment to measure energy use. pertains to EAc5
2. Where mechanical cooling is used, utilize base building HVAC and refrigeration systems for the refrigeration cycle that minimize direct impact on ozone depletion and global warming. pertains to EAc4
5. Assess the project for non-polluting and renewable energy potential is a strategy fo EAc2
EA

What are the submittal requirements for EAc3?
EA Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning

Part of the CONSTRUCTION submittal:
using the v2.2 templates
- Provide name, firm and experience of the CxA
- Confirm that the 6 required tasks have been comlpeted
- Provide a narrative of commisioning design review, implementation of sys manual and training, plan for 8 and 10mo review.
EA

What are the submittal requirements for EAc2?
EA Credit 2: On-Site Renewable Energy

part of the DESIGN submittal:

using v2.2 templates provide:
-On-Site renewable source, annual energy generated form each source, backup fuel from each source.
Describe source of annual energy cost information.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc7?
MR Credit 7: Certified Wood

Use a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products, which are certified in accordance
with the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Principles and Criteria, for wood building
components. These components include, but are not limited to, structural framing and general
dimensional framing, flooring, sub-flooring, wood doors and finishes.
Only include materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included, providing
it is included consistently in MR Credits 3–7.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc6?
MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials

Use rapidly renewable building materials and products (made from plants that are typically
harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter) for 2.5% of the total value of all building materials
and products used in the project, based on cost.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc5.2?
Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as
manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for an additional 10% beyond MR Credit 5.1
(total of 20%, based on cost) of the total materials value. If only a fraction of the material is
extracted/harvested/recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight)
shall contribute to the regional value.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc5.1?
MR Credit 5.1: Regional Materials: 10% Extracted, Processed &
Manufactured Regionally

Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% (based on cost) of the total materials value. If only a fraction of a product or material is extracted/harvested/recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) shall contribute to the regional value.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components and specialty items such as elevators and equipment shall not be included in this calculation. Only include materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included, providing it is included consistently in MR Credits 3–7.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc4.2?
MR Credit 4.2: Recycled Content: 20% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes an additional 10% beyond MR Credit 4.1 (total of 20%, based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project.
The recycled content value of a material assembly shall be determined by weight. The recycled fraction of the assembly is then multiplied by the cost of assembly to determine the recycled content value.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc4.1?
MR Credit 4.1: Recycled Content: 10% (post-consumer + 1/2 pre-consumer)

Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project.
The recycled content value of a material assembly shall be determined by weight. The recycled fraction of the assembly is then multiplied by the cost of assembly to determine the recycled content value.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc3.2?
MR Credit 3.2: Materials Reuse: 10%

Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials for an additional 5% beyond MR Credit 3.1 (10% total, based on cost).
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components and specialty items such as elevators and equipment shall not be included in this calculation. Only include materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included, providing it is included consistently in MR Credits 3-7.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc3.1?
MR Credit 3.1: Materials Reuse: 5%

Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials such that the sum of these materials constitutes at least 5%, based on cost, of the total value of materials on the project.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components and specialty items such as elevators and equipment shall not be included in this calculation. Only include materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included, providing it is included consistently in MR Credits 3-7.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc2.2?
MR Credit 2.2: Construction Waste Management: Divert 75%
From Disposal

Recycle and/or salvage an additional 25% beyond MR Credit 2.1 (75% total) of non-hazardous construction and demolition debris. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris do not contribute to this credit. Calculations can be done by weight or volume, but must be consistent throughout.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc2.1
MR Credit 2.1: Construction Waste Management: Divert 50%
From Disposal

Recycle and/or salvage at least 50% of non-hazardous construction and demolition debris.
Develop and implement a construction waste management plan that, at a minimum, identifies the materials to be diverted from disposal and whether the materials will be sorted on-site or comingled.
Excavated soil and land-clearing debris do not contribute to this credit. Calculations can
be done by weight or volume, but must be consistent throughout.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc1.3
MR Credit 1.3: Building Reuse: Maintain 50% of Interior Non-
Structural Elements

Use existing interior non-structural elements (interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling
systems) in at least 50% (by area) of the completed building (including additions). If the project
includes an addition to an existing building, this credit is not applicable if the square footage of
the addition is more than 2 times the square footage of the existing building.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc1.2?
MR Credit 1.2: Building Reuse - Maintain 95% of Existing Walls,
Floors & Roof

Maintain an additional 20% (95% total, based on surface area) of existing building structure
(including structural floor and roof decking) and envelope (exterior skin and framing, excluding
window assemblies and non-structural roofing material). Hazardous materials that are remediated
as a part of the project scope shall be excluded from the calculation of the percentage
maintained. If the project includes an addition to an existing building, this credit is not applicable
if the square footage of the addition is more than 2 times the square footage of the existing
building.
MR

What are the requirements of MRc1.1?
MR Credit 1.1: Building Reuse: Maintain 75% of Existing Walls,
Floors & Roof

Maintain at least 75% (based on surface area) of existing building structure (including structural
floor and roof decking) and envelope (exterior skin and framing, excluding window assemblies
and non-structural roofing material). Hazardous materials that are remediated as a part of the
project scope shall be excluded from the calculation of the percentage maintained. If the project
includes an addition to an existing building, this credit is not applicable if the square footage of
the addition is more than 2 times the square footage of the existing building.
MR

What are the requirements of MRp1
MR Prerequisite 1: Storage & Collection of Recyclables

Provide an easily accessible area that serves the entire building and is dedicated to the collection
and storage of non-hazardous materials for recycling, including (at a minimum) paper, corrugated
cardboard, glass, plastics and metals.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc8.2?
EQ Credit 8.2: Daylight & Views: Views for 90% of Spaces

Requirements
Achieve direct line of sight to the outdoor environment via vision glazing between 2’6” and 7’6” above finish floor for building occupants in 90% of all regularly occupied areas. Determine the area with direct line of sight by totaling the regularly occupied square footage that meets the following criteria:
❑ In plan view, the area is within sight lines drawn from perimeter vision glazing.
❑ In section view, a direct sight line can be drawn from the area to perimeter vision glazing.
Line of sight may be drawn through interior glazing. For private offices, the entire square footage of the office can be counted if 75% or more of the area has direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing. For multi-occupant spaces, the actual square footage with direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing is counted.
Potential Technologies & Strategies
Design the space to maximize daylighting and view opportunities. Strategies to consider include lower partition heights, interior shading devices, interior glazing, and automatic photocell-based controls.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc8.1
EQ Credit 8.1: Daylight & Views: Daylight 75% of Spaces

OPTION 1 — CALCULATION
Achieve a minimum glazing factor of 2% in a minimum of 75% of all regularly occupied areas.
Glazing Window Area
[SF] Window Actual Tvis Window
Factor = Floor Area [SF]
x Geometry Factor
x Minimum Tvis
x Height Factor
OPTION 2 — SIMULATION
Demonstrate, through computer simulation, that a minimum daylight illumination level of 25 footcandles has been achieved in a minimum of 75% of all regularly occupied areas.
OPTION 3 — MEASUREMENT
Demonstrate, through records of indoor light measurements, that a minimum daylight illumination level of 25 footcandles has been achieved in at least 75% of all regularly occupied areas.
EQ

What are the requirements for EQc7.2?
EQ Credit 7.2: Thermal Comfort: Verification

Agree to implement a thermal comfort survey of building occupants within a period of six to 18 months after occupancy. This survey should collect anonymous responses about thermal comfort in the building including an assessment of overall satisfaction with thermal performance and identification of thermal comfort-related problems. Agree to develop a plan for corrective action if the survey results indicate that more than 20% of occupants are dissatisfied with thermal comfort in the building. This plan should include measurement of relevant environmental variables in problem areas in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2004.
EQ

What are the requirements for EQc7.1
EQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort: Design

Design HVAC systems and the building envelope to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55-2004,
Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy. Demonstrate design compliance in accordance with the
Section 6.1.1 Documentation.
EQ

What standard is referenced for both EQc7.1 and 2
ASHRAE Standard 55-2004,
Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy.
Which of the following is NOT a strategy for EQc8.1

1. Orient building on site
2. Provide shallow floor plates
3. Provide exterior and interior shading devices.
4. Provide photosensitive dimming devices for electric light in lieu of natural light.
5.Provide high performance glazing.
4. Provide photosensitive dimming devices for electric light to maximize use of natural light.

This affects EAc1 and potentially EQc6.2 - electric lighting is more of an energy issue
EQ

What are the requirements for EQc6.2
EQ Credit 6.2: Controllability of Systems: Thermal Comfort

Provide individual comfort controls for 50% (minimum) of the building occupants to enable adjustments to suit
individual task needs and preferences. Operable windows can be used in lieu of comfort controls for occupants
of areas that are 20 feet inside of and 10 feet to either side of the operable part of the window. The areas of operable
window must meet the requirements of ASHRAE 62.1-2004 paragraph 5.1 Natural Ventilation.
AND
Provide comfort system controls for all shared multi-occupant spaces to enable adjustments to suit group needs
and preferences.
EQ

What are the requirements for EQc6.1
EQ Credit 6.1: Controllability of Systems: Lighting

Provide individual lighting controls for 90% (minimum) of the building occupants to enable adjustments to
suit individual task needs and preferences.
AND
Provide lighting system controllability for all shared multi-occupant spaces to enable lighting adjustment that
meets group needs and preferences.
EQ

What standards are references by EQc6.2
ASHRAE 62.1-2004 paragraph 5.1 Natural Ventilation.
EQ

Which TWO of the following standards are referenced in EQc7.1 and 7.2

1. ANSI/ASTM-E779-03, Standard test for determining air leakage.
2. ASHRAE 62.1-2004 paragraph 5.1 Natural Ventilation.
3. ASHRAE 52.2-1999
4.ASHRAE 55-2004, Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy
5. ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004
2 and 4

1. ANSI/ASTM-E779-03, Standard test for determining air leakage is for EQp2
3. ASHRAE 52.2-1999 is for EQc3.1
5. ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 is EAc1
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc5?
EQ Credit 5: Indoor Chemical & Pollutant Source Control

Design to minimize and control pollutant entry into buildings and later cross-contamination of regularly occupied
areas:
❑ Employ permanent entryway systems at least six feet long in the primary direction of travel to capture dirt
and particulates from entering the building at all entryways that are directly connected to the outdoors.
❑ Where hazardous gases or chemicals may be present or used (including garages, housekeeping/laundry areas
and copying/printing rooms), exhaust each space sufficiently to create negative pressure with respect to
adjacent spaces with the doors to the room closed.
❑ In mechanically ventilated buildings, provide regularly occupied areas of the building with air filtration media
prior to occupancy that provides a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 13 or better.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc4.4?
EQ Credit 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials: Composite Wood &
Agrifiber Products

Composite wood and agrifiber products used on the interior of the building (defined as inside of the weatherproofing
system) shall contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins. Laminating adhesives used to fabricate on-site
and shop-applied composite wood and agrifiber assemblies shall contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc4.3?
EQ Credit 4.3: Low-Emitting Materials: Carpet Systems

All carpet installed in the building interior shall meet the testing and product requirements of the Carpet and
Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus program.
All carpet cushion installed in the building interior shall meet the requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute
Green Label program.
All carpet adhesive shall meet the requirements of EQ Credit 4.1: VOC limit of 50 g/L
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc4.2?
EQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings

Architectural paints, coatings and primers applied to interior walls and ceilings: Do not exceed the VOC
content limits established in Green Seal Standard GS-11,
nti-corrosive and anti-rust paints applied to interior ferrous metal substrates: Do not exceed the VOC
content limit of 250 g/L established in Green Seal Standard GC-03,
Clear wood finishes, floor coatings, stains, and shellacs applied to interior elements: Do not exceed the VOC
content limits established in South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113,
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc4.1?
EQ Credit 4.1: Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants

Adhesives, Sealants and Sealant Primers: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule
#1168.
Aerosol Adhesives: Green Seal Standard for Commercial Adhesives GS-36 requirements in effect on October
19, 2000.
EQ

Which three of the following standards are referenced in the EQ 4 series of credits?

1.ASHRAE 62.1-2004 paragraph 5.1 Natural Ventilation.
2.Green Seal Standard GC-03, Anti-Corrosive Paints, Second Edition,
January 7, 1997.
3.ASHRAE 52.2-1999.
4.Green Seal Standard GS-11, Paints, First Edition, May 20, 1993.
5.South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule
#1168.
2, 4, and 5

1. ASHRAE 62.1-2004 paragraph 5.1 Natural Ventilation. is for EQc6.2
3.ASHRAE 52.2-1999. is referenced in EQc3.1
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc3.2?
EQ Credit 3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan:
Before Occupancy

OPTION 1 — Flush-Out
After construction ends, prior to occupancy and with all interior finishes installed, perform a building flushout by supplying a total air volume of 14,000 cu.ft. of outdoor air per sq.ft. of floor area while maintaining an internal temperature of at least 60 degrees F and relative humidity no higher than 60%. If occupancy is desired prior to completion of the flush-out, the space may be occupied following delivery of a minimum of 3,500 cu.ft. of outdoor air per sq.ft. of floor area to the space.
OR
OPTION 2 — Air Testing
❑ Conduct baseline IAQ testing, after construction ends and prior to occupancy, using testing protocols consistent with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc3.1?
EQ Credit 3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan:
During Construction

Develop and implement an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plan for the construction and pre-occupancy
phases of the building as follows:
❑ During construction meet or exceed the recommended Control Measures of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning
National Contractors Association (SMACNA) IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings under
Construction, 1995, Chapter 3.
❑ Protect stored on-site or installed absorptive materials from moisture damage.
❑ If permanently installed air handlers are used during construction, filtration media with a Minimum Efficiency
Reporting Value (MERV) of 8 shall be used at each return air grille, as determined by ASHRAE 52.2-1999.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc2?
EQ Credit 2: Increased Ventilation

FOR MECHANICALLY VENTILATED SPACES
❑ Increase breathing zone outdoor air ventilation rates to all occupied spaces by at least 30% above the minimum
rates required by ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 as determined by EQ Prerequisite 1.
FOR NATURALLY VENTILATED SPACES
Design natural ventilation systems for occupied spaces to meet the recommendations set forth in the Carbon Trust
“Good Practice Guide 237” [1998].
AND
❑ Use diagrams and calculations to show that the design of the natural ventilation systems meets the recommendations
set forth in the CIBSE Applications Manual 10: 2005,
OR
❑ Use a macroscopic, multi-zone, analytic model to predict that room-by-room airflows will effectively naturally
ventilate, defined as providing the minimum ventilation rates required by ASHRAE 62.1-2004 Chapter 6,
for at least 90% of occupied spaces.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQc1
EQ Credit 1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring

FOR MECHANICALLY VENTILATED SPACES
❑ Monitor carbon dioxide concentrations within all densely occupied spaces (those with a design occupant
density greater than or equal to 25 people per 1000 sq.ft.).
❑ For each mechanical ventilation system serving non-densely occupied spaces, provide a direct outdoor airflow
measurement device capable of measuring the minimum outdoor airflow rate with an accuracy of plus or
minus 15% of the design minimum outdoor air rate, as defined by ASHRAE 62.1-2004.
FOR NATURALLY VENTILATED SPACES
Monitor CO2 concentrations within all naturally ventilated spaces.
EQ

What are the requirements of EQp1
EQ Prerequisite 1: Minimum IAQ Performance

Meet the minimum requirements of Sections 4 through 7 of ASHRAE 62.1-2004, Ventilation for
Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. Mechanical ventilation systems shall be designed using the
Ventilation Rate Procedure or the applicable local code, whichever is more stringent.
Naturally ventilated buildings shall comply with ASHRAE 62.1-2004, paragraph 5.1.
EQ

What are the requirements of
EQp2
EQ Prerequisite 2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control

OPTION 1
• Prohibit smoking in the building.
• Locate any exterior designated smoking areas at least 25 feet away from entries, outdoor
air intakes and operable windows.

OPTION 2
• Prohibit smoking in the building except in designated smoking areas.
• Locate any exterior designated smoking areas at least 25 feet away from entries, outdoor
air intakes and operable windows.
• Locate designated smoking rooms to effectively contain, capture and remove ETS from
the building. At a minimum, the smoking room must be directly exhausted to the
outdoors with
Credit Synergies

LEED-NC Credit EAc1;Optimize Energy Performance has credit syergy with which three other credits [there are three] choose 3 (three):

1. SSc5.1
2. EQc6.1 and 6.2
3. EQc7.1 and 7.2
4. EQc2
5. EQc8
6. MRc1
2. EQc6.1 and 6.2 - Controlability of systems
3. EQc7.1 and 7.2 - thermal Comfort
5. EQc8 - Daylight and views

1. SSc5.1 - Proptect and Restore Habitat has a synergy with WEc1 - Water efficient Landscaping
4 EQc2 - increased Ventilation actually has a trade off with EAc1
6. MEc1 - Building Reuse has a synergy with EQc4 - Low Emitting Materials
An integral part of the design team's strategy is to contribute to the enhancement or augmentation of natural landscapes and ecosystems. Which three credits below are MOST applicable to this strategy?

1. WEc1.1
2. WEc1.2
3. WEc3.1
4. SSc2
5. SSc7.2
6. SSc5
1. WE Credit 1.1: Water Efficient Landscaping: Reduce by 50%
2. WE Credit 1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping: No Potable Water Use or No Irrigation
6. SS Credit 5.1: Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat

3. WE Credit 3.1: Water Use Reduction: 20% Reduction concerns water use reduction
4. SS Credit 2: Development Density & Community Connectivity - tough one - there are no measurable or accountable aspects of this credit that concern natural landscapes and ecosystems
5. SS Credit 7.2: Heat Island Effect: Roof - concerned primarily with reduction in thermal gradients.
SS

Which THREE credits below in the Sustainable Sites category are not permitted to be submitted as part of the design submittal?

1. SSp1
2. SSc4.3
3. SSc5.1
4. SSc5.2
5. SSc6.1
6. SSc7.1
7. SSc7.2
1. Prereq 1 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
3. Credit 5.1 Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat
6. Credit 7.1 Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof

These are the ONLY credits in this category not available for the Design submittal.
EA

Which FOUR credits in the Energy and Atmosphere category are not available for submission as part of the design submittal?

1. EAp1
2. EAp2
3. EAp3
4. EAc3
5. EAc4
6. EAc5
7. EAc6
1. EA Prereq 1 Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy
Systems
4. EA Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning
6. EA Credit 5 Measurement & Verification
7. EA Credit 6 Green Power

These are the ONLY four credits in this category not permitted to be part of the Design submittal.
EQ

Which TWO credit groups from the Indoor Environmental Quality category are not available for submission as part of the design submittal?

1. EQ 3.1 and 3.2
2. EQ 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
3. EQ 6.1 and 6.2
4. EQ 7.1 and 7.2
5. EQ 8.1 and 8.2
1. EQ Credit 3.1 Construction IAQ Management Plan, During Construction and EQ Credit 3.2 Construction IAQ Management Plan, Before Occupancy
2. EQ Credit 4.1 Low-Emitting Materials, Adhesives & Sealants; Credit 4.2 Low-Emitting Materials, Paints & Coatings; Credit 4.3 Low-Emitting Materials, Carpet Systems; Credit 4.4 Low-Emitting Materials, Composite Wood & Agrifiber Products

Credit groups 3 and 4 are the ONLY credit groups not permitted to be submitted as part of the design submittal.
Which TWO statements regarding Credit Interpretation Rulings are correct?

1. CIRs can be used when a variance, change, or exception to existing credit language will benefit the design team.
2. A CIR should be obtained when it is not clear that a desirable, proposed, or planned strategy will in fact comply the the requirements of a specific credit.
3. CIR should include relevant plans or cut sheets as attachments
4. The CIR should refer to all credits affected by a given strategy.
5. Credit Interpretation requests can only be made via LEED online.
6. CIR rulings do not affect Credit rulings and should not be included in the credit submittal.
2 and 5

1. CIRs cannot be used to seek variances in credit interpretations.
3. No mechanism for submitting cut-sheets, plans, drawings or attachments exists. Attachments are not permitted.
4. The CIR should refer to ONLY ONE credit.
6. The inquiry and ruling must be submitted with the LEED application in order to ensure effective credit review.
Which four items are primary thermal comfort values as defined in ASHRAE 55-2004 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy?

1. Ventilation Effectiveness
2. Metabolic Rate
3. Controllability of Ventilation Systems
4. Clothing Insulation
5. Air Temperature
6. Air Delivery Method
7. Humidity
8. Air Quality
2, 4, 5, 7

Section 5 .1
ANSI/ASHRAE 55-2004
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
Six Primary Thermal Comfort Variables
 Metabolic rate
 Clothing insulation
 Air temperature
 Radiant temperature
 Air Speed
 Humidity

You will most likely be tested on WHICH credits these varaibles apply most directly to.
Whch two of the followig are requiements for MR Prerequisite 1?

1. Provide collection and storage of recyclables including (at mium) paper, glass, and alumum cans
2. Provide collection and storage of recyclables including (at mium) paper, corrugated cardboard, glass,
plastics, and metals
3. Provide collection and storage of recyclables including (at minum) high-grade office paper, low-grade
paper and newsprint, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics, and metals
4. An easily accessible area serving the entie buiding that is dedicated to separation, collection, and storage
of materials for recycling
5. An easily accessible area serving the entire building and sized according to Table 1 in the MRp1 section of the LEED Reference Guide
6. A detailed narrative detailing recycling policies and procedures that wi be or have been put in place.
2 and 4

MR Prerequisite 1: Storage & Collection of Recyclables

Requirements
Provide an easily accessible area that serves the entire building and is dedicated to the collection
and storage of non-hazardous materials for recycling, including (at a minimum) paper, corrugated
cardboard, glass, plastics and metals.
Which of three the following are required to achieve EAc1 Option 1? (Choose Three)

1. Calculations that demonstrate compliance with the performance requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Section 11
2. A total of four Baseline Design energy simulations with the building oriented in different directions according to ASHRAE Std. 90.1 Table G3.5.1
3. A total of five Baseline Design energy simulations with prescribed building orientations and the design orientation.
4. A total of six Baseline Design simulations with prescribed building orientations, designed orientation and a theoretical neutral orientation.
5. Calculations that demonstrate compliance with the performance requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Appendix G Performance Rating Method
6. Comply with the Basic Building Criteria on Perspective Measures of the Advanced Buildings Benchmark Version 1.1
7. Demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared to the baseline building performance rating per ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004.
8. Must comply with the prescriptive requirements (Sections 5.5, 6.5, 7.5 and 9.5) of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004
3, 5, 7

1 is for EAp2
2 and 6 are distracters – read the reference guide!
6 is for Option 3 Prescriptive Compliance Path
8 pretains to EAp2
When in the course of modeling a buildings energy usage to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Std. 90.1 is it acceptable to use the Exceptional Calculation Method. (Choose 2)

1. When process loads are identical for both the baseline building and proposed building
2. To document any measures that cannot be modeled in a simulation program.
3. When only the prescriptive criteria of ASHRAE 90.1-2004 are being met.
4. When documenting measures that reduce energy consumed by elevators and escalators, laundry and washing equipment, computers and cooking equipment.
5. When documenting measures that reduce energy consumed by surface parking lighting, HVAC and service water heating provided these loads can be modeled in an energy modeling program.
6. In order to comply with the Basic Building Criteria on Perspective Measures of the Advanced Buildings Benchmark Version 1.1
7. In order to comply with the prescriptive measures of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings 2004.
2 and 4

1 – When process loads DIFFER between the cases
3 – ECM is only available when using Option 1, Appendix G of ASHRAE 90.1-2004
5 – These are Regulated loads, only process load variation is eligible for documentation under the Exceptional Calculation Method.
6 - In order to comply with the Basic Building Criteria on Perspective Measures of the Advanced Buildings Benchmark Version 1.1 –this is for Option 3
7 - ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings 2004. Pertains to Option 2 – ECMs are only available for Option 1
The following are exceptions from the requirements of ASHRAE A90.1-2004 Section 6.5.6.1 Exhaust Air Energy Recovery:
2, 4, 5, 8

Exceptions to ASHRAE A90.1-2004 Section 6.5.6.1 Exhaust Air Energy Recovery
(a) Laboratory fume hoods systems meeting Section 6.3.7.2
(b) Systems serving uncooled spaces and are heated to < 60°F
(c) Systems exhausting toxic, flammable, paint or corrosive fumes or
dust
(d) Commercial kitchen hoods classified as Type 1 by NFPA
96….Commercial kitchen hoods used for collecting and removing
grease vapors and smoke (90.1-2004)
(e) Where > 60% of outdoor heating energy is provided from siterecovered
or site solar energy
(f) Heating systems in climate zones 1 through 3
(g) Cooling systems in climate zones 3c, 4c, 5b, 5c, 6b, 7, & 8
(h) Where largest exhaust source is < 75% of the design outdoor air
flow
(i) Systems requiring dehumidification that employ heat recapturing coils around the cooling coils.
The design team wants to achieve EAc1 and is modeling the building's energy efficiency pursuant to the conditions of ASHRAE A-90.1-2004app G. Which items below may not be changed between the Baseline Model and the Proposed Design? (Choose Four)

1. Schedules of operation, unless accounted for using the Exceptional Calculation Method
2. Schedules of operation when necessary for energy reduction purposes and accounted for in the submittal narrative.
3. Cooling systems in the Baseline Design if the Proposed Design uses no cooling systems
4. Heating systems in the Basline Design if the Proposed Design uses no heating
5. Building envelope, including fenestration
6. Percentage of fenestration if it is over 40% of the gross wall area on the Proposed Design
7. Percentage of fenestration if it is under 40% of the gross wall area on the Proposed Design
8. Lighting systems with the installed lighting power density
1,3,4,6

The key to this question is the word "not"
Items that must remain constant between baseline and proposed designs include:

• Schedules of operations must be the same unless clearly and explicitly described in the narrative
• Design Criteria - including interior temperature and humidity, also, both heating and cooling must be modeled.
• The percentage of fenestration modeled in the design budget should match that of the Proposed Design if the proposed design % is <40%, if the proposed design % is >40% then the baseline condition will model 40%, distributed evenly around the entire perimeter in horizontal bands
• Lighting systems and control are key factors for reducing energy consumption in the Proposed Design model.
• HVAC systems will often vary between the Proposed Design and the Baseline Model.
A design team is pursuing credit WEc1 and is calculating the TWA (Total Water Applied) for both the baseline and design cases. Reuse water will be subtracted from the TWA to determine the total potable water applied (TPWA). Which three factors must remain the same between the Basline Case and the Design Case? (Choose Three)

1. Microclimate Factor (kMC)
2. Species Factor (ks)
3. Desnity Factor (kd)
4. Irrigation Efficiency (IE)
5. Reference Evapotranspirition Rate (ETo)
6. Total Landscape Area
1, 5 and 6

Species Factor (ks), Density Factor (ks) and Irrigation Efficiency (IE) are set to average values for the Baseline Case
The design team has designed a landscaped environment for the property surrounding a 75,000sf office building so that its water consumption rate is equal to a baseline consumption rate and is supplied entirely by non-potable water. Which credit is this system eligible for?

1. WEc1 Water efficient Landscaping, Option 1 only (1 point)
2. WEc1 Water efficient Landscaping, Option 2 only (1 point)
3. WEc1 Water efficient Landscaping, Option 3 only (2 points)
4. WEc1 Water efficient Landscaping, Option 4 only (2 points)
5. No credit is available without reduction in water consumption
The answer is 2

From the LEED-NC submittal template:
OPTION 1 - Landscaping and irrigation reduce water consumption from a baseline (1 point)
OPTION 2 – Irrigation is 100% non potable water (1 point)
OPTION 3 – Options 1 and 2 combined (2 points)
OPTION 4 – Landscaping requires NO irrigation, temporary irrigation is allowed, but must be removed after one year

In this case it would appear that the submittal templates are in conflict with the Reference Guide.
The water efficient landscaping calculation as presented in the LEED Reference Guide for WE Credits 1.1 & 1.2, Water Efficient Landscaping, includes which of the following three items? (Choose three)

1. Imperviousness Coefficient
2. Species Factor
3. Runoff Coefficient
4. Microclimate Factor
5. Density Factor
6. Saturation Factor
2. Species Factor
4. Microclimate Factor
5. Density Factor

The Landscape Coefficient is calculated by multiplying these three variables. This number times the reference evapotranspirition rate determine the project-specific evapotranspirition rate.
Establishing a baseline case is necessary to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of which three credits? (Choose three)

1. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies
2. EQ Credit 6.1, Controllability of Systems
3. EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance
4. WE Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction
5. EA Prerequisite 2, Minimum Energy Performance
1. WE Credit 2, Innovative Wastewater Technologies
3. EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance
4. WE Credit 3.1, Water Use Reduction
Which three of the following are required to be measured under EA Credit 5, Measurement & Verification? (Choose three)

1. Lighting System
2. Boiler Efficiency
3. Daily Building Occupancy
4. Chiller Efficiency
5. Outdoor Drybulb Temperature
1. Lighting System
2. Boiler Efficiency
4. Chiller Efficiency