Timekillers - LEED-CS EQc8.2 - Daylight and Views

Are you working on a spec office building and committed to providing LEED documentation? You may not realize you've essentially committed to designing a tenant upfit for free! LEED-CS credit EQ 8.2, Daylight and Views, Views for 90% of Spaces requires the development of "a feasible tenant layout(s) per the default occupancy counts (or some other justifiable occupancy count) that can be used in the analysis of the credit." Being familiar with the LEED-NC version of this credit, I overlooked this when quickly browsing the CS reference guide and putting together the documentation for a recent project. As you can imagine, putting this together in both plan and section can add significantly to the hours required to complete the work, so consider that when calculating fees and schedules. On the bright side, if you get the job for the upfit design you're in pretty good shape...

3 comments:

Chris D said...

Do you know if the same is required for LEED-NC EQc8.2? I'm kinda diving head first into LEED and don't have much knowledge as of yet on the details of certain credits.

Great blog!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else find that the definitions of "Regularly Occupied Space"(ROS for short) are a little vague?

I'm working on a mixed use project with alot of residential units and trying to define what rooms count and what rooms do not?

the guide book clearly defines certain rooms as not ROS, like hallways, bathrooms, closets, kitchens...
certain rooms are ROS- living rooms and family rooms, but it makes no mention of bedrooms and dens. I would think that in an apartment of today many people do spend hours of their time in the bedroom apart from just sleeping there. Maybe it can be argued that the bedroom is only used at night when daylighting and views don't matter?

Please comment on this if you know any more details or have encountered this problem yourself

MW said...

I work as a LEED consultant, and for some of our LEED CS projects, we have been able to get a preliminary tenant layout from an interior architect to complete the calculations for EAc8.2. This typically means that the credit is deferred until the construction phase review. Hopefully by then, there is a preliminary layout that has been developed for at least one of the floors that can be considered typical.