Unofficial .XLS Version of the LEED-NC v3.0 Checklist Available Online

UPDATE (07.15.10): The USGBC has now updated the official checklists incorporating pretty much all of the features called for in the post and from your comments! Check out this post for direct links to each of the checklists that are now unlocked, feature a notes section, and highlight whether the credit is part of the design or construction review.

UPDATE (01.25.10): I've created much improved unprotected versions of the v3 checklists, and linked to a set of slightly better than previously reported official USGBC checklists on this post!

In the comments of the post featuring 7 Reasons the New PDF LEED Checklists Stink, my new best friend Joe Malone, LEED AP just posted a link to a LEED-NC v3.0 excel spreadsheet that I'm sure many of you will want to use. I checked the USGBC website to see if they were sticking with the horrendous PDF versions but could not yet find any at all. In their defense, the system has not even been launched yet, but I'm curious to see if they stick with PDF or switch back to the old useful Excel version.

NOTE - 04.07.09 - I needed to use this for the first time today and found it a bit 'buggy' for lack of a better word. It worked for the most part but had trouble saving and re-sizing in Excel. Also, this is based of a protected .xls file. Though still useful, I'm looking into posting a completely unprotected (and one page... Go TREES!) version in the near future. I'll be sure to update this post if/when that happens.

Here's the file!

14 comments:

ckstevenson said...

Why isn't there a LEED reusable assets repository somewhere online?

This spreadsheet is a great tool, why aren't there other similar tools that enable people to get LEED certification?

I'm envisioning a place where you could find well written justifications for various LEED project certifications. Quality boilerplate language that can be used for standard best practices related to LEED such as incorporation of sunlight, or low flush toilets, etc.

aml said...

Thank you so much for posting this. The spreadsheet is extremely helpful!

This post has once again vindicated my belief that your blog is the single best LEED resource on the web nowadays.

tnrkitect said...

I have a question that you may wish to do a post about. Gaining the experience to become a LEED Commissioning Authority (CxA). My firm is in a conundrum. The E.A. pre-req 1 requires the building to be commissioned. Yet it then states that the CxA must have documented commissioning authority experience in at least 2 building projects. How can a person / firm gain the experience if we are not allowed to perform the tasks, even if otherwise qualified?

Joe Malone said...

To be a CxA on a LEED project, you must have at least two other completed projects. Your company will have to gain this experience outside of LEED first.

Elizabeth said...

This Checklist is not correct. The credits do not match with the LEED v3 Reference Guide, which I am looking at right now. I am looking forward to seeing an official LEED v3 Checklist... USGBC circulated one while V3 was under development, but I have not seen one since the Reference Guide was released March 31st. In the LEED is a very good resource- this might be a bit misleading though!

joelmckellar said...

The word I heard is that official checklists will be released on April 27th along with the launch of the system.

I needed one prior to that though, because we're seeing RFPs reflecting the new system and asking for potential checklists already!

Andrew said...

Has anybody heard anything or come across a resource that outlines the regions and regional priority credits? A zipcode guide possibly?

Anonymous said...

I am new to this site. Thank you for the blank v3 template! Very useful.

I bet the official new checklists will be in stinky PDF Livecycle format. We shall see.

Bill Swanson said...

Andrew, Google is wonderful. This was the original list of what credits were eligable per USGBC that was told to each chapter. I think some of these were later removed. http://chapters.usgbc.org/detroit/documents/Regionalizationeligiblecredits.pdf

I just saw this for the Northeast Corridor:
http://www.usgbcny.org/initiatives/leed-2009-bonus-credits.html

Maine: http://www.maineusgbc.org/files/File/101708final%20regionalizationsummaryonly.xls

That's all I've found so far.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the xls checklist. I spent more than 1 hour on-line trying to find one, and i could only find a PDF that's good for nothing. I noticed something though, your checklist has a total of 100 points, whereas the PDF one has a total of 110 points. Anyone can tell me which one is the correct checklist? The points in xls are write protected and i can't change them. Please help another "LEED frustrated AP". Thank you in advance.
Ilda

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Reuse section. Our company is a industrial pipe distributor.. What does it mean "20% (post-consumer + ½ pre-consumer)"? (in the Regional materials section). If a pipe is 20% recycled content then the project gets 2 points?
jjs

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. That's really helpful!

monica martinez said...

Is the xcel version of the LEED 2009 checklist still available? I've only found silly pdf versions...thanks!

nextgenesis15 said...

Just getting my feet wet in LEED v3 and wondered if there was an updated version of this credit template spreadsheet as link isn't working. Thank you!