Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

What is the LEED® Dynamic Plaque?

The LEED Dynamic Plaque is a building performance monitoring and scoring platform. It measures building performance across five categories: energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience, and generates a current performance score (out of 100) which is updated whenever new building data enters the platform.

It is designed to enable building owners, facilities managers, consultants and other team members to observe trends and make meaningful improvements to building operations that save money, resources and make building occupants more comfortable. The data collected through the LEED Dynamic Plaque can also be applied toward LEED certification or recertification.

The platform has two components:

  • Powerful performance software, accessible right here on leedon.io, that enables users to track current and historic performance, input and update data, view trends, and manage projects, and;
  • An award-winning display unit that enables users to display their performance score in a visually engaging manner for building occupants, tenants and visitors. The display unit is an optional add-on: users may also opt to display their performance score on a device of their choosing, or not at all.

What project types can use the LEED Dynamic Plaque?

Any building project can leverage the LEED Dynamic Plaque to measure and display its performance score, apart from those previously certified under LEED for Homes or LEED for Neighborhood Development.

Can a tenant space without sub-metering utilize the LEED Dynamic Plaque?

Yes. This space type can provide prorated energy and water use data which includes the consumption of the leased space and base building contribution.

What are the specs for the LEED Dynamic Plaque display unit?

The display unit is approximately 18 inches in diameter and weighs approximately 14 lbs. It includes mounting brackets and screws, an AC Power cord, toggle bolts for wall mounting and a recessed receptacle plate & box. Once installed, the device can be turned on with electrical access and Internet connectivity. Images and additional information for onsite installation are available in the LEED Dynamic Plaque user manual, available to projects who have purchased a subscription to the LEED Dynamic Plaque.

How do I get started with the LEED Dynamic Plaque?

Begin a free one-month trial of the LEED Dynamic Plaque software by selecting “Start Trial” from the leedon.io menu, on the top right. You’ll have the option to purchase a longer software subscription, or purchase the LEED Dynamic Plaque hardware, via this link. Campus projects please email [email protected] to register. View our Getting Started guide for more information.

What resources are available to me as a LEED Dynamic Plaque user?

  • Getting Started guide
  • Demo: a 10-minute overview of the product and software platform.
  • User manual: A complete guide to the LEED Dynamic Plaque, made available to you once you subscribe to the platform.

Where can I find the list of services referenced in the LEED Dynamic Plaque program agreement?


The topics below describe the services referenced in the program agreement.

Monitoring
In order to receive a performance score, you must provide the following over a 12-month period:

  • Energy: 12 consecutive months of total energy use for the whole building
  • Water: 12 consecutive months of total potable water use for the whole building. Includes all water uses (irrigation, cooling tower, fixtures, etc.)
  • Waste: At least one compliant set of readings for total weight of waste generated and diverted from landfill
  • Transportation: Administer at least one survey to building occupants, provided within the LEED Dynamic Plaque (see below for more information)
  • Human experience:
    • Administer at least one survey to building occupants (see below for more information),
    • Administer at least one compliant set of readings for interior C02 and VOC (volatile organic compound) concentration
      • 12 consecutive months of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels for occupied space in the building with sampling per representative location (25,000 SF) OR at least one compliant indoor air quality test for the building with sampling per representative location
      • 12 consecutive months of volatile organic compound levels for occupied space in the building per representative location (25,000 SF) OR at least one compliant indoor air quality test for total volatile organic compounds per representative location

Providing data in all categories is not a requirement, but doing so will lead to a more accurate and comprehensive score. Participants can update the data more frequently than identified above. Your performance score is as dynamic as the data it receives.

In addition to meeting the minimum data requirements the LEED Dynamic Plaque (see above), you will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Energy and water utility bills
  • Waste hauler or audit reports
  • Compliant sensor readings or audit reports re: CO2 levels and total volatile organic as supporting documentation

We will assist you with submitting this information to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for review and achievement of (re)certification.

Support
We customize the animation on your LEED Dynamic Plaque to your building before delivery. Once installed, you can turn on the device with electrical access and Internet connectivity. You will receive a product user manual and other resources once the registration process is complete. The LEED Dynamic Plaque team will schedule an orientation call to demonstrate the software and answer any questions you may have.

Scoring
The performance score (out of 100) reflects your current building performance. It is updated each time new building performance data enters the system, and is the sum of the category scores + base points (see the following FAQ entry for more on the base score). The maximum thresholds are as follows:

  • Energy: 33
  • Water: 15
  • Waste: 8
  • Transportation: 14
  • Human experience: 20
  • Base score: 10

Your performance score is displayed in the context of the globally recognized LEED certification levels: Certified (40-49), Silver (50-59), Gold (60-79) and Platinum (80+).

Programming
The LEED Dynamic Plaque software is optimized for the Chrome browser. We strongly recommend using Chrome to view information and engage with the software on leedon.io.

LEED Performance Score

What is the performance score?

The performance score (out of 100) reflects your current building performance. It is updated each time new building performance data enters the system, and is the sum of the category scores + base points (see the following FAQ entry for more on the base score). The maximum thresholds are as follows:

  • Energy: 33
  • Water: 15
  • Waste: 8
  • Transportation: 14
  • Human experience: 20
  • Base score: 10
Your performance score is displayed in the context of the globally recognized LEED certification levels: Certified (40-49), Silver (50-59), Gold (60-79) and Platinum (80+).

What are base points?

Base points (10 maximum) are available to projects that have earned LEED certification only: they reflect projects' previously earned LEED credits that are considered foundational to a project's successful sustainable design, operation and infrastructure and cannot be directly measured in the building's ultimate performance. Since different LEED rating systems and versions have different credits, each carries a distinct set of credits available for the base score.

View base points by rating system.

LEED v4: Operations and Maintenance - Existing Buildings (includes LEED India and LEED Canada)

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
SS Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Site Improvement Plan (up to 1 point)
SS Integrated Pest Management (up to 2 points)
SS Joint Use of Facilities - Schools Only (up to 1 point)
IEQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
IEQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
IEQ Daylight and Quality Views (up to 4 points)

LEED v4: Operations and Maintenance Warehouses and Distribution Centers

SS Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Site Improvement Plan (up to 1 point)
SS Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
SS Integrated Pest Management (up to 2 points)
SS Joint Use of Facilities - Schools Only (up to 1 point)
IEQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
IEQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
IEQ Daylight and Quality Views (up to 4 points)

LEED v4: Operations and Maintenance Hospitality

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
SS Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Site Improvement Plan (up to 1 point)
SS Integrated Pest Management (up to 2 points)
SS Joint Use of Facilities - Schools Only (up to 1 point)
IEQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
IEQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
IEQ Daylight and Quality Views (up to 4 points)

LEED v4: Operations and Maintenance Data Centers

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
SS Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Site Improvement Plan (up to 1 point)
SS Integrated Pest Management (up to 2 points)
SS Joint Use of Facilities - Schools Only (up to 1 point)
IEQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
IEQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
IEQ Daylight and Quality Views (up to 4 points)

LEED v4: Operations and Maintenance Retail

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
SS Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Site Improvement Plan (up to 1 point)
SS Integrated Pest Management (up to 2 points)
SS Joint Use of Facilities - Schools Only (up to 1 point)
IEQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
IEQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
IEQ Daylight and Quality Views (up to 4 points)

LEED v4: Operations and Maintenance Schools

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
SS Site Development-Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Site Improvement Plan (up to 1 point)
SS Integrated Pest Management (up to 2 points)
SS Joint Use of Facilities - Schools Only (up to 1 point)
IEQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
IEQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
IEQ Daylight and Quality Views (up to 4 points)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction - New Construction

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction - Core and Shell

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 2 points)
SS High Priority Site (up to 3 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction - Warehouses and Distribution Centers

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction – Hospitality

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction - Data Centers

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction – Healthcare

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 2 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 1 point)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 2 points)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction – Retail

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Building Design and Construction – Schools

SS Site Assessment (up to 1 point)
SS Sensitive Land Protection (up to 1 point)
SS High Priority Site (up to 2 points)
SS Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (up to 2 points)
SS Open Space (up to 1 point)
SS Rainwater Management (up to 3 points)
SS Heat Island Reduction (up to 2 points)
SS Light Pollution Reduction (up to 1 point)
EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Interior Design and Construction

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Interior Design and Construction - Hospitality

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED v4: Interior Design and Construction - Retail

EA Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 1 point)
EQ Thermal Comfort (up to 1 point)
EQ Interior Lighting (up to 2 points)
EQ Daylight (up to 3 points)
EQ Quality Views (up to 1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (includes LEED Canada)

SSc2 Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan (1 point)
SSc3 Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan (1 point)
SSc5 Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat (1 point)
SSc6 Stormwater Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Reduction—Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Reduction—Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc5 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (1 point)
IEQc3.6 Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management (1 point)
IEQc2.2 Controllability of Systems—Lighting (1 point)
IEQc2.3 Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring (1 point)
IEQ c2.4 Daylight and Views (1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (includes LEED Canada and LEED India)

SSc1 Site Selection (1 point)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development—Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect—Non-roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect—Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 2 points)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems—Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc7.2 Thermal Comfort—Verification (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views (1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations – Healthcare

SSc1 Site Selection (1 point)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development—Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect—Non-roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect—Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 2 points)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems—Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc7.2 Thermal Comfort—Verification (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (2 points)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views (3 points)

LEED 2009: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations – Retail

SSc1 Site Selection (1 point)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development—Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect—Non-roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect—Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (2 points)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 2 points)
EQc6 Controllability of Systems—Lighting and Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc7.1 Thermal Comfort—Design (1 point)
EQc7.2 Thermal Comfort—Verification (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views (1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations – Schools

SSc1 Site Selection (4 points)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development—Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect—Non-roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 2 points)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems—Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc7.2 Thermal Comfort—Verification (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (3 points)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views (1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for Core and Shell (includes LEED Canada and LEED India)

SSc1 Site Selection (1 point)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development—Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect—Non-roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect—Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (up to 2 points)
EQc6 Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views (1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for Commercial Interiors

SSc1 Option 1: Select a LEED Certified Building (up to 5 points)
SSc1 Path 1: Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc1 Path 2: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc1 Path 3: Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc1 Path 4: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof (1 point)
SSc1 Path 5: Heat-Island Effect—Roof (1 point)
SSc1 Path 6: Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems—Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (up to 2 points)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces (1 point)

LEED 2009: LEED for Commercial Interiors – Retail

SSc1 Option 1: Select a LEED Certified Building (up to 5 points)
SSc1 Path 1: Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc1 Path 2: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc1 Path 3: Stormwater Design—Quality Control (1 point)
SSc1 Path 4: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof (1 point)
SSc1 Path 5: Heat-Island Effect—Roof (1 point)
SSc1 Path 6: Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EQc6 Controllability of Systems—Lighting and Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight and Views—Daylight (up to 2 points)
EQc8.2 Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces (1 point)

LEED 2008: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

SSc2 Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan (1 point)
SSc3 Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan (1 point)
SSc5 Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat (1 point)
SSc6 Stormwater Management (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Reduction—Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Reduction—Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc5 Refrigerant Management (1 point)
IEQc3.9 Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management (1 point)
IEQc2.2 Occupant Comfort - Occupant Controlled Lighting (1 point)
IEQc2.3 Occupant Comfort - Thermal Comfort Monitoring (1 point)
IEQ c2.4 Occupant Comfort - Daylight and Views, 50% Daylight / 45% Views (1 point)
IEQ c2.5 Occupant Comfort - Daylight and Views, 75% Daylight / 90% Views (1 point)

LEED v2.2: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations

SSc5.1 Site Development, Protect or Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development, Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design, Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect, Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (1 point)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems, Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems, Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces (1 point)

LEED v2.1: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations

SSc1 Site Selection (1 point)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Reduced Site Disturbance, Protect or Restore Open Space (1 point)
SSc5.2 Reduced Site Disturbance, Development Footprint (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Management, Rate and Quantity (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Management, Treatment (1 point)
SSc7.1 Landscape & Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands, Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Landscape & Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands, Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Ozone Depletion (1 point)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems, Perimeter (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems, Non-Perimeter (1 point)
EQc7.2 Thermal Comfort, Permanent Monitoring System (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces (1 point)

LEED v2.0: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

SSc1.1 Plan for Green Site & Building Exterior Management - 4 specific actions (1 point)
SSc1.2 Plan for Green Site & Building Exterior Management - 8 specific actions (1 point)
SSc4.1 Reduced Site Disturbance - Protect or Restore Open Space (50% of site area) (1 point)
SSc4.2 Reduced Site Disturbance - Protect or Restore Open Space (75% of site area) (1 point)
SSc5.1 Stormwater Management - 25% Rate and Quantity Reduction (1 point)
SSc5.2 Stormwater Management - 50% Rate and Quantity Reduction (1 point)
SSc6.1 Heat Island Reduction - Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc6.2 Heat Island Reduction – Roof (1 point)
SSc7 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Additional Ozone Protection (1 point)
EQc10.4 Green Cleaning - Low Environmental Impact Pest Management Policy (1 point)
EQc10.5 Green Cleaning - Low Environmental Impact Pest Management Policy (1 point)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems – Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems - Temperature & Ventilation (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight & Views - Daylight for 50% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight & Views - Daylight for 75% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.3 Daylight & Views - Views for 45% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.4 Daylight & Views - Views for 90% of Spaces (1 point)

LEED v2.0: LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations

SSc1 Site Selection (1 point)
SSc3 Brownfield Redevelopment (1 point)
SSc5.1 Reduced Site Disturbance, Protect or Restore Open Space (1 point)
SSc5.2 Reduced Site Disturbance, Development Footprint (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Management, Rate and Quantity (1 point)
SSc6.2 Stormwater Management, Treatment (1 point)
SSc7.1 Landscape & Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands, Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Landscape & Exterior Design to Reduce Heat Islands, Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Ozone Depletion (1 point)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems, Perimeter (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems, Non-Perimeter (1 point)
Qc7.2 Thermal Comfort, Permanent Monitoring System (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight & Views, Daylight 75% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces (1 point)

LEED v2.0: LEED for Core and Shell

SSc5.1 Site Development: Protect of Restore Habitat (1 point)
SSc5.2 Site Development: Maximize Open Space (1 point)
SSc6.1 Stormwater Design: Quantity Control (1 point)
SSc7.1 Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof (1 point)
SSc7.2 Heat Island Effect, Roof (1 point)
SSc8 Light Pollution Reduction (1 point)
EAc4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management (1 point)
EQc6 Controllability of Systems: Thermal Comfort (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight & Views: Daylight 75% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces (1 point)

LEED v2.0: LEED for Commercial Interiors (includes LEED Canada)

SSc1 Select a LEED Certified Building (up to 3 points)
SSo1B Stormwater Management: Rate and Quantity (0.5 points)
SSo1C Stormwater Management: Treatment (0.5 points)
SSo1D Heat Island Reduction: Non-Roof (1 point)
SSo1E Heat-Island Reduction: Roof (0.5 points)
SSo1F Light Pollution Reduction (0.5 points)
EQc6.1 Controllability of Systems, Lighting (1 point)
EQc6.2 Controllability of Systems, Temperature and Ventilation (1 point)
EQc8.1 Daylight & Views - Daylight 75% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.2 Daylight & Views, Views for 90% of Spaces (1 point)
EQc8.3 Daylight & Views - Views for 90% of Seated Spaces (1 point)

Do I earn points toward my performance score for implementing policies (i.e. green cleaning, pest management, and other green building strategies)?

Maintaining green policies and practices helps you manage your performance, so we strongly recommend you do so. The LEED Dynamic Plaque reflects measured outcomes from strategies, but is not a tool for tracking policy maintenance

How is the performance score calculated?

Your performance score reflects a rolling annual average: all data provided over the previous 12 months.

The performance score derives from a reference set of LEED-certified buildings. Your building's achievement in each performance category is based on these reference buildings. The reference set is calibrated by industry experts (including LEED committee members) on an annual basis.

Are various building types scored differently (i.e. schools, warehouses, heathcare)?

Yes: the reference set for a given building's performance score includes buildings with similar characteristics, including occupancy, square footage and operating hours.

How often is the performance score updated?

The platform recalculates the performance score within minutes whenever new data enters the system, either through automated data sources or manual updates. Project teams choose how frequently to update their data.

What happens if my score drops?

Through its tracking mechanisms, the LEED Dynamic Plaque helps identify areas for improvement in your building in order to increase your score and improve performance.

Can my performance score be confidential?

Yes.

The LEED Dynamic Plaque software compares my category scores to local and global building averages. How are these buildings selected?

These averages compare your building to all others using the LEED Dynamic Plaque to track performance.

Is my energy score within the LEED Dynamic Plaque derived from my ENERGY STAR score?

No: the LEED Dynamic Plaque utilizes the first global energy scoring method, based on a data set of LEED buildings around the world. It accounts for carbon emissions related to energy use in the building.

Does the energy score account for local climate?

Yes, the energy score adjusts for temperature.

Can I aggregate performance across all my buildings?

The LEED Dynamic Plaque does not aggregate or average performance scores across a portfolio, but performance scores help you compare buildings within a portfolio.

Data

What are the minimum data requirements?

In order to receive a performance score, you must provide the following over a 12-month period:

  • Energy: 12 consecutive months of total energy use for the whole building
  • Water: 12 consecutive months of total potable water use for the whole building. Includes all water uses (irrigation, cooling tower, fixtures, etc.)
  • Waste: At least one compliant set of readings for total weight of waste generated and diverted from landfill
  • Transportation: Administer at least one survey to building occupants, provided within the LEED Dynamic Plaque (see below for more information)
  • Human experience:
    • Administer at least one survey to building occupants (see below for more information)
    • Administer at least one compliant set of readings for interior C02 and VOC (volatile organic compound) concentration
      • 12 consecutive months of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels for occupied space in the building with sampling per representative location (25,000 SF) OR at least one compliant indoor air quality test for the building with sampling per representative location
      • 12 consecutive months of volatile organic compound levels for occupied space in the building per representative location (25,000 SF) OR at least one compliant indoor air quality test for total volatile organic compounds per representative location

Providing data in all categories is not a requirement, but doing so will lead to a more accurate and comprehensive score. Participants can update the data more frequently than identified above. Your performance score is as dynamic as the data it receives.

How do I import or input data into the LEED Dynamic Plaque platform?

A few options exist for how you can share data:

  • Energy, water and C02 data can be automated through your building's existing smart meters and building automation systems
  • Energy and water data can be shared through your ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account, if one exists. Through the Portfolio Manager, share your account with USGBC - LEED Performance Reporting.
  • Energy, water, CO2, and VOC data can be shared through a spreadsheet which can be found in the Data Input section of the leedon.io software
  • Data can also be manually entered into the leedon.io dashboard

Does the data feed need to be in near real-time?

No, there is no requirement for the data frequency to be near real-time. Your performance score is as dynamic as the data it receives.

Do I need smart meters?

No, smart meters aren't required but are a good tool to manage performance and automate data to the LEED Dynamic Plaque software.

What is the survey provided in the LEED Dynamic Plaque software, and what does it measure?

The transportation category and one component of the human experience category are based on responses to an occupant survey, which can you distribute to building occupants through the LEED Dynamic Plaque software. The survey results influence both the transportation and human experience category scores.

  • Transportation: occupants indicate the distance they travel to work under the appropriate mode of transportation, one day, one way. This data is converted into carbon emissions based on the mode of transportation and distance traveled.
  • Human experience: The second portion of the survey gauges occupant satisfaction within the space. One the backend, you can see the reasons captured for dissatisfaction, helping you to make meaningful improvements to your space.

Is a minimum response rate required for the surveys?

There is a 25% minimum response rate. The Human Experience score will increase with a higher response rate combined with a significant number of survey takers responding positively in the satisfaction survey. The Transportation score will increase with a higher response rate combined with significant number of survey takers using carbon efficient modes of commuting.

Does the LEED Dynamic Plaque platform connect to LEED Online?

Yes. If you've connected a LEED-certified project to the LEED Dynamic Plaque, the leedon.io platform pulls building information, including the project's LEED ID, square footage, and occupancy, from LEED Online.

My project is a LEED-certified existing building, and I already use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to share my building's data in compliance with LEED Minimum Program Requirement (MPR) 6. Do I need to input data again for the LEED Dynamic Plaque?

No! If you have already shared your ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account with USGBC - LEED Performance Reporting and update energy and water data regularly in Portfolio Manager, you will not need to provide additional data.

How will you use the information I provide?

How are GBCI and USGBC utilizing your information? By subscribing to the LEED Dynamic Plaque, you are authorizing GBCI and USGBC to collect, retain, use and, in some cases, disclose certain information regarding you and your project. This policy is intended to explain the limited ways in which this information may be disclosed. Without exception, neither USGBC nor GBCI will ever share the individual data points used to generate the LEED Performance Score (e.g., kWh or individual survey responses) associated with your project, without your explicit written permission.

Project-Identifying Information: GBCI and USGBC may publish information about you and your project in various publicly accessible online directories. These directories may include the following information:

  • Project name
  • Project ID
  • Physical address
  • Date of registration
  • Date of certification
  • Certification level
  • Total points earned during certification
  • Project scorecard
  • Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) selection
  • Rating system and version
  • Owner type
  • Owner name
  • Owner organization
  • Gross square footage
  • Total property area
  • Project type, use, or setting (i.e., “urban”)
  • Then-current LEED Performance Score (total and per category)
  • LEED Performance Score over time
  • Recertification level
  • Date of recertification

Aggregated Data: The development of LEED, the LEED Dynamic Plaque, and the general discourse regarding the topic of sustainability, depend on the collection and analysis of information representing many buildings and at varying points in the building life cycle. Both GBCI and USGBC may make internal use of any information that is submitted for these purposes. GBCI and USGBC may publish this information to third parties, including the general public; provided however, such information will only be presented in aggregated, non-identifying form.

Unlisted Project information: GBCI and USGBC believe your work with LEED is something to be celebrated and openly communicated. However, it is understood that there are reasons why participants may wish to conceal their participation while still benefiting internally from the many tools and features available. You may elect to remove all project-identifying information from GBCI’s and USGBC’s online directory publications by rendering your project “private” during registration, or anytime thereafter, by email sent to [email protected]. Please be aware that you are prohibited from displaying or disclosing the LEED Performance Score (either alone or in conjunction with the LEED Performance Score animated logo), and/or any recertification awarded in conjunction with the LEED Dynamic Plaque while such project remains private. GBCI and/or USGBC may limit the availability of, and/or disable certain aspects of the subscription to prevent unauthorized displays and disclosures of this content.

LEED CERTIFICATION

How does LEED certification/recertification with the LEED Dynamic Plaque work?

If your project has already been certified under LEED for Existing Buildings or LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance, in order for your certification to remain current, we require you to recertify your project within five years of the previous certification. Your project is eligible for recertification after 12 months and every 12 months thereafter, and we encourage you to register for recertification as soon as possible.

LEED-certified existing buildings must recertify at least once every five years (but are eligible to recertify as often as every 12 months).

Recertification offers the opportunity to measure the effectiveness of your building’s environmental performance strategies over time, offering an excellent opportunity to pinpoint areas that can save you money and other resources.

When will I earn LEED certification/recertification?

Your review date is 12 months from the date you subscribe to the LEED Dynamic Plaque. We will remind you of your approaching review date. You will earn LEED recertification every 12 months on a recurring basis.

What data/documentation is required to achieve LEED certification/recertification with the LEED Dynamic Plaque?

In addition to meeting the minimum data requirements for the LEED Dynamic Plaque (see above), you will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Energy and water utility bills
  • Waste hauler or audit reports
  • Compliant sensor readings or audit reports re: CO2 levels and total volatile organic as supporting documentation

For projects pursuing first-time LEED certification, you'll also need to:

  • Complete LEED credits that count toward your base score
  • Complete applicable LEED prerequisites

We will assist you with submitting this information to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for review and achievement of (re)certification.

How do I market my use of the LEED Dynamic Plaque?

LEED-certified projects using the LEED Dynamic Plaque should use their most up-to-date LEED (re)certification level in all communications/marketing materials and public-facing communications. Your display of the LEED Dynamic Plaque and your current performance score is intended to publicize current performance. Your current performance score does not replace your earned LEED certification (or recertification) level. For more information on marketing your use of the LEED Dynamic Plaque, see our trademark and brand guidelines.

Can the LEED Dynamic Plaque platform and score contribute towards LEED credits?

Please refer to the pilot credit library for more information on:

LEED Performance Challenge

Who can join the LEED Performance Challenge ?

Any ‘urban’ settlement with a physical boundary and as defined by the Government of India norms as ‘urban’ can join the challenge. All Statutory towns , Census towns, Urban Agglomerates and Out growths (townships or campuses in vicinity of towns) with data for at least 1 year against key parameters like carbon footprint, electricity consumption, water, waste, transport, household income, housing rent, air quality, crime rate can join the challenge. For sake of uniformity, any ‘urban’ settlement falling under any of the above category is referred to as city in the LEED Performance.

Why should cities join the LEED Performance Challenge?

The cities have an opportunity to measure their performance with comparable cities and showcase their best practices on a global platform, by participating in this challenge. Local governments have embarked on the path of aspiring a better quality of life, a healthier and safer city for their people with the launch of Smart Cities in India. The citizens and administration have come together on common platforms to have a shared vision for their cities and communities. LEED Performance challenge enables comparison of key environmental, economic and social parameters of these cities on a global, regional and local scale. The challenge gives opportunities to the cities to compare, compete and benchmark their city performance on key performance goals.

What is the LEED Performance score and how will the participating cities be evaluated?

LEED Performance shall score cities by comparing them to other cities in a global database. Experts identify cities in "reference sets" of comparable cities as high or low performers based on their performance across multiple dimensions. These reference sets are benchmarks for comparable cities. For example, in the energy category the dimensions are gross kilometers, population, and carbon dioxide emissions per capita. The scoring methodology then interpolates the data to score cities based on the same dimensions. The methodology adjusts for other factors, such as climate. The preliminary data shall be used to generate the performance score card for the city. The performance score card shall compare the city within the reference cities in the database and provide its relative performance in each goal compared to other cities. A low score signifies scope for improvement, while a high score is good and suggests that the city is performing well is comparison to reference cities. Scoring shall be available for each goal and a cumulative score combining all goals shall also be generated.

The performance score (out of 100) reflects your current city performance. It is the sum of the goal scores + base points. The maximum point allocation for each goal is as follows:

  • Base score:10
  • Energy/Carbon: 33
  • Water: 15
  • Waste: 8
  • Transportation: 14
  • Human experience (comprising of Education, Health, prosperity, equitability, safety): 20

How do I fill the data template?

The data template provided has a section on general guidelines. In order to participate in the Challenge and receive a performance score, the participating city must provide the following data for at least one year(annual average data):

  • Carbon: per capita carbon footprint
  • Water: Total municipal water supply for all water uses
  • Waste: Total weight of waste generated and diverted from landfill
  • Transportation: Vehicle miles travelled on individual vehicles and on public transport, modal split of travel
  • Human experience:
    • Median annual household income, unemployment rate
    • Median annual gross housing rent, population living in slums
    • Number of fatal road accidents per 100,000 population, Crime rate per 100,000 population
    • Median air quality index, Number of in-patient hospital bed per 100,000 population, green area per capita, average noise levels
    • Population with high-school and Bachelor’s degree

How do I share the data template?

There are two ways to share data for the city challenge:

What should I do if data for certain parameters is not available?

In case data for any parameter is not available, mention in the remark as Unavailable (UA).

Is the comparison to be done with Indian cities or with global cities?

The challenge shall compare cities locally, regionally and globally

What are the possibilities for future?

The winning city shall get opportunity to participate and showcase itself in a global platform namely “Greenbuild” in October 2016, to be held in Los Angeles, USA. The participating cities can develop an action plan and implement strategies (such as comprehensive integrated planning, energy efficiency and water efficiency norms in all buildings and businesses, management of waste, promotion of public transport and non-motorized transport-walking and cycling, provision for safer roads, public spaces and communities, more green spaces and implementing smart technologies for better service delivery) and improve their performance scores. The cities can join the LEED City network and get ongoing performance scoring. LEED Performance score shall enhance a city’s competiveness and livability and is poised to be sought after by businesses and citizens. LEED performance offers opportunities for cities and professionals to compare, manage and improve the performance of urban systems through transformative actions.

For any further information/help in filling the data template write to [email protected] or call +91 124-4182747 (Telefax)

Important Dates

Date of launch:
July 18th, 2016

Last Date for filled-in data sheets submission by city authorities:
Aug 31st, 2016

Challenge results announced:
Sep 25th, 2016

Winning teams participate in Greenbuild 2016 at Los Angeles:
Oct 5th-7th, 2016

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