- Can I use v4.1 BD+C: NC on my mixed-use project that has a residential component?
- Which Rating System is applicable to assisted living and dormitory project types?
Can I use v4.1 BD+C: NC on my mixed-use project that has a residential component?
If >60% of the gross floor area (GFA) of a project building is residential dwelling unit space, and the project would like to certify under LEED v4.1, the only option is LEED v4.1 Residential Multifamily or LEED v4.1 Residential Multifamily Core & Shell. However, LEED v4 BD+C: NC (or CS, if appropriate) is an option as long as the project is 4 or more stories tall. Residential projects using LEED v4 BD+C: NC (or CS) may pursue v4.1 credit substitutions as outlined in the LEED v4.1 Residential Multifamily Beta Reference Guide.
Note that LEED v4.1 Residential Multifamily rating systems are not currently available for projects located in US or Canada. Multifamily residential projects in US or Canada can register under the appropriate LEED v4 rating system and utilize v4.1 credit substitutions as outlined in the LEED v4.1 Residential Multifamily Beta Reference Guide.
Which Rating System is applicable to assisted living and dormitory project types?
Assisted Living and Dormitory projects can use LEED for Homes v4 or LEED v4.1 Residential if they would like to pursue a Residential rating system. However, note that LEED v4.1 Residential Multifamily is only currently open to projects located outside the US/Canada. Multifamily residential projects can also currently register under LEED v4 and then utilize LEED v4.1 credit substitutions as outlined in the LEED v4.1 Multifamily Residential Beta Reference Guide. These project types are allowed to use LEED BD+C: NC v4 or v4.1 if they prefer to use a commercial rating system. If you use one of the LEED for Homes/Residential rating systems, the project must have a Green Rater. You can read more about certifying under LEED for Homes in the Guide to Certification: Residential.