- If buildings have been completed within my project prior to submitting for review, are these classified as new buildings or existing buildings?
- What is an initial stage review, and how does it differ from a subsequent stage review?
- Can we change the LEED ND project boundary after Certified Plan certification for Built Project certification?
If buildings have been completed within my project prior to submitting for review, are these classified as new buildings or existing buildings
A built feature (e.g. building, street, sidewalk) is not considered existing if it was constructed by the project developer as part of the LEED ND project. These would be treated as new buildings.
What is an initial stage review, and how does it differ from a subsequent stage review?
There are three potential stages of LEED NDv4: Letter of Support (LoS), LEED ND: Plan, and LEED ND: Built Project. Project teams may enter the LEED NDv4 process in any of these stages, depending on the project status. The first stage review (either LoS, Plan, or Built Project) will incur the first stage fee noted in the fee structure. The SLL / NPD prerequisite review is optional and is used to confirm prerequisite compliance before investing the effort and cost in a full LEED NDv4 application and review. For projects greater than 100 acres, this optional prerequisite review is highly encouraged.
If a project team decides to move from the initial stage to a subsequent stage, review fees would be calculated based on the subsequent stage rate. For instance, if a project team achieves certification in LEED ND: Plan, and then moves on to LEED ND: Built Project, the Built Project review would be a subsequent stage review.
Can we change the LEED ND project boundary after Certified Plan certification for Built Project certification?
It is acceptable to revise the LEED ND project boundary that was used in the previouscertification. The Project Information (PI) form and required uploads must be updated to reflect the new LEED ND project boundary.