LEED addenda update: January 2015 | U.S. Green Building Council
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The January 1st quarterly LEED rating system and reference guide addenda is now available. This release includes addenda for both LEED v4 and LEED 2009.

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Interpretations

One new LEED 2009 (10407) and two new LEED v4 (10408-10409) Interpretations were published. One existing (10146) was updated. The updated LEED 2009 interpretation clarifies a compliance path to achieve the deicer portion of the snow and ice removal requirements for SS Credit 2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan.

Corrections

Nine corrections were published for LEED v4 (100001977-100001985). The LEED for Homes v4 Reference Guide was updated to include Multifamily Energy Modeling Guidance under EA Prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance. To see all corrections, download the Reference Guide Correction Tables

Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs)

A LEED BD+C 2009 Brazil Regional ACP has been released for EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance. Projects in Brazil recognized by PBE Edifica, a local energy efficiency seal, no longer have to complete a second energy model in order to achieve a LEED prerequisite that stipulates minimum energy performance for newly constructed buildings. Further guidance will be included in reference guide supplements for South America and integrated into the credit library where applicable.

Updates to the web-based reference guide

This quarter, three new modules have been added to the LEED v4 web-based reference guide. Learn more.

Haven’t seen the new guides? View the sample credits: