As part of the LEED Gold certification requirement for municipal construction projects, the projects must achieve the following LEED credits:
Stormwater Management. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that a construction project that is located outside the City and County of San Francisco achieves the LEED SS6.2 credit. Construction projects located within the City and County of San Francisco shall implement the applicable stormwater management controls adopted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (the “SFPUC”). All construction projects shall develop and implement construction activity pollution prevention and stormwater management controls adopted by the SFPUC, and achieve LEED prerequisite SSp1 or similar criteria adopted by the SFPUC, as applicable.
Indoor Water Use Reduction. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying a minimum 30 percent reduction in the use of indoor potable water, as calculated to meet and achieve LEED credit WE3.2.
Energy Performance. Using an Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) approved by the California Energy Commission, the LEED Project Administrator shall calculate the project’s energy use, and compare it to the standard or “budget” building to achieve LEED credit EA1 by either:
A 15 percent compliance margin over Title 24, Part 6, 2008 California Energy Standards; or,
Document compliance with Title 24, Part 6, 2008 California Energy Standards, including submittal of all standard documentation, and additionally demonstrate that the project achieves a 15 percent or greater compliance margin over the ASHRAE 90.1 2007 energy cost baseline using the published LEED 2009 rules. Such analysis shall include all on-site building energy use, including exterior and security lighting, elevators, all process loads, and receptacle loads.
Renewable Energy. The LEED Project Administrator shall confer with SFPUC on renewable energy opportunities for municipal construction projects, including photovoltaics, solar hot water and wind power. Space allocation and infrastructure for future renewable energy installations shall be included in municipal construction projects, as advised by SFPUC, including but not limited to structural capacity, wiring conduits, supply and return piping, and control wiring. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that either:
At least 1 percent of the building’s energy costs are offset by on-site renewable energy generation, achieving LEED credit EA 2, including any combination of: photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, biofuel-based electrical systems, geothermal heating, geothermal electric, wave, tidal, or low impact hydroelectric systems, or as specified in Section 25741 of the California Public Resources Code; or,
In addition to meeting LEED prerequisite EA 1 Energy Performance requirement, achieve an additional 10 percent compliance margin over Title 24, Part 6, 2008 California Energy Standards, for a total compliance margin of at least 25 percent.
Commissioning. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that the facility has been or will meet the criteria necessary to achieve LEED credit EA 3.0 (Enhanced Commissioning), in addition to LEED prerequisite EAp1 (Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems.)
Enhanced Refrigerant Management. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that the project will reduce ozone depletion, while minimizing direct contribution to climate change, achieving LEED credit EA 4.
Construction Debris Management. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying the diversion of a minimum of 75 percent of the project’s construction and demolition debris, as calculated to achieve LEED credit MR2.2. The project must also satisfy; the requirements of Section 708.
IAQ Management: During Construction. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that the sponsoring City department has prepared and implemented an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan that achieves LEED credit EQ 3.1. This requirement includes meeting or exceeding the recommended Control Measures of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Contractors Association (SMACNA) IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings under Construction, 2nd Edition 2007, ANSI-SMACNA 008-2008 (Chapter 3).
IAQ Management: Before Occupancy. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that the sponsoring City department has prepared and implemented an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan that achieves LEED credit EQ 3.2.
Low Emitting Materials. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that the project is using low-emitting materials, subject to onsite verification, achieving LEED credits EQ 4.1. EQ 4.2. EQ 4.3. and EQ 4.4 wherever applicable:
Adhesives, sealants and sealant primers shall achieve LEED credit EQ 4.1. including compliance with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168, amended January 7, 2005.
Interior paints and coatings applied on-site shall achieve LEED credit EQ 4.2. including:
Architectural paints and coatings shall meet the VOC content limits of Green Seal Standard GS-11 (1st Edition, 1993).
Anti-corrosive and anti-rust paints applied to interior ferrous metal substrates shall not exceed the VOC content limit of Green Seal Standard GC-03 (2nd Edition, 1997) of 250 g/L.
Clear wood finishes, floor coatings, stains, primers, and shellacs applied to interior elements shall not exceed SCAQMD Rule 1113 (2004) VOC content limits.
Flooring systems shall achieve LEED credit EQ 4.3 Option 1. including:
Interior carpet shall meet the testing and product requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Plus program.
Interior carpet cushioning shall meet the requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label program.
Hard surface flooring, including linoleum, laminate flooring, wood flooring, ceramic flooring, rubber flooring, and wall base shall be certified as compliant with the FloorScore standard, provided, however, that 100 percent reused or 100 percent post-consumer recycled hard surface flooring may be exempted from this LEED credit EQ 4.3 requirement. Projects exercising this exemption for hard surface flooring shall otherwise be eligible (or LEED credit EQ 4.3.
Interior composite wood and agrifiber products shall achieve LEED credit EQ 4.4 by containing no added urea formaldehyde resins. Interior and exterior hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium density fiberboard composite wood products shall additionally meet California Air Resources Board Air Toxics Control Measure for Composite Wood (17 CCR 93120 et seq.), by or before the dates specified in those sections.
Project sponsors are encouraged to achieve LEED Pilot Credit 2: Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals Source Reduction: Dioxins and Halogenated Organic Compounds. This standard is consistent with Environment Code Chapter 5: Non-PVC Plastics.
Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control. The LEED Project Administrator shall submit documentation verifying that the project will minimize and control the entry of pollutants into buildings and later cross contamination of regularly occupied areas, achieving LEED credit EQ 5.
(Added by Ord. 204-11, File No. 110854, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011)
(Former Sec. 706 added and previous Sec. 706 repealed by Ord. 88-04, File No. 030679, App. 5/27/2004; renumbered as Sec. 708 and amended by Ord. 204-11, File No. 110854, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011)