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Feature 53: Visual lighting design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "The way brightness is distributed across ceilings in a given room". Add: "The way brightness is distributed across ceilings in a given room that maintains lighting variety but avoids both dark spots, or excessively bright, potentially glaring spots. For example, projects may establish that, while still maintaining lighting variety, one part of the ceiling cannot be 10 times greater or lesser luminance than another part of the ceiling in the same room"


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 17 Jan, 2017

The China standard GB50024-2013 has been approved to meet the requirements of Feature 53 Part 1a.
Note that this a performance based feature and spot checks will be conducted during performance verification against the proposed China GB50024-2013 to ensure compliance.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To support visual acuity by setting a threshold for adequate light levels and requiring luminance to be balanced within and across indoor spaces.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

For Feature 53, Part 1 add Policy Document as required documentation, along with Architect Letter of Assurance and Spot Measurement. This policy document should be used to confirm the requirements of Part 1c of this feature.


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

Add professional narrative as required documentation, remove Architect Letter of Assurance, remove on-site spot measurements.


Feature 54: Circadian lighting design

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For Part 1b, add: "facing forward (to simulate the view of the occupant)" after "vertical plane"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Add: "During Performance Verification, EML is measured on the vertical plane at eye level of the occupant." after "The biological effects of light on humans can be measured in Equivalent Melanopic Lux (EML), a proposed alternate metric that is weighted to the ipRGCs instead of to the cones, which is the case with traditional lux."


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "At least one of the following requirements is met". Add: " Light models or light calculations demonstrate that at least one of the following requirements is met"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Light models or light calculations (which may incorporate daylight) show that at least 250 equivalent melanopic lux is present at 75% or more of workstations, measured on the vertical plane facing forward, 1.2 m [4 ft] above finished floor (to stimulate the view of the occupant). This light level is present for at least 4 hours per day for every day of the year". Add: "At 75% or more of workstations, at least 200 equivalent melanopic lux is present, measured on the vertical plane facing forward, 1.2 m [4 ft] above finished floor (to simulate the view of the occupant). This light level may incorporate daylight, and is present for at least the hours between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM for every day of the year"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: " For all workstations, electric lights (which may include task lighting) provide maintained illuminance on the vertical plane of equivalent melanopic lux, greater than or equal to the lux recommendations in the Vertical (Ev) Targets for the 25-65 category in Table B1 of IES-ANSI RP-1-12. For example, Reception Desks are provided with 150 equivalent melanopic lux from the electric lights". Add: "For all workstations, electric lights (which may include task lighting) provide maintained illuminance on the vertical plane of 150 equivalent melanopic lux or greater. Projects may use the lux recommendations in the Vertical (Ev) Targets for the 25-65 category in Table B1 of IES-ANSI RP-1-12 in place of 150"


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects pursuing option a, in place of a letter of assurance and on-site spot checks as indicated in the Performance Verification Guidebook, may provide an annotated floor plan which identifies a subset of workstations that comprise at least 75% of the total number present on site. During Performance Verification, the WELL Assessor will restrict sampling to these workstations, and compliance with this feature will be based on 100% of samples equaling or exceeding 200 equivalent melanopic lux.


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 17 Jan, 2017

To increase the delivered Equivalent Melanopic Lux and fulfill Feature 54, projects may provide task lighting at workstations upon request. Projects choosing to pursue this option must demonstrate that they have sufficient funding to procure task lighting for at least 75% of the total workstations within the WELL boundary. Projects must also provide comprehensive education to employees that focuses on the benefits of task lighting and circadian lighting overall.
Note that during the Performance Verification, the project must provide a sample of these task lights and coordinate the placement and the power source at each applicable workstation prior to the lighting measurements. A sufficient number of task lights should be provided so as to not impede the site visit schedule.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To support circadian health by setting a minimum threshold for daytime light intensity.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 1b, change “For all workstations, electric lights provide…” to “For all workstations, electric lights (which may include task lighting) provide…”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

In Part 1b, Change first part of first sentence from “Electric lights provide” to "For all workstations, electric lights provide"


Feature 55: Electric light glare control

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

In part heading, Remove: "Lamp". Add: "Luminaire"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "50,000 to 500,000 cd/m²: 20°". Add: "⍺: 20° for 50,000 to 500,000 cd/m²"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "20,000 to 50,000 cd/m²: 15°". Add: "⍺: 15° for 20,000 to 50,000 cd/m²"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "500,000 cd/m² and above: 30°". Add: "⍺: 30° for 500,000 cd/m² and above"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Bare lamps and luminaire surfaces". Add: "Luminaires"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Lamps with the following luminance in regularly occupied spaces are shielded by the angles listed below or greater". Add: "The following shielding angles (⍺ = 90 - cutoff angle) must be observed for lamps in regularly occupied spaces with luminance values in the ranges specified"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Less than 20,000 cd/m², including reflected sources: no shielding required". Add: "No shielding required for less than 20,000 cd/m² (including reflected sources)"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To minimize direct and overhead glare by setting limits on the luminous intensity of luminaires.'


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

The Unified Glare Rating (UGR) value may be used in lieu of the requirements of Feature 55 as written. Specifically, the recommendations in EN 12464-1 may be used in place of Part 1. For Part 2, workstations should have a UGR of 19 (or less).


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “At workstations and desks, the following requirement is met:” to “At workstations, desks and other seating areas, the following requirement is met:”


Feature 56: Solar glare control

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

The following glare control strategies may be used in lieu of glare requirements for atriums. Project teams may submit a plan or narrative detailing the use of a combination of the following: glare reducing film that has a solar transmittance of 10% or less, space planning to ensure workstations are set back from atrium spaces by at least 7 feet, and building orientation to reduce solar glare. Project teams must demonstrate that occupant comfort is not impacted.


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Green Star Credit 12.0: Glare Reduction is an accepted equivalent for Feature 56. Compliance with the Green Star Credit requirements is sufficient to comply with the WELL feature.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
Intent: 'To avoid glare from the sun by blocking or reflecting direct sunlight away from occupants.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “At least one of the following is present for all glazing less than 2.1m [7 ft] above the floor:” to “At least one of the following is present for all glazing less than 2.1m [7 ft] above the floor in regularly occupied spaces:”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 1a, change “Interior window shading or blinds that are controllable by the occupants or set on a timer” to “Interior window shading or blinds that are controllable by the occupants or set to automatically prevent glare.”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 1b, change “External shading systems that are controllable by the occupants or set on a timer” to “External shading systems that are set to automatically prevent glare”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “At least one of the following is required for all glazing greater than 2.1 m (7 ft) above the floor:” to “At least one of the following is required for all glazing greater than 2.1 m (7 ft) above the floor in regularly occupied spaces:”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 2a, change “Interior window shading or blinds that are controllable by the occupants or set on a timer” to “Interior window shading or blinds that are controllable by the occupants or set to automatically prevent glare.”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 2b, change “External shading systems that are controllable by the occupants or set on a timer.” To “External shading systems that are set to automatically prevent glare.”


Feature 57: Low-glare workstation design

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To minimize visual discomfort by situating computer monitors in a way that avoids glare and luminance contrast.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Monitors with adjustable monitor arms that allow the occupant to move the computer screens to face within a 20 degree perpendicular to the plane of the nearest window may be used to meet the requirements of Part 1a (Glare Avoidance).


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Inquiry: Can “free address” workstations, allowing occupants to change workstations to avoid glare, be used to meet the feature requirements?

Ruling: No, free address workstations may not be used to meet the feature requirements.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

In Part 1a, change the first part of the first sentence from “To minimize glare cause by incoming sunlight, all computer screens for at desks” to "To minimize glare caused by incoming sunlight, all computer screens at desks"


Feature 58: Color quality

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To enhance spatial aesthetics and color differentiation through the use of lamps with quality color rendering abilities.'


Feature 59: Surface design

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To increase overall room brightness through reflected light from room surfaces and avoiding glare.'


Feature 60: Automated shading and dimming controls

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To prevent glare and encourage reliance on natural light through automated shading and dimming.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 1a, change “Shading devices that automatically engage when light sensors indicate that sunlight could contribute to glare at workstations” to “Shading devices that automatically engage when light sensors indicate that sunlight could contribute to glare at workstations and other seating areas.”


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

Add MEP Letters of Assurance as required documentation, remove Architect Letters of Assurance.


Feature 61: Right to light

Type Description
Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote exposure to daylight and views of varying distances by limiting the distance workstations can be from a window or atrium.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 2b, change “95% of all desks or regularly occupied seats…” to “95% of all workstations…”


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Inquiry: Can a daylighting analysis confirming that at least 90% of regularly occupied spaces have sufficient daylight illumination levels (at least 30 footcandles) and that 100% of spaces have access to quality outdoor views be used to meet the feature requirements?

Ruling: No, a daylighting simulation combined with access to quality views may not be utilized to meet the feature requirements. The intent of Feature 61 is to include proximity to windows, outdoor views, and daylight in indoor spaces.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

In Part 2a, change “75% of all desks or regularly occupied seats…” to “75% of all workstations…”


Feature 62: Daylight modeling

Type Description
Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 17 Jan, 2017

BREEAM UK New Construction 2014, Credit Hea 01: Visual comfort, criteria 3a or 3b has been approved to comply with F62 of the Multifamily Residential Pilot.
Note that projects are required to include bedrooms in addition to kitchens, living and dining rooms, when pursuing option 3a or 3b.


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

As an alternative to a lighting simulation to determine the sDA of the space, project teams may use the LEED v4 BD+C EQ Daylight Credit requirements to fulfil the requirement. The provided lighting analysis document must be updated to demonstrate that 90% of the regularly occupied floor area meets the requirements (i.e. 2 points under LEED v4 BD+C EQ Daylight credit).


Equivalency
Type: Equivalency
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

The Green Star Daylight criterion is deemed partially equivalent to the requirements of Feature 62. Compliance with the Green Star credit is sufficient to comply with Part 1a of the WELL feature. 


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
Intent: 'To support circadian and psychological health by setting thresholds for indoor sunlight exposure.'


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Inquiry: Can an automatic shading system that draws shades when sensors indicate that daylight can contribute to glare at workstations be used in lieu of meeting the feature requirements?

Ruling: No, the installation of automated shading devices alone does not meet the feature requirements, as this feature requires demonstration that as a result of the overall lighting design, the project is able to achieve the proper amount of daylighting.


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

Add annotated modeling report as required documentation, remove annotated architectural drawing.


Feature 63: Daylighting fenestration

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For Part 1b, remove: "(Daylight Glass)", after "above the floor"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For Part 2a, remove: "(Daylight Glass)", after "from the floor"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For Part 2b, remove: "(Vision Glass)" after "from the floor"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To optimize occupant exposure to daylight and limit glare through optimizing fenestration parameters.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “The following conditions are met:” to “The following conditions are met on façades along regularly occupied spaces:”


Feature 64: Interior fitness circulation

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Projects that have significantly progressed through or have completed development, design, and/or planning processes may be exempt from Part 2 and may still achieve credit for this feature if achieving Parts 1 and 3. Projects pursuing this AAP are required to submit documentation that demonstrates significant hardship, such as financial or scheduling implications, in order to be exempt from Part 2.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: ", including, decorative painting" after "Artwork"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "f. Biophilic elements"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "AND PROMOTION" after "STAIR ACCESSIBILITY"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "throughout the space" before "Wayfinding signage"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "STAIR PROMOTION" after "PART 2:". Add: " STAIRCASE DESIGN"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "entrance to the building or the edge of its lobby". Add: "building's main entrance, main entry check-point (e.g., welcome/reception desk), the edge of its main lobby, or edge of its main welcome area."


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Clearly visible from the main entrance to the project, or located visually before any elevators present upon entering from the main entrance". Add: "Clearly visible from the building’s main entrance, main entry check-point (e.g., welcome/reception desk), the edge of its main lobby, or edge of its main welcome area, or are located visually before any elevators present upon entering from the main entrance"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: ", or the maximum allowable by local code" after "between handrails"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Change the first line of Part 1 from "The following requirements are met for at least one common staircase:" to "In projects of 2 to 4 floors, at least one common staircase meets the following requirements:"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Change the first line of Part 3 from "Both common stairs and paths of frequent travel display elements of aesthetic appeal in incorporating at least 2 of the following:" to "In projects of 2 to 4 floors, common stairs, entryways and corridors display elements of aesthetic appeal by incorporating at least 2 of the following:"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To encourage intermittent bouts of physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior through accessible, safe, and visually appealing stairs, entryways, and corridors.'


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “The following requirements are met:” to “The following requirements are met for at least one common staircase:”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “In projects of 2 to 4 floors, at least one staircase meets the following requirements:” to “In projects of 2 to 4 floors, at least one common staircase meets the following requirements:”


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Change “Both stairs and paths of frequent travel…” to “Both common stairs and paths of frequent travel…”


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 06 May, 2016

Staircases located in residential units may be exempt from meeting the requirements of Part 2c (stair width set at a minimum of 1.4m [56 in] between handrails.


Feature 65: Activity incentive programs

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For AAP with post date 27 Apr 2017, after "Comprehensive corporate wellness programs...engagement or active commuting", remove:
"Existing (Removed):
As an alternative to one of the activity incentives provided under Feature 65, Part 1: Activity Incentive Programs, projects may create company sponsored sports teams, provided the sports teams are selected by the employees and ensure there is capacity to accommodate all employees who elect to participate.
Note that a second activity incentive program must be implemented in order to demonstrate achievement of Feature 65."

Add: "Updated from AAP with post date 1 Jul, 2016"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For AAP with post date 27 Apr, 2017, after "Incentives for employees...with Feature 65", remove:
"Existing (Removed):
Incentives of a $200 amount provided to employees for demonstration of independent regular exercise, healthy eating habits, biometric screenings or other independent activities to promote a healthy lifestyle may be used as one of the two required compliance strategies for Feature 65."

Add: "Updated from AAP with post date 24 Oct, 2016."


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

For AAP with post date 27 Apr 2017, after "Comprehensive corporate wellness programs...engagement or active commuting", remove:
"Existing (Removed):
As an alternative to one of the activity incentives provided under Feature 65, Part 1: Activity Incentive Programs, projects may create company sponsored sports teams, provided the sports teams are selected by the employees and ensure there is capacity to accommodate all employees who elect to participate. Note that a second activity incentive program must be implemented in order to demonstrate achievement of Feature 65."

Add: "Updated from AAP with post date 1 Jul, 2016"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "e. A subsidy of at least $50 per year is available to employees to cover the costs of a bicycle share
membership". Add: "e. No cost or discounted physical activity opportunities or memberships, in which it can be demonstrated that 30% of occupants have utilized on a regular basis (at least weekly) over the last six months"


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Updated:
Comprehensive corporate wellness programs that offer meaningful incentives for regular physical activity or active commuting may be used to comply with Feature 65. Projects may also create company-sponsored sports teams, provided the sports teams are selected by the employees. Projects should ensure there is capacity to accommodate all employees who elect to participate and work with employees to accommodate similar incentives upon request. Projects must provide supporting documentation that demonstrates that the wellness offerings promote physical activity and incentivize employees to maintain regular levels of activity engagement or active commuting.

Existing (Removed):
As an alternative to one of the activity incentives provided under Feature 65, Part 1: Activity Incentive Programs, projects may create company sponsored sports teams, provided the sports teams are selected by the employees and ensure there is capacity to accommodate all employees who elect to participate.
Note that a second activity incentive program must be implemented in order to demonstrate achievement of Feature 65.


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Updated:
Incentives for employees who demonstrate regular, independent exercise/physical activity engagement, healthy eating habits, or other independent activities to promote a healthy lifestyle may be used to comply with Feature 65.

Existing (Removed):
Incentives of a $200 amount provided to employees for demonstration of independent regular exercise, healthy eating habits, biometric screenings or other independent activities to promote a healthy lifestyle may be used as one of the two required compliance strategies for Feature 65.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "Incentives that encourage greater levels of physical activity through reimbursement of gym memberships or other means of physical activity can help people develop and maintain regular exercise routines and achieve greater fitness levels".
Add: "However, the effectiveness of varying types of incentives (e.g., monetary, non-monetary), their distribution schedule, their magnitude, and their relationship to specific types of activity engagement remain largely unknown. In addition, implementation of physical activity incentives for different populations and geographic regions adds an additional layer of complexity in prescribing and implementing effective incentive programs. Therefore, projects play a fundamental role in defining and creating incentive programs that are meaningful to their project population and aim to help develop and maintain regular exercise and physical activity behaviors"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "A plan with at least 2 of the following is developed and implemented". Add: "At least two of the following are implemented for all full-time employees"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "a. Tax-exempt payroll deductions relating to bicycle commuting and mass transit (such as the
Transportation Fringe Benefits in Section 132(f) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code) or a direct
subsidy for an equivalent amount". Add: "a. Tax-exempt payroll deductions relating to active transportation (e.g., a subsidy to purchase a personal bicycle) or mass transit (includes public transportation) use. Direct subsidies of an equivalent amount are also acceptable".


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "b. $200 or greater reimbursements or incentive payments in every 6-month period that an employee
meets a 50-visit minimum to the gym or professional program". Add: "b. Meaningful reimbursements or incentive payments (including non-monetary) offered for every 6-month period that an employee meets a 50-visit minimum to a gym or physical activity program"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "c. A subsidy of at least $240 per year is available to each interested employee to cover the costs of
participation in races, group fitness activities and sports teams". Add: "c. A meaningful subsidy offered at least yearly towards participation or membership costs for fitness activities such as: races, group fitness classes, sports teams, fitness centers, training centers, gyms, or studios. Direct subsidies of an equivalent amount are also acceptable"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "d. A subsidy of at least $240 per year is available to employees to cover the costs of fitness or training
programs offered in professional gyms or studios". Add: "d. A meaningful subsidy offered at least yearly towards the cost of an annual bicycle share membership"


Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 17 Jan, 2017

As an alternative to one of the activity incentives provided under Feature 65, Part 1: Activity Incentive Programs, projects may create company sponsored sports teams, provided the sports teams are selected by the employees and the owner will accommodate similar incentives for alternatives upon employee request.
Note that a second activity incentive program must be implemented in order to demonstrate achievement of Feature 65.


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote active lifestyles through the provision of physical activity incentive programs.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Under Appendix D, change the feature type for Part 1 from "(Protocol)" to "(Organizational Protocol)"


Feature 66: Structured fitness opportunities

Type Description
Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

In part title, remove: "Professional"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Add: "from a qualified professional" after "The following is offered"


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

Under Appendix D, change the feature type for Parts 1 and 2 from "(Protocol)" to "(Organizational Protocol)"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote safe and convenient exercise through access to on-site professional fitness training and education.'


Feature 67: Exterior active design

Type Description
Alternative Adherence Path
Type: Alternative Adherence Path
Post Date: 26 Jul, 2017

Projects may use Option 1. Surround Density of the LEED BD+C Surrounding density and diverse uses Credit to comply with Part 3: Neighborhood Connectivity. Documentation must demonstrate that the project is located on a site where the surrounding density within 400 m [1/4 mi] of the project boundary has a minimum combined density of at least 5,050 m²/hectare [22,000 ft²/acre] of buildable land, a minimum residential density of 7 dwelling units (DU) per hectare [17.5 DU/acre), or a minimum nonresidential density (FAR) of 0.5.


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "and plazas" after "walking paths"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "or open air courtyard" after "b. A plaza"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Add: "or other landscaped elements" after "c. A garden"


Amendment
Type: Amendment
Post Date: 27 Apr, 2017

Remove: "The project is eligible for at least 3 points in the LEED BD+C: New Construction "Surrounding
density and diverse uses" credit". Add: "At least four existing and publicly available diverse uses (listed in LEED BD+C: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses, Appendix 1) are present within 800 m [0.5 mi] of the main building entrance"


Intent
Type: Intent
Post Date: 24 Oct, 2016

In the Feature description, remove the second paragraph. Replace with the following text:
'Intent: To promote active lifestyles through the integration of active design elements into the building exterior.'


Verification type
Type: Verification type
Post Date: 10 Feb, 2016

Add Owner Letters of Assurance as required documentation, remove Architect Letter of Assurance.