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project.assist: LEED Views Report
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Written by Christopher Riddell
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Brief Overview

The LEED Views Report offers an in-depth examination of the quality views provided by a project, essential for achieving higher levels of occupant satisfaction and well-being. This report is particularly valuable for projects seeking LEED certification, as it directly supports the Quality Views credit under the LEED rating system. By evaluating the performance across various view types, architects can make informed decisions to enhance visual access to the exterior, thus promoting a connection to the natural environment and improving the overall occupant experience within the building.

Required Data

  • Geometry: Accepts files from Revit, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and SketchUp.

  • Standard Intake Form: To be filled out, providing the necessary project details.

  • Visual Transmittance (VT) Values: Needed for all glazing elements, including windows and skylights. Projects with multiple VT values require either an area-weighted average or detailed area and VT values for all types.

Deliverables

  • LEED Quality Views Analysis Report: Comprising a project overview, total and type-specific quality views profiles, and an appendix for level-by-level analysis.

    • Project Overview: Basic project information, including location, building type(s), and glazing specifications.

    • Total Quality Views Profile: Summarizes the overall quality of views for the entire building, with benchmark comparisons.

    • Type 1, 2, and 3 Quality Views Profiles: Detailed analyses for each view type, providing specific metrics and benchmarks.

    • Total Quality Views by Level Appendix: Offers a detailed look at the percentage of quality views available on each level, enhancing design specificity.

    • Excel Results Explanation: A guide on how to interpret the accompanying Excel file, linking the analysis to LEED reporting requirements.

  • Excel File: A detailed document providing the breakdown of quality views metrics, facilitating LEED reporting and design optimization.

Why You Would Want the Report

  • Enhanced Occupant Experience: Design spaces that offer superior visual comfort and a strong connection to the outdoor environment.

  • LEED Certification Goals: Achieve or exceed LEED requirements for Quality Views, contributing to the project's sustainability credentials and potential certification levels.

  • Data-Driven Design Improvements: Utilize detailed, room-by-room analysis to pinpoint opportunities for enhancing views and thereby occupant satisfaction.

  • Competitive Advantage: Showcase the project's commitment to sustainable and occupant-focused design, appealing to clients and stakeholders concerned with building performance and occupant well-being.

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