The City of Menlo Park developed the LEED Performance Program (LPP) for project teams wishing to meet LEED requirements through the equivalency options for zoning districts in the Bayfront Area and El Camino Real Downtown Specific Plan Area. Project teams that pursue compliance through the LPP are required to register their project with the US Green Building Council using LEED Online, follow the documentation instructions outlined in the LPP, and select a third party consultant from the City's approved vendor list to perform inspections and review the documentation during construction. This page contains links to the LPP documents and related information. Visit the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) webpage for information regarding the requirements generally.
Applicants that choose the LPP will be required to provide documentation throughout the application process that demonstrates the project is compliant with the LEED standards. LEED registration is required to enable the use of LEED online to house documentation and facilitate the use of the LEED calculators. LEED certification will not be required. The LEED checklist, cover letter from a LEED AP, and related credit documentation will be reviewed by a qualified consultant selected by the City of Menlo Park in parallel with the typical review of the project application during the entitlement and building permit review phases. The project team will select a firm from the City's list of approved consultants to perform LEED inspections and review construction documentation during construction, as outlined in LPP document 11 LEED Inspection Guidelines. Refer to the LPP document overview for information regarding the submittal materials required for the different project phases and additional reference resources.
LPP document overview
Program documents were created to provide project teams information about the process for review under the LPP, reference related standards and clarify submittal requirements. The contents of LPP 2 Document Map are included on the page below serving as a table of contents with links to each of the other documents.
Program outreach documents
1. LPP Overview Overview of LEED and the LPP generally, City requirements for compliance and the types of applicable projects. 2. Document map Outline of the LPP documents with descriptions and links to each. 3. LEED Decision tree
Flow chart to be used by project teams early on to determine which LEED certification program is applicable to their project.