Survey Setup and Implementation
Survey Setup Package: Detailed information about setting up a new survey, including implementation and survey agreements:
>> Submit Survey Information Packet and pay via check (pdf)
>> Submit your survey request and pay online
Partners: please login for setting up complimentary surveys.
Response Rate: To check the progress of a current survey, go to:
Building Details: To provide building characteristic information about your building (required for benchmarking purposes) go to:
Survey Setup Wizard: If you are using the setup wizard to launch your surveys, go to: http://www.cbesurvey.org/surveywizard
U.S. Federal Buildings: Agency contacts for U.S. Federal buildings, go to:
Building ScorecardTM: To access the survey results for a single building, go to: www.cbesurvey.org/scorecard
Survey Data Explorer: For benchmarking and viewing results of multiple surveys, go to: http://www.cbesurvey.org/explorer
Survey users need a username and password to access the information for your building(s). This login information is provided to the primary contact for the building survey. If you are the primary contact and do not have a login please send us an email or call us at (510) 643-4984.
Building ScorecardTM User Guide: How to use the scorecard reporting tool for a single building:
Scorecard User Guide (pdf)
Data Explorer User Guide: Information on using the explorer:
Data Explorer User Guide (pdf)
Survey Setup Wizard User Guide : How to use the setup wizard to launch your surveys: Survey Wizard User Guide (pdf)
The survey satisfies the requirements for EQ Credit 7.2, Thermal Comfort Verification, under all versions of LEED except Homes, Neighborhood Development, and Core and Shell. The survey measures satisfaction with the thermal environment through questions such as, "How satisfied are you with the temperature in your workspace?" The thermal comfort section also includes branching questions about sources of dissatisfaction.
In order to get the most accurate description of building performance, CBE recommends completing the survey at least six months after move-in. Once the survey is complete, you will need to send a submittal to USGBC that includes the findings from your survey.
USGBC requests the following two items as documentation for this credit:
1. A detailed narrative describing the survey and how it is conducted.
The CBE website provides information about survey methodology. You may use this information for your purposes, and include it along with your project-specific details to complete your narrative.
2. Information regarding the results of the survey.
The standard survey report provides detailed information about where your building is performing well and opportunities for improvement. The report can serve as source material for the results section of the submittal.
The USGBC does not require written verification from CBE directly. Please see the USGBC website at USGBC LEED NC website for other technical information.