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LEED Certification for Homes – EQ CREDIT: LOW-EMITTING PRODUCTS

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE In the interior of the home, use products that have been tested and found compliant with the California Department of Public Health Standard Method V1.1–2010, using CA Section 01350, Appendix B, New Single-Family Residence Scenario, for emissions testing guidance. At least 90% of a component must meet the requirements to earn credit. […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – RP CREDIT: REGIONAL PRIORITY

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE Six Regional Priority credits have been identified by the USGBC regional councils and chapters as having special importance for the project’s region. A database of these credits and their geographic applicability is available on the USGBC website, at http://www.usgbc.org. One point is awarded for each Regional Priority credit achieved, up to a […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – IN CREDIT: LEED AP FOR HOMES

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE Include in the project team at least one principal participant who is a LEED Homes Accredited Professional (AP). This team member must have earned the credential before the preliminary rating meeting. A principal participant is defined as the builder, architect, or green building consultant who has design and/or product specifying responsibilities. The […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – IN CREDIT: INNOVATION

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE Credit can be achieved through a combination of Innovation, Pilot, and Exemplary Performance strategies, as described below. Option 1. Innovation (1 point) Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED Green Building Rating System. Identify the following in writing: the intent of the proposed innovation credit; the […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – IN PREREQUISITE: PRELIMINARY RATING

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE As early as practicable, conduct a preliminary LEED for Homes meeting, with the participation of the principal members of the verification and project teams. As part of the meeting, create an action plan that identifies the following: the targeted LEED award level (Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum); the credits that have been […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – EQ CREDIT: COMBUSTION VENTING

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE Option 1. No Fireplace or Woodstove (2 points) Do not install any fireplaces or woodstoves. OR Option 2. Enhanced Combustion Venting Measures (1 point) For any wood- or pellet-burning fireplaces and stoves, install equipment that is EPA qualified. Provide power or direct venting. For any natural gas, propane, or alcohol stoves, install […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – EQ CREDIT: ENHANCED COMPARTMENTALIZATION

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE Perform a compartmentalization blower door test according to RESNET or the ENERGY STAR testing and verification protocols for multifamily midrise buildings, with an allowable maximum leakage of 0.15 cfm50 per square foot (0.04 cmm50 per square meter) of enclosure (i.e., all surfaces enclosing the apartment, including exterior and party walls, floors, and […]

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LEED Certification for Homes – EQ CREDIT: BALANCING OF HEATING AND COOLING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Requirements HOMES, MIDRISE Case 1. Forced-Air Systems Option 1. Multiple Zones (1 point) Install a system with at least two space-conditioning zones with independent thermostatic controls. In houses with both a heating system and a cooling system, each must have at least two zones. Single-family houses with less than 800 square feet (74 square meters) […]

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