LEED Certification for Homes – EA CREDIT: SPACE HEATING AND COOLING EQUIPMENT
Design and install HVAC equipment that is more efficient than the equipment required by the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, prescriptive pathway.
Points are awarded according to Table 1.
Any piping designed as part of a heat pump system to carry water that is well above (or below) the thermostatic temperature settings in the home must have R-4 or better insulation.
Refrigerant piping must be insulated to R-6 or better on the air-conditioning mode suction line or the heat-pump mode discharge line.
AC = air-conditioning
AFUE = annual fuel utilization efficiency COP = coefficient of performance
EER = energy efficiency ratio
HSPF = heating seasonal performance factor SEER = seasonal energy efficiency ratio