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Beginning on Oct. 1, newly registering #LEED Homes projects must meet new #energy requirements #energyefficiency

Beginning on Oct. 1, newly registering #LEED Homes projects must meet new #energy requirements #energyefficiency

Beginning on Oct. 1, 2014, newly registering LEED Homes projects are required to meet new energy requirements. Earlier this year, USGBC members voted in favor of an update to the LEED for Homes v2008 energy requirements , addressing changes made to energy codes over the last three years in the residential construction market sector. This update does not impact LEED Midrise projects. The change affects EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance in two ways: The update changes the threshold so that projects using LEED for Homes v2008 need to earn a minimum of 13 points in the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) section for climate zones (CZ) 1-5, or 9.5 points for CZ 6-8. Projects will need to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 70 or lower, or earn the equivalent number of points in the prescriptive path. Achieving the credit Alternative Compliance Paths, provide addit...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/update-leed-homes-v2008-ene...

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