CleanEdison LEED for Homes Course Overview


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This preview of the CleanEdison LEED for Homes course includes an overview of the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional Exam, how to interpret the reference guide, and how to perform a home size adjustment. The entire course covers two days - what you see here is less than 1/10th of what the entire course covers.

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CleanEdison LEED for Homes Course Overview

  1. 1. LLCExam Prep CourseLEED FOR HOMES
  2. 2. Learning Objectives2  Introduce students to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) programs.  By thoroughly covering all necessary material, prepare students for the LEED for Homes Accredited Professional (AP) exam.
  3. 3. AIA Continuing Education Provider“CleanEdison” is a Registered Provider with The American Institute ofArchitects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned oncompletion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIAmembers. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members areavailable on request.This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuingprofessional education. As such, it does not include content that maybe deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by theAIA of any material of construction or any method or manner ofhandling, using, distributing or dealing in any material or product.Questions related to specific materials, methods and services will beaddressed at the conclusion of this presentation.
  4. 4. Course Outline – Day 14  Introduction to USGBC and LEED rating systems.  Exam Overview  How to Interpret the Reference Guide  LEED Logistics and Process  Innovation & Design Process  Location & Linkages  Sustainable Sites  Water Efficiency  Energy and Atmosphere
  5. 5. Course Outline – Day 25  Materials and Resources  Indoor Environmental Quality  Awareness & Education  Exam Tips and Suggestions.  Practice Exam  Q&A
  6. 6. LEED for Homes Exam6 Overview  Exam Format:  Short (10 minute) tutorial to go over computer based exam software.  Multiple Choice Question Exam. Some of the questions are “multiple selection” (i.e. choose 3 out of 5).  10 minute satisfaction survey.  Exam is entirely computer based.
  7. 7. LEED for Homes Exam7 Overview  Exam Questions and grade breakdown fall into four categories:  Knowledge of LEED for New Construction Credit Intents and Requirements.  Coordinate Project and Team  Implement LEED for New Construction Process  Verify, Participate In, and Perform Technical Analyses Required for LEED for New Construction
  8. 8. LEED for Homes Exam8 Overview  Types of Questions  Recall  Simple definitions and memorization  Application  How to apply a LEED for Homes requirement to a certain situation  Analysis  A step further than application, multiple requirements and multiple situations
  9. 9. How to Interpret the Reference9 Guide  What is the Reference Guide and how is it organized?  Reference Guide covers the entire LEED program.  Broken down into several categories , each containing multiple credits and prerequisites  Each credit and prerequisite consists of a list of requirements and strategies for fulfillment.
  10. 10. How to Interpret the Reference10 Guide
  11. 11. How to Interpret the Reference11 Guide
  12. 12. Intro to LEED for Homes12  Types of buildings:  Single-family homes (attached/detached)  Low-rise multifamily (under 3 stories)  Production homes: uses a community-scale specification to certify multiple duplicate homes (homes sampling protocol)  Intent of LEED: Assist in the creation of high performance, healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound buildings.
  13. 13. USGBC’s LEED Rating System13 Portfolio  Homes  Green Building Design & Construction  New Construction, Core & Shell, Schools, Healthcare*, Retail*  Green Interior Design & Construction  Commercial Interiors, Retail Interiors*  Green Building Operations & Maintenance  Existing Buildings, Existing Schools* *Pilot Program
  14. 14. How to Decide Between Rating14 Systems  Sometimes multiple rating systems apply  Only one at a time can be attempted  Project teams should tally a potential point total using the Rating System Checklists for all possibilities  All prerequisites must be met for a given rating system  Email for assistance in choosing the appropriate Rating System.
  15. 15. Intro to LEED for Homes15  Innovation & Design Process  Location & Linkages  Sustainable Sites  Water Efficiency  Energy and Atmosphere  Materials & Resources  Indoor Environmental Quality  Awareness & Education
  16. 16. Intro to LEED for Homes16  Some credits are worth more than one point.  Prerequisites are worth zero points  See LEED credit checklist document  Certified: 45-59 points  Silver: 60-74 points  Gold: 75-89 points  Platinum: 90-136 points  Point thresholds can be adjusted for smaller or larger than average homes using the “Home Size Adjustment”
  17. 17. How to Participate in LEED for17 Homes  Homes are rated by LEED for Homes Providers  Local and regional organizations with green building expertise and experience.  Works under contract with the USGBC  Manages a team of Green Raters  Homebuilders may contact the USGBC to become a provider or to find one in the directory  A Green Rater conducts field inspections and performance testing  Part of the provider’s in-house staff or a subcontractor.
  18. 18. How to Participate in LEED for18 Homes  1. Contact a LEED for Homes Provider and register the project with USGBC.  2. Identify a project team.  3. Build the home to the stated goals. Build onsite HERS and green rating tasks.  4. Achieve certification as a LEED home.  5. Post-certification, public relations, and marketing support.
  19. 19. How to Participate in LEED for19 Homes  1. Contact a LEED for Homes Provider and register the project with USGBC.  Providers offer orientation and up-front technical assistance to builders. Some experienced green builders may not need a provider.  Once the builder and provider have agreed to partner, register the project on
  20. 20. How to Participate in LEED for20 Homes  2. Identify a Project Team  Team will plan, design and build the home.  Team should have knowledge and experience in the eight LEED for Homes credit categories.  The LEED for Homes Provider or Green Rater should develop a projected score in the rating system.  Complete the preliminary project checklist  Develop an estimated score and certification level  An integrated approach will be key.
  21. 21. How to Participate in LEED for21 Homes  3. Build the Home  The builder is encouraged to work with consultants who specialize in training trades- workers  The Green Rater is expected to conduct at least two on-site performance tests and visual inspections.  One during construction (prior to drywall installation)  One upon completion  Credits that do not require a Green Rater require a different responsible party and are marked with a “ “ on the project checklist.
  22. 22. How to Participate in LEED for22 Homes  4. Certify the Home  Cerfification Process involves a field inspection and performance testing
  23. 23. How to Participate in LEED for23 Homes  4. Certify the Home (continued)  After conducting inspections and performance tests, the Green Rater completes the project documentation package:  The completed and signed LEED for Homes Checklist  The completed and signed Accountability Forms  The completed and signed Durability Evaluation Form and durability inspection checklist  Green Rater submits the package to the LEED for Homes Provider  Provider confirms that the documentation package is complete and submits it to the USGBC for certification
  24. 24. How to Participate in LEED for24 Homes  5. Market and Sell the LEED Home  Public Relations Toolkit  Signage and collateral pieces that highlight LEED achievement
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  26. 26. The LEED for Homes Quality26 Assurance Process  Green Rater inspects each LEED Home  verifies each prerequisite and credit in accordance with Verification and Submittals section in the reference guide.  Training of Providers  Each provider organization is chosen based on experience and expertise.  Trained by the USGBC
  27. 27. The LEED for Homes Quality27 Assurance Process  Auditing of Green Raters by Providers:  Provider hires, trains and oversees green raters.  Each provider has a quality assurance protocol.  10% paper review of all LEED for Homes ratings for each Green Rater, conducted by a third party annually.  1% field re-rating (including performance testing) of all LEED for Homes ratings for each Green Rater, conducted by a third party annually.
  28. 28. The LEED for Homes Quality28 Assurance Process  Auditing of Providers by the USGBC  Provider maintains records of each Green Rater  USGBC spot checks the following records for each Green Rater annually  Training  LEED ratings  Builder or homebuyer complaints  All project files  Results of quality assurance checking
  29. 29. The LEED for Homes Quality29 Assurance Process  The quality assurance procedures are similar to those adopted by the Home Energy Rating System (HERS).  See “Adopted Enhancements to the Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standards” on RESNET website ault.htm
  30. 30. Home Size Adjustment30  Compensates for the effect of home size on resource consumption…smaller homes with more bedrooms are better  1. Calculate square footage using American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z765  All directly conditioned square footage, finished and not finished, that meets building code requirements for living space
  31. 31. Home Size Adjustment31  2. Determine number of bedrooms.  It is in your best interest to count the most rooms.  “any room or space that could be used or is intended to be used for sleeping purposes and meets local fire and building code requirements.”  If in doubt, consider if the room would be used as a bedroom if another family member or affiliate moved in. (new baby, nanny, grandparent, exchange student, etc)  If five bedrooms or less, consult the following table.
  32. 32. Home Size Adjustment32
  33. 33. Home Size Adjustment33  If home is larger than the size shown in the bottom row of the applicable column, refer to the following chart to estimate the threshold adjustment or to Equation 1 to calculate the adjustment:
  34. 34. Home Size Adjustment34  Adjustment for Multifamily Homes  Weighted average by unit type  Example:
  35. 35. Home Size Adjustment35 Example (Continued) (1BR score x 1BR units) +(2BR score x 2BR units) +(3BR score x 3BR units) Total Units Overall Home Size Adjustment (-2 x 10) +( 0 x 10) +(-3 x 30) 50 -2.2 …round to -2