Time to vote on LEED Homes (v2008)
The Homes 2008 Ballot is officially open! Vote now and make your voice heard.
How do you vote?
If you joined the consensus body (registered to vote) in September and you’re employed by a USGBC national member who has remained in good standing, you’ll receive an email with instructions and a direct link to our voting page. There you’ll be able to cast your ballot on the update to the Homes v2008 language through the month of February.
Has it been a while since you’ve looked at the update language? Don’t worry, the language is still in the credit library and available for you to review.
What is up for a vote?
This update only effects one credit. It effects EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance in two ways:
- It changes the threshold so that projects using LEED for Homes v2008 will need to earn a minimum of 13 points in the Energy & 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.