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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4

Active solar-ready design

Possible 1 point

Intent

To reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by designing to maximize opportunities for solar design.

Requirements

Credit available for all projects, whether they are using the EA performance or EA prescriptive path
Option 1. Photovoltaic-Ready Design (1 point)

A project team that installs a photovoltaic (PV) system that meets the requirements of EA Credit Renewable Energy is not eligible for this credit.
Meet EPA’s solar photovoltaic specifications for a renewable energy–ready home. Provide detailed information about such systems in the homeowner education manual so that future occupants can install an active PV system.

AND/OR

Option 2. Solar Direct Hot Water–Ready Design (1 point)

A project team that installs a solar direct hot water (DHW) system that meets the requirements of EA Credit Efficient Domestic Hot Water Equipment is not eligible for this credit.

MeetEPA’s solar water heating specifications for a renewable energy–ready home. Provide detailed information about such systems in the homeowner education manual so that future occupants can install an active solar DHW system.

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