Reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by designing more compact living spaces.
Earn 1 point for every 4% decrease in conditioned floor area compared with the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, reference home (Table 1). Buildings that are larger than the reference home lose 1 point for every 4% increase in conditioned floor area.
Projects cannot exceed the maximum number of points in the EA section.
Table 1. Conditioned floor area of reference home, by number of bedrooms
|1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8 or more|
|Floor area (square feet)||1,000||1,600||2,200||2,800||3,400||4,000||4,600||+ 600 ft2 per additional bedroom|
|Floor area (square meters)||93||148||204||260||315||371||426||+ 55.6 square meters per additional bedroom|
For multifamily buildings, home size includes only in-unit space.
Ask questions, share tips, and get notified of new forum posts by joining LEEDuser, a tool developed by BuildingGreen and supported by USGBC!
No sample form available for this credit.View all sample forms