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HVAC Start-up credentialing

Possible 1 point

Intent

This is a pilot credit. To use any pilot credit on your LEED project, be sure to register here. Documentation requirements and additional questions are listed below.

To reduce energy consumption by ensuring that heating and cooling systems operate at peak efficiency.

Requirements

Have all heating, cooling, and ventilation systems commissioned by a technician with North American Technician Excellence certification, HVAC contractor credentialed by an EPA-recognized HVAC Quality Installation Training and Oversight Organization (H-QUITO) (or equivalent as defined by USGBC). The technician must complete the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, HVAC system quality installation contractor checklist, or equivalent as defined by USGBC.

Credit specific:
  • Completed HVAC installer checklist, and list installer’s name, company, and credential
Additional questions:
  • Was it challenging to find an qualified installer?
  • Did the HVAC installer charge the project extra to complete the checklists? If yes, how much?
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