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HVAC Start-up credentialing

Possible 1 point


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.


This pilot credit will be closing to new registrations on 3/1/2015. Projects registered prior to this date may continue to use the pilot on registered projects. After 3/1/2015 this credit will be available in the LEED Innovation Catalog.


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.

General Pilot Documentation Requirements

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Credits 1-14

Credits 15-27

Credits 28-42

Credits 43-56

Credits 57-67

Credits 68-82

Credits 83-103

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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