Entry Type ID Date Applicable Rating System Applicable Credit Inquiry (LIs) Ruling (LIs) Related Addenda/LIs Related Resources Campus Applicable Internationally Applicable Country Applicability Reference Guide (Addenda) Page (Addenda) Location (Addenda) Description of Change (Addenda) "LEED Interpretation" "10398" "2014-10-01" "Homes" "EAc1 - Optimize energy performance" "Are there any ways to demonstrate equivalency to a HERS 70 for Homes v2008 projects?" "Yes, projects using Homes v2008 that earn the ENERGY STAR v3 New Home certificate can automatically receive a HERS 70.\n\n Alternatively, Homes v2008 projects may use the LEED v4 scoring pathway to demonstrate that they are using less annual energy than the LEED Energy Budget. Projects may only use this scoring approach if they meet the ENERGY STAR v3 Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist. \n Exception: In climate zones 1-3 only, 3-, 4-, and 5-story multifamily projects are exempted from meeting the requirements of Section 4.4.5 of the ENERGY STAR v3 Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist if the exterior wall surface can not accommodate the advanced framing measures listed due to structural integrity issues. [Exception requires a stamped letter to be completed by the Professional Engineer designing the structural detailing for the building explaining why]. \n \nProjects using the LEED Energy Budget scoring pathway should input a value of zero in the Home Size Adjuster, since the LEED Energy Budget fully covers the impact of home size in the metric " "None" "X"