Asa Foss
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Learn how these labels can help your project earn points toward LEED v4.1 certification.

In 2016, USGBC released guidance on how projects that certify to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) and EPA Indoor airPLUS IAP) labels can earn points toward LEED v4 certification under LEED v4 BD+C: Homes.

By earning these labels, projects can be awarded a minimum of 26.5 points in LEED v4 BD+C: Homes, as well as most prerequisites in the Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality credit categories. Additional points can be earned by having a HERS Index of 56 or better. Projects must earn at least 40 points to meet the LEED requirements for certification at the Certified level.

LEED v4.1 Single Family Homes

With the April 2, 2019 release of LEED v4.1 Single Family Homes, DOE ZERH- and EPA IAP-certified homes will continue to be rewarded under LEED.

By earning these labels, projects can be awarded a minimum of 32 points in LEED v4.1 Single Family Homes, as well as most prerequisites in the Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality credit categories. Additional points can be earned by having a HERS Index of 56 or better. Projects must earn at least 40 points to meet the LEED requirements for certification at the Certified level, and all projects must continue to demonstrate a minimum 20% water savings.

Credit-specific details

Projects that earn DOE ZERH meet the following LEED v4 Homes credits and prerequisites:

Projects also meet the requirements of all credits and prerequisites deemed equivalent to the EPA Indoor airPLUS program, which include:

Learn more about LEED v4.1 Single Family Homes