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LEED BD+C: Homes | v3 - LEED 2008

HVAC Start-up credentialing

EApc73 | 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.

Pilot Credit Closed

This pilot credit was closed to new pilot credit registrations on 3/1/2015. It is now available in the LEED Innovation Catalog for ongoing use by project teams as an innovation point rather than a pilot credit.


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

Register for the pilot credit

Credits 1-14

Credits 15-27

Credits 28-42

Credits 43-56

Credits 57-67

Credits 68-82

Credits 83--96

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?
LEED for Homes Review Process

LEED for Homes projects: When complete, submit documentation here.

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