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LEED BD+C: Homes | v3 - LEED 2008

Moisture control

EQc3 | Possible 1 point


Control indoor moisture levels to provide comfort, reduce the risk of mold, and increase the durability of the home.





3 Moisture load control (1 point). Install dehumidification equipment with sufficient latent capacity to maintain relative humidity at or below 60%. This must be achieved through one of the following:

  1. Additional dehumidification system(s).
  2. A central HVAC system equipped with additional controls to operate in dehumidification mode.

Note: LEED for Homes does not encourage active dehumidification for all projects. Work with the HVAC contractor to determine whether this credit is appropriate and/or necessary.

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