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LEED BD+C: Homes | v3 - LEED 2008

Innovative or regional design

IDc3 | Possible 4 points


Minimize the environmental impact of the home by incorporating additional green design and construction measures that have tangible and demonstrable benefits beyond those in the LEED for Homes Rating System.





3.1 Innovation 1 (1 point). Prepare a written Innovative Design Request, to be submitted by the LEED for Homes Provider to USGBC, explaining the merits of the proposed measure. This point cannot be counted until LEED for Homes has ruled on the request. All written submittals must contain the following:

  • the intent of the proposed measure;
  • the proposed requirement for compliance;
  • the proposed documentation to demonstrate compliance; and
  • a description and an estimate of the benefit or impact provided by the proposed measure.

3.2 Innovation 2 (1 point).

3.3 Innovation 3 (1 point).

3.4 Innovation 4 (1 point).

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