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LEED BD+C: Homes | v3 - LEED 2008

Design for Accessibility

MRpc34 | Possible 1 point


To reduce the materials needed for and waste produced from future maintenance, repair, ren-ovation and rehabilitation through structural, mechanical, and user-induced design.


HOMES, MIDRISE & Residential BD+C

Note: Multifamily projects may earn 1 point if they include twice the number of Type A Dwell-ing Units that are required by the applicable building code. Where the applicable building code requires Type A Dwelling units, comply with the edition of the A117.1 Standard that is refer-ence by the code. Where the applicable building code does not require Type A dwelling units, then at least 4% of the total number of dwelling units must be Type A Dwelling Units and comply with criteria for Type A Dwelling Unit found in the latest edition of the A117.1 Stand-ard.

Meet the criteria found in the following sections of the A117.1 Standard.

1003.2 Accessible Primary Entrance
1003.3 Accessible route within Type A Dwelling Units
1003.4 Accessible Walking Surfaces
1003.5 Accessible Doors and Doorways
1003.6 Accessible Ramps
1003.7 Accessible Elevators, where provided
1003.8 Accessible Platform lifts, where provided
1003.9 Accessible Operable Parts
1003.10 Accessible laundry equipment within Type A Dwelling Units, where provided
1003.11 Accessible Toilet and Bathing Facilities
1003.12 Accessible Kitchens and Kitchenettes
1003.13 Accessible Windows
1003.14 Accessible Storage

General Pilot Documentation Requirements

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Credits 1-14

Credits 15-27

Credits 28-42

Credits 43-56

Credits 57-67

Credits 68-82

Credits 83--96

LEED for Homes Review Process

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

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  • Removed options 2 & 3
  • Updated option 1 to reference A117.1 Standard
  • TItle changed from adaptability to accessibility
  • See resources section for earlier archived versions of this credit
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