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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 - LEED v4

High-efficiency appliances

Possible 2 points


To reduce energy consumption through installation of efficient appliances.


Install appliances from the list below. To receive credit for one type (e.g., refrigerator), every appliance of that type must meet the requirement.

  • ENERGY STAR–qualified refrigerator(s) (1 point);
  • ENERGY STAR–qualified ceiling fans (at least one in the living or family room and one per bedroom) (0.5 point);
  • ENERGY STAR–qualified dishwasher(s) (0.5 point).

Projects outside the U.S. may use a performance equivalent to ENERGY STAR.

Credit only available for projects using the EA prescriptive path’
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