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Created on October 2, 2017

Rating System Correction

ID# 100002190

Rating System

LEED BD+C: Homes, LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise

Rating System Version

v4 - LEED v4

Ref Guide Name and Edition v4:

Homes Design and Construction, v4 edition

Applicable Credits

Name : Minimum energy performance
Rating system : Homes,
Rating system version : v4

Name : Envelope Insulation
Rating system : Homes,
Rating system version : v4

Name : Heating and cooling distribution systems
Rating system : Homes,
Rating system version : v4

Name : Balancing of heating and cooling distribution systems
Rating system : Homes,Mid-rise,
Rating system version : v4

Name : Minimum energy performance
Rating system : Mid-rise,
Rating system version : v4

Description of Change

Remove 9 instances of references to qualified energy rater in LEED v4 Homes and Midrise rating system requirements, as indicated below.

(Instances 1 and 2) EA PREREQUISITE: MINIMUM ENERGY PERFORMANCE (MIDRISE), Option 2. Commissioning using Prescriptive Path:

Requirement 1. Reduced Heating and Cooling Distribution System Losses for In-unit HVAC: remove the phrase "verified by a qualified energy rater." at the end of the second sentence under 1.
Requirement 4. Multifamily Midrise Thermal Enclosure Inspection Checklist: replace the first sentence under 2 with the following text: "Inspect and verify each item on the checklist."

(Instance 3 & 4 ) EA CREDIT: AIR INFILTRATION (HOMES): Delete sentence in both Case 1 and Case 2 "The rate of air leakage to outside must be tested and verified by a qualified energy rater" from credit language.

Instance 5) EA CREDIT: ENVELOPE INSULATION (HOMES): Delete sentence "Installation must be verified by a qualified energy rater conducting a pre-drywall thermal enclosure inspection" from credit language.

(Instance 6 and 7) EA CREDIT: HEATING AND COOLING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Option 2. Ductwork in Unconditioned Space: Delete the phrase ", verified by the qualified energy rater." after the sentence that begins with "for each installed system" under requirements for both Large Homes or Multifamily Units and under requirements for Small Homes or Multifamily Units.

(Instances 8 and 9) EQ CREDIT: BALANCING HEATING AND COOLING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Option 2. Supply Air-Flow Testing: Delete the phrase "by a qualified energy rater" from the sentence that begins "Have the total supply air-flow rates in each room tested ."

Option 3. Pressure Balancing: Delete the sentence "The testing must be verified by a qualified energy rater."



Credit Name Minimum energy performance
Credit Category Energy & atmosphere
International Applicable Internationally applicable
Campus Applicable Not campus applicable
Page pg.s 164, 165, 257, 267, 287, 288, 441, 442
Location Requirements