LEED Credits - Insulation

LEED_H CREDITS (Based on LEED-H January 2008) Possible Points
Innovation & Design
Durability Management Process (credit 2): Contributes to durability of home interior moisture control. 3
Energy & Atmosphere
ENERGY STAR Labeled Home (credit 1.2): Exceed requirements of ENERGY STAR for Homes; home must be third-party inspected. 1-34
Insulation (credit 2.2): Install above code insulation that exceeds the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements by at least 5% and meets at least Grade 1 specifications (per National Home Energy Rating Standards). 2
Materials & Resources
Environmentally Preferable Products (credit 2.2/Environmentally Preferable Materials): Use products that are environmentally preferable. 0.5
Environmentally Preferable Products (credit 2.2/Environmentally Preferable Materials—Local): Use products that are extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of home. 0.5
Environmentally Preferable Products (credit 2.2/Emission Specifications): Use products that comply with State of California, DHS, "Practice for Testing of VOCs from Building Materials Using Small Chambers." 0.5
LEED-NC CREDITS (Based on LEED-NC Version 3) Possible Points
Energy & Atmosphere
Minimum Energy Performance (prerequisite 2): Establish a minimum level of building energy performance to exceed ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 by 10% for new construction or 5% for major renovations to existing buildings. REQ
Optimize Energy Performance (credit 1): Achieve increasing levels of building energy performance above required minimum performance standards. 1-19
Materials & Resources
Recycled Content (credit 4): Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% or 20% (based on cost) of the total value of the materials in the project. 1-2
Regional Materials (credit 5): Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% or 20% (based on cost) of the total materials value. 1-2
Indoor Environmental Quality
Thermal Comfort (credit 7.1): Design HVAC system and building envelope to comply with the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. 1
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