Homes-v2008 Former Pilot Credit EApc72: Innovation: Active solar-ready design

  • EA Pilot Credit 72: Innovation: Active solar-ready design

    Intent

    To reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by designing to maximize opportunities for solar design.

    Requirements

    Option 1. Photovoltaic-Ready Design (1 point)

    A project team that installs a photovoltaic (PV) system that meets the requirements of EA Credit Renewable Energy is not eligible for this credit.

    Meet EPA’s solar photovoltaic specifications for a renewable energy–ready home. Provide detailed information about such systems in the homeowner education manual so that future occupants can install an active PV system.

    OR

    Option 2. Solar Direct Hot Water–Ready Design (1 point)

    A project team that installs a solar direct hot water (DHWDomestic hot water (DHW) is water used for food preparation, cleaning and sanitation and personal hygiene, but not heating.) system that meets the requirements of EA Credit Water Heating is not eligible for this credit.

    Meet EPA’s solar water heating specifications for a renewable energy–ready home. Provide detailed information about such systems in the homeowner education manual so that future occupants can install an active solar DHW system.

    Credit specific:
    • Provide completed Solar Ready checklist(s) and all required support documents
    Additional questions:
    • Do any items in the solar ready checklists seem unreasonable or unnecessary?
    • Would additional resources or training on how to design/install required items be helpful? If so, what specifically would you like to see?
    LEED for Homes Review Process

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

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