Homes-v4 EAc4: HVAC Start-up credentialing

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    Post your questions on this credit in the forum, and see the credit language to review to the LEED requirements.

  • EA Credit 4: Active solar-ready design

    Intent

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

    Requirements

    Credit available for all projects, whether they are using the EA performance or EA prescriptive path




    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.

    AND/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 Efficient Domestic Hot Water Equipment is not eligible for this credit.

    MeetEPA’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.


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Aaron McEwin Director of Energy Services Jordan & Skala Engineers
Jul 24 2017
LEEDuser Member
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Credit title and language do not match

The credit title and language do not match.
Title is HVAC startup, language is in regards to PV.

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