Note: This pilot credit was closed for new registrations as of March 1, 2012.
Most residential HVAC systems are not performing properly, many as a direct result of improper design or startup. This can impact the durability of the equipment, as well as decrease the efficiency by up to 30% or more.
Excerpted from LEED Pilot Credit Library
Reduce energy consumption by ensuring that the heating and cooling system is operating at its peak efficiency.
Have a qualified 3rd party (not the installation contractor), commission all heating, cooling and heat or energy recovery ventilation equipment, and complete the ENERGY STAR v3 HVAC System Quality Installation Contractor Checklist for each piece of HVAC equipment.
The homepage for the LEED Pilot Credit Library. The LEED Pilot Credit Library is intended to facilitate the introduction of new prerequisites and credits to LEED. This process will allow USGBC to test and refine credits through LEED 2009 project evaluations before they are sent through the balloting process for introduction into LEED.
Background for the LEED Pilot Credit Library is provided in this foundational document.
Details on what the LEED pilot credit library is and how to use it.
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