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LEED v2008
Homes
Indoor Environmental Quality
Moisture control

LEED CREDIT

Homes-v2008 EQc3: Moisture control 1 point

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Intent

Control indoor moisture levels to provide comfort, reduce the risk of mold, and increase the durability of the home.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

3 Moisture load control (1 point). Install dehumidification equipment with sufficient latent capacity to maintain relative humidity at or below 60%. This must be achieved through one of the following:

  1. Additional dehumidification system(s).
  2. A central HVAC system equipped with additional controls to operate in dehumidification mode.

Note: LEED for Homes does not encourage active dehumidification for all projects. Work with the HVAC contractor to determine whether this credit is appropriate and/or necessary.

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USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

Control indoor moisture levels to provide comfort, reduce the risk of mold, and increase the durability of the home.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

3 Moisture load control (1 point). Install dehumidification equipment with sufficient latent capacity to maintain relative humidity at or below 60%. This must be achieved through one of the following:

  1. Additional dehumidification system(s).
  2. A central HVAC system equipped with additional controls to operate in dehumidification mode.

Note: LEED for Homes does not encourage active dehumidification for all projects. Work with the HVAC contractor to determine whether this credit is appropriate and/or necessary.

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