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LEED v2008
Homes
Water Efficiency
WaterSense for new homes

LEED CREDIT

Homes-v2008 WEpc32: WaterSense for New Homes 1 point

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Intent

To improve the overall water efficiency of the home by completing an approved bundle of water efficiency measures that are third-party verified by a water efficiency expert.

Pilot Credit Closed

This pilot credit was closed to new pilot credit registrations on 3/1/2015. It is now available in the LEED Innovation Catalog for ongoing use by project teams as an innovation point rather than a pilot credit.

Requirements

Case 1. Single family

Complete all of the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes.

Case 2: Multi-Family & mid-rise

Meet all of the following:

  • All fixtures and fittings must meet the Water-Efficiency Criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes
  • Hot Water Delivery System – To minimize water wasted while waiting for hot water, the hot water distribution system shall be field tested to store no more than
    0.5 gallons (1.9 liters) of water in any piping/manifold between the hot water source and any hot water fixture. For projects with central water heating systems that serve multiple units, store no more than 0.5 gallons of water in any piping/manifold between the common hot water line and any hot water fixture.
  • Meet the Outdoor Water-Efficiency Criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes
  • Meet the performance testing requirements of WaterSense for New Homes, which include field verifying that all faucets and shower heads are performing at or below their rated volume, building water pressure is below 60 psi, no leaks are detectable in the plumbing supply system, and toilets are not leaking

General Pilot Documentation Requirements

Register for the pilot credit

Credits 1-14

Credits 15-27

Credits 28-42

Credits 43-56

Credits 57-67

Credits 68-82

Credits 83--96

LEED for Homes Review Process

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

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

Intent

To improve the overall water efficiency of the home by completing an approved bundle of water efficiency measures that are third-party verified by a water efficiency expert.

Pilot Credit Closed

This pilot credit was closed to new pilot credit registrations on 3/1/2015. It is now available in the LEED Innovation Catalog for ongoing use by project teams as an innovation point rather than a pilot credit.

Requirements

Case 1. Single family

Complete all of the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes.

Case 2: Multi-Family & mid-rise

Meet all of the following:

  • All fixtures and fittings must meet the Water-Efficiency Criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes
  • Hot Water Delivery System – To minimize water wasted while waiting for hot water, the hot water distribution system shall be field tested to store no more than
    0.5 gallons (1.9 liters) of water in any piping/manifold between the hot water source and any hot water fixture. For projects with central water heating systems that serve multiple units, store no more than 0.5 gallons of water in any piping/manifold between the common hot water line and any hot water fixture.
  • Meet the Outdoor Water-Efficiency Criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes
  • Meet the performance testing requirements of WaterSense for New Homes, which include field verifying that all faucets and shower heads are performing at or below their rated volume, building water pressure is below 60 psi, no leaks are detectable in the plumbing supply system, and toilets are not leaking

General Pilot Documentation Requirements

Register for the pilot credit

Credits 1-14

Credits 15-27

Credits 28-42

Credits 43-56

Credits 57-67

Credits 68-82

Credits 83--96

LEED for Homes Review Process

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

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