Log in
LEED v4
Homes
Water Efficiency
Water metering

LEED CREDIT

Homes-v4 WEp1: Water metering Required

LEEDuser’s viewpoint

Explore this LEED credit

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

Credit language

USGBC logo

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

Intent

To support water efficiency efforts by monitoring and benchmarking water use over time.

Requirements

Case 1. Single family

Install a whole-house water meter. Single-family attached homes may share a whole-building water meter if landscaping is commonly managed and any units that will not achieve LEED certification are separately metered.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share water usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third-party.

Homes that use only well water and are not connected to a municipal water system are exempt from this prerequisite.

Case 2. Multifamily

Install a water meter or submeter for each unit or the entire building.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share water usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third-party by describing the benefits of participation in the Homeowner Education Manual.

See all forum discussions about this credit »

What does it cost?

Cost estimates for this credit

On each BD+C v4 credit, LEEDuser offers the wisdom of a team of architects, engineers, cost estimators, and LEED experts with hundreds of LEED projects between then. They analyzed the sustainable design strategies associated with each LEED credit, but also to assign actual costs to those strategies.

Our tab contains overall cost guidance, notes on what “soft costs” to expect, and a strategy-by-strategy breakdown of what to consider and what it might cost, in percentage premiums, actual costs, or both.

This information is also available in a full PDF download in The Cost of LEED v4 report.

Learn more about The Cost of LEED v4 »

Documentation toolkit

The motherlode of cheat sheets

LEEDuser’s Documentation Toolkit is loaded with calculators to help assess credit compliance, tracking spreadsheets for materials, sample templates to help guide your narratives and LEED Online submissions, and examples of actual submissions from certified LEED projects for you to check your work against. To get your plaque, start with the right toolkit.

USGBC logo

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

Intent

To support water efficiency efforts by monitoring and benchmarking water use over time.

Requirements

Case 1. Single family

Install a whole-house water meter. Single-family attached homes may share a whole-building water meter if landscaping is commonly managed and any units that will not achieve LEED certification are separately metered.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share water usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third-party.

Homes that use only well water and are not connected to a municipal water system are exempt from this prerequisite.

Case 2. Multifamily

Install a water meter or submeter for each unit or the entire building.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share water usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third-party by describing the benefits of participation in the Homeowner Education Manual.

See all LEEDuser forum discussions about this credit » Subscribe to new discussions about Homes-v4 WEp1