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LEED v4
Homes Mid-Rise
Energy and Atmosphere
Annual energy use

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Mid-Rise-v4 EAc1: Annual energy use 1-30 points

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Intent

To improve the home’s overall energy performance and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Requirements

Follow the criteria in EA Prerequisite Performance for Energy Star Homes to demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building’s performance compared with the baseline building performance of ASHRAE 90.1–2010, or USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S. Points are awarded according to Table 5.

Table 5. Points for reducing energy usage below ASHRAE baseline

Percentage reduction Points
6% 1
7% 2
8% 3
9% 4
10% 5
11% 6
12% 7
13% 8
14% 9
15% 10
16% 11
17% 12
18% 13
19% 14
20% 15
22% 16
24% 17
26% 18
28% 19
30% 20
33% 21
36% 22
39% 23
42% 24
45% 25
48% 26
51% 27
54% 28
57% 29
60% 30

AND

Earn 1 point for every 4% decrease in conditioned floor area compared with the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, reference home (Table 1). Buildings that are larger than the reference home lose 1 point for every 4% increase in conditioned floor area.

Projects cannot exceed the maximum number of points in the EA section.

Table 6. Conditioned floor area of reference home, by number of bedrooms

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 or more
Floor area (square feet) 1,000 1,600 2,200 2,800 3,400 4,000 4,600 + 600 ft2 per additional bedroom
Floor area (square meters) 93 148 204 260 315 371 426 + 55.6 square meters per additional bedroom

For multifamily buildings, home size includes only in-unit space.

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

Intent

To improve the home’s overall energy performance and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Requirements

Follow the criteria in EA Prerequisite Performance for Energy Star Homes to demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building’s performance compared with the baseline building performance of ASHRAE 90.1–2010, or USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S. Points are awarded according to Table 5.

Table 5. Points for reducing energy usage below ASHRAE baseline

Percentage reduction Points
6% 1
7% 2
8% 3
9% 4
10% 5
11% 6
12% 7
13% 8
14% 9
15% 10
16% 11
17% 12
18% 13
19% 14
20% 15
22% 16
24% 17
26% 18
28% 19
30% 20
33% 21
36% 22
39% 23
42% 24
45% 25
48% 26
51% 27
54% 28
57% 29
60% 30

AND

Earn 1 point for every 4% decrease in conditioned floor area compared with the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, reference home (Table 1). Buildings that are larger than the reference home lose 1 point for every 4% increase in conditioned floor area.

Projects cannot exceed the maximum number of points in the EA section.

Table 6. Conditioned floor area of reference home, by number of bedrooms

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 or more
Floor area (square feet) 1,000 1,600 2,200 2,800 3,400 4,000 4,600 + 600 ft2 per additional bedroom
Floor area (square meters) 93 148 204 260 315 371 426 + 55.6 square meters per additional bedroom

For multifamily buildings, home size includes only in-unit space.

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