Log in
LEED v4
Homes Mid-Rise
Materials and Resources
Durability management

LEED CREDIT

Mid-Rise-v4 MRp2: Durability management 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 promote durability and performance of the building enclosure and its components and systems through appropriate design, materials selection, and construction practices.

Requirements

Meet the requirements of the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, water management system builder checklist (with the exceptions for existing homes listed in EA Prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance). Midrise projects are exempt from this requirement.

Install all the applicable indoor moisture control measures listed in Table 1.

Table 1. Required interior moisture control measures for homes

Location or equipment Required measure
Area directly above bathtub, spa, or shower (extending to ceiling), exposed wall or area behind fiberglass enclosure if wallboard is installed Use nonpaper-faced backer board or paper-faced product or coating over wallboard that meets standard ASTM D 3273 standard
Kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, spa area Use water-resistant flooring; do not install carpet
Entryway within 3 feet (900 mm) of exterior door accessible from ground Use water-resistant flooring; do not install carpet (carpet tiles are permitted)
Tank water heater in or over living space Install drain and drain pan, drain pan and automatic water shut-off or flow restrictor, or floor drain with floor sloped to drain
Clothes washer (or condensing clothes dryer) in or over living space Install drain and drain pan, drain pan and automatic water shut-off or flow restrictor, or floor drain with floor sloped to drain
Conventional clothes dryer Exhaust directly to outdoors
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 promote durability and performance of the building enclosure and its components and systems through appropriate design, materials selection, and construction practices.

Requirements

Meet the requirements of the ENERGY STAR for Homes, version 3, water management system builder checklist (with the exceptions for existing homes listed in EA Prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance). Midrise projects are exempt from this requirement.

Install all the applicable indoor moisture control measures listed in Table 1.

Table 1. Required interior moisture control measures for homes

Location or equipment Required measure
Area directly above bathtub, spa, or shower (extending to ceiling), exposed wall or area behind fiberglass enclosure if wallboard is installed Use nonpaper-faced backer board or paper-faced product or coating over wallboard that meets standard ASTM D 3273 standard
Kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, spa area Use water-resistant flooring; do not install carpet
Entryway within 3 feet (900 mm) of exterior door accessible from ground Use water-resistant flooring; do not install carpet (carpet tiles are permitted)
Tank water heater in or over living space Install drain and drain pan, drain pan and automatic water shut-off or flow restrictor, or floor drain with floor sloped to drain
Clothes washer (or condensing clothes dryer) in or over living space Install drain and drain pan, drain pan and automatic water shut-off or flow restrictor, or floor drain with floor sloped to drain
Conventional clothes dryer Exhaust directly to outdoors
See all LEEDuser forum discussions about this credit » Subscribe to new discussions about Mid-Rise-v4 MRp2