Teran Residence – the LEED guideline specs

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THE FOLLOWING HAD BEEN CREATED FOR, AND DISTRIBUTED TO, EACH PROJECT STAKEHOLDER. THE LIST INCLUDES ALL PREREQUISITES AND TARGETED CREDITS; THE PREREQUISITE/CREDIT NUMBER; THE PREREQUISITE/CREDIT INTENT; THE PREREQUISITE/CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE (AND THE OPTIONAL PATH SELECTED); THE INTEGRATED PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS; THE VERIFICATION AND SUBMITTALS REQUIRED; THE CALCULATIONS REQUIRED  AND THE PROJECT TEAM MEMBER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFICATION AND SUBMITTALS. IN ADDITION AN ADDITIONAL LIST WAS PREPARED THAT PROVIDED A CORRELATION BETWEEN THE LEED REQUIREMENTS AND THEIR APPROPRIATE CSI DIVISION NUMBER. The following prerequisites and credits have been preliminarily targeted for consideration on this project and are subject to final review and confirmation by the project team:

Innovation and Design Process (ID): Max: 11 points / Min: 0 points / Y: 3 points / M: 1 point

ID 1: Integrated Project Planning

ID 1.1 Preliminary Rating: prerequisite (0 points)

Conduct a preliminary LEED for Homes meeting with team members to create an action plan that establishes a targeted level of certification and select the team members accountable for each selected credit.

Integrated Project Team Members:

GBC, Rookwood

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

ID 1.2 Integrated Project Team: credit (1 point)?

Assemble and involve a project team to:

a)     Include team members whose capabilities include:

1. Residential building design

2. Green building or sustainable design

3. Civil engineering

b)     Actively involve all team members in the following phases of design and construction:

1. LEED planning

2. Final design and specifications

3. Construction

c)     Coordinate monthly project team meetings

Integrated Project Team Members:

All interested stakeholders providing materials, products and/or services, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Present a list of project team members to the Verification Team

Present a list of meeting dates or plans for regularly scheduled meetings to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood – Integrated project team members to provide Rookwood verification of qualifications

ID 2: Durability Management Process

ID 2.1 Durability Planning: prerequisite (0 points)

Prior to construction, the project team shall:

a)      Complete the Durability Risk Evaluation Form to identify all moderate and high-risk durability issues for the building enclosure

b)      Develop specific measures to respond to those issues 

c)       Identify and incorporate the following  indoor moisture control measures:

1. Tubs, showers and spa areas: Use nonpaper faced backer board on walls

2. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry rooms and spa areas: Use water-resistant flooring; do not use carpet

3. Entryway (within 3 feet of exterior door): Use water-resistant flooring; do not use carpet

4. Tank water heater in or over living space: Install drain and drain pan

5. Clothes washer in or over living space: Install drain and drain pan or install accessible single throw supply valve

6. Conventional clothes dryer: Exhaust directly to outdoors

7. Condensing clothes dryer: Install drain and drain pan

d)    Incorporate the measures from ID 2.1 (b) and ID 2.1 (c) above into the project documents, specifications and/or scope of work

e)    List all durability measures and indicate their locations in the project documents in a durability inspection checklist

Integrated Project Team Members:

All ID 2.1 (c) and durability inspection checklist interested stakeholders, Refer durability inspection checklist for complete listing

Verification and Submittals:

Complete and submit the Durability Evaluation Form to the Verification Team

Include durability measures in project documents

Develop and submit a completed durability inspection checklist

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood – Integrated project team members to provide Rookwood all necessary documentation, including Accountability Forms

ID 2.2 Durability Management: prerequisite (0 points)

The builder shall have a management process in place to ensure installation of the durability measures and shall inspect and check off each measure in ID 2.1 (c) above.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Present documentation of quality management processes to the Verification Team or conduct an inspection of durability measures in the home and indicate the completion of the inspection on the durability inspection checklist

Ensure that all applicable measures in ID 2.1 (c) and durability inspection checklist were installed

Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

ID 2.3 Third Party Durability Management Verification: credit (3 points)

Have the Verification Team inspect and verify each durability measure listed in the durability inspection checklist as noted in ID 2.1 (c) above and as indicated in the durability inspection checklist.

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Homes+

Location and Linkages (LL): Max: 10 points / Min: 0 / Y: 10 points / M: 0 points (?)

LL 2: Site Selection

LL 2 Site Selection: credit (2 points)

Do not develop buildings, built structures, roads or parking areas on portions of sites that meet any of the following criteria:

a)      Land whose elevation is at or below the 100 year floodplain as defined by FEMA

b)      Land that is specifically identified as habitat for any species on federal or state threatened or endangered lists

c)       Land within 100 feet of any water, including wetlands as defined by U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR, and isolated wetlands or areas of special concern identified by state or local rule, or land within distances given in applicable state or local regulations, whichever is more stringent

d)      Landthat prior to acquisition for the project was public farmland

e)      Land that contains prime soils, unique soils or soils of state significance as identified in state Natural Resources Conservation Service soil surveys

Integrated Project Team Members:

Soils testing engineer, civil engineer, Rookwood

Calculations:

At least 95% of the site must meet the criteria as listed

Verification and Submittals:

Provide all necessary soil and site data to the Verification Team

Sign an Accountability Form verifying that the site meets all stipulations of the credit

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

LL 3: Preferred Locations

LL 3.2 Infill: credit (2 points)

Select a lot such that at least 75% of the perimeter immediately borders on previously developed land.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Civil engineer, Rookwood

Calculations:

Estimate the percentage of the total site that immediately borders previously developed land

Verification and Submittals:

Present any relevant calculations to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

LL 3.3 Previously D: credit (1 point)?

Build on a previously developed lot.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Present any relevant calculations to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

LL 4: Infrastructure

LL 4 Existing Infrastructure: credit (1 point)

Select a lot that is within ½ mile of existing water service lines and sewer lines.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Civil engineer, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

If necessary, provide local maps and documents to the Verification Team verifying the proximity of the home to existing water and sewer infrastructure

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

LL 5: Community Resources/Transit

LL 5.3 Outstanding Community Resources/Transit: credit (3 points)

Select a site that meets the following criteria:

b)     Located within ½ mile of 14 basic community services

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rookwood

Calculations:

The distance requirements must be calculated based on walking distances

Up to two of each type of community resource may be counted

Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present maps and/or a list of community resources to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

LL 6: Access to Open Space

LL 6 Access to Open Space: credit (1 point)

Select a location within ½ mile of a publicly accessible or community based open space that is at least ¾ acre in size. The open space requirement can be met by either one large open space or two smaller spaces totaling ¾ acre.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Present maps and/or directions to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

Sustainable Sites (SS): Max: 22 points / Min: 5 / Y: 7 points / M: 7 points (?)

SS 1: Site Stewardship

SS 1.1 Erosion Control During Construction: prerequisite (0 points)

Prior to construction, design and plan appropriate erosion control measures and during construction, implement these measures, which must include the following:

a)      Stockpile and protect disturbed topsoil from erosion (for reuse)

b)      Control the path and velocity of runoff with silt fencing or comparable measures

c)       Protect on-site storm sewer inlets, streams and lakes with straw bales, silt fencing, silt sacks, rock filters or comparable measures

d)      Provide swales to divert surface water from hillsides

e)      If soils in a sloped area (i.e., 25% or 4:1 slope) are disturbed during construction, use tiers, erosion blankets, filter socks or berms or some other comparable approach to keep soil stabilized

Integrated Project Team Members:

Civil engineer, site contractor, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Ensure that required erosion control measures have been installed

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

SS 1.2 Minimize Disturbed Area of Site: credit (1 point)

Minimize disturbance to the site by meeting the following:

d)      Build on a site with less than 1/7 of an acre

Integrated Project Team Members:

Civil engineer, Rookwood

Calculations:

Calculate acreage of site

Verification and Submittals:

Provide calculations that lot is less than 1/7 of an acre

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

SS 2: Landscaping

SS 2.1 No Invasive Plants: prerequisite (0 points)

Introduce no invasive plant species into the landscape.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Landscape contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Present a list of plants being used and a list of local invasive plants (and/or list of non-invasive plants) to the Verification Team

If no landscape professional is involved in the project, sign an Accountability Form to indicated that the plants that are installed match those on the list provided to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Landscape contractor

SS 2.2 Basic Landscape Design: credit (2 points)?

Meet all of the following requirements for all designed landscape softscapes:

a)      Any turf must be draught tolerant

b)      Do not use turf in densely shaded areas

c)       Do not use turf in areas with a slope of 25% (i.e., 4:1 slope)

d)      Add mulch or soil amendments as appropriate

e)      All compacted soils (e.g., from construction vehicles) must be tilled to at least 6”

Integrated Project Team Members:

Landscape contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the requirements have been met

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Landscape contractor

SS 2.5 Reduce Overall Irrigation Demand by at Least 20% (max. 6 points): credit (6 points)?

Design the landscape and irrigation system to reduce overall irrigation water usage. Estimates must be calculated and prepared by a landscape professional, biologist or other qualified professional using the methods as outlined in the LEED for Homes Reference Guide and Water Demand Calculator for Percent Reduction in Outdoor Water Demand (calculator included with the LEED for Homes checklist).

Integrated Project Team Members:

Landscape contractor

Calculations:

20-24% = 2 pts.; 25-29% = 3 pts.; 30-34% = 4 pts.; 35-39% = 5 pts.; 40% and greater = 6 pts. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present calculations to the Verification Team

Present a list of plants being used to the Verification Team

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the installed landscape and irrigation system corresponds to the design used in the calculation

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Landscape contractor

SS 3: Local Heat Island Effects

SS 3 Reduce Local Heat Island Effects: credit (1 point)

Reduce local heat island effects by:

a)      Install light colored, high albedo materials or vegetation for at least 50% of sidewalks, patios and driveways within 50’ of the home

ii.     Gray concrete

iv.   Any material with a solar reflectance index (SRI) of at least 29

Integrated Project Team Members:

Pavement material supplier and/or pavement contractor, Rookwood

Calculations:

Calculate the percentage of nonroof light colored hardscape = light colored hardscape / total area of hardscape. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present calculations to the Verification Team demonstrating the percentage of the sidewalks, patios and driveways that is high Albedo

Present specifications or test results demonstrating the SRI value

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that material choices meet the requirements of the credit

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Pavement contractor

SS 4: Surface Water Management

SS 4.2 Permanent Erosion Controls: credit (1 point)?

Design and install the following permanent erosion control measure:

b)      Plant one tree, four 5-gallon shrubs or 50 sf of groundcover per 500 sf of disturbed lot area (including area under roof)

Integrated Project Team Members:

Landscape contractor

Calculations:

Calculate tree, shrub and/or groundcover. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present calculations to the Verification Team demonstrating the number of trees or shrubs or groundcover required by the credit

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Landscape contractor

SS 5: Nontoxic Pest Control

SS 5 Pest Control Alternatives: credit (1/2 point each = 2 points)

Implement the pest control measures as listed. All physical actions (for pest management practices) must be noted on construction plans.

b)     Seal all external cracks, joints, penetrations, edges and entry points with caulking. Where openings cannot be caulked or sealed, provide rodent and corrosion proof screens. Protect exposed foundation insulation with moisture resistant, pest proof cover (e.g., fiber cement board, galvanized insect screen)

c)     Include no wood-to-concrete connections or separate any exterior wood-to-concrete connections (e.g., at posts, deck supports, stair stringers) with metal or plastic fasteners or dividers

d)     Install landscaping such that all parts of mature plants will be at least 24” from the home

e)     In areas marked “moderate to heavy” through “very heavy” on the termite infestation probability map, implement the following measure (1/2 point each)

vi) Use solid concrete foundation walls or masonry wall with a top course of solid block bond beam or concrete filled block

Integrated Project Team Members:

Framing contractor, insulation contractor, landscape contractor, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Visually verify that all relevant measures are complete

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

SS 6: Compact Development

SS 6.2 High Density: credit (3 points)

Build on a 1/10 acre buildable lot.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Civil engineer, Rookwood

Calculations:

Calculate buildable lot area

Verification and Submittals:

Present calculations to the Verification Team demonstrating the density of the project

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

Water Efficiency (WE): Max: 15 points / Min: 3 / Y: 3 points / M: 4 points (?)

WE 2: Irrigation System

WE 2.3 Reduce Overall Irrigation Demand by at least 45%: credit (4 points)?

Design the landscape and irrigation system to reduce overall irrigation water budget. Estimates must be calculated and prepared by a landscape professional, biologist or other qualified professional using the methods as outlined in the LEED for Homes Reference Guide.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Landscape contractor

Calculations:

Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present irrigation demand calculations to the Verification Team

Present a list of plants being used to the Verification Team

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the installed landscape and irrigation system corresponds to the design used in the calculation

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Landscape contractor

WE 3: Indoor Water Use

WE 3.1 High Efficiency Fixtures and Fittings: credit (1 point)

Meet the requirement by installing high efficiency (low flow) fixtures or fittings.

c)       Toilets must meet the U.S. EPA WaterSense specification and and be certified and labeled accordingly

Integrated Project Team Members:

Interior designer, plumbing fixture supplier, plumbing contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Include any equipment literature in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Plumbing contractor

WE 3.2 Very High Efficiency Fixtures and Fittings: credit (2 points)

Meet the requirement by installing very high efficiency low flow fixtures or fittings

a)      Lavatory faucets must meet the U.S. EPA WaterSense specification and and be certified and labeled accordingly

Integrated Project Team Members:

Interior designer, plumbing fixture supplier, plumbing contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Include any equipment literature in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Plumbing contractor

Energy and Atmosphere (EA): Max: 38 points / Min: 0 / Y: 16 points / M: 0 points (?)

EA 1: Optimize Energy Performance

EA 1.1 Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes: prerequisite (0 points)

Meet the performance requirements of ENERGY STAR for Homes, including third party inspections:

HVAC equipment must be designed and sized using ACCA Manual J, the ASHRAE 2001 Handbook of Fundamentals or an equivalent procedure

If a heat pump is installed with a programmable thermostat, the thermostat must be equipped with adaptive recovery

Thermal bypass inspection (i.e., an insulation inspection before the drywall is installed)

Visual inspection of all installed energy efficiency measures

Performance tests, including overall envelope tightness and duct tightness

Integrated Project Team Members:

All interested stakeholders, including the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Homes+

EA 1.2 Exceptional Energy Performance: credit (13 points)

Exceed the performance requirements of ENERGY STAR for Homes. Use the in the LEED for Homes Reference Guide relating the Home Energy Standards (HERS) Index to the appropriate number of LEED points.

Integrated Project Team Members:

All interested stakeholders, including the Verification Team

Calculations:

No calculations are required beyond those performed by the HERS energy mode. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present any equipment or product literature (e.g., user manuals, brochures, specifications) related to the energy consuming systems and energy saving components (e.g., HVAC equipment, windows, insulation, appliances) to the Verification Team

Include all equipment literature in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Homes+

EA 7: Water Heating

EA 7.1 Efficient Hot Water Distribution: credit (2 points)

Design andinstall an energy efficient hot water distribution system. None of the branch length requirements below apply to cold water demand loads (e.g., toilets), washing machines or tubs without showerheads:

c )   Compact design of conventional system that must meet all of the following:

i)     No branch line from the water heater to any fixtures may exceed 20 feet in one story homes. Add 1x the ceiling height for two story homes and 2x for three or four story homes

ii)    Branch lines from the central header to each fixture must be a maximum ½” nominal diameter

Integrated Project Team Members:

Plumbing contractor, Rookwood

Calculations:

In a multi story home, the maximum allowable branch length differs for each story. Branches to 1st floor fixtures may not exceed 20 feet; branches to 2nd story fixtures may not exceed 20 feet + 1x the story height; branches to 3rd story fixtures may not exceed 20 feet + 2x the story height; etc. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the hot water distribution system is installed according to the credit requirements

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Plumbing contractor

EA 11: Residential Refrigerant Management

EA 11.1 Refrigerant Charge Test: prerequisite (0 points)

Provide proof of proper refrigerant charge of the air conditioning system.

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Present the refrigerant charge test results to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

EA 11.2 Appropriate HVAC Refrigerants: credit (1 point)?

c )   Install an HVAC system with non HCFC refrigerants (e.g., R-410a).

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Present information related to the type of refrigerants (e.g., cooling system user manuals, brochures, specifications) to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

Materials and Resources (MR): Max: 16 points / Min: 2 / Y: 6 points / M: 0.5 points (?)

MR 1: Material Efficient Framing

MR 1.1 Framing Order Waste Factor Limit: prerequisite (0 points)

Limit the overall estimated waste factor to 10% or less. If the waste factor on any portion of the framing order exceeds 10%, calculate the overall waste factor as shown in the LEED for Homes Reference Guide. Waste factor is defined as the percentage of framing material ordered in excess of the estimated material needed for construction.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rough framing lumber supplier, rough framing contractor, Rookwood

Calculations:

Waste Factor = (Lumber Ordered – Lumber Needed) + Lumber Needed. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present calculations for the framing waste factor to the Verification Team

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rough framing lumber supplier

MR 1.5 Off-Site Fabrication: credit (4 points)

Use the following alternative to on-site framing:

a)      Panelized construction. Wall, roof and floor components are delivered to the job site pre-framed

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rough framing lumber supplier, rough framing contractor, Rookwood

MR 2: Environmentally Preferable Products

MR 2.1 FSC Certified Tropical Wood: prerequisite (0 points)

Meet the two following requirements, as applicable:

a)      Provide all wood product suppliers with a notice containing the following element:

  1. a statement that the builder’s preference is to purchase products containing tropical wood only if it is FSC certified

ii.     a request for the country of manufacture of each product supplied, and

iii.    a request for a list of FSC certified tropical wood products the vendor can supply

b)      If tropical wood is intentionally used (i.e., specified in the purchasing documents), use only FSC certified tropical wood products. Reused or reclaimed materials are exempt

Note: A species of wood is considered tropical for the purpose of this prerequisite if it is grown in a country that lies between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

Integrated Project Team Members:

All suppliers of wood products, interior designer, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Provide the required notice to all wood product suppliers

Present the wood supplier notice to the Verification Team

Sign an Accountability Form confirming that no tropical woods were used except those that were FSC certified or reclaimed

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood – Integrated project team members to provide Rookwood all necessary documentation

MR 2.2 Environmentally Preferred Products: credit (1/2 point each = 2 points + ½)?

Use building component materials that meet one or more of the criteria below. Except as noted in Table 23, LEED for Homes Reference Guide, a material must make up 90% of the component, by weight or volume. A single component that meets each criteria (i.e., environmentally preferable, low emissions, local sourcing) can earn points for each.

b) Low emissions: Use products that meet the emissions specifications in Table 24

Interior wall, ceiling, millwork, paint (?)

c)       Local production: Use products that were extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of the home

Foundation: aggregate

Foundation: cement

Interior wall, ceiling: gypsum board

Landscape: decking and patio

Integrated Project Team Members:

All suppliers and/or installation contractors of materials/products identified, interior designer, Rookwood

Calculations:

To earn 0.5 points, at least 90% of a given component, by weight or volume, must meet the requirements for Environmentally Preferable Products, Low Emissions Materials or Local Production. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present any relevant product stamps, certification labels and/or literature to the Verification Team as needed to demonstrate that the credit requirements were met

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that each product being counted in this credit represents the required minimum percentage of the applicable component

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood – Integrated project team members to provide Rookwood all necessary documentation

MR 3: Waste management

MR 3.1 Construction Waste Management Planning: prerequisite (0 points)

Complete the following tasks related to management of construction waste:

a)      Investigate and document local options for diversion (e.g., recycling, reuse) of all anticipated major constituents of the project waste stream, including cardboard packaging and household recyclables (e.g., beverage containers).

b)      Document the conversion rate for construction waste. Record the diversion rate for land clearing and/or demolition, if applicable, separately from the rate for the new construction phase of the project

Integrated Project Team Members:

Waste management company, Rookwood

Calculations:

Document the waste totals with receipts from the waste hauling company, or keep track of waste hauling totals using a simple inventory. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present documentation to the Verification Team of local waste diversion options

Present calculations to the Verification Team demonstrating construction waste diversion rates, using documentation from the waste management company

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood – Integrated project team members to provide Rookwood all necessary documentation

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ): Max: 21 points / Min: 6 / Y: 8 points / M: 0 point (?)

EQ 2: Combustion Venting

EQ 2.1 Basic Combustion Venting Measures: prerequisite (0 points)

Meet all of the following requirements:

a)      No unvented combustion appliances (e.g., decorative logs) are allowed

b)      A carbon monoxide (CO) monitor must be installed on each floor

c)       All fireplaces and wood stoves must have doors

d)      Space and water heating equipment that involves combustion must meet one of the following:

i)        It must be designed and installed with closed combustion (i.e., sealed supply air and exhaust ducting)

ii)       It must be designed and installed with power vented exhaust, or

iii)     It must be located in a detached utility building or open air facility

Integrated Project Team Members:

All suppliers and/or installation contractors of materials/products identified (e.g., gas operated appliances, fireplaces, water heaters, furnaces)

EQ 2.2 Enhanced Combustion Venting Measures: credit (2 points)

Install no fireplace or woodstove or design and install a fireplace or woodstove according to the requirements in Table 29, LEED for Homes Reference Guide.

a)      Fireplaces and stoves shall be listed, power or direct vented with fixed doors

b)      Fireplaces and stoves shall have electronic pilots

Integrated Project Team Members:

All suppliers and/or installation contractors responsible for the home’s fireplaces and stoves and fireplace/stove combustion systems, Rookwood

Calculations:

Calculation requires a blower door test. Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present any fireplace or stove equipment literature (e.g., user manuals, brochures, specifications) to the Verification Team for visual inspection

Include fireplace or stove equipment literature in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

For best practice with a fireplace or stove, present back draft calculations to the Verification Team

For masonry heaters, sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the product meets the credit

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood – Integrated project team members to provide Rookwood all necessary documentation

EQ 4: Outdoor Air Ventilation

EQ 4.1 Basic Outdoor Air Ventilation: prerequisite (0 points)

Design and install a whole building ventilation system that complies with ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007:

b)  Continuous ventilation. Meet the ventilation requirements in Table 30, LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Calculations:

Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Visually verify that all calculations related to outdoor air ventilation are completed

Verify that an Accountability Form has been sign by the responsible party

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

EQ 5: Local Ventilation

EQ 5.1 Basic Outdoor Air Ventilation: prerequisite (0 points)

Meet all of the following requirements:

a)      Design and install local exhaust systems in all bathrooms (including half baths) and the kitchen to meet the requirements of Section 5 of ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007. Sample requirements that relate to intermittent local exhaust flow rates are shown in Table 31, LEED for Homes Reference Guide

b)      Design and install the fans and ducts to meet the requirements of Section 7 of ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007

c)       Exhaust air to the outdoors (i.e., exhaust to attics or interstitial spaces is not permitted)

d)      Use ENERGY STAR labeled bathroom exhaust fans

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Calculations:

Refer to the LEED for Homes Reference Guide

Verification and Submittals:

Present calculations to the Verification Team demonstrating that the local exhaust system is designed to meet the requirements

Include any equipment literature in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the local exhaust system is installed according to the design specifications

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

EQ 5.2 Enhanced Outdoor Air Ventilation: credit (1 point)

Use the following strategy in every bathroom to control the use of the local exhaust fan:

d)     A continuously operating fan

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Include equipment literature on occupancy sensors, automatic humidistat controllers, automatic timers or continually operating exhaust fans in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

EQ 5.3 Third Party Performance Testing: credit (1 point)

Perform a third party test of each exhaust air flow rate for compliance with the requirements in Section 5 of ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Homes+

EQ 6: Distribution of Space Heating and Cooling

A.      Forced Air Systems:

EQ 6.1 Room-By-Room Load Calculations: prerequisite (0 points)

Perform design calculations (using ACCA Manuals J, D and S) and install ducts accordingly.

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Calculations:

ACCA Manuals J, D and S

Model home as “tight” construction

Verification and Submittals:

Present design calculations to the Verification

Include any equipment literature (e.g., user manuals, brochures, specifications) in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the system is installed according to the design specifications

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

EQ 7: Air Filtering

A.      Forced Air Systems:

EQ 7.1 Good Filters: prerequisite (0 points)

Install air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) equal to or greater than 8 and ensure that air handlers can maintain adequate pressure and air flow. Air filter housings must be airtight to prevent bypass and leakage.

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Present any air filter product literature to the Verification

Include product literature in the occupant’s operations and maintenance manual

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor 

EQ 8: Contaminant Control

EQ 8.1 Indoor Contaminant Control During Construction: credit (1 point)

Upon installation, seal all permanent ducts and vents to minimize contamination during construction. Remove any seals after all phases of construction are completed.

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Verification and Submittals:

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the system is installed according to the design specifications

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

HVAC contractor

EQ 8.2 Indoor Contaminant Control: credit (1 point)

Provide the following contaminant control measure(s):

b)   Design and install a shoe removal and storage space near the primary entryway, separated from living areas. This space may not have wall-to-wall carpeting and it must be large enough to accommodate a bench and at least two pairs of shoes per bedroom.

Integrated Project Team Members:

Lumber supplier, finish carpentry contractor, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the system is installed according to the design specifications

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

EQ 9: Radon Protection

EQ 9.1 Radon Resistant Construction in High Risk Areas: prerequisite (0 points)

Design and build the home with radon resistant construction techniques as prescribed by EPA, the International Residential Code, Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code or some equivalent code or standard.

Radon resistant construction strategies include five components: a gas permeable layer, heavy gauge plastic sheeting, sealing and caulking of all penetrations through the concrete slab and a vent pipe to exhaust gases from under the slab

Integrated Project Team Members:

Concrete contractor, plumbing and/or HVAC contractor, insulation and caulking contractor, Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that the home was built with radon resistant construction

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

EQ 10: Garage Pollutant Protection

EQ 10.1 No HVAC in Garage: prerequisite (0 points)

Place all air handling equipment and ductwork outside the fire rated envelope of the garage.

Integrated Project Team Members:

HVAC contractor

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

None required

EQ 10.2 Minimize Pollutants from Garage: credit (2 points)

Tightly seal shared surfaces between garage and conditioned spaces, including all of the following:

a)      In conditioned spaces above the garage:

 i.      Seal all penetrations

ii.     Seal all connecting floor and ceiling joist bays

iii.   Paint walls and ceilings

b)      In conditioned spaces next to the garage:

I.       Weather strip all doors

II.     Place carbon monoxide detectors in adjacent rooms that share a door with the garage

III.   Seal all penetrations

IV.   Seal all cracks at the base of the walls

Integrated Project Team Members:

Insulation contractor, HVAC contractor

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

None required

Awareness & Education (AE): Max: 3 points / Min: 0 / Y: 0 points / M: 1 point (?)

AE 1: Education of the Homeowner or Tenant

AE 1.1 Basic Operations Training: prerequisite (0 points)

Provide the home’s occupant(s) with the following:

c)       An operations and maintenance manual or binder that includes all of the following items:

  1. The completed checklist of LEED for Homes features

ii.     A copy of each signed Accountability Form

iii.   A copy of the durability inspection checklist

iv.   The product manufacturer’s manuals for all installed equipment, fixtures and appliances

v.    General information on efficient use of energy, water and natural resources

vi.   Operations and maintenance guidance for any LEED for Homes related equipment installed in the home, including:

Space heating and cooling equipment

Mechanical ventilation equipment

Humidity control equipment

Radon protection system

Renewable energy system

Irrigation, rain water harvesting and/or greywater system

vii.  Guidance on occupant activities and choices, including the following:

Cleaning materials, methods and supplies

Water efficient landscaping

Impacts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides

Irrigation

Lighting selection

Appliance selection

d)      A minimum one hour walkthrough of the home with the occupant(s), featuring the following:

i.              Identification of all installed equipment

ii.             Instruction in how to use the measures and operate the equipment

iii.            Information on how to maintain the measures and equipment

Integrated Project Team Members:

Home Owner(s), Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Present the operations and maintenance manual to the Green Rater for review

Provide the operations and maintenance manual to the occupant

Sign an Accountability Form to indicate that a walk through has been conducted with the occupant

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

AE 1.3 Public Awareness: credit (1 point)?

Promote general public awareness about LEED for Homes by conducting at least three of the following activities:

a)      Hold an advertised, attended public open house that lasts at least four hours per day on at least four weekends, or participate in a green building exhibition or tour. The home or building must display at least four informational stations about LEED for Homes features and/or offer a guided tour that highlights at least four LEED for Homes features

b)      Publish a website with at least two pages that provides detailed information about the features and benefits of LEED homes

c)       Generate a newspaper article on the LEED for Homes project

d)      Display LEED for Homes signage, measuring six sf or more, on the exterior of the home or building

Integrated Project Team Members:

Rookwood

Verification and Submittals:

Provide open house dates, website address and/or newspaper citation to the Green Rater

Project Team Member(s) Responsible for Verification and Submittals:

Rookwood

SUPPLEMENTAL LEED CERTIFICATION NOTES:

1.       Division 1: General Requirements

1.1.    Integrated project team requirements

1.1.1. Only contracts for products, materials, equipment and/or services awarded by Rookwood Building Group, LLC are authorized to perform on this project

1.1.2. Comply with all prerequisites and credits as listed herein and also noted in the LEED for Homes checklist; each project team member is responsible for understanding and providing the products, equipment and services necessary for compliance, whether detailed herein or not; the current version of the LEED for Homes Reference Guide shall be used to determine prerequisite and credit compliance requirements; contact Rookwood if any conflicts exist between the LEED for Homes Reference Guide and this document

1.1.3. Provide Rookwood with manuals for installed equipment, fixtures and appliances

1.1.4. Provide Rookwood and Client operational instructions, as required, for installed equipment, fixtures and appliances

1.1.5. Provide Rookwood with a signed copy of the Accountability Forms, as required per prerequisite or credit

1.2.    All products and materials shall be protected from moisture which could be cause for mold; any products or materials with visible signs of mold shall not be used

1.3.    Waste management shall include the separation and recycling of paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastics and metals

2.       Division 2: Site

2.1.    Protect site from erosion during construction as required

2.2.    No regional invasive plant species, as defined by the local Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service, shall be installed

3.       Division 3: Concrete

3.1.    All foundation walls reinforced poured concrete

3.2.    Level 0 concrete slab perimeter expansion joints and slab penetrations and slab openings shall be sealed with polyurethane caulk

3.3.    Level 0 concrete slab to be places over 10 mil poly vapor barrier with 6” minimum lap at edges over minimum 6” washed ¾” diameter gravel; control joints at 10’-0” maximum spacing each way; slope towards floor drains

3.4.    Garage concrete slab to slope towards vehicle opening

3.5.    All exterior slabs to slope 1/8” per foot away from foundation

4.       Division 4: Masonry

4.1.    Install moisture membrane and weep systems behind all masonry walls

5.       Division 5: Metals

6.       Division 6: Woods and Plastics

6.1.    Notice to all wood product suppliers:

6.1.1. Builder’s preference is to purchase products containing tropical wood only if FSC certified

6.1.2. Request for country of manufacture of each wood product supplied

6.1.3. Request of list of all FSC certified products vendor can supply

6.2.    All window and door headers have been designed for the specific span and load condition so as to maximize performance and minimize the unnecessary use of materials

7.       Division 7: Thermal and Moisture Protection

7.1.    All wood in direct contact with concrete to be treated; foam sill sealer to be placed under all treated plates in direct contact with concrete

7.2.    Install 2 mil CERTAINTEED “Membrain” breathable polyethylene vapor retarder on warm side of insulation in exterior walls; tape all seams

7.3.    Install moisture membrane and weep systems behind all masonry walls

7.4.    Install TYVEK R-2 Thermawrap to all exterior wall sheathing; TYVEK tape at all vertical seams

7.5.    Install TYVEK Flexwrap tape, or approved equal, at all window and door openings for pan flashing at sills, side flashing that extends over pan flashing and head flashing that extends over side flashing

7.6.    Provide silicone caulk around all window and door openings

7.7.    Install downspout lines with 4” diameter schedule 40 PVC ties into existing storm sewer system

7.8.    Install 4” diameter schedule 40 perforated PVC drain tile at perimeter of foundation walls; tie into existing storm sewer system

7.9.    All finished lower level foundation walls to be damp proofed per drawings

7.10.Install insulation in full contact with the air barrier and continuous alignment with the air barrier

7.11.Install ½” thermoply at all dead spaces in walls and at ceilings at finished room side to seal exterior wall insulation (e.g., walled dead spaces, fireplace walls, under tub decks, under shower benches, dropped ceilings, soffits)

7.12.Install full insulation and air barrier on unconditioned side of all walls that adjoin conditioned spaces

7.13.There shall be no holes or gaps in insulation that would facilitate air leakage

7.14.Exterior walls of all living spaces shall be enclosed on all six sides and fully insulated

7.15.Tightly seal all foundation penetrations

7.16.Ducts, piping, shafts and penetrations to unconditioned spaces shall be sealed with blocking, caulk and/or foam

7.17.Flue shafts shall be fully sealed with flashing and fire rated caulk or sealant

7.18.All recessed lighting into insulated spaces (e.g., roof truss space) shall be airtight and sealed to drywall with gasket, caulk or foam

7.19.Homes+ will perform the following:

7.19.1.    Energy analysis to obtain the HERS INDEX which determines the energy performance above IECC 2004

7.19.2.    Thermal bypass inspection and certification prior to installation of drywall

7.19.3.    Blower door envelope air leakage test prior to occupancy

7.19.4.    Duct leakage test

8.       Division 8: Doors and Windows

9.       Division 9: Finishes

10.    Division 10: Specialties

10.1.     All fireplaces shall be prefabricated with glass doors and direct vent to the exterior

11.   Division 11: Equipment

11.1.     All refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers shall be ENERGY STAR rated

12.   Division 12: Furnishings

13.   Division 13: Special Construction

14.   Division 14: Conveying Systems

15.   Division 15:

15.1.Mechanical

15.2.Plumbing Equipment and Fixtures

15.2.1.    No plumbing runs shall be installed in exterior walls

15.2.2.    All interior supply lines to be copper and pressure tested for leakage

15.2.3.    All hot water supply lines to be wrapped with R-4 insulation, including elbows

15.2.4.    Install radon mediation system with 3” diameter PVC vent pipe and motorized exhaust fan; PVC vent shall extend 5 feet below concrete floor slab and 12 inches above roof; install 10 mil vapor barrier under concrete floor slab

15.3.Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

15.3.1.    Perform Room-by-Room calculations; ACCA Manual J, D and S calculations shall be performed; home shall be modeled as “tight” construction

15.3.2.    All ventilation shall be installed per ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007

15.3.3.    HVAC contractor shall document installation and testing of proper refrigerant charge

15.3.4.    All dryer, toilet room, fireplace and kitchen exhaust systems to be vented to the exterior

15.3.5.    All ductwork to be cleaned and air filters changed prior to occupancy

15.3.6.    All air handler equipment to be inspected to verify coils are free of construction dust and debris

15.3.7.    All ductwork to be sealed; no ductwork allowed in exterior wall; wrap ducts in unconditioned spaces with R-6 insulation; all ductwork to be installed per ACCA Manuals J, D, S and ASHRAE handbooks

15.3.8.    Building cavities (e.g., joist and wall spaces) shall not be used for air distribution and return

16.   Electrical

16.1.All recessed lighting into insulated spaces (e.g., roof truss space) shall be airtight and sealed to drywall with gasket, caulk or foam; IC rated (ICAT)

16.2.Install one hard wired, continuous run PANASONIC WhisperGreen exhaust fan in each bathroom

16.3.Install one smoke detector in each bedroom; install one combination smoke/carbon monoxide detectors on every floor outside each bedroom and Laundry Room within audible distance of each bedroom door, lower level and stairs; 110 volt, battery backup with alarm devices such that when one alarm sounds, all alarms will sound

16.4. All ceiling fans to be ENERGY STAR rated

Integrated Team Meetings:

Coordinated meetings will be scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. Rookwoodwill notify the team members necessary to attend each meeting.

Project Team Members:

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    • Client: Carlos & Roberta Teran
    • Builder: Rookwood Building Group, LLC (Brian P. Sims)
    • LEED for Homes Provider: Green Building Consulting, LLC (Barb Yankie)
    • Green Rater: Homes +
    • Building Design: Rookwood Building Group, LLC
    • Interior Design: Arbor Living (Michele Nieter)
    • Soils Engineer: Thelen Associates, Inc. (Christopher C. Hamant)
    • Civil Engineer: McGill Smith Punshon (Jerry Kellar)
    • Structural Engineer: Advantage Group Engineers, Inc. (Robin Hahn)
    • Concrete Piers: Scherzinger (Ken Scherzinger)
    • Concrete Foundations: Holcomb Concrete (Bruce Holcomb)
    • Concrete Supplier: Ernst Concrete (Fred Dye)
    • Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection: MC Steel (Mike Colleli)
    • Rough Framing Lumber: McCabe Lumber (Tom Ashpaw)
    • Exterior Windows and Doors: McCabe Lumber (Matt Trumpy)
    • Garage Door: A E Door Sales (Keith Miller)
    • Rough Framing Contractor: Janek Padar
    • Brick & WBFP Supplier: BrickTec (Drew Mueller)
    • Masonry Contractor: Tony Linville
    • Insulation Contractor: Jansen and sons (Boone Jansen)
    • Plumbing Contractor: Dupps Plumbing (Jim Dupps)
    • HVAC Contractor: Willis Heating & Air Conditioning (Scott Rukel)
    • Electrical Contractor: Kelly Electric (Patrick Kelly)
    • Drywall Contractor: DG Drywall (Greg Ruh)
    • Painting Contractor: Weaver Painting (Tim Weaver)
    • Flooring Contractor: McSwain (Melody Schofield)
    • Cabinetry and Built-Ins: J&N
    • Ceramic Tile Supplier: Louisville Tile
    • Ceramic Tile Contractor: Dale Bogemill
    • Exterior Concrete Flatwork: Patterned Concrete (Paul Schnider)
    • Landscaping Contractor: Fredericks

 

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