The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
New LEED for Homes interpretations published
Fifteen new interpretations clarify rules for claiming recycled content and energy savings for garage ventilation, among others.
The USGBC has published 20 new LEED Interpretations including 15 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise. Some highlights:
- Applying CalGreen requirements to achieve Option 1 of SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation - Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles and/or SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation - Parking Capacity (10369);
- Defining exemplary performance for donating offsite land to a land trust when pursuing case 2 under SSc5.1: Site Development- Protect or Restore Habitat (10370);
- Claiming energy savings for garage ventilation by modeling it using the Exceptional Calculation Measure (10371);
- Clarifying the required documentation for claiming recycled content and FSC certified for wood products and other composites (10372).