LEED Cincinnati - Large Homes Can Be A Challenge To Achieve LEED Gold

Dec 13, 2017 8:42:33 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Green Marketing, LEED, Green Building Marketing, Green Building, Business to Consumer Advertising, Cincinnati LEED home, LEED Tax abatement, Cincinnati’s LEED Tax Abatement, Hyde Park LEED Home, LEED Cincinnati

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One of the first steps in planning a LEED home is to adjust the certification thresholds based on the material and energy impacts. All else being equal, a large home consumes more materials and energy than a small home over its lifecycle.

One of the first steps in planning a LEED Cincinnati home is to adjust the certification thresholds based on the material and energy impacts. All else being equal, a large home consumes more materials and energy than a small home over its lifecycle. LEED compensates for these impacts by adjusting the thresholds for each award level. Thresholds for smaller-than-average homes are lowered, and thresholds for larger-than-average homes are raised. A home’s threshold for LEED Gold may be 72 points. A 4,500-sq.-ft. home with five bedrooms would be about 85 points.

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