Envelope & Energy Systems
Minimum 25 Points Required for Bronze, 30 points for Silver, 35 for Gold, and 40 for Platinum.
This section awards points for construction methods and types of products that contribute toward lower energy consumption, as well as alternative heating and electrical systems.
1.1.2 Replace exterior wood sheathing with insulating sheathing and structurally required metal bracing (2 points).
1.1.3 Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) system used for foundation walls (2 points).
1.1.6 Install site-applied spray foam (or cut-to-size rigid foam, sealed with appropriate foam/caulking) to insulate entire rim joist area (1 point), exposed floors (2 points), and/or house walls (4 points), and/or entire roof (3 points).
1.1.8 Install R5 (1 point), R8 (2 points) or R12 (3 points) above building code required under entire basement slab.
FOAMULAR® Extruded Polystyrene Insulation | Owens Corning
1.1.16 All windows in home are ENERGY STAR labeled (or equivalent) for the climatic zone of the home (1 points), or for a higher zone (e.g. zone C windows on a home in zone B) (for 2 points).
Regency Metal Clad Windows | Plygem Windows and Doors Inc.Tilt and Glide Sliding Glass Doors | Innotech Windows and Doors
188.8.131.52 Install ENERGY STAR rated “tankless” hot water heater (EF >0.80 for 2 points; EF >0.90 for 3 points).
1.2.9 Install drain water heat recovery (DWHR) units on the main drain stack to recover heat from shower drain water. DWHR units must be CSA certified to B55.1 and B55.2: 1 point for units less than 42% efficient and 2 points for units greater than, or equal to, 42% efficient that are fully insulated (2 points).
1.4.2 Install active solar hot water heating system, sized for 30% of DHW load (5 points), 50% (6 points), or 80% (8 points).
1.5.1 ENERGY STAR lighting or LED used in kitchen, living room, main hallways, and main bath (1 point), or interior and exterior lighting uses ENERGY STAR bulbs or LED (2 points)