We submitted our LEED-H application one week ago today. The box we shipped to Conservation Services Group compiled our application and all of the supporting documentation. At the time of submission, we had 77.5 points in our preliminary rating and an additional 36 points available in our maybe section, for a total of 113.5 possible points on the table. With our thresholds we need 89.5 points for Gold and 104.5 points of Platinum. With ID (Innovation & Design), EA (Energy & Atmosphere) and EQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) still the available points on the table, I am cautiously optimistic that we will achieve certification. But without a solar renewable energy system, I do not think we can lower our energy score enough to score enough points in EA beyond our projected 21 points in the category out of the possible 38 to reach Platinum.
Just to show you the reference chart we are working from this is the LEED breakdown before our additional point threshold:
|LEED for Homes Certification Levels||Number of LEED for Homes Points Required|
|Certified||45 – 59|
|Silver||60 – 74|
|Gold||75 – 89|
|Platinum||90 – 136|
|Total Available Points||136|
We are excited to announce the official opening of our house for others to visit and see. Located in Narragansett, RI, the project features the state’s first smart meter with a home energy management and monitoring system, geothermal HVAC system, lighting control, whole-home entertainment technology, and other smart home innovations. GLSL will open its doors to the public on December 12, 2009 from 10 am to 5 pm for people to tour and learn about all of the products and technologies installed in the home.
We will announce our LEED-H rating on Thursday, December 10th and then blog for the next seven days about our points in each of the seven categories. So, come back tomorrow at 3 PM eastern time for our announcement about our rating!
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