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									Instructions for the Build Green NM Certification Checklist
This spreadsheet refers directly to the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines. For
clarification on a section please refer to the corresponding section of the Guidelines.

Builders are encouraged to go through the guidelines in the design phase of a project to
assess what level to aim for and what needs to be incorporated into the project to meet
that goal. A third-party rater should also be contacted at this point to do an initial
assessment and schedule later on-site testing. As you progress through the project,
update the Checklist with any relevant details and collect all appropriate documentation.

When filling out the checklist, refer to the "Acceptable Documentation" column for details
regarding what documentation is acceptable to verify compliance. If the "Acceptable
Documentation" column is blank, there is no required documentation, but information
regarding how the criteria was met should be included in the last column.

The last column allows space for you to describe why you think that you meet the listed
criteria. Please include any information that may aid in verifying compliance, like detailed
information about a product used and instructions on where within the documentation to
find supporting information.

Once you have all of the information that you need to complete the Checklist, submit it
with the supporting documentation and 3rd Party test results noted in the checklist. The
administrator will review your application and contact you regarding any discrepancies or
missing items. As soon as your certification packet has been reviewed to the approval of
the BGNM Administrator, you will receive a certificate noting the total points accrued and
the level to which the home is certified. The Certification Fee is due when the certificate is
Checklist Summary

Project Information                                                                                       Project Number:
Builder:                                                                  Date:                           Phone:(              )
Contact Person:                                                           Email:
Project Address:
City, State                                                                                                         Zip:
Model Name and Plan #
Is the project in a BGNM Certified Community?        Yes         No       Name of community:
Is this a reissue of a floor plan certified at another address by BGNM?       Yes      No
Address of the certified model:
Are you applying for the NM Sustainable Building Tax Credit?              Yes        No                   For Tax Year:
Certification Fee for Bronze or Silver $195.00 / Gold $595.00             Amount Enclosed: $


In order to be certified, the project must meet the point criteria for the desired level in every section and accrue at least 80, 90, or 100
additional points from any section(s) for bronze, silver, and gold, respectively. The checklist should automatically insert and sum your point
totals from each section.

Please submit a digital copy and a hard copy to Build Green NM with your certification packet. A final version of the approved checklist will
need to be signed upon receipt of the home certification.

Sections                                                                  Points Claimed                  Points Required
DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL POINTS CLAIMED                                                          Bronze           Silver   Gold
Section 1: Lot Design                                                     0                               8                10       12
Section 2: Resource Efficiency                                            0                               44               60       77
Section 3: Energy Efficiency                                              0                               37               62       100
Section 4: Water Efficiency                                               0                               30               40       50
Section 5: Indoor Environmental Quality                                   0                               32               54       72
Section 6: Operation, Maintenance and Homeowner Education                 0                               7                7        9
Section 7: Global Impact                                                  0                               3                5        6
Required Extra Points Accumulated From All Seven Sections                                                 80               90       100

Total Points                                                              0                               241              328      426

HERS Index _________     Square Footage __________________

I hereby certify that the information contained herein is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Builder's Signature:                                                                                      Date:

Build Green Director's Signature                                                                          Date:
            Property Address:                                                    Verifiable
            Section 1
                                                                     Available   Points         Acceptable               Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or
            Lot Design, Preparation, and Development Points                      Claimed       Documentation                    note attached documentation.
         1.1 Select the site. Select the site to minimize
Sitework environmental impact.
         1.1.1. Avoid environmentally sensitive areas as                 7                    Set of Site Plans
         identified through site foot-printing process or existing                            SWPPP
Sitework third party data.
         1.1.2 Choose an infill site.                                    9                    Surrounding area
                                                                                              must be at least
                                                                                              five years old, or
                                                                                              the lot is a
Sitework                                                                                      teardown.
            1.1.3 Choose a Greyfield site.                               7                    Site was
                                                                                              previously built for
                                                                                              agricultural uses
                                                                                              and at least 50%
Sitework                                                                                      impervious
            1.1.4 Choose an EPA-recognized Brownfield.                   7                    surfaces
                                                                                              Government map
                                                                                              that the lot is within
                                                                                              an officially
Sitework                                                                                      Brownfield
Sitework 1.2 Identify goals with your team.
Sitework 1.2.1 Establish a knowledgeable team.                           6                    Written Mission Statement
         A. Identify team member roles and how they relate to                                 Mission statement
         various phases of green lot design, prep, and                                        should include
         development.                                                                         team goals and
                                                                                              team member
Sitework                                                                                      roles.
         B. Create a mission statement that includes the                                      Mission Statement
Sitework project‟s goals and objectives.
Sitework 1.3 Design the site.
         Minimize environmental impacts; protect, restore, and
         enhance the natural features and environmental
         quality of the site (points for each guideline are only
Sitework rewarded upon implementation of these plans).
         1.3.1 Conserve natural resources. A-D must be
         addressed. Documentation needs to show
         compliance/implementation for each item.
         A. Complete a natural resources inventory used to               2                    Natural Resources
         create the site plan                                                                 Inventory or site
                                                                                              plan with protected
                                                                                              areas noted
            B. Create a protection and maintenance plan for              1                    Protection and
            priority natural resources/areas during construction.                             Maintenance Plan
Sitework    See Section 1.4 for guidance in forming the plan.
            C. Participate in a natural resources conservation           1
Sitework    program, e.g., Building With Trees.
            D. Provide basic training in tree and other natural          1
Site work   resource protection to onsite supervisor.
            1.3.2 Site the home and other built features to             n/a                   Points for whole         See Section for solar
            optimize solar resource                                                           development only
Sitework    1.3.3 Minimize slope disturbance.                            5                    A-D must qualify         Must do all that apply.
            A. Limit development footprint on steep slopes                                    Site Plans with
Sitework    (slopes greater than or equal to 25%).                                            Topo lines
            B. Complete a hydrological/soil stability study for                               Soil Study
            steep slopes and use this study to guide the design of
Sitework    all structures onsite.
            C. Align road or extended driveway with natural                                   Site plan and topo
            topography to minimize its grade and reduce cut and
Sitework    fill.
            D. Reduce long-term erosion effects through the                                   Site plan and topo
            design and implementation of terracing, retaining
Sitework    walls, landscaping, and restabilization techniques.
            1.3.4 Minimize soil disturbance and erosion. See             6                    Sediment and
            Section 1.4 for further guidance.                                                 erosion control
Sitework                                                                                      plans (SWPPP)

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         A. Schedule construction activities to minimize
Sitework exposed soils.
         B. Use alternative means to install utilities, such as
         tunneling instead of trenching, use of smaller
         equipment, shared trenches or easements, and
Sitework placement of utilities under streets instead of yards.
Sitework C. Demarcate limits of clearing and grading.
         1.3.5 Manage storm water using low impact                  8   SWPPP/ Storm
         development. Plan shows natural water and drainage             Water
         features. Maximum of 50% of driveways, parking                 Management Plan
Sitework areas, patios and walkways are impervious.
         A. Preserve and use natural water and drainage
Sitework features.
         B. Develop and implement storm water management
         plans that minimize concentrated flows and seek to
Sitework mimic natural hydrology.
         1.3.6 Devise landscape plans to limit water and                Set of Landscape
         energy demand while preserving or enhancing the                Plans
Sitework natural environment.
         A. Formulate a plan to restore or enhance natural          1
         vegetation that is cleared during development.
         Within this plan, phase landscaping to ensure
Sitework denuded areas are quickly vegetated.
         B. Select turf grass and other vegetation that are         1
Sitework native or regionally appropriate species.
         C. Minimize impervious surfaces and use permeable          1
         materials for driveways, parking areas, walkways,
Sitework and patios.
         D. Limit turf areas of landscaped area, selecting          1
         native and regionally appropriate trees and vegetation
Sitework in a way that complements the natural setting.
         E. Group plants with similar watering needs (hydro-        1
Sitework zoning).
         F. Specify planting of trees to increase site shading      1
         and moderate temperatures (see also Energy
         Efficiency guideline 3.4.1.c specifying siting of trees
Sitework to reduce the energy consumption of the home).
         G. Design vegetative wind breaks or channels as            1                         SWPPP
Sitework appropriate to local conditions.
         H. Require onsite tree trimmings or waste of               1
         regionally appropriate trees to be used as protective
         mulch during construction or as a base for walking
Sitework trails.
         I. Establish an integrated pest management plan to         1
Sitework minimize chemical use of pesticides and fertilizers.
         1.3.7 Maintain/ Enhance wildlife habitat. Enhance          5   Set of Site plans
         quality of habitat, including food sources, diversity of
         habitat, and protective areas through selective
Sitework plantings and site design.
         1.4 Develop the site. Minimize environmental
Sitework intrusion during onsite construction.
         1.4.1 Provide onsite supervision and coordination          5   Site Plan/SWPPP
         during clearing grading, trenching, paving and
         installation of utilities to ensure that green
         development practices are in place (see 1.3.4)
         Implementation of erosion fencing or flagged lines to
Sitework protect unexcavated areas;
Sitework 1.4.2 Conserve existing onsite vegetation.                 5   Landscape Plan
         A. Minimize disturbance of and damage to trees and
         other vegetation designated for protection through
         installation of fencing and avoidance of trenching,
         significant changes in grade, and compaction of soil
Sitework and critical root zones.
         B. Prepare designated existing trees and vegetation            Evidence such as
         for the impacts of construction through pruning, root          Arborist's invoice
         pruning, fertilizing, and watering.                            for tree care and
                                                                        barriers to protect
Sitework                                                                trees and roots.
           1.4.3 Minimize onsite soil disturbance and erosion.      6   SWPPP/ Storm
            A - G need to be incorporated                               Water
                                                                        Management Plan -
                                                                         Sediment and
                                                                        erosion control
Sitework                                                                plans

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Sitework A. Demarcate limits of clearing and grading.
         B. Create construction “no disturbance” zones using
         fencing or flagging to protect vegetation and sensitive
         areas from construction vehicles, material storage,
Sitework and washout.
         C. Install and maintain sediment and erosion controls.
Sitework D. Stockpile and cover good soil for later use.
         E. Reduce soil compaction from construction
         equipment through laying mulch, chipped wood, or
Sitework plywood sheets.
         F. Stabilize disturbed areas within the EPA
Sitework recommended 14-day period.
         G. Improve the soil with organic amendments and
Sitework mulch.
Sitework 1.5 Innovative options
         Seek to obtain waivers or variances from local
Sitework development regulations to enhance green building.
Sitework 1.5.1 Share driveways or parking.                         6   Site Plan
Sitework 1.5.2 Other (specify).
         BRONZE MINIMUM = 8
         SILVER MINIMUM = 10
         GOLD MINIMUM = 12

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          Section 2
                                                                   Available   Points     Acceptable          Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or note
          Resource Efficiency                                       Points     Claimed   Documentation                     attached documentation.
          2.1 Reduce quantity of materials and waste
        2.1.1 Create an efficient home floor plan smaller           9 max;               Floor plan (with
        than the national average. See chart "Guidelines for                             sq. footage) BR
        Efficient Floor Plan Design" in Section 2.1.1 of the                             must have closet
Design Guidelines.
        2.1.2 Use advanced framing techniques that reduce          8 max; 4              Plans with
        the amount of home building material while                  pts for              advanced
        maintaining the structural integrity of the home . such      any 2               framing details.
        as 24" 0/C, Single top plate on Interior / Exterior and      items               List advanced
        Bearing walls, Two-stud joists, etc. ( see User                                  framing
Framing Guide for examples)                                                              techniques used
        2.1.3 Use 2' increment dimensions and layouts that             6                 House plans
        maximize the use of the resources by minimizing
Design material cuts.
        2.1.4 Create detailed material takeoffs. Provide an            7                 Framing Detail
Design onsite cut list for all framing and sheathing material.                           Takeoffs/ Cut List
        2.1.5 Use building materials that require no                   4                 List Materials;
        additional finish resources to complete application                              Pre/no finish
        onsite (i.e. pigmented concrete floors, pre-finished                             materials used in
        trim not requiring paint or stain, composite decking,                            a least 80% of
        etc.).                                                                           the construction;
                                                                                         concrete, pre-
                                                                                         finished siding,
                                                                                         hardwood floor,
Design                                                                                   wall paneling etc.
          2.1.6 Use pre-cut or pre-assembled building systems
Design    or methods
          A. Provide a pre-cut (joist) or pre-manufactured           3 per               House plans with
          (truss) floor and roof framing package – points                                framing details or
Framing   provided for a flooring or a roof framing package.                             Truss detail.
Framing   B. Provide a panelized wall framing system                   6
Framing   C. Provide a panelized roof system                           6
Framing   D. Provide modular construction for the entire house         7
          2.1.7 Use a frost-protected shallow foundation               4                 House Plan with
Design    (FPSF). See diagram in 2.1.6 in Guidebook.                                     footing detail
Design    2.2 Enhance durability and reduce maintenance
          Building design minimizes degradation and
          weathering of materials/enhances life expectancy.
Design    Features and details to be specified on architectural
          2.2.1 Provide a covered entry (e.g., awning, covered         6                 Elevation or site
          porch) at exterior doors to prevent water intrusion                            plans
Design    and subsequent rotting of joists, sills, and finishes
          2.2.2 Use recommended-sized roof overhangs for               7                 Elevation or site
Design    the climate.                                                                   plans
          2.2.3 Install perimeter drain for all basement               7                 Site Plans
          footings sloped to discharge to daylight, dry well, or
Design    sump pit
          2.2.4 Install drip edge at eave and gable roof edges         6                 plan with detail
Design                                                                                   and photographs
         2.2.5 Install gutter and downspout system to divert           6                 plan with detail
         water 5‟ away from foundation and from there into                               or photographs
Design the overall onsite drainage area
         2.2.6 Divert surface water from all sides of building.        7                 Site Plans
         Slope top of backfill to achieve settled slope of at                            drainage 10'
Sitework least 6” of fall within 10 feet of the foundation walls                         from the
         2.2.7 Install continuous and physical foundation              7                 foundation barrier
         termite barrier in areas where subterranean termite                             below all framing
         infestation is locally problematic.                                             members
         2.2.8 Use termite-resistant materials for walls, floor        7                 Treated lumber
         joists, trusses, exterior decks, etc. in areas known to                         or steel, masonry
Framing be termite infested.
         2.2.9 Provide a water-resistive barrier (WRB) or a            8                 List WRB used
         drainage plane system behind the exterior veneer
Stucco   system or the exterior siding.
         2.2.10 Install ice flashing at roof„s edge                    5        Flashing details
                                                                                at least 24" past
Design                                                                          the inside wall
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           2.2.11 Install enhanced foundation waterproofing           7      House Plans
                                                                             with detail or
Design                                                                       specifications
           2.2.12 Employ and show on plans the following              9      House Plans
           flashing details:                                                 with flashing
Design                                                                       details
Design     A. Around windows and doors
Design     B. Valleys
Design     C. Deck/house juncture
Design     D. Roof/wall junctures, chimneys step flashing
Design     E. Drip cap above windows and doors
Sitework   2.3 Reuse materials
           2.3.1 Disassemble existing buildings                       6      provide invoice
           (deconstruction) instead of demolishing                           or photos
Sitework                                                                     and materials
           2.3.2 Use salvaged materials, where possible.              5      reused sheet
                                                                             /list salvaged
                                                                             materials > 1%
                                                                             of construction
Sitework                                                                     cost
           2.3.3 Dedicate and provide onsite bins and/or space        6      recycling plan (in
           to facilitate the sorting and reuse of scrap building             C&D Waste
           materials. Per C&D posted on site; Clearly label bins.            Management
Sitework                                                                     photographs
Sitework 2.4 Use Recycled content materials
         2.4.1 Use recycled-content building materials. 3 pts       6 max;   list materials
         for 2 recycled items, 1 point for each the next 3                   used contain at
         recycled items                                                      least 10%
                                                                             recycled content
                                                                             in 80% of the
Sitework                                                                     material to qualify
Sitework 2.5 Recycle waste materials during construction
         2.5.1 Develop, post at jobsite, and implement a              7      POST onsite
         construction and demolition (C & D) waste                           recycling
         management plan that sets a goal to recycle 50% or                  efforts/C&D
         greater, by weight, of construction, demolition & land              Waste
         clearing waste.                                                     Management
                                                                             Plan. Provide
                                                                             receipts from
                                                                             landfill with
Sitework                                                                     recycling weight
           2.5.2 Conduct onsite recycling efforts, e.g., use          5      POST on site a
           grinder and apply materials onsite, thus reducing                 C&D Waste
           transportation-related costs.                                     Management
                                                                             Plan. Provide
                                                                             receipts from
                                                                             landfill with
Sitework                                                                     recycling weight
           2.5.3 Recycle construction waste offsite, e.g., wood,      6      List materials
           cardboard, metals, drywall, plastics, asphalt roofing             that were
           shingles, concrete, block, other.                                 recycled offsite
                                                                             (use of 2
Sitework                                                                     different
Finish work .6 Use renewable materials
          2                                                                  materials = 6 pts)
          2.6.1 Use materials manufactured from renewable             5      List materials
          resources (e.g., agricultural byproduct based                      that were
          products such as soy-based insulation; bamboo.                     recycled offsite
          OSB, Plywood sheething, particleboard, agrifiber                   (use of 2
          products, etc)                                                     different
                                                                             materials = 6 pts,
Finish work                                                                  3 materials =
          2.6.2 Use certified wood for wood and wood-based        4          5pts) literature
          materials and products from all credible third party               & 80% of
Finish work
          certified sources, including                                       product used
Finish work . The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program
Finish work . The American Tree Farm System®
          C. The Canadian Standards Association‟s
          Sustainable Forest Management System Standards
          (CAN/CSA Z809)
Finish work
Finish work . Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
          E. Program for the Endorsement of Forest
Finish work
          Certification Systems (PEFC), and
          F. Other such credible programs as they are
Finish work
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Finish work .7 Use resource-efficient materials
          2.7.1 Use products that contain fewer resources to      3           List materials
          meet the same end-use as traditional products I-                    used, 2
Finish work
          joist, trusses, finger joint studs                                  products = 3 pts
Finish work .8 Innovative options
          2.8.1 Use locally available, indigenous materials       3           List materials
Finish work                                                                   used
          2.8.2 Use a life cycle assessment (LCA) tool to         8           Provide LCA
          compare the environmental burden of building                        literature and
          materials and, based on the analysis, use the most                  calculations
          environmentally preferable product for that building
Finish work
          2.8.3 To avoid using a traditional water softener and   1           Provide
          use a non-chemical water conditioning system (such                  manufacturers
          as a magnetic system) to reduce mineral buildup and                 product
          increase the durability of the home.                                information
          BRONZE MINIMUM = 44
          SILVER MINIMUM = 60
          GOLD MINIMUM = 77
          TOTAL SECTION TWO POINTS                                       0

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         Section 3
         Energy Efficiency
         GUIDELINE                                             PTS       PTS          Acceptable            Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or
                                                               AVAI    CLAIMED       Documentation                 note attached documentation.
         3.1 Implement integrated and comprehensive
         approach to energy-efficient design of building
         site, building envelope, and mechanical space
HVAC     conditioning systems
         REQUIREMENTS – The home must meet the
         following conditions listed in 3.1.1 through 3.1.3
HVAC     below.
         3.1.1 Home is 15% more energy efficient than           Req.             ResCheck
         required by IECC 2003. Conformance to this                              Analysis.REM/Rate is
         threshold shall be based on plan analysis using                         required for a Gold
         software such as ResCheck or other as approved by                       rating.
HVAC     Build Green NM.
         3.1.2 Size space heating and cooling                   Req.             Manual J, D, S, and T    A. Size, design, and install duct system using
         system/equipment according to building heating and                      load calculations, or    ANSI/ACCA Manual D® or equivalent.
         cooling loads calculated using ANSI/ACCA Manual                         other software
         J (7th or 8th Edition or equivalent, Computerized                       approved by the
         software recognized by ACCA as being in                                 program administrator.
         compliance with Manual J 8th Edition), Manual S,
HVAC     Manual D, and Manual T.
         3.1.3 Conduct third party plan review to verify design Req.             ResCheck or REM/Rate B. Design radiant or hydronic space heating
         and compliance with the Energy Efficiency section.                      done by 3rd Party **    systems using industry-approved guidelines, e.g.,
         When multiple homes of the same model are to be                                                 Guidelines for the Design and Installation of
         built by the same builder, a representative sample                                              Radiant Panel Heating and Snow/Ice Melting
         (15%) of homes may be reviewed subject to a                                                     Systems by the Radiant Panel Association, Heat
HVAC     sample.                                                                                         Loss Guide (H-22)
         3.1.4 After qualification of the builder, mandatory                     To qualify for random
         tests for multiple homes built to the same floor plan                   sampling on re-issues
         within the same subdivision or metropolitan area                        of the same plan,
         and climate zone may be sampled for these tests at                      provide all applicable
         a rate of one in seven (7) homes. Different                             home energy testing for
         elevations of the same plan shall be considered to                      the first seven
         meet this requirement. To qualify for sampling in a                     consecutive projects,
         metropolitan area, a builder must first complete,                       including Building
         without any incidence of failure, a complete set of                     Envelope Leakage
         the mandatory tests on at least seven consecutive                       tests, Duct Leakage
         homes in that metropolitan area. For this initial                       tests, REM/Rate or
         phase of testing all applicable tests shall be                          ResCheck.
         performed in each of the seven (7) consecutive
         homes. After the builder qualifies, the BGNN
         program administrator shall randomly select the
         homes to be sampled. Exceptions: a builder who is
         participating in the Energy Star for Homes program
         and following the RESNET sampling protocol will be
         considered to meet the BGNM sampling
         requirements. A builder currently qualified to the
         RESNET sampling protocol will not be required to re-
         ** Res Check is acceptable for a Bronze or Silver
         rating, but a Gold rating requires REM/Rate.
         3.2 Performance path
         An energy efficiency line item with a “(PP)”
         preceding it is a line item likely to be used to
         calculate X% above IECC 2003. If a builder
         chooses to use the performance path – line item
         3.2.1 – to meet the guideline‟s energy efficiency
         requirements, then the items preceded with (PP) are
         3.2.1 Home is X% above IECC 2003
         A. 15% (Bronze)                                        37               ResCheck Analysis/
         B. 30% (Silver)                                        62               ResCheck Analysis/
        C. 40% (Gold) Third Party HERS rater to perform        100               REM/Rate                 NEED ENTIRE HERS ENERGY TEST RESULTS
        3.3 Prescriptive path (PP)                                                                        (PP) Not available if points awarded in 3.2.1)
Framing 3.3.1 Building envelope

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           (PP) 3.3.1 A. Increase effective R-value of building
           envelope using advanced framing techniques,
           continuous insulation, and/or, integrated structural
           insulating system. Measures may include but are
Framing not limited to:
Framing SIPS, or                                                       8      House Plans
Framing ICFS, or                                                       8      House Plans
            Advanced Framing                                           6      House Plans with
Framing                                                                       framing details
                  -     Insulated corners and interior/exterior wall
Framing intersections*
Framing            - Insulated headers on exterior walls
Framing Raised heel trusses                                            2
Insulatio Continuous insulation on exterior wall                       4
Insulatio Continuous insulation on cathedral ceiling                   4
           (PP) 3.3.1 B. Incorporate air sealing package to            10     Building Specifications
Insulatio reduce infiltration. (All measures that apply to
n          project must be performed.)
Insulatio 1.      Sill sealer between foundation and sill plate.
Insulatio 2.      Caulk bottom plate of exterior walls.
Insulatio 3.      Air seal band joist cavities between floors.
           4.     Ensure air barrier continuity at all framed
           cavities such as air chases, soffits, coffered or
           dropped ceilings, and behind tub/shower units on
Insulatio exterior walls. Utilize either an interior or exterior air
n          barrier as per local practice.
           5.     Caulk/foam all electrical, plumbing, heating
Insulatio penetrations between floors (including attic,
n          basement, crawl space, and garage) and to exterior
Insulatio 6.      Block and seal cantilevered floors and
n          kneewalls.
Insulatio 7.      Weatherstrip attic hatches, kneewall doors.
Insulatio 8.      Insulate, caulk, or foam between window/door
n          jambs and framing.
           9.     If installing recessed lights in ceilings adjacent
           to unconditioned space, use rated, air-tight Type IC
Electrical housings.
           10. Caulk/foam HVAC register boots that penetrate
Insulatio the building envelope to subfloor or drywall that
n          penetrate the building envelope.
           11. If a fireplace is installed, install a gas fireplace
           that is sealed combustion or a wood-burning
Framing fireplace with gasketed doors.
           (PP) 3.3.1 C. Use ENERGY STAR® – rated windows              8      Product information:
           appropriate for local climate.                                     www.efficientwindows.or
Windows                                                                       g
HVAC         3.3.2 HVAC design, equipment, and installation                                             PERFORMANCE PATH
           A. Size, design, and install duct system using              8         "Manual J" should
HVAC       ANSI/ACCA Manual D® or equivalent.                                       include D,S,T
           B. Design radiant or hydronic space heating                 8      Documentation of
           systems using industry-approved guidelines, e.g.,                  design or design signed
           Guidelines for the Design and Installation of                      by professional
           Radiant Panel Heating and Snow/Ice Melting
HVAC       Systems by the Radiant Panel Association, Heat
           Loss Guide (H-22) Manual S® or equivalent to
           C. Use ANSI/ACCA                                            8      Manual S calculation
HVAC       select heating and/or cooling equipment.
           D. Verify performance of the heating/cooling system.        8      contract with HVAC
HVAC        HVAC contractor to perform the following:                         contractor
           · Start-up procedure according to manufacturer‟s
HVAC       instructions
           · Refrigerant charge verified by super-heat and/or
HVAC       sub-cooling method
HVAC       · Burner set to fire at nameplate input
HVAC       · Air handler setting/fan speed
HVAC       · Total air flow within 10% of design flow
           · Total external system static should not exceed
HVAC       equipment capability at rated airflow.

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         E. Use HVAC installer and service technician          6                HVAC Contractor
         certified by a nationally or regionally recognized                     Certificate
         program such as NATE, BPI, RPA, or
HVAC     manufacturers‟ training.
         PRESCRIPTIVE PATH (PP) continued                     Point   are not   available if awarded    in 3.2.1
         (PP) F. Fuel-fired space heating equipment                             Product information
HVAC     efficiency (AFUE):
HVAC     Gas Furnace ≥81%                                      4
HVAC     ≥88% (ENERGY STAR)                                    6
HVAC     ≥94%                                                  8
HVAC     Oil Furnace: ≥83%                                     2
HVAC     Gas or Oil Boiler: ≥85%% (ENERGY STAR)                2
HVAC     >90%                                                  6
         Note: Add 3 Points if Manual S and D and startup
         procedures are followed when one of the space
HVAC     heating units noted above is installed.
         (PP) G. Heat pump efficiency (cooling mode)                            Certification of HVAC
HVAC                                                                            contractor
HVAC     1. SEER 11-12*                                        0
HVAC     2. SEER 14                                            4
HVAC     3. SEER 15-18                                         6
HVAC     4. SEER 19+                                           7
HVAC     5. Staged air conditioning equipment                  9
         Note: Split-systems must be ARI-tested as a
HVAC     matched set.
         Note: Add 3 points if Manual S and D and start-up
         procedures are followed when one of the ground
         source heat pumps noted above has been installed.
HVAC     Do not take these points again in 3.3.2.H.
         (PP) H. Heat pump efficiency (heating mode)                            Certification of HVAC
HVAC                                                                            contractor
HVAC     1. 7.2-7.9 HSPF                                       6
HVAC     2. 8.0-8.9HSPF                                        7
HVAC     3. 9.0-10.5HSPF                                       9
HVAC     4. >10.5 HSPF                                         10
         Note: Split-systems must be ARI-tested as a
HVAC     matched set.
         (PP) I. Ground source heat pump installed by a                         Certification of HVAC
         Certified Geothermal Service Contractor. (cooling                      contractor
HVAC     mode)
HVAC     1.     EER = 13-14                                    5
HVAC     2.     EER = 15-18                                    6
HVAC     3.     EER = 19-24                                    8
HVAC     4.     EER = >25                                      10
         Note: Add 3 points if Manual S and D and start-up
         procedures are followed when one of the ground
         source heat pumps noted above has been installed.
HVAC     Do not take these points again in 3.3.2.J.
         (PP) J. Ground source heat pump installed by a                         Certification of HVAC
         Certified Geothermal Service Contractor. (heating                      contractor
HVAC     mode)
HVAC         1.COP 2.4 - 2.6                                   6
HVAC         2.COP 2.7 - 2.9                                   8
HVAC         3. COP ≥3.0                                       10
         Performance Path continues from 3.2.1
         K. Seal ducts, plenums, and equipment to reduce       6                Certification of HVAC
HVAC     leakage. Use UL 181 foil tapes and/or mastic.                          contractor
HVAC     L. When installing ductwork:                          8
             1.No building cavities used as ductwork, e.g.,                     Certification of HVAC
         panning joist or stud cavities.                                        contractor shows duct
HVAC                                                                            design
               2.Install all heating and cooling ducts and                      floor plan
           mechanical equipment within the conditioned
HVAC       building envelope.
           Safety Notice: There are energy and water
           efficiencies to be gained by placing the furnace and
           water heater in conditioned space. BGNM does not
           recommend the installation of gravity vented
           appliances within the living area due to the
           possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.
HVAC           3.No ductwork installed in exterior walls.         15           House plans
           M. Install return ducts or transfer grilles in every   6            Certification of HVAC
           room having a door except baths, kitchens, closets,                 contractor Building
HVAC       pantries, and laundry rooms.                                        specs
           N. Install ENERGY STAR ceiling fans. (Points per       1            Product information
Electrical fan.)                                     7/19/20108f64e258-9a35-4802-aab1-972625944745.xls
Electrical O. Install whole-house fan with insulated louvers.          4      Product information
           P. Install ENERGY STAR labeled mechanical                   8      Product information
Electrical exhaust from every bathroom ducted to the outside.
Plumbin 3.3.3 Water heating design, equipment, and
g          installation
Plumbin A. Water heater Energy Factor (EF) equal to or                 4      Installer certified &
Plumbin greater than those listed in the following table.                     product information
Plumbin                              Gas                            
Plumbin               Size (Gallons)     Energy Factor
Plumbin                         30        0.64
Plumbin                         40        0.62
Plumbin                         50        0.60
Plumbin                         65        0.58
Plumbin                         75        0.56
Plumbin                            Electric
Plumbin                         30        0.95
Plumbin                         40        0.94
Plumbin                         50        0.92
Plumbin                         65        0.90
Plumbin                         80        0.88
Plumbin                         100       0.86
Plumbin                              Oil
Plumbin                         30        0.59
g                               50        0.55
             B. Install whole house instantaneous (tankless)           4      Installer certified &
Plumbin      water heater. (Water heater complies with DOE                    product information
g            Standard 10CFR430)
Plumbin      C. Insulate all hot water lines with a minimum of 1”      4      Installer certified &
g            insulation.                                                      product information
             D. Install heat trap on cold and hot water lines to       3      Installer certified &
Plumbin      and from the water heater (if not integral to the water          product information
g            heater).
             E. Install manifold plumbing system with parallel         5      Plumbing plan
Plumbin      piping configuration (aka “home run”) using smallest
g            diameter piping allowed by code.
             Safety Notice: there are energy and water
             efficiencies to be gained by placing the furnace and
             water heater in conditioned space. BGNM does not
             recommend the installation of gravity vented
             appliances within the living area due to the
             possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Electrical   3.3.4 Lighting and appliances
             A. Use an ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting                   7      Product information
             Package (ALP) in home. Fixtures must energy star                 NOT just CFL bulbs
             labeled and/or be listed
             B. Install all recessed lighting fixtures within the      7      describe insulation and
             conditioned envelope of the building, e.g., housing              attic/roof construction
Electrical   does not penetrate insulated ceiling.
             C. Install motion sensors on outdoor lighting (if not     7      product information
Electrical   credited under 3.3.4.a).
             D. Install tubular skylights in rooms without             2      note on house plans
Framing      windows.
Electrical   E. Install ENERGY STAR-labeled appliance:
Electrical   ·      Refrigerator                                       3      Product information
Electrical   ·      Dishwasher                                         3      Product information
Electrical   ·      Washing machine.                                   5      Product information
Solar        3.3.5 Renewable energy/solar heating and cooling          10
Solar Solar space heating and cooling
             A. Use sun-tempered design: building orientation,                Calculate glazing area
             sizing of glazing, design of overhangs to provide                percentages
Solar        shading are in accordance with guidelines below:
Solar              Long side of the home faces within 30o of south;           orientation on plan
                   Glazing area < 7% of Finished Floor Area                   Calculate glazing area
Solar        (FFA) on south face (Low-E);                                     percentages
                  Glazing area < 2% of FFA on west face (Low-E,               Calculate glazing area
Solar        Low SHGC);                                                       percentages
                  Glazing area < 4% of FFA on east face (Low-E,               Calculate glazing area
Solar        Low SHGC);                                                       percentages
                   Glazing area < 4% of FFA on north face (Low-               Calculate glazing area
Solar        E);                                                              percentages
                  Skylights less than 2% of Finished Ceiling Area,            Calculate glazing area
Solar        with shades and insulated wells;                                 percentages
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                Overhangs designed to provide shading on                    describe overhangs
          south-facing glass (at a minimum), or adjustable                  installed
          canopies or awnings. (See Users Guide for charts
          that indicate length of overhang, amount and period
Solar     of shading according to latitude.)
          B. Use passive solar design: sun-tempered design          10      Builder Spec sheet
          as above plus additional south-facing glazing,                    identifying passive solar
          appropriately designed thermal mass to prevent                    design features
          overheating, and provision for air flow to adjoining
Solar     rooms.
                Sun-tempered design as outlined above except                documentation of
          additional glazing permitted on south wall PLUS                   design or design signed
Solar                                                                       by professional
               For any room with south-facing glazing > 7% of               Calculate glazing area
Solar     FFA, properly sized thermal mass, and                             percentages
                Provision for forced air flow to adjoining areas            describe air flow
Solar     as needed.                                                        provisions
                (SBIC Passive Solar Design Guidelines for
Solar     your climate should be referenced to size thermal
          Note: must also be done in order to
Solar     receive points for
Solar     C. Use passive cooling.                                   8
                Exterior shading on east and west windows,                  list sources of shading
          e.g., shade trees, moveable awnings or louvers,
Solar     covered porches
                Overhangs designed to provide shading on                    Awnings need to cover
          south-facing glazing. (Use supplied charts that                    south facing windows
          indicate length of overhang, amount and period of
          shading according to latitude.) (Not to be double-
Solar     counted if credited in above.)
Solar           Windows located to facilitate cross ventilation.
               Solar reflective roof or radiant barrier in hot              product information
Solar     climates.
          Note: All of the above must be done in order to
Solar     receive points for this line item.
Solar Solar water heating
          A. Install solar water heating system. Must use                   product information
Solar     SRCC rated system. Solar fraction:
Solar     1.     0.3                                                8
Solar     2.     ≥ 0.5                                              10
Solar Additional renewable energy options
          A. Supply electricity needs by onsite renewable                   Installer certified &
          energy source such as photovoltaics, wind or hydro                product information
          whereby the system is estimated to produce the
Solar     following kWh per year:
Solar     2,000 to 3,999                                            8
Solar     4,000 to 5,999                                            10
Solar     6,000 +                                                   12
          (Equipment should carry all applicable IEEE and UL
          certifications. Installation shall be in accordance
Solar     with local utility and electrical code requirements.)
          B. Provide clear and unshaded roof area (+/-30°of                 Building specifications
          south or flat) for future solar collector or
          photovoltaics. Minimum area of 200 sf. Provide a
Solar     rough-in of piping from the roof to the utility area:
Solar     ·      Conduit                                            3
Solar     ·      Insulated piping                                   5
Testing   3.3.6 Verification
 Conduct onsite third party inspection to
Testing   verify installation of energy related features such as:
          A. ResNet Insulation Inspection                           8       2 onsite inspections by
                                                                            Third Party (rough in
Testing                                                                     and final)
          B. Energy Star Thermal bypass Inspection                  8       Thermal Bypass
Testing                                                                     Inspection by Third
          (When at least 100 homes of the same model are to                 Party
          be built by the same builder, a representative
Testing   sample (15%) of homes may be inspected.)
 Conduct third party testing to verify                     Third Party report
          performance, e.g., blower door, duct leakage                      showing results of
Testing   testing, flow hood testing, (per test).                           testing
          A. Building envelope leakage: blower door test            8       Blower Door test results
Testing   results < 0.35 ACHnat
          B. Central HVAC duct leakage: duct leakage test           8       Duct Blast test results
Testing   results:
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           · Leakage to unconditioned space < 5% of rated
Testing    blower capacity.
Testing    · Total leakage < 10% of rated blower capacity.
Testing    C. Balanced HVAC air flows: flow hood test results:     8       Flow Hood Test results
           · Measured flow at each supply and return register
Testing within 25% of design flow.
Testing · Total air flow within 10% of design flow
           (When multiple homes of the same model are to be
           built by the same builder, a representative sample of
           homes may be tested subject to the sampling
Testing protocol.)
HVAC       3.3.7 Innovative options
HVAC       A. Install drain water heat-recovery system.            2       product information
           B. Install desuperheater in conjunction with ground     6       product information
HVAC       source heat pump.
           C. Install heat pump water heater. Must be rated        6       product information
           according to the current US DOE test standard and
HVAC       shall have an EF > 1.7.
           D. Install occupancy sensors for lighting control.      4       product information
Electrical (Points per sensor.)
           BRONZE MINIMUM = 37
           SILVER MINIMUM = 62
           GOLD MINIMUM = 100

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                                                                     PTS         PTS      Acceptable         Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or
Plumbin    Water Efficiency                                         AVAIL      CLAIMED   Documentation              note attached documentation.
g        4.1 Indoor/Outdoor Water Use
Plumbin  4.1.1 Hot water delivery to remote locations aided              6
g        by installation of:
         A. On-demand water heater at point of use served                                Product /
Plumbin by cold water only. (Points per unit installed)                                  Installer
g                                                                                        Information
         B. Control-activated recirculation system.                                      Product /
Plumbin                                                                                  Installer
g                                                                                        Information
Plumbin 4.1.2 Water heater located within 30 feet pipe run of            9               Floor plan
g        all bathrooms and kitchen.
                             ®                                       7 per               Product /
Plumbin 4.1.3 Energy Star water-conserving appliances
g        installed, e.g., dishwasher, washing machine.              applianc             Installer
                                                                        e.               Information
                                                                                         Product /
         4.1.4 Water efficient showerhead using
Plumbin conventional aerator or venturi technology for flow                              Installer
g        rate < 2.5 gpm.                                                                 Information
         100% of showerheads                                             8
         or                                                             or
         per-fixture (maximum of 3 fixtures)                         2 per
         4.1.5 Water-efficient sink faucets/aerators < 2.2                               Product /
Plumbin gallons/minute.                                                                  Installer
g                                                                                        Information
         100% of fixtures                                                8
         or                                                             or
         per-fixture (maximum of 3 fixtures)                         2 per
         4.1.6 Ultra low flow toilets installed:                                         Product /
Plumbin                                                                                  Installer
Plumbin                                                                                  Information
g        A. Power-assist
                 100% toilets power assist                              12
         or                                                             or
Plumbin          Per-toilet (maximum 8 points)                         4 ea
g        B. Dual flush.
                 100% toilets dual flush                                18
         or                                                             or
                 Per-toilet (maximum 12 points)                        6 ea
         C. <1.3 GPF
                 100% toilets ultra low flow                             9
         or                                                             or
                 Per-toilet (maximum 6 points)                         3 ea
         4.1.7 Low-volume, non-spray irrigation system                   7               Landscape Plan/
         installed, e.g., drip irrigation, bubblers, drip emitters,                      Landscaping
Sitework soaker hose, stream-rotator spray heads.                                        contract
         4.1.8 Irrigation system zoned separately for turf and           6               Landscape Plan/
         bedding areas, or retain the natural landscape.                                 Landscaping
Sitework                                                                                 contract
         4.1.9 Weather-based irrigation controllers, e.g.,               7               Product
         computer-based weather record.                                                  information
                                                                                         verify system
                                                                                         uses weather
                                                                                         records or
Sitework                                                                                 sensors, not just
         4.1.10 Collect and use rainwater as permitted by             9                  a timer
         local code. (Additional credit for distribution                                 Information/descr
Sitework system that uses a renewable energy source or                                   ibe system
         4.1.11 Innovative wastewater technology as                   7                  Submit plan
Plumbin permitted by local code, e.g., constructed wetland,                              approved by
Plumbin sand filter, and aerobic system.                                                 local code
g        4.2 Innovative options

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          4.2.1 Shut-off valve, motion sensor, or pedal-       6            Product
          activated faucet to enable intermittent on/off                    Information-
          operation.                                                        must be hands
                                                                            free controls or
Plumbin                                                                     sensors on all
g                                                                           faucets
        4.2.2 Separate and re-use greywater as permitted       6            Product
Plumbin by local code.                                                      Information
g                                                                           installer certified
        4.2.3 Composting or waterless toilet as permitted by   6            Product
Plumbin local code.                                                         Information
g                                                                           installer certified
        BRONZE MINIMUM = 30
        SILVER MINIMUM = 40
        GOLD MINIMUM = 50
        TOTAL SECTION 4 POINTS                                        0

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                                                                   PTS      PTS      Acceptable         Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or
HVAC      Indoor Environmental Quality                            AVAIL   CLAIMED   Documentation              note attached documentation.
HVAC      5.1 Minimize potential sources of pollutants
          5.1.1 For vented space heating and water heating          8
HVAC      equipment:
          A. Install direct vent equipment.                                         Builder spec
HVAC                                                                                sheet
HVAC      Or
          B. Install induced/mechanical draft combustion
HVAC      equipment.
          5.1.2 Install space heating and water heating             6               House Plans
          equipment in isolated mechanical room or closet                           and spec sheet
          with an outdoor source of combustion and
          ventilation air. Safety Notice: there are energy and
          water efficiencies to be gained by placing the
          furnace and water heater in conditioned space.
          BGNM does not recommend the installation of
          gravity vented appliances within the living area due
Design to the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.
          5.1.3 Install direct-vent, sealed-combustion gas          6               Builder spec
Design fireplace, sealed wood fireplace, or sealed                                  sheet
Design Or
Design No fireplace or woodstove installed.                                         House Plans
          5.1.4 Ensure a tightly-sealed door in between the         9               Building
          garage and living area and provide continuous air                         Specifications
          barrier between garage and living areas including
Finishwork sealing penetrations, walls, ceilings, and floors.
          5.1.5 Ensure particleboard, medium density                6               Product
          fiberboard (MDF) and hardwood plywood substrates                          Information/ list
          are certified to low formaldehyde emission                                of low-
          standards ANSI A208.1, ANSI A208.2 and                                    formaldehyde
          ANSI/HPVA HP1, respectively. Composite                                    products used
          wood/agrifiber panel products must either                                 manufacturer
Finishwork                                                                          spec sheet
          5.1.6 Install carpet, carpet pad, and floor covering      6               List of products
          adhesives that hold “Green Label” from Carpet and                         used
          Rug Institute‟s indoor air quality testing program or                     manufacturer
Finishworkmeet equivalent thresholds verified by a third party.                     spec sheet
          5.1.7 Mask HVAC outlets during construction and           5               Contract with
          vacuum ducts, boots, and grilles before turning on                        HVAC contractor
HVAC      central heating/cooling system.
          5.1.8 Use low VOC emitting wall finishes like             3               List of products
          interior plaster, wallpaper, etc. (except paint, see                      used
          section 7).                                                               manufacturer
Finishwork                                                                          spec sheet
          5.2 Manage potential pollutants generated in the
HVAC      5.2.1 Vent kitchen range exhaust to the outside.          7               House Plans
          5.2.2 Provide mechanical ventilation at a rate of                         Product
          7.5 cfm per bedroom + 7.5 cfm and controlled                              information and
          automatically or continuous with manual override.                         spec sheet
          The ventilation equipment may be:                                         (should also
                                                                                    guidance in
HVAC                                                                                Homeowners
          A. Exhaust or supply fan(s), or                           7               Manaul)
HVAC                                                                                Information
          B. Balanced exhaust and supply fans, or                   9               Product
HVAC                                                                                Information
          C. Heat-recovery ventilator, or                          10               Product
HVAC                                                                                Information
          D. Energy-recovery ventilator                            10               Product
HVAC                                                                                Information

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             5.2.3 Install MERV 9 filters on central air or              3        Product
             ventilation systems.                                                 information and
                                                                                  spec sheet
                                                                                  (should also
                                                                                  guidance in
HVAC                                                                              Homeowners
             5.2.4 Install humidistat to control whole-house             4        Manaul)
             humidification system.                                               information and
                                                                                  spec sheet
                                                                                  (should also
                                                                                  guidance in
HVAC                                                                              Homeowners
             5.2.5 Install sub-slab de-pressurization system or          6        Manaul)
             infrastructure to facilitate future installation of radon            Information/
             mitigation system. *The more stringent requirement                   Photographs
             between a local building code and this provision
HVAC         shall apply.
             5.2.6 Verify all exhaust flows meet design                  9        Flow Hood Test
HVAC         specifications
             5.3 Moisture management (vapor, rainwater,
             plumbing, HVAC)
             5.3.1 Control bathroom exhaust fan with a timer or          6        Product
Electrical   humidistat.                                                          Informatioin
             5.3.2 Install moisture resistant backerboard – not          6        list product(s)
             paper-faced sheathing – under tiled surfaces in wet                  used
Drywall      areas.
             5.3.3 Install vapor retarder directly under slab (6-        9        list product(s)
             mil) or on crawl space floor (8-mil). In crawl spaces,               used
             extend poly up wall and affix with glue and furring
             strips, or damp- proof wall below grade. Joints
Concrete     lapped 12 inches.
             5.3.4 Protect unused moisture-sensitive materials           6        Refer to
             from water damage through just-in-time delivery,                     Moisture
             storing unused materials in a dry area, or tenting                   Management
Framing      materials and storing on a raised platform.                          Plan
             5.3.5 Keep plumbing supply lines out of exterior            5        House Plans
Plumbing     walls.
             5.3.6 Insulate cold water pipes in unconditioned            4        pumbing
             spaces with ½” insulation or other coating that                      contract/
Plumbing     comparably prevents condensation.                                    photographs
             5.3.7 Insulate HVAC ducts, plenums, and trunks in           4        Building
             unconditioned basements and crawl spaces to                          Specifications/
             avoid condensation.                                                  HVAC
HVAC                                                                              agreement
        5.3.8 Check moisture content of wood before it is                4        Refer to
        enclosed on both sides. Ensure moisture content of                        Moisture
        subfloor/substrate meets the appropriate industry                         Management
Framing standard for the finish flooring material to be                           Plan
        5.4 Innovative options
        BRONZE MINIMUM = 32
        SILVER MINIMUM = 54
        GOLD MINIMUM = 72
        TOTAL SECTION 5 POINTS                                               0

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                                                                    PTS   PTS     Acceptable       Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or
         Operation, Maintenance, and Homeowner Education
                                                AVAIL CLAIMED Documentation                               note attached documentation.
         6.1 Provide Home Manual to owners/occupants                 9          Complete Copy
         on the use and care of the home. Manual must                           of Home
Manual   include all items below:                                               Owner's Manual
         A. Narrative detailing the importance of maintenance                    A - I should be
         and operation to keep a green built home green                         address in
Manual                                                                          manual
Manual   B. Local Green Building Program certificate.
         C. Warranty, operation, and maintenance
Manual   instructions for equipment and appliances
Manual   D. Household recycling opportunities
         E. Information on how to enroll in a program so that
         the home receives energy from a renewable energy
Manual   provider
         F. Explanation of the benefits of using compact
Manual   fluorescent light bulbs in high usage areas
         G. A list of habits/actions to optimize water and
Manual   energy use
Manual   H. Local public transportation options (if applicable)
         I. Clearly labeled diagram showing safety valves and
Manual   controls for major house systems.
         6.2 Optional information to include in the Home                        Information to
         Manual                                                                 be included in
                                                                                Home Owner's
Manual                                                                          Manual
Manual   (Choose at least 5)
         A. A list of local service providers that focus on          2
         regularly scheduled maintenance and proper
         operation of equipment and the structure (sealants,
         caulks, gutter and downspout system; shower/tub
Manual   surrounds, irrigation systems, etc).
         B. A photo record of framing with utilities installed.
         Photos should be taken prior to installing insulation,
Manual   clearly marked, and provided in homeowner‟s
         manual. Green Home Building Guidelines items
         C. List of
Manual   included in the home.
Manual   D. User-friendly maintenance checklist
         E. Instructions for proper handling and disposal of
Manual   hazardous materials.
         F. Information on organic pest control, fertilizers, de-
Manual   icers and cleaning products.
Manual   G. Information about native or low-water landscape
         H. Information on how to keep a home‟s relative
Manual   humidity in the range of 30-60%
         I. Instructions for checking crawlspace for termite
Manual   tubes periodically
         J. Instructions for keeping gutters clean. Instructions
         should note that downspouts should divert water at
Manual   least five feet away from foundation
         6.3 Provide education to owners/occupants in
Manual   the use and care of their dwellings.
         A. Instruct homeowner/occupants about the                   7          Describe best
         building‟s goals and strategies and occupant‟s                         practice
         impacts on costs of operating the building. Provide                    implementation
         training to owners/occupants for all control systems
         in the house.
Manual   6.4 Solid waste
         A. Encourage homeowners/occupants to recycle by             1          House plans
         providing built-in space in the home‟s design (e.g.,
         kitchen, garage, covered outdoor space) for
Manual   recycling containers.
         6.5 Innovative options
         BRONZE MINIMUM = 7
         SILVER MINIMUM = 7
         GOLD MINIMUM = 9
         TOTAL SECTION 6 POINTS                                            0

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                                                                     PTS      PTS    Acceptable       Explain in detail how criteria was met and/or
            Global Impact                                           AVAIL   CLAIMED Documentation            note attached documentation.
Finishwork 7.1 Products
           7.1.1 Product manufacturer‟s operations and                3             List
           business practices include environmental                                 manufacturers
           management system concepts (the product line,                            & provide ISO
           plant, or company must be ISO 14001 certified)                           14001
Finishwork                                                                          Certification
           7.1.2 Choose low- or no-VOC indoor paints. VOC             6             Manufacturer
           concentrations (grams/liter) of interior paints should                   spec sheet with
           be equal to or less than those specified by the                          VOC content
           EPA‟s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Finishwork Program:
Finishwork ·Interior latex coatings: Flat: 100 grams/liter
Finishwork                           Non-flat: 150 grams/liter
Finishwork · Interior oil-based paints: 380 grams/liter
           7.1.3 Use low VOC sealants. VOC concentrations             5             Product
           for construction adhesives and sealants should                           Information
           meet the limits specified in the California Air                          with VOC
           Resources Board Regulation for Reducing Volatile                         content
Finishwork Organic Compound Emissions from Consumer
                  ·Construction adhesives: the greater of 15%
Finishwork by weight or 200 grams/liter
                  ·Sealants and caulks: the greater of 4% by
Finishwork weight or 60 grams/liter
                 ·Contact adhesives: the greater of 80% by
Finishwork weight or 650 grams/liter
           7.2 Innovative options
           7.2.1 Builder‟s operations and business practices          4             Builders ISO
           include environmental management system                                  14001
Finishwork concepts (the builder must be ISO 14001 certified)                       Certification
           BRONZE MINIMUM = 3
           SILVER MINIMUM = 5
           GOLD MINIMUM = 6
           TOTAL SECTION 7 POINTS                                              0

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