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									Instructions for using excel spreadsheet for Green Build NM

This is a version of the NAHB checklist in an Excel spreadsheet format. The check
list has sorting columns to aid in both scoring your project and building a specification
manual for your plans or project manual.

Note: try to keep the spreadsheet in its original format and “save as” when
modifying for a project.

Sorting Columns: To aid in utilizing this checklist there are sorting columns
• Before sorting type a “1” in column “B” of the rows you need to keep; to select name,
address and scoring points for each category, category headings, etc. This will
shorten and simplify the checklist, making it easier to score and easier for you to read.
• 1st sorting. To select the items from the checklist you intend to use for your project
type a “1” in column “B” leave column “B” blank if you don‟t intend to use that item.
Then sort by column “B” then “C”. After sorting you may then delete all the items that
will not be used on your project, which will sort to the bottom of the list. This will
substantially shorten the checklist and make it easier for both you and the program
• 2nd sorting. Sort by column “A” then column “C”. This sorting will generate a listing
of green specifications by trade, vendor or designer to add to the plans or project
manual. This will aid in communication to the correct subs or suppliers your
specifications as relating to the green requirements. You may alter column “A” to suit
your needs. This will “sort out” extraneous information that is not relevant to the
specs. As above you may now easily delete rows not relevant to this sorting.

By carefully sorting this spreadsheet you can save 2 documents for each project.
• A shortened checklist to be used for preliminary scoring of your project and then a
revised list of actual items used in the project. Expect your final points to be lower
than preliminary points as some of the items may not have made it into the project.
• A “Green” specification manual for your plans or project manual

If you have further questions about this contact your program administrator.

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 “A” to suit

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Build Green NM
Checklist Summary for Certification


                  Green Building Point Calculations Summary                                                                                      (Required points)
 Section #                                                            Points attained         Extra Points          BGNM Level achieved       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

                               Total Points claimed                         0                                 0          Section totals          161   238    326
                                                                                                                        Plus Extra Pts            80    90    100
                              Green Level Achieved                                                                   Total needed per level      241   328    426

                  Documents Required
              1   Site and building plans
              2   ResCheck or REM / Rate
              3   Blower door test results
              4   Duct Blaster test results                                             Builder's Signature___________________________________
              5   Spec sheets as needed
              6   Homeowner manual
                  A) Include Work sheet for point calulations
                  B) Include Spec Sheets as needed for verification
           Date Submitted:
           House Address:                                              City: Albuquerque   New Mexico

            Section 1
                                                                         PTS      PTS   Doc. Attached     Explain how criteria was met or note attached
            Lot Design, Preparation, and Development AVAIL                      CLAIMED                                 documentation.
           1.1 Select the site. Select the site to minimize
Sitework   environmental impact.
           1.1.1. Avoid environmentally sensitive areas as                7                             Any one of the following:
           identified through site foot-printing process or existing
Sitework   third party data.
Sitework                                                                                                      ·      Comprehensive Plan
Sitework                                                                                                      ·      Wetland Institute
Sitework                                                                                                      ·      Local jurisdiction‟s guidelines
Sitework                                                                                                      ·      Site foot-printing process results
Sitework                                                                                                      ·      Set of site plans
Sitework   1.1.2 Choose an infill site.                                   9
Sitework   1.1.3 Choose a Greyfield site.                                 7
           1.1.4 Choose an EPA-recognized Brownfield.                     7                             Confirmation from a federal, state, or local
                                                                                                        Brownfield‟s site inventory list or representative that
Sitework                                                                                                the site is a Brownfield
Sitework   1.2 Identify goals with your team.
Sitework   1.2.1 Establish a knowledgeable team.                          6                             Written project mission statement, goals, and team
           A. Identify team member roles and how they relate to                                         member roles
           various phases of green lot design, prep, and
Sitework   development.
           B. Create a mission statement that includes the
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).
Sitework   1.3.1 Conserve natural resources.
           A. Complete a natural resources inventory used to              2
Sitework   drive/create the site plan.
           B. Create a protection and maintenance plan for                1
           priority natural resources/areas during construction.
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
Sitework   resource protection to onsite supervisor.
Sitework   1.3.3 Minimize slope disturbance.                              5                             Must do all that apply.
           A. Limit development footprint on steep slopes                                               topographical map
Sitework   (slopes greater than or equal to 25%).
           B. Complete a hydrological/soil stability study for                                          provide study
           steep slopes and use this study to guide the design of
Sitework   all structures onsite.
           C. Align road or extended driveway with natural                                              landscaping plan and topo
           topography to minimize its grade and reduce cut and
Sitework   fill.
           D. Reduce long-term erosion effects through the                                              landscaping 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                             builder certified
Sitework   Section 1.4 for further guidance.
           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                             Storm water management plan SWPPP
Sitework   development.
           A. Preserve and use natural water and drainage                                               need all 3
Sitework   features.
           B. Develop and implement storm water management
           plans that minimize concentrated flows and seek to
Sitework   mimic natural hydrology.

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           1.3.6 Devise landscape plans to limit water and                    Landscape plan- are A-H all necessary? I imagine
           energy demand while preserving or enhancing the                    some are not appropriate for all sites. Do we want to
Sitework   natural environment.                                               do partial points?
           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
Sitework   vegetation in a way that complements the natural
           setting. plants with similar watering needs (hydro-
           E. Group                                                   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
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
           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
           during clearing, grading, trenching, paving, and
           installation of utilities to ensure that targeted green
Sitework   development practices are implemented (see 1.3.4).
Sitework   1.4.2 Conserve existing onsite vegetation.                 5
           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
           for the impacts of construction through pruning, root
Sitework   pruning, fertilizing, and watering.
Sitework   1.4.3 Minimize onsite soil disturbance and erosion.        6
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
Sitework   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
Sitework   1.5.2 Other (specify).
           BRONZE MINIMUM = 8
           SILVER MINIMUM = 10
           GOLD MINIMUM = 12
           TOTAL SECTION 1 POINTS                                         0

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           Date Submitted:
           House Address:                                            City: Albuquerque   New Mexico

           Section 2
                                                                       PTS      PTS   Doc. Attached     Explain how criteria was met or note attached
           Resource Efficiency                                        AVAIL   CLAIMED                                 documentation.
           2.1 Reduce quantity of materials and waste
           2.1.1 Create an efficient home floor plan smaller than       9                     X       House plans.
           the national average. See "Guidelines for Efficient
Design     Floor Plan Design" in Sectio 2.1.1 of the Guidelines.
           2.1.2 Use advanced framing techniques that reduce            8                     X       House plans with advanced framing details.
           the amount of home building material while
           maintaining the structural integrity of the home (see
Framing    User Guide for examples).
           2.1.3 Use 2' incriment dimensions and layouts that           6                     X       House plans
           maximize the use of the resources by minimizing
Design     material cuts.
           2.1.4 Create detailed material takeoffs. Provide an          7
Design     onsite cut list for all framing and sheathing material.
           2.1.5 Use building materials that require no additional      4                             Product literature. Installer, manufacturer, or builder
Design     finish resources to complete application onsite.                                           certified.
           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                           Roof & Floor System
           (truss) floor and roof framing package – points
           provided for a flooring or a roof framing package –
Framing    additional points provided if both packages are used
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
Design     (FPSF).
Design     2.2 Enhance durability and reduce maintenance
           Building design minimizes degradation and
           weathering of materials/enhances life expectancy.
           Features and details to be specified on architectural
Design     plans.
           2.2.1 Provide a covered entry (e.g., awning, covered         6                             House plans
           porch) at exterior doors to prevent water intrusion
Design     and subsequent rotting of joists, sills, and finishes
           2.2.2 Use recommended-sized roof overhangs for               0                             Does not apply to New Mexico climate.
Design     the climate.
           2.2.3 Install perimeter drain for all basement footings      7
Design     sloped to discharge to daylight, dry well, or sump pit
Design     2.2.4 Install drip edge at eave and gable roof edges         6
           2.2.5 Install gutter and downspout system to divert          6
           water 5‟ away from foundation and from there into the
Design     overall onsite drainage area
           2.2.6 Divert surface water from all sides of building.       7                     X       Set of site plans.
           Slope top of backfill to achieve settled slope of at
Sitework   least 6” of fall within 10 feet of the foundation walls
           2.2.7 Install continuous and physical foundation             7
           termite barrier in areas where subterranean termite
           infestation is locally problematic.
           2.2.8 Use termite-resistant materials for walls, floor       7
           joists, trusses, exterior decks, etc. in areas known to
Framing    be termite infested.
           2.2.9 Provide a water-resistive barrier (WRB) or a           8
           drainage plane system behind the exterior veneer
Stucco     system or the exterior siding.
Design     2.2.10 Install ice flashing at roof„s edge                   5
Design     2.2.11 Install enhanced foundation waterproofing             7                     X       House plans
           2.2.12 Employ and show on plans the following                9                     X       House plans
Design     flashing 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 (deconstruction)        6
Sitework   instead of demolishing
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Sitework     2.3.2 Reuse salvaged materials, where possible.         5
             2.3.3 Dedicate and provide onsite bins and/or space     6
             to facilitate the sorting and reuse of scrap building
Sitework     materials.
Sitework     2.4 Use Recycled content materials
Sitework     2.4.1 Use recycled-content building materials           3
Sitework     2.5 Recycle waste materials during construction
             2.5.1 Develop and implement a construction and          7
             demolition (C & D) waste management plan that is
Sitework     posted at jobsite.
             2.5.2 Conduct onsite recycling efforts, e.g., use       5
             grinder and apply materials onsite, thus reducing
Sitework     transportation-related costs.
             2.5.3 Recycle construction waste offsite, e.g., wood,   6
             cardboard, metals, drywall, plastics, asphalt roofing
Sitework     shingles, concrete, block, other.
Finishwork   2.6 Use renewable materials
             2.6.1 Use materials manufactured from renewable         3
             resources (e.g., agricultural byproduct based
Finishwork   products such as soy-based insulation; bamboo)
             2.6.2 Use certified wood for wood and wood-based        4               X
             materials and products from all credible third party
Finishwork   certified sources, including
Finishwork   A. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program
Finishwork   B. The American Tree Farm System®
             C. The Canadian Standards Association‟s
             Sustainable Forest Management System Standards
Finishwork   (CAN/CSA Z809)
Finishwork   D. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
             E. Program for the Endorsement of Forest
Finishwork   Certification Systems (PEFC), and
             F. Other such credible programs as they are
Finishwork   developed and implemented.
Finishwork   2.7 Use resource-efficient materials
             2.7.1 Use products that contain fewer resources to      3
Finishwork   meet the same end-use as traditional products
Finishwork   2.8 Innovative options
Finishwork   2.8.1 Use locally available, indigenous materials       5
             2.8.2 Use a life cycle assessment (LCA) tool to         8
             compare the environmental burden of building
             materials and, based on the analysis, use the most
             environmentally preferable product for that building
Finishwork   component.
             BRONZE MIMIMUM = 44
             GOLD MINIMUM = 77
             TOTAL SECTION 2 POINTS                                       0

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             Date Submitted:
             House Address:                                               City: Albuquerque   New Mexico

             Section 3
             Energy Efficiency
             GUIDELINE                                                      PTS      PTS   Doc. Attached     Explain how criteria was met or note attached
                                                                           AVAIL   CLAIMED                                 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.
             The home must also achieve the equivalent of at                                                  ResCheck Analysis (only necessary if the local
             least 37 Points (Bronze Level) from the optional                                               energy code does not at least meet the IECC 2003
             guidelines in the Performance Path (Section 3.2) or                                             requirements) and mechanical systems must be
HVAC         the Prescriptive Path (Section 3.3).                                                                insulated in accordance with IECC 2003
             3.1.1 Home is equivalent to the IECC 2003 or local             Req.                   X         requirements. For a Gold rating, a REM/Rate is
             energy code whichever is more stringent.                                                                            required.
             Conformance to this threshold shall be based on plan
             analysis using software such as ResCheck or other
HVAC         as approved by green building program administrator.
             3.1.2 Size space heating and cooling                           Req.                   X       Manual J, D, S, and T load calculations, or other
             system/equipment according to building heating and                                            software approved by the program administrator.
             cooling loads calculated using ANSI/ACCA Manual J
             (7th or 8th Edition or equivalent, Computerized
             software recognized by ACCA as being in
             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.                           Conduct third party plan review (ResCheck or
             and compliance with the Energy Efficiency section.                                            REM/Rate) to verify that house meets IECC 2003
             When multiple homes of the same model are to be                                               requirements.
             built by the same builder, a representative sample
             (15%) of homes may be reviewed subject to a
HVAC         sample.
             ** 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

             3.2.1 Home is X% above IECC 2003
             A. 15% (Bronze)                                                37                             ResCheck Analysis/ REM/Rate
             B. 30% (Silver)                                                62                             ResCheck Analysis/ REM/Rate
             C. 40% (Gold)                                                  100                            REM/Rate
             3.3 Prescriptive path
Framing      3.3.1 Building envelope                                                                       Builder-certified
             (PP)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 not
Framing      limited to:
Framing      · SIPS*, or                                                     8                             Builder spec sheet
Framing      · ICFS*, or                                                     8
Framing      · Advanced Framing, or                                          6                             See Plans
                     -     Insulated corners and interior/exterior wall
Framing      intersections*
Framing               - Insulated headers on exterior walls
Framing      ·       Raised heel trusses                                     2
Insulation   ·       Continuous insulation on exterior wall                  4
Insulation   ·       Continuous insulation on cathedral ceiling              4
Insulation   * This line item also has a resource-efficiency benefit.
             (PP)B. Incorporate air sealing package to reduce               10                             Builder-certified
             infiltration. (All measures that apply to project must
Insulation   be performed.)
Insulation   1.      Sill sealer between foundation and sill plate.
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Insulation   2.     Caulk bottom plate of exterior walls.
Insulation   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
             exterior walls. Utilize either an interior or exterior air
Insulation   barrier as per local practice.
             5.     Caulk/foam all electrical, plumbing, heating
             penetrations between floors (including attic,
Insulation   basement, crawl space, and garage) and to exterior
             6.     Block and seal cantilevered floors and
Insulation   kneewalls.
Insulation   7.     Weatherstrip attic hatches, kneewall doors.
             8.     Insulate, caulk, or foam between window/door
Insulation   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
             the building envelope to subfloor or drywall that
Insulation   penetrate the building envelope.
             11. If a fireplace is installed, install a gas fireplace
             that is sealed combustion or a wood-burning fireplace
Framing      with gasketed doors.
             (PP)C. Use ENERGY STAR® – rated windows                      8
Windows      appropriate for local climate.
HVAC         3.3.2 HVAC design, equipment, and installation
             A. Size, design, and install duct system using               8                   Manual J calculation
HVAC         ANSI/ACCA Manual D® or equivalent.
             B. Design radiant or hydronic space heating systems          8
             using industry-approved guidelines, e.g., Guidelines
             for the Design and Installation of Radiant Panel
             Heating and Snow/Ice Melting Systems by the
             Radiant Panel Association, Heat Loss Guide (H-22),
HVAC         by the
             C. Use ANSI/ACCA Manual S® or equivalent to                  8
HVAC         select heating and/or cooling equipment.
             D. Verify performance of the heating/cooling system.         8                   Certification by HVAC contractor
HVAC         HVAC contractor to perform the following:
             · 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.
             E. Use HVAC installer and service technician                 6                   HVAC certification
             certified by a nationally or regionally recognized
             program such as NATE, BPI, RPA, or manufacturers‟
HVAC         training.
             (PP)F. Fuel-fired space heating equipment efficiency
HVAC         (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.
HVAC         (PP)G. Heat pump efficiency (cooling mode)
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.
             *SEER 13 will be federal minimum as of January
HVAC         2006.

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             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.
HVAC         (PP)H. Heat pump efficiency (heating mode)
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
             Certified Geothermal Service Contractor. (cooling
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.
             J.     (PP)Ground source heat pump installed by a
             Certified Geothermal Service Contractor. (heating
HVAC         mode)
HVAC         1.     COP 2.4 - 2.6                                         6
HVAC         2.     COP 2.7 - 2.9                                         8
HVAC         3.     COP ≥3.0                                             10
             K. Seal ducts, plenums, and equipment to reduce              6                 Certification by HVAC contractor
HVAC         leakage. Use UL 181 foil tapes and/or mastic.
HVAC         L. When installing ductwork:
             1.     No building cavities used as ductwork, e.g.,          8                 See HVAC design
HVAC         panning joist or stud cavities.
             2.     Install all heating and cooling ducts and
             mechanical equipment within the conditioned building
HVAC         envelope.
HVAC         3.     No ductwork installed in exterior walls.
             M. Install return ducts or transfer grilles in every room    6                 Certification by HVAC contractor
             having a door except baths, kitchens, closets,
HVAC         pantries, and laundry rooms.
             N. Install ENERGY STAR ceiling fans. (Points per             1
Electrical   fan.)
Electrical   O. Install whole-house fan with insulated louvers.           4
             P. Install ENERGY STAR labeled mechanical                    8
Electrical   exhaust from every bathroom ducted to the outside.
             3.3.3 Water heating design, equipment, and
Plumbing     installation
             A. Water heater Energy Factor (EF) equal to or               4
Plumbing     greater than those listed in the following table.
Plumbing                                  Gas
                                     Size (gallons)                    Energy
Plumbing                                                               Factor
Plumbing                                   30                           0.64
Plumbing                                   40                           0.62
Plumbing                                   50                            0.6
Plumbing                                   65                           0.58
Plumbing                                   75                           0.56
Plumbing                                Electric
Plumbing                                   30                           0.95
Plumbing                                   40                           0.94
Plumbing                                   50                           0.92
Plumbing                                   65                            0.9
Plumbing                                   80                           0.88
Plumbing                                  100                           0.86
Plumbing                                  Oil
Plumbing                                   30                           0.59
Plumbing                                   50                           0.55
             B. Install whole house instantaneous (tankless)              4
             water heater. (Water heater complies with DOE
Plumbing     Standard 10CFR430)
             C. Insulate all hot water lines with a minimum of 1”         4
Plumbing     insulation.
             D. Install heat trap on cold and hot water lines to and      3
             from the water heater (if not integral to the water
Plumbing     heater).
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             E. Install manifold plumbing system with parallel         5
             piping configuration (aka “home run”) using smallest
Plumbing     diameter piping allowed by code.
Electrical   3.3.4 Lighting and appliances
             A. Use an ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting                   7
Electrical   Package (ALP) in home.
             B. Install all recessed lighting fixtures within the      7                    Builder-certified
             conditioned envelope of the building, e.g., housing
Electrical   does not penetrate insulated ceiling.
             C. Install motion sensors on outdoor lighting (if not     7                    Builder-certified
Electrical   credited under 3.3.4.a).
             D. Install tubular skylights in rooms without windows.    2
Electrical   E. Install ENERGY STAR-labeled appliance:
Electrical   ·     Refrigerator                                        3                    Builder-certified
Electrical   ·     Dishwasher                                          3                    Builder-certified
Electrical   ·     Washing machine.                                    5
Solar        3.3.5 Renewable energy/solar heating and cooling
Solar Solar space heating and cooling                   10
             A. Use sun-tempered design: building orientation,
             sizing of glazing, design of overhangs to provide
Solar        shading are in accordance with guidelines below:
             ·      Long side of the home faces within 30o of
Solar        south;
             ·      Glazing area < 7% of Finished Floor Area
Solar        (FFA) on south face (Low-E);
             ·      Glazing area < 2% of FFA on west face (Low-E,
Solar        Low SHGC);
             ·      Glazing area < 4% of FFA on east face (Low-E,
Solar        Low SHGC);
             ·      Glazing area < 4% of FFA on north face (Low-
Solar        E);
             ·      Skylights less than 2% of Finished Ceiling
Solar        Area, with shades and insulated wells;
             ·      Overhangs designed to provide shading on
             south-facing glass (at a minimum), or adjustable
             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 as       10
             above plus additional south-facing glazing,
             appropriately designed thermal mass to prevent
             overheating, and provision for air flow to adjoining
Solar        rooms.
             ·      Sun-tempered design as outlined above except
Solar        additional glazing permitted on south wall PLUS
             ·      For any room with south-facing glazing > 7% of
Solar        FFA, properly sized thermal mass, and
             ·      Provision for forced air flow to adjoining areas
Solar        as needed.
             ·      (SBIC Passive Solar Design Guidelines for your
Solar        climate should be referenced to size thermal mass.)
             Note: must also be done in order to receive
Solar        points for
Solar        C. Use passive cooling.                                   8
             ·      Exterior shading on east and west windows,
             e.g., shade trees, moveable awnings or louvers,
Solar        covered porches
             ·      Overhangs designed to provide shading on
             south-facing glazing. (Use supplied charts that
             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
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
Solar        SRCC rated system. Solar fraction:
Solar        1.     0.3                                                8
Solar        2.     ≥ 0.5                                              10
Solar Additional renewable energy options
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             A. Supply electricity needs by onsite renewable
             energy source such as photovoltaics, wind or hydro
             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 with
Solar        local utility and electrical code requirements.)
             B. Provide clear and unshaded roof area (+/-30°of
             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
             C. Provide homeowner with information and                    2
             enrollment materials about options to purchase green
Solar        power from the local electric utility.
             (Not to duplicate points for Homeowner Manual in
Solar        IEQ section below.)
Testing      3.3.6 Verification
    Conduct onsite third party inspection to verify
Testing      installation of energy related features such as:
Testing      A. ResNet Inulation Inspection                               8                  Must be an approved third party tester.
Testing      B. Energy Star Thermal bypass Inspection                     8                  Must be an approved third party tester.
             (When at least 100 homes of the same model are to
             be built by the same builder, a representative sample
Testing      (15%) of homes may be inspected.)
    Conduct third party testing to verify               8 per               Report showing results of testing
             performance, e.g., blower door, duct leakage testing,      type of
Testing      flow hood testing, (per test).                               test
             A. Building envelope leakage: blower door test
Testing      results < 0.35 ACHnat
             B. Central HVAC duct leakage: duct leakage test
Testing      results:
             · 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:
             · 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
HVAC         3.3.7 Innovative options
HVAC         A. Install drain water heat-recovery system.                 2
             B. Install desuperheater in conjunction with ground          6
HVAC         source heat pump.
             C. Install heat pump water heater. Must be rated             6
             according to the current US DOE test standard and
HVAC         shall have an EF > 1.7.
             D. Install occupancy sensors for lighting control.           4
Electrical   (Points per sensor.)
             BRONZE MIMIMUM = 37
             SILVER MIMIMUM = 62
             GOLD MINIMUM = 100
                     TOTAL SECTION 3 POINTS                                       0

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           Date Submitted:
           House Address:                                               City: Albuquerque   New Mexico

           Section 4
                                                                          PTS       PTS   Doc. Attached     Explain how criteria was met or note attached
           Water Efficiency                                              AVAIL    CLAIMED                                 documentation.
Plumbing   4.1 Indoor/Outdoor Water Use
           4.1.1 Hot water delivery to remote locations aided by           6                              Installer-certified
Plumbing   installation of:
           A. On-demand water heater at point of use served by
Plumbing   cold water only. (Points per unit installed)
Plumbing   B. Control-activated recirculation system.
           4.1.2 Water heater located within 30 feet pipe run of           9                              Builder-certified
Plumbing   all bathrooms and kitchen.
           4.1.3 Energy Star® water-conserving appliances                7 per                            Builder-certified
Plumbing   installed, e.g., dishwasher, washing machine.                 appl.
           4.1.4 Water efficient showerhead using conventional                                            Builder-certified
Plumbing   aerator or venturi technology for flow rate < 2.5 gpm.
           100% of showerheads                                             8
           or                                                             or
           per-fixture (maximum of 3 fixtures)                           2 ea.
           4.1.5 Water-efficient sink faucets/aerators < 2.2                                              Builder-certified
Plumbing   gallons/minute.
           100% of fixtures                                                 8
           or                                                              or
           per-fixture (maximum of 3 fixtures)                           2 each
Plumbing   4.1.6 Ultra low flow (< 1.6 gpf/flush) toilets installed:
Plumbing   A. Power-assist
                  100% toilets power assist                                12
           or                                                              or
                  Per-toilet (maximum 8 points)                           4 ea
Plumbing   B. Dual flush.
                  100% toilets dual flush                                  18
           or                                                              or
                  Per-toilet (maximum 12 points)                          6 ea
           C. <1.3 GPF
                  100% toilets dual flush                                  9
           or                                                              or
                  Per-toilet (maximum 6 points)                           3 ea
           4.1.7 Low-volume, non-spray irrigation system                   7                              Builder-certified
           installed, e.g., drip irrigation, bubblers, drip emitters,
Sitework   soaker hose, stream-rotator spray heads.
           4.1.8 Irrigation system zoned separately for turf and           6                              Builder-certified
Sitework   bedding areas, or retain the natural landscape.
           4.1.9 Weather-based irrigation controllers, e.g.,               7
Sitework   computer-based weather record.
           4.1.10 Collect and use rainwater as permitted by                9
           local code. (Additional credit for distribution system
Sitework   that uses a renewable energy source or gravity.)
           4.1.11 Innovative wastewater technology as                      7
           permitted by local code, e.g., constructed wetland,
Plumbing   sand filter, and aerobic system.
Plumbing   4.2 Innovative options
           4.2.1 Shut-off valve, motion sensor, or pedal-                  6
Plumbing   activated faucet to enable intermittent on/off
           4.2.2 Separate and re-use greywater as permitted by             6
Plumbing   local code.
           4.2.3 Composting or waterless toilet as permitted by            6
Plumbing   local code.
           BRONZE MIMIMUM = 30
           SILVER MIMIMUM = 40
           GOLD MINIMUM = 50
           TOTAL SECTION 4 POINTS                                                    0

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             Date Submitted:
             House Address:                                              City: Albuquerque   New Mexico

             Section 5
                                                                           PTS      PTS   Doc. Attached    Explain how criteria was met or note attached
HVAC         Indoor Environmental Quality                                 AVAIL   CLAIMED                                documentation.
HVAC         5.1 Minimize potential sources of pollutants
             5.1.1 For vented space heating and water heating               8
HVAC         equipment:
HVAC         A. Install direct vent equipment.
HVAC         Or
             B. Install induced/mechanical draft combustion
HVAC         equipment.
             5.1.2 Install space heating and water heating                  6
             equipment in isolated mechanical room or closet with
Design       an outdoor source of combustion and ventilation air.
             5.1.3 Install direct-vent, sealed-combustion gas               6
Design       fireplace, sealed wood fireplace, or sealed
Design       Or
Design       No fireplace or woodstove installed.
             5.1.4 Ensure a tightly-sealed door in between the              9
             garage and living area and provide continuous air
             barrier between garage and living areas including air
Finishwork   sealing penetrations, walls, ceilings, and floors.
             5.1.5 Ensure particleboard, medium density                     6
             fiberboard (MDF) and hardwood plywood substrates
             are certified to low formaldehyde emission standards
             ANSI A208.1, ANSI A208.2 and ANSI/HPVA HP1,
             respectively. Composite wood/agrifiber panel
Finishwork   products must either
             5.1.6 Install carpet, carpet pad, and floor covering           6
             adhesives that hold “Green Label” from Carpet and
             Rug Institute‟s indoor air quality testing program or
Finishwork   meet equivalent thresholds verified by a third party.
             5.1.7 Mask HVAC outlets during construction and                5
             vacuum ducts, boots, and grilles before turning on
HVAC         central heating/cooling system.
             5.1.8 Use low VOC emitting wall finishes like                  3
             interior plaster, wallpaper, etc. (except paint, see
Finishwork   section 7).
             5.2 Manage potential pollutants generated in the
             5.2.1 Vent kitchen range exhaust to the outside.               7
             5.2.2 Provide mechanical ventilation at a rate of 7.5
             cfm per bedroom + 7.5 cfm and controlled
             automatically or continuous with manual override.
HVAC         The ventilation equipment may be:
HVAC         A. Exhaust or supply fan(s), or                                7
HVAC         B. Balanced exhaust and supply fans, or                        9
HVAC         C. Heat-recovery ventilator, or                               10
HVAC         D. Energy-recovery ventilator                                 10
             5.2.3 Install MERV 9 filters on central air or                 3
HVAC         ventilation systems.
             5.2.4 Install humidistat to control whole-house                4
HVAC         humidification system.
             5.2.5 Install sub-slab de-pressurization system or             6
             infrastructure to facilitate future installation of radon
             mitigation system. *The more stringent requirement
             between a local building code and this provision shall
HVAC         apply.
             5.2.6 Verify all exhaust flows meet design                     9                             Independent Contractor
HVAC         specifications
             5.3 Moisture management (vapor, rainwater,
             plumbing, HVAC)
             5.3.1 Control bathroom exhaust fan with a timer or             6
Electrical   humidistat.
             5.3.2 Install moisture resistant backerboard – not             6
             paper-faced sheathing – under tiled surfaces in wet
Drywall      areas.

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           5.3.3 Install vapor retarder directly under slab (6-mil)   9
           or on crawl space floor (8-mil). In crawl spaces,
           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
           from water damage through just-in-time delivery,
           storing unused materials in a dry area, or tenting
Framing    materials and storing on a raised platform.
           5.3.5 Keep plumbing supply lines out of exterior           5
Plumbing   walls.
           5.3.6 Insulate cold water pipes in unconditioned           4
           spaces with ½” insulation or other coating that
Plumbing   comparably prevents condensation.
           5.3.7 Insulate HVAC ducts, plenums, and trunks in          4
           unconditioned basements and crawl spaces to avoid
HVAC       condensation.
           5.3.8 Check moisture content of wood before it is          4
           enclosed on both sides. Ensure moisture content of
           subfloor/substrate meets the appropriate industry
Framing    standard for the finish flooring material to be
           5.4 Innovative options
           BRONZE MIMIMUM = 32
           SILVER MIMIMUM = 54
           GOLD MINIMUM = 72

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         Date Submitted:
         House Address:                                             City: Albuquerque   New Mexico

         Section 6
                                                                      PTS       PTS     Doc. Attached    Explain how criteria was met or note attached
         Operation, Maintenance, and Homeowner Education
                                                AVAIL CLAIMED                                                           documentation.
         6.1 Provide Home Manual to owners/occupants                   9                                Copy of the HomeOwner's Manual
         on the use and care of the home. Manual must
Manual   include all items below:
         A. Narrative detailing the importance of
Manual   maintenance and operation to keep a green built
Manual   home green
         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                                                Copy of the HomeOwner's Manual
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
         building‟s goals and strategies and occupant‟s
         impacts on costs of operating the building. Provide
         training to owners/occupants for all control systems
Manual   in the house.
Manual   6.4 Solid waste
         A. Encourage homeowners/occupants to recycle by               1
         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 MIMIMUM = 7
         SILVER MIMIMUM = 7
         GOLD MINIMUM = 9
         TOTAL SECTION 6 POINTS                                                  0

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             Date Submitted:
             House Address:                                           City:             New Mexico

             Section 7
                                                                        PTS      PTS   Doc. Attached   Explain how criteria was met or note attached
             Global Impact                                             AVAIL   CLAIMED                               documentation.
Finishwork   7.1 Products
             7.1.1 Product manufacturer‟s operations and                  3
             business practices include environmental
             management system concepts (the product line,
Finishwork   plant, or company must be ISO 14001 certified)
             7.1.2 Choose low- or no-VOC indoor paints. VOC               6
             concentrations (grams/liter) of interior paints should
             be equal to or less than those specified by the EPA‟s
Finishwork   Environmentally Preferable Purchasing 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
             for construction adhesives and sealants should meet
             the limits specified in the California Air Resources
             Board Regulation for Reducing Volatile Organic
Finishwork   Compound Emissions from Consumer Products:
                   ·Construction adhesives: the greater of 15% by
Finishwork   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 weight
Finishwork   or 650 grams/liter
             7.2 Innovative options
             7.2.1 Builder‟s operations and business practices            4
             include environmental management system concepts
Finishwork   (the builder must be ISO 14001 certified)
             BRONZE MIMIMUM = 3
             SILVER MIMIMUM = 5
             GOLD MINIMUM = 6
             TOTAL SECTION 7 POINTS                                               0

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