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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use the Guidelines
Living and Working
Finished Basement
Home Performance
Major Addition
Gut Rehab
Deep Energy Retrofit
Outdoor Living
Innovative Design Process (IDP)
2. Conduct home performance audit
3. Optimize energy performance during design
4. Manage noise
5. Design with air quality in mind
6. Design for sustainable lifestyle
7. Employ universal design
8. Optimize interior layout
9. Design sheltered entryway
10. Design for storage
11. Provide pantry
Site
15. Design to support connection with nature
16. Design landscapes to encourage outdoor activities
18. Design to minimize outdoor water use
Foundation
20. Upgrade basement foor
21. Upgrade exterior basement walls
23. Provide appropriate insect control
24. Provide proper moisture management strategies
25. Assess vapor profle of new assemblies
26. Properly detail window sills in wet areas
Sustainable Sites (SS)
29. Minimize site disturbance
30. Make use of trees and landscaping to reduce cooling loads
31. Modify landscaping to provide solar access
33. Provide porous pavement
34. Reduce lawn area
35. Provide wildlife habitat
36. Use landscape features to shield house
37. Provide for edible plants in landscape design
38. Landscape to minimize chemical use
Water Effciency (WE)
40. Provide rainwater collection system
Plumbing
41. Install low-water-use kitchen faucet
42. Replace toilets with high-effciency toilets
43. Install low-water-use showerheads
44. Install water-conserving bathroom faucet aerator
Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
General Design and Construction Strategies
46. Evaluate different heat distribution options
47. Insulate foor slab and foundation walls
Building Envelope
48. Optimize energy performance
49. Install attic insulation
50. Consider radiant barrier in attic
51. Conduct blower door test (before and after)
52. Conduct room-to-room pressurization testing
53. Conduct infrared imaging (before and after)
54. Complete thermal bypass inspection and resolution
55. Air Seal and insulate rim joists
56. Upgrade existing windows
57. Upgrade existing exterior door
58. Weatherstrip doors and windows
59. Replace existing windows
61. Provide shading of skylights as needed
62. Install awnings or other exterior window shading system
HVAC
64. Provide appropriate controls and zoning for HVAC
66. Select high-effciency HVAC equipment
EA65
67. Install programmable thermostats
70. Properly seal and insulate HVAC distribution system
71. Make sure ducting is clean
72. Provide air-lock dryer vent
73. Minimize dryer duct length and number of turns
75. Avoid ozone-depleting refrigerants
76. Install ceiling fan
78. Install on-demand hot water recirculation system
79. Choose high-effciency water heater
80. Insulate water heater
81. Insulate hot water pipes
82. Set water heater temperature no higher than necessary
Lighting
83. Provide daylighting
85. Install energy-effcient electric lighting
87. Provide adaptable lighting for multiuse spaces
88. Select outdoor lighting to minimize light pollution
EA88
91. Properly maintain equipment
92. Select high-effciency, H-axis clothes washer
93. Install energy-effcient refrigerator
94. Choose energy-effcient dishwasher
95. Install energy-effcient cooking appliances
96. Consider energy toll of small appliances
97. Choose effcient hot tub or spa
98. Manage phantom loads
99. Select energy-effcient Energy Star–rated offce equipment
Energy Sources
100. Confgure for solar access
101. Consider solar water heating
102. Consider solar electric (photovoltaic) system
104. Complete client education
105. Practice energy-effcient, healthy lifestyle
106. Provide for line-drying options for laundry
Materials and Resources (MR)
107. Manage construction and demolition waste
108. Consider reuse of existing materials
109. Consider patio rather than wooden deck
111. Choose less harmful pressure-treated lumber
112. Use recycled-content plastic or composite decking boards
113. Use environmentally preferable patio materials
114. Use fy ash in concrete
118. Use FSC-certifed wood
119. Install a durable wall cladding
120. Provide durable, refective roof
Lighting and Electrical
121. Plan for future wiring and cabling needs
122. Consider environmentally preferable piping material
123. Include plumbing access panel
124. Install readily accessible, single-throw shut-off valve
MR124
Walls and Ceilings
127. Select environmentally preferable interior doors
128. Frame for installation of future grab bars
129. Consider alternative wallcovering products
130. Use appropriate sheens for paints and fnishes
131. Consider natural fnishes
132. Consider tile and tile trim pieces with recycled content
Floors and Flooring Products
133. Consider reuse of existing fooring and subfooring
MR137
Furniture and Fittings
144. Select ergonomic furniture and offce equipment
146. Select compact furniture that incorporates storage
148. Select cabinets made from greener materials
149. Install environmentally preferable countertops
151. Select upholstered furniture with care
152. Choose environmentally preferable fabrics
155. Provide for paper recycling
156. Select materials that are easy to clean
157. Consider using bulk-product dispensers for body care products
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
158. Control spread of pollutants
160. Conduct lead-safe work
161. Install track-off mats at exterior doors
163. Install radon mitigation system
164. Install CO and smoke alarms
165. Isolate attached garages
166. Install effective kitchen ventilation
167. Install effective bath ventilation
169. Consider stand-alone equipment to address moisture
170. Provide for forced-air system pressure relief
171. Provide fresh air as part of ventilation system
173. Provide for additional air fltration
183. Use nonpaper-faced gypsum board in moist areas
184. Limit use of wallcoverings in high moisture areas
185. Use low- or zero-VOC interior paints and fnishes
186. Limit use of VOC-emitting wallcoverings
188. Choose furniture and fttings that will not absorb moisture
IEQ191
189. Choose furniture fnished with least- toxic products
191. Minimize use of plush and porous materials
IEQ190
192. Select furniture that is easy to clean
195. Choose interior accessories with care
197. Store all toxic chemicals away from living space
Strategy Image Appendix
Building Profle Worksheet
Credits for Photography and Illustration
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