ENERGY STAR, LEED EBOM and LEED for Homes

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Katie Fink
Consultant
October 12, 2013

I'm taking my LEED Green Associate exam soon and I've seen some conflicting reports regarding the LEED "Minimum Energy Performance" requirement and which standards it references, where ASHRAE 90.1-2007 is used and where ENERGY STAR is used, specifically as it pertains to this credit.

As far as I can tell, the only rating system that references ENERGY STAR in terms of "MEP" is EBOM.

I've seen that LEED for Homes "Midrise" in LEED v4 (the upcoming version of LEED) references ENERGY STAR in terms of minimum energy performance. I've also heard that LEED for Homes references it, but I can't find anywhere this is stated by USGBC.

Please let me know for each rating system what the standard is that drives "Minimum Energy Performance" based on what's listed in the reference guides, if possible. Thanks in advance!

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