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2020 Addenda & FAQ

Addenda & FAQ 

2020 Criteria Addenda & FAQ will be posted here as these are developed.

Addendum
Date Posted:
May 29, 2020

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, in which virtual connectivity, remote schooling, access to tele-medicine and other critical web-based resources is essential, we are expanding the availability of this optional criterion. All projects, regardless of location or construction type, may now choose to pursue Criterion 2.15b for six optional points.

Addendum
Date Posted:
May 29, 2020

Substantial or Moderate Rehab properties in Colorado in Climate Zone 5 may choose to use an alternate path instead of mandatory 2020 Criterion 5.1b.  This existing building Colorado alternate energy path is administered by Energy Outreach Colorado ; please refer to the linked requirements. 

To demonstrate compliance with this alternate path for Enterprise Green Communities Certification, at Prebuild project teams will upload a confirmation letter to the Enterprise certification portal from EOC showing that the project has appropriately committed to the Colorado alternate path.  At Postbuild, project teams will upload a confirmation letter to the Enterprise certification portal from EOC confirming that the project successfully complied.

FAQ
Date Posted:
September 11, 2020

Q: If a project includes electric equipment (of the types listed in the criterion) already, is it eligible for points for Criterion 5.5a?  

A: Only equipment loads powered by a combustion source are eligible for optional points for designing and wiring a seamless switch to electricity as a fuel source.  

FAQ
Date Posted:
September 11, 2020

7.11, 7.12, 7.13 : Promoting Health Through Design   

Q: If a project goes above the mandatory requirement to comply with one of Criteria 7.11, 7.12 & 7.13, and complies with two of the three criteria, would the project earn eight points total or eight points for each criterion? 

A: All projects must comply with at least one of either Criterion 7.11, 7.12, or 7.13. No points are available for meeting this mandatory requirement. If a project complies with a criterion 7.11, 7.12 and 7.13 in addition to meeting the mandatory requirement, it will earn eight points for each additional criterion. 

I.e. A project that complies with Criterion 7.11 earns zero points and meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design. A project that complies with Criterion 7.11 AND 7.12 meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design and earns eight points. And a project that complies with 7.11, 7.12 AND 7.13 meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design and earn sixteen points. 

FAQ
Date Posted:
September 11, 2020

7.11, 7.12, 7.13 : Promoting Health Through Design   

Q: If a project goes above the mandatory requirement to comply with one of Criteria 7.11, 7.12 & 7.13, and complies with two of the three criteria, would the project earn eight points total or eight points for each criterion? 

A: All projects must comply with at least one of either Criterion 7.11, 7.12, or 7.13. No points are available for meeting this mandatory requirement. If a project complies with a criterion 7.11, 7.12 and 7.13 in addition to meeting the mandatory requirement, it will earn eight points for each additional criterion. 

I.e. A project that complies with Criterion 7.11 earns zero points and meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design. A project that complies with Criterion 7.11 AND 7.12 meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design and earns eight points. And a project that complies with 7.11, 7.12 AND 7.13 meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design and earn sixteen points. 

FAQ
Date Posted:
September 11, 2020

7.11, 7.12, 7.13 : Promoting Health Through Design   

Q: If a project goes above the mandatory requirement to comply with one of Criteria 7.11, 7.12 & 7.13, and complies with two of the three criteria, would the project earn eight points total or eight points for each criterion? 

A: All projects must comply with at least one of either Criterion 7.11, 7.12, or 7.13. No points are available for meeting this mandatory requirement. If a project complies with a criterion 7.11, 7.12 and 7.13 in addition to meeting the mandatory requirement, it will earn eight points for each additional criterion. 

I.e. A project that complies with Criterion 7.11 earns zero points and meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design. A project that complies with Criterion 7.11 AND 7.12 meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design and earns eight points. And a project that complies with 7.11, 7.12 AND 7.13 meets the mandatory requirement for Promoting Health Through Design and earn sixteen points. 

FAQ
Date Posted:
September 11, 2020

 Q: Can projects follow more than one of the available Methods to comply with this criterion and accommodate different utility configurations? 

A: Yes, project teams may choose more than one of the Methods available in the criterion; A, B, C or D, to enable project building configuration and utility provider(s) to share energy and water data per the criteria.