Home 2.0 Blog Archive

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Durability Prerequisites

With the Oakley Home 2.0 drawings now in for permit, I reached out to the LEED consultant team this past week to reengage them on next steps prior to construction starting in a few weeks. One of the immediate action items on my end was filling out paperwork addressing some of the LEED for Homes prerequisites such as the Durability Checklist. This checklist, which is primarily focused on mitigating unwanted interior water and moisture within the home, has a provision that no carpet shall be used within 3 feet of any exterior door. This is something that I did not accommodate in the initial walkout basement design with wall-to-wall carpet in the bedroom so I have since revised the floor finishes in this area to add a 3'x6' swath of tile in front of the patio door, which is shown below.