HUD MAP

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) newly revised Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) is designed to establish national standards for approved lenders to prepare, process, and submit loan applications for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily mortgage insurance. The HUD MAP program is intended to provide a consistent, expedited mortgage insurance application process. The application must include the lender’s Capital Needs Assessments (CNA). A HUD Custom Statement of Energy Design Intent (SEDI) or Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) are options to help meet this requirement. HUD now offers a reduced Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) to projects willing to adopt higher energy-efficiency and sustainability standards. To qualify Project Teams must hire a MAP qualified Energy Professional to perform a SEDI using EPA’s Portfolio Manager and certify at least a minimum Benchmark score of 75 is achieved. The owner must also certify that it will pursue, achieve, and maintain an industry-recognized standard for Green Building.

As an Energy Professional, Viridiant is qualified to produce the requisite SEDI (new construction) or SEP (rehabilitation) in addition to providing education, energy analysis, and verification of the following standards:

  • EarthCraft Multifamily
  • Energy Star Certification
  • U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-H

If your Project Team is ready to request services, complete the Pre-Review Submittal form below. Project Teams are strongly encouraged to submit the Pre-Review form during design development. Explore Viridiant’s service offerings for HUD MAP projects:

SEDI

New construction projects requesting SEDI only

PROCESS

All multifamily projects requesting a SEDI must complete a Pre-Review Submittal which will ask for basic project information, project drawings, and a $500 Pre-Review fee. Upon receiving a complete submission, Viridiant staff will perform a preliminary assessment of the suitability of the project for the SEDI process and communicate the results to the Project Team. Viridiant will provide a quote for necessary energy analysis, suggestions to improve the ENERGY STAR score if it is less than 75, one revision to the energy models, the generation of the SEDI, and a letter attesting that the project intends to pursue the necessary work to achieve the ENERGY STAR score on the SEDI. Often the analysis determines that changes to the scope are needed to score a 75 or higher.

NEXT STEPS

Submit the Pre-Review form below. In the comments section, please note any major upcoming deadlines for this project. Our initial review will take up to 3 business days and the detailed SEDI analysis takes approximately 2 weeks.

SEDI & EarthCraft Certification

New construction projects requesting SEDI & verification of a green building standard

PROCESS

All multifamily projects pursuing EarthCraft Certification must complete a Pre-Review Submittal. The current online form requires:

  • ECMF Workbook V5 (must fill out Cover Sheet, Spec Sheet, & Architect Checklist)
  • Digital set of scalable plans (must include floor plans, elevations, & exterior wall sections)
  • $500 Pre-Review fee

Upon receiving a complete submission, Viridiant staff will perform a preliminary assessment of the suitability of the project for the SEDI process and communicate the results to the Project Team. Viridiant will provide a quote for necessary energy analysis, suggestions to improve the ENERGY STAR score if it is less than 75, one revision to the energy models, the generation of the SEDI, and a letter attesting that the project intends to pursue the necessary work to achieve the ENERGY STAR score on the SEDI, as well as EarthCraft certification. Often the analysis determines that changes to the scope are needed to score a 75 or higher. Once the SEDI process is complete, Project Teams will follow the rest of the EarthCraft certification process (see tabular steps below).

STEP 1: Pre-Review

This step is described above for projects that are requesting a SEDI and verification of EarthCraft Certification. After multifamily projects complete a Pre-Review Submittal, the EarthCraft Multifamily team builds worst case energy models and provides feedback to the project team to ensure the project will meet minimum energy efficiency requirements.

STEP 2: Pre-Construction

Next the project team will register the project and schedule a Design Review Meeting. This meeting should be held before construction documents are issued. Upon registration, an ECMF Project Manager (PM) will be assigned to the project. The PM will issue a contract and confirm the meeting date. The registration will ask for an updated ECMF Workbook, the latest digital set of plans, and HVAC Load Calculations.

Using this information, the ECMF team will update the project’s preliminary energy models and complete a comprehensive review of all materials. During the Design Review Meeting, the project team and Viridiant staff will review ECMF program requirements and energy modeling. The PM will communicate suggested modifications that should be incorporated to reach ECMF certification.

STEP 3: Construction

Next the Project Team should schedule a Construction Kick-Off Meeting with the project’s assigned Technical Advisor (TA). The TA will meet onsite with the general contractor and pertinent subcontractors to review the project workbook, necessary documentation, and diagnostic testing goals.

From this point on, the TA will be making regular site visits to the site to observe construction progress as well as verify program compliance and point items. The TA will visually inspect necessary air sealing measures and insulation levels. The TA will conduct preliminary diagnostic testing (duct blaster and blower door tests) on up to 10% of the units.

STEP 4: Project Closeout

The TA will conduct final diagnostic testing on a minimum of 30% of the units to verify the project meets or surpasses established infiltration and duct leakage goals. The TA will also visually verify that installed fixtures and appliances are consistent with efficiencies specified for the project. It is the TA’s responsibility to compile all documents for verification of program compliance.

Once the signed final worksheet, testing summary, and any other necessary items are ready, the TA will submit the final submittal package to Viridiant staff for review. The assigned Project Manager will review and update the project files, and confirm energy modeling performance.

STEP 5: Certification

After ensuring program compliance and fulfillment of energy goals, and confirming project fees were paid in full, Viridiant will certify the project under the EarthCraft Multifamily program. The developer will be provided with an EarthCraft certificate, notification letter, exterior plaque, and labels.

NEXT STEPS

Submit the Pre-Review form below. In the comments section, please note any major upcoming deadlines for this project. Our initial review will take up to 3 business days and the detailed SEDI analysis takes approximately 2 weeks.

SEP

Renovation projects requesting SEP only

PROCESS

All multifamily renovation projects requesting a SEP must complete a Pre-Review Submittal which will ask for basic project information. Viridiant will contact the Project Team to discuss the project and next steps.

SEP & EarthCraft Certification

Renovation projects requesting SEP & verification of a green building standard

PROCESS

All multifamily projects pursuing EarthCraft Certification must complete a Pre-Review Submittal. The current online form requires:

  • ECMFR Workbook V5 (must fill out Cover Sheet, Spec Sheet, & Architect Checklist)
  • Digital set of scalable plans (must include floor plans, elevations, & exterior wall sections)
  • $500 Pre-Review fee

Upon receiving a complete submission, Viridiant staff will perform a preliminary assessment of the suitability of the project for the SEP process. Once the SEP process is complete, Project Teams will follow the rest of the EarthCraft certification process (see tabular steps below).

STEP 1: Pre-Review

This step is described above for projects that are requesting a SEP and verification of EarthCraft Certification. An EarthCraft Technical Advisor (TA) will visit the project to assess current site conditions and conduct baseline diagnostic testing. After multifamily projects complete a Pre-Review Submittal, the EarthCraft Multifamily team builds worst case energy models and provides feedback to the project team to ensure the project will meet minimum energy improvement requirements.

STEP 2: Pre-Construction

Next the project team will register the project and schedule a Design Review Meeting. This meeting should be held before construction documents are issued. Upon registration, an ECMF Project Manager (PM) will be assigned to the project. The PM will issue a contract and confirm the meeting date. The registration will ask for an updated ECMF Workbook, the latest digital set of plans, and HVAC Load Calculations. The TA will visit the site to conduct pre-demolition diagnostic testing on 10% of the units (including each unit type).

Using this information, the ECMF team will update the project’s preliminary energy models and complete a comprehensive review of all materials. During the Design Review Meeting, the project team and Viridiant staff will review ECMF program requirements and energy modeling. The PM will communicate suggested modifications that should be incorporated to reach ECMF certification.

STEP 3: Construction

Next the Project Team should schedule a Construction Kick-Off Meeting with the project’s assigned Technical Advisor (TA). The TA will meet onsite with the general contractor and pertinent subcontractors to review the project workbook, necessary documentation, and diagnostic testing goals.

From this point on, the TA will be making regular site visits to the site to observe renovation progress as well as verify program compliance and point items. The TA will visually inspect necessary air sealing measures and insulation levels (if applicable). The TA will conduct preliminary diagnostic testing on up to 10% of the units.

STEP 4: Project Closeout

The TA will conduct final diagnostic testing on a minimum of 30% of the units to verify the project meets or surpasses established infiltration and duct leakage goals. The TA will also visually verify that installed fixtures and appliances are consistent with efficiencies specified for the project. It is the TA’s responsibility to compile all documents for verification of program compliance.

Once the signed final worksheet, testing summary, and any other necessary items are ready, the TA will submit the final submittal package to Viridiant staff for review. The assigned Project Manager will review and update the project files, and confirm energy modeling performance.

STEP 5: Certification

After ensuring program compliance and fulfillment of energy goals, and confirming project fees were paid in full, Viridiant will certify the project under the EarthCraft Multifamily program. The developer will be provided with an EarthCraft certificate, notification letter, exterior plaque, and labels.

NEXT STEPS

Submit the Pre-Review form below. In the comments section, please note any major upcoming deadlines for this project. Viridiant will contact the Project Team to discuss the project and next steps.

EarthCraft Certification

Projects that already have SEDI or SEP and are requesting verification of a green building standard

Process

All multifamily projects pursuing EarthCraft Certification must complete a Pre-Review Submittal. The current online form requires:

  • ECMF Workbook V5 – must fill out Cover Sheet, Spec Sheet, & Architect Checklist
  • Digital set of scalable plans (must include floor plans, elevations, & exterior wall sections)
  • $500 Pre-Review fee

Upon receiving a complete submission, Viridiant staff will perform a preliminary assessment of the suitability of the project for the EarthCraft process and communicate any necessary changes to meet the program requirements.  If the Project Team decides to continue with the certification process, we will provide a quote for EarthCraft certification.  Often, but not always, our analysis determines that changes to the plans are needed to meet the requirements of the EarthCraft program. To learn more about the EarthCraft program and process, visit the main EarthCraft Multifamily page.

Next Steps

Submit the Pre-Review form below. In the comments section, please note any major upcoming deadlines for this project. Our initial review will take up to 10 business days.