A. Yes, a LEAP home can be certified by LEED
when its plans and design specifications are
adhered to, and other mandatory
requirements of the LEED rating system are met
by the contributing facets of the project and
project team. Because of its design, a LEAP
designed project greatly advances the LEED
Q. Can I choose my own components like
doors, windows, exterior finish, etc. to build my
A. Yes, but why would you? A LEAP designed
home is a synergistic design solution that
brings together compatible components that
render a beautiful, economical and efficient
dwelling solution. We've already done the
homework- so you can spend your valuable
time managing other important aspects of the
Q. Are structural layouts included in LEAP plan
sets of drawings?
A. Yes, schematic structural layouts are
included in the LEAP plan sets. The plan
purchaser is advised to engage a licensed
professional to provide engineering of the
structural layouts to meet the applicable
building codes of the State and Local building
jurisdiction where the LEAP home is to be built.
Q. What about compliance with State Energy
A. Requirements vary from State to State and
energy performance is greatly dependent
upon the components used in the building of
the home. Therefore the plan purchaser is
advised to engage an Energy Calculation
service provider to perform the necessary
computations and documentations required
by the applicable building jurisdiction.
Q. Can a LEAP Adaptive plan be customized?
A. Yes. We will gladly perform limited
customization to a LEAP Adaptive design for
an extra charge of US$65.00 per hour. There
are limitations, so just give us a call to discuss
what you may want to do, and if we can
accommodate you within your budget, we
Q. How many usages are included with each
A. One (1). One plan purchase equals one
usage right to build a LEAP Adaptive design.
You can call LEAP Adaptive do discuss re-use
fees if you plan to build more than one (1)
unit. Please refer to the appropriate license
agreement for detailed information.
Q. Once I have received a set of plans, and
for some reason change my mind or decide
that I don't want the plans, can I return them
for a refund?
A. Within 30 days of your purchase, LEAP
Adaptive will be happy to exchange your
plan purchase for another plan of same or
lesser value, or you may upgrade your
purchase. Because the plans are an
intellectual and licenced product, we are not
able to offer a refund. Once you have
received the plans, you are bound by the
sales agreement which states that your
purchase is non refundable.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Is a LEAP Adaptive house a pre-fab house?
A. No. A LEAP Adaptive (LEAP) house is not a
pre-fab house. LEAP has designed a product
which may be built conventionally or by a "kit
of parts" approach on site by conventional
Wood frame, Light metal frame or structurally
insulated panels (SIP's) as the main vertical
and horizontal structural system.
Q. What makes a LEAP Adaptive home "Green"?
A. LEAP starts with effectively integrating Green
measures into each of its designs, LEAP then
supports the design with a baseline "Green"
specification to help meet the "USGBC" LEED for
HOMES rating criteria. As a professional
member of the United States Green Building
Council (USGBC), LEAP Adaptive remains
current with the requirements, revisions and
updates of the LEED for homes criteria.
Q. Can a LEAP designed home be certified by
the "USGBC" LEED for HOMES rating system?
Leap Adaptive Homes
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