To increase water efficiency, eliminating the need for a cooling tower.
O+M v2009 projects may use this pilot credit for 1 innovation point
Projects without Cooling Towers or Evaporative Condensers
Projects may earn full credit if all conditions are met:
- the baseline system designated for the building using ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Appendix G Table G3.1.1 includes a cooling tower (systems 7 & 8)
- the project design case does not include a cooling tower
- the design case mechanical system does not use the latent heat of the evaporative cooling of water.
- the project does not receive any cooling from a District cooling system
All other system types are ineligible for credit.
General Pilot Documentation Requirements
- Participate in the LEEDuser pilot credit forum
- Complete the feedback survey:
Credit Specific Documentation
Provide documentation showing that the project meets all requirements including:
- Documentation showing that the project is designated as systems 7 or 8 under ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Appendix G Table G3.1.1
- Documentation (site plan or mechanical system plan, energy model or other) showing that the project design case does not include a cooling tower or other system that uses the latent heat of the evaporative cooling of water, and is not connected to a District cooling system..
Documentation should be uploaded under the Cooling Tower Water Use credit form in LEED Online.
- 5/4/2016 - added clarification that projects connected to District cooling systems are not eligible
- 4/4/2017 - added as an option for EBOM v2009 projects for 1 innovation point
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