Achieve increasing levels of energy conservation beyond the referenced standard to reduce environmental impacts associated with excessive energy use.
NOTE: All projects registered after June 26th, 2007 are required to achieve at least two (2) points under EAc1. LEED for Homes and LEED for Neighborhood Development projects are exempt from this requirement. LEED for Commercial Interiors projects may earn 2 points from achieving any combination of the 4 sub-credits under EAc1.
For all ENERGYSTAR® eligible equipment and appliances installed in the project, including appliances, office equipment, electronics, and commercial food service equipment (but excluding HVAC, lighting, and building envelope products):
- 70%, by rated-power, of ENERGY STAR eligible equipment and appliances shall be ENERGY STAR rated (1 point);
- 90%, by rated-power, of ENERGY STAR eligible equipment and appliances shall be ENERGY STAR rated (2 points).