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Measurement & verfication

EA3.2 | Possible point

Intent

To provide for the ongoing accountability and optimization of tenant energy and water consumption performance over time.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for ongoing accountability of building electricity consumption performance over time.

Provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

Provide for the ongoing accountability and optimization of tenant energy and water consumption performance over time.

Demonstrate the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy and water consumption performance over time and add incentives for additional energy reduction.

Document emission reduction benefits of building efficiency actions, retire a portion of the reductions and reduce emissions in the supply chain.

Provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

Provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

Provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

Provide for the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy and water consumption performance over time.

Provide for the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy and water consumption performance over time.

Demonstrate the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy and water consumption performance over time and add incentives for additional energy reduction.

Demonstrate the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy and water consumption performance over time and add incentives for additional energy reduction.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.

To provide for ongoing accountability of building electricity consumption performance over time.

Requirements

Case 1. Projects Less Than 75% of the Total Building Area

Complete 1 or more of the following:

  • Install submetering equipment to measure and record energy use within the tenant space. (2 points)
  • Negotiate a lease whereby energy costs are paid by the tenant and not included in the base rent. (3 points)

OR

Case 2. Projects 75% or More of the Total Building Area
OPTION 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

OPTION 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

Option 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of postconstruction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

Option 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of postconstruction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

Option 3. Third Party Data Source (1 point)

Meet MPR 6 through compliance Option 1: Energy and Water Data Release Form. Projects must register an account in ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager tool and share the project file with the USGBC master account.

Option 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of postconstruction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

Option 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of postconstruction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

Option 3. Third Party Data Source (1 point)

Meet MPR 6 through compliance Option 1: Energy and Water Data Release Form. Projects must register an account in ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager tool and share the project file with the USGBC master account.

Option 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of postconstruction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

Option 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of postconstruction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

Option 3. Third Party Data Source (1 point)

Meet MPR 6 through compliance Option 1: Energy and Water Data Release Form. Projects must register an account in ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager tool and share the project file with the USGBC master account.

Develop and implement a Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

In addition, provide evidence of the long-term M&V Plan (minimum two years after the M&V period above).

Develop and implement a long-term M&V Plan consistent with Option B, C, or D of Volume 1 of the IPMVP: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings, March, 2002. The application of Volume I methods is contingent upon establishing a stable base year of operation as a result of the initial Volume III M&V period. If a stable base year cannot be established, the Volume III methods shall be continued into the longterm M&V period.

OR (1 point)

Meet MPR 6 through compliance with Option 1: Energy and Water Data Release Form. Projects must register an account in ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager tool and share the project file with the USGBC master account.

Option 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) as specified by the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The documentation must include the following:

  • A description of the infrastructure design.
  • Existing meter locations.
  • Existing meter specifications.
  • 1-line electrical schematics identifying end-use circuits.
  • Guidelines for carrying out tenant sub-metering.

OR

Option 2

Develop a and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified by the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The documentation must include the following:

  • A description of the infrastructure design.
  • Existing meter locations.
  • Existing meter specifications.
  • 1-line electrical schematics identifying end-use circuits.
  • Guidelines for carrying out tenant sub-metering.
Option 3. Third Party Data Source (1 point)

Meet MPR 6 through compliance Option 1: Energy and Water Data Release Form. Projects must register an account in ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager tool and share the project file with the USGBC master account.

Include a centrally monitored electronic metering network in the base building design that is capable of being expanded to accommodate the future tenant submetering as required by LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System EA Credit 3: Measurement and Verification.

Develop a tenant measurement and verification (M&V) plan that documents and advises future tenants of this opportunity and the means of achievement.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

  • Develop and implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003.
  • The M&V period shall cover a period of no less than one year of post-construction occupancy.
CASE A: For those projects with an area that constitute less than 75% of the total building area:
  • Install sub-metering equipment to measure and record energy uses within the tenant space. (1 point.)
  • Negotiate a lease where energy costs are paid by the tenant and not included in the base rent. (1 point)

OR

CASE B: For those projects with an area that constitutes 75% or more of the total building area, install continuous metering equipment for the following end-uses: (2 points)
  • Lighting systems and controls

    • Constant and variable motor loads
    • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation
    • Chiller efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton)
    • Cooling load
    • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycles
    • Air distribution static pressures and ventilation air volumes
    • Boiler efficiencies
    • Building-related process energy systems and equipment
    • Indoor water riser and outdoor irrigation systems
  • Develop a Measurement & Verification plan that incorporates the monitoring information from the above end-uses and is consistent with Option B, C or D of the 2001 International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume I: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings.

Have in place over the performance period continuous metering for the following items: (Up to 3 points can be earned — one point is earned for each four actions implemented/maintained)

  • Lighting systems and controls.
  • Separate building electric meters that allow aggregation of all process electric loads (Process electric loads are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate building natural gas meters that allow aggregation of all process natural gas loads (Process natural gas loads are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all indoor occupants’ related water use for required fixtures.
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all indoor process water use (Process water uses are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all outdoor irrigation water use.
  • Chilled water system efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton) or cooling loads (for non-chilled water systems).
  • Cooling load.
  • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycle operation.
  • Boiler efficiencies.
  • Building specific process energy systems and equipment efficiency.
  • Constant and variable motor loads.
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation.
  • Air distribution, static pressure and ventilation air volumes.

For each item metered, prepare, implement and maintain a program for using the data gathered to improve building performance over time.

Identify building performance parameters that reduce energy use and emissions.

  • Track and record emission reductions delivered by energy efficiency, renewable energy and other building emission reduction actions.
  • Report emission reductions using a third-party voluntary certification program.
  • Retire at least 10% of the reported emission reductions through a third-party voluntary certification program. (To meet this requirement, the third-party voluntary emission reduction certification and retirement programs must be programs of credible organizations. Third-party programs shall notify any applicable local or regional emission reduction registries of the reported emission reductions.)
  • Ask the suppliers of goods and services for the building to do the same by implementing actions of tracking, reporting, retiring emission reductions and asking their suppliers to do the same.
  • Develop and implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003.
  • The M&V period shall cover a period of no less than one year of post-construction occupancy.
  • Provide a process for corrective action to ensure energy savings are realized if the results of the M & V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.
  • Develop and implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003. The documentation is to include

    1. a description of the infrastructure design,
    2. existing meter locations,
    3. existing meter specifications,
    4. 1-line electrical schematics identifying end-use circuits,
    5. guidelines for carrying out tenant sub-metering.
  • Include a centrally monitored electronic metering network in the base building design that is capable of being expanded to accommodate the future tenant sub-metering as required by LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System EA Credit 3.
  • Develop a tenant M&V Plan that documents and advises future tenants of this opportunity and the means of their achievement.

Install continuous metering equipment for the following end-uses:

  • Lighting systems and controls
  • Constant and variable motor loads
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation
  • Chiller efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton)
  • Cooling load
  • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycles
  • Air distribution static pressures and ventilation air volumes
  • Boiler efficiencies
  • Building-related process energy systems and equipment
  • Indoor water risers and outdoor irrigation systems

Develop a Measurement and Verification plan that incorporates the monitoring information from the above end-uses and is consistent with Option B, C or D of the 2001 International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume I: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings.

Comply with the long term continuous measurement of performance as stated in Option B: Methods by Technology of the US DOE’s International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) for the following:

  • Lighting systems and controls
  • Constant and variable motor loads
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation
  • Chiller efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton)
  • Cooling load
  • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycles
  • Air distribution static pressures and ventilation air volumes
  • Boiler efficiencies
  • Building specific process energy efficiency systems and equipment
  • ndoor water risers and outdoor irrigation systems.

Have in place over the performance period continuous metering for the following items: (Up to 3 points can be earned — one point is earned for each four actions implemented/maintained)

  • Lighting systems and controls.
  • Separate building electric meters that allow aggregation of all process electric loads (Process electric loads are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate building natural gas meters that allow aggregation of all process natural gas loads (Process natural gas loads are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all indoor occupants’ related water use for required fixtures.
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all indoor process water use (Process water uses are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all outdoor irrigation water use.
  • Chilled water system efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton) or cooling loads (for non-chilled water systems).
  • Cooling load.
  • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycle operation.
  • Boiler efficiencies.
  • Building specific process energy systems and equipment efficiency.
  • Constant and variable motor loads.
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation.
  • Air distribution, static pressure and ventilation air volumes.

For each item metered, prepare, implement and maintain a program for using the data gathered to improve building performance over time.

Have in place over the performance period continuous metering for the following items: (Up to 3 points can be earned — one point is earned for each four actions implemented/maintained)

  • Lighting systems and controls.
  • Separate building electric meters that allow aggregation of all process electric loads (Process electric loads are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate building natural gas meters that allow aggregation of all process natural gas loads (Process natural gas loads are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all indoor occupants’ related water use for required fixtures.
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all indoor process water use (Process water uses are defined in the LEED for Existing Buildings Reference Guide).
  • Separate meters that allow aggregation of all outdoor irrigation water use.
  • Chilled water system efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton) or cooling loads (for non-chilled water systems).
  • Cooling load.
  • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycle operation.
  • Boiler efficiencies.
  • Building specific process energy systems and equipment efficiency.
  • Constant and variable motor loads.
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation.
  • Air distribution, static pressure and ventilation air volumes.

For each item metered, prepare, implement and maintain a program for using the data gathered to improve building performance over time.

OPTION 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

OPTION 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.

The M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OPTION 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.
The documentation must include the following:

  • A description of the infrastructure design
  • Existing meter locations
  • Existing meter specifications
  • 1-line electrical schematics identifying end-use circuits
  • Guidelines for carrying out tenant sub-metering

OR

OPTION 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified by the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003.
The documentation must include the following:

  • A description of the infrastructure design
  • Existing meter locations
  • Existing meter specifications
  • 1-line electrical schematics identifying end-use circuits
  • Guidelines for carrying out tenant sub-metering

Include a centrally monitored electronic metering network in the base building design that is capable of being expanded to accommodate the future tenant submetering as required by LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors Rating System EA Credit 3: Measurement and Verification.

Develop a tenant measurement and verification (M&V) plan that documents and advises future tenants of this opportunity and the means of achievement.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

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