Achieve increasing levels of energy conservation beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental impacts associated with excessive energy use.
Projects are required to achieve two (2) Optimize Energy Performance points. Project teams are awarded these two points towards LEED certification but documentation that verifies compliance with two (2) Optimize Energy Performance points is mandatory for a project to be awarded LEED
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 ENERGYSTAR eligible equipment and appliances shall be ENERGYSTARrated (1 point);
- 90%, by rated-power, of ENERGY STAR eligible equipment and appliances shall be ENERGYSTAR-rated (2 points).