Entry Type ID Date Applicable Rating System Primary Credit Inquiry (LIs) Ruling (LIs) Related Addenda/LIs Related Resources Campus Applicable Internationally Applicable Country Applicability Reference Guide (Addenda) Page (Addenda) Location (Addenda) Description of Change (Addenda) "Regional ACP" "100001897" "2014-07-01" "New Construction, Core and Shell, Schools - New Construction, Retail - New Construction, Healthcare, Data centers - New Construction, Hospitality - New Construction, Warehouse and distribution centers - New Construction" "EA Credit Optimize Energy Performance" "None" "None" "X" "Canada" "LEED Reference Guide for Building Design and Construction" "405" "Requirements, Option 1" "Add the following as a USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S.\n\n ""Projects in Canada may instead demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared with the baseline according to the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011. The same percentage improvement in energy performance is required to meet the Prerequisite, and the same points for percentage improvement in energy performance are applicable for the Credit. The following conditions (where applicable) must be met. Note that unless otherwise noted, CanQUEST (the Canadian energy modelling software based on eQUEST that performs NECB 2011 compliance runs) does not implement these conditions correctly and would require corresponding modifications to the Reference case. 1. Comply with mandatory requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 ASHRAE 90.1-2010 mandatory requirements must be met, in addition to the performance path limitations referenced in the NECB 2011 Sections 3.4.1.2, 5.4.1.2 and 6.4.1.2. In cases where ASHRAE and the NECBC reference requirements concerning the same item, the more stringent requirement shall be adhered to. 2. Apply fenestration area convention similar to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Maintain the same FWR (as defined by NECB, including doors) for the Reference as exists in the Proposed Design, up to the prescribed maximum. If the Proposed Design’s FWR exceeds the prescribed FWR, scale down the fenestrations in the Reference case accordingly. 3. Apply skylight area convention similar to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Maintain the same SRR for the Reference as exists in the Proposed Design, up to the prescribed 5% maximum. If the Proposed Design’s SRR exceeds 5%, scale down the skylights in the Reference case accordingly. 4. Model proposed and reference outside air similar to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Proposed and reference (baseline) outside air rates shall be modelled as per ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 (G3.1.2.6). 5. Apply ASHRAE kitchen exhaust demand ventilation requirements Provide for the same demand ventilation requirements as described in ASHRAE Appendix G3.1.1.d. 6. Apply ASHRAE’s chiller heat recovery requirements Provide for the same chiller heat recovery requirements as applies to ASHRAE. 7. Apply supply air temperature reset controlled based on warmest zone Reset the minimum supply air temperature to satisfy the cooling requirements of the warmest zone, as stipulated in NECB Section 5.2.8.8. Note that this control setting is already corrected in CanQUEST for the Reference case. 8. Account for uninsulated structural penetrations if they exceed 2% of net wall area The 2% allowance may be applied, but based on the net opaque wall area, not the entire building envelope area. 9. Follow ASHRAE/LEED rules for renovations to existing buildings Model existing components consistent with ASHRAE and LEED provisions. 10. Account for all anticipated energy use in building Fully account for all energy end-uses in the energy performance modeling."" "