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Certification Date: 
September 29, 2016
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September 29, 2016
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September 28, 2018
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LEED for Homes Green Rater
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Author: jhanzal@usgbc.org Date: 29 Sep, 2016 Credential: 5300 Certification Date: 2016-09-29T00:00:00 Reporting start: 2016-09-29T00:00:00 Reporting end: 2018-09-28T00:00:00 LEED Specific CE Hours: Credential Status: Active
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nd v2009 Energy Performance Metering Path pilot acp

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Intent

The intent of this pilot alternative compliance path is to allow an alternate performance method for documenting performance improvement when using Option A., LEED-compliant energy model, as the compliance path in Green Infrastructure and Buildings (GIB) Prerequisite Minimum Building Energy Efficiency and Credit Building Energy Efficiency. This method will use metered energy performance data to document achievement of the credit intent: “To encourage the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings that reduce air, water, and land pollution and adverse environmental effects from energy production and consumption”.

Eligibility:

This pilot alternative compliance path is available to all LEED Neighborhood Development projects that are pursuing Option A., LEED-compliant energy model, as the compliance path in GIB prerequisite Minimum Building Energy Efficiency and Credit Optimize Energy Efficiency.

The requirements of this pilot alternative compliance path apply to 90% of the total building floor area (rounded up to the next whole building) of all nonresidential buildings, mixed-use buildings, and multiunit residential buildings four stories or more constructed as part of the project or undergoing major renovations as part of the LEED ND project. Each counted building must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Metering: Install new or use existing building-level energy meters or submeters that can be aggregated to provide building-level data representing total building energy consumption (electricity, natural gas, chilled water, steam, fuel oil, propane, biomass, etc). Meters should account for all energy used in counted buildings within the project boundary, including locally generated sources of energy. Utility-owned meters capable of aggregating building-level resource use are acceptable.
  • Minimum Occupancy: Meet or exceed the ENERGY STAR minimum annual average occupancy requirements within ten months of initial occupancy (or 75% minimum occupancy if the project is not ENERGY STAR eligible). Occupancy refers to “the percentage of your property’s Gross Floor Area (GFA) that is occupied and operational. The ENERGY STAR minimum occupancy requirements are:
    • Office/Bank/Courthouse/Financial Center – 50%
    • Hotel – 55%
    • Multifamily – 75%
  • Timeline: The project must achieve the minimum occupancy thresholds noted above before the start of the performance period. The 12-month performance period must begin within eleven months of initial project occupancy and must end no more than 60 days prior to the final review submittal. The project (including this pilot credit) must be submitted for initial construction phase LEED certification review within two years of initial project occupancy.
  • Energy-using systems for Non-Energy Star Eligible buildings: The building function and type of building operation must remain consistent throughout the performance period.

Requirements

GIB Prerequisite 2: Minimum Building Energy Efficiency
  • Mandatory ASHRAE 90.1 Provisions: Comply with all mandatory provisions of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1–2007, with errata (or a USGBC-approved alternative standard such as Title-24 2005 or 2008, or Seattle Energy Code 2012).
  • Minimum ASHRAE 90.1 or Local Code Compliance: Comply with all requirements of the current local energy code; or for jurisdictions with no local energy code, comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2007.
  • Metered Performance:
    Meter the building’s energy use for a full 12 months of continuous operation and achieve the levels of efficiency set forth in the options below. Each building’s energy performance must be based on actual metered energy consumption for both the LEED project building(s) and (if applicable) all comparable buildings used for the benchmark.

    All projects, regardless of building type or ENERGY STAR eligibility, are required to establish an ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager profile. Enter all energy consumption data, building space types, and usage patterns into Portfolio Manager. Access to this account and energy meters must be shared with the USGBC.

    All projects must also report their Energy Score using the LEED Dynamic Plaque platform. The project’s energy consumption data generates the Energy Score and can be automated to the LEED Dynamic Plaque platform by providing access to the account in Portfolio Manager.

    Track the following usage on a monthly basis:

    • Occupancy per space type.
    • Operational property use details (i.e. number of workers, number of PCs, operating hours, etc.)
    • Completely vacant or unused spaces (identification of all spaces). This includes any space that is not yet occupied or operational.
Case 1. ENERGY STAR Rating

BD&C: For buildings eligible to receive an energy performance rating using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager tool, achieve an energy performance rating of at least 75. For projects outside the U.S., consult ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Appendixes B and D, to determine the appropriate climate zone.

Case 2. Projects not eligible for ENERGY STAR Rating

Projects not eligible to use EPA’s rating system may compare their buildings’ energy performance with that of comparable buildings, using national averages or actual buildings.

  • Path 1. National average data available
    For building (BD+C / Homes Midrise) or portion of a building (ID+C) types identified in Path 1, demonstrate energy efficiency performance that is 25% better than the median energy performance of similar buildings by benchmarking against the national source energy data provided in the Portfolio Manager tool.
  • Path 2. National average data not available
    If national average source energy data is unavailable for buildings of similar type, benchmark against the building source energy data* of all similar buildings in an available dataset with a minimum of three buildings. The benchmark dataset must be normalized for climate, building use, and occupancy; or alternatively, the dataset must be limited to buildings in the same climate zones, and having the same building use and occupancy. Demonstrate a 25% improvement.
  • * Source energy for Case 2 Path 2: The total source energy consumption shall be calculated for the proposed building, and for each building in the dataset using the same site-to-source ratios per utility. Use the ENERGY STAR Source-Site Ratios for each building energy source from the Energy Star Portfolio Manager Technical Reference: Source Energy for projects in the U.S. and Canada. For international projects, use the U.S. source-to-site ratios or published source-to-site ratios for the country or region where the project is located. The database may NOT use different source-to-site ratios per utility for different buildings in the database.
GIB Credit 2: Building Energy Efficiency

In addition to the requirements identified in EA Prerequisite Minimum Building Energy Efficiency, meet the following requirements:

  • Metered Performance
    Meet the following performance thresholds:

Case 1: ENERGY STAR score

Case 2: Percent Improvement Points

75

25%

Y

79

29%

1

83

33%

2

Submittals

General

Register for the pilot credit

Credits 106-115

Credit Specific Documentation

Two rounds of review will be provided for this ACP: Preliminary and Final.

* Note: If the project team has attempted EA prerequisite: Minimum Building Energy Efficiency using a different compliance approach than outlined in this pilot ACP, an appeal will be required for each additional phase of review using this Pilot ACP approach.

The documentation requirements shall be as follows:
GIB Prerequisite 2: Minimum Building Energy Efficiency
GIB Credit 2: Building Energy Efficiency
Preliminary Review:

Provide the following documentation with the Preliminary review submittal:

  • ASHRAE 90.1-2007 mandatory measure checklist (or mandatory checklist for USGBC approved alternative energy code such as Title-24 2013, NECB 2011, or Seattle Energy Code 2012)
  • Proof of local jurisdiction approval of local energy code requirements. For jurisdictions with no local energy code, ASHRAE 90.1-2007 compliance forms.
  • Narrative. Provide a narrative describing the final energy efficiency measures included in the project design
  • Portfolio Manager Project Data
  • Case 2 Path 1(if applicable): Building type(s) used
  • Case 2 Path 2 (if applicable): Detailed description of the dataset used, the reason for including / excluding buildings from the dataset, and the process intended for normalizing the data. If available, include information on access to any publicly published datasets.
Final Review:

Provide the following documentation with the Final review submittal:

  • Energy Star Portfolio Manager summary reports. Access to Portfolio Manager and energy meters must be shared with “USGBC – LEED Performance Reporting”, and the project’s LEED ID number must be included in the ‘Standard IDs’ section.
  • Proof of Energy Star Label for the performance period
  • Case 2 Projects (if applicable): LEED EB:O+M v2009 Minimum Energy Performance sample form
  • Monthly occupancy data report
  • Energy Score in LEED Dynamic Plaque platform. The project’s energy consumption data can be automated to the LEED Dynamic Plaque by sharing access to Portfolio Manager with “USGBC – LEED Performance Reporting” and adding the project’s LEED ID number. Ensure that the project’s square footage, occupancy, and operating hours are accurate in the platform. Project teams can view the score by activating the project for 30 days, at no cost, at www.LEEDon.io. Email contact@leedon.io for more information.
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Case 1: ENERGY STAR score

Case 2: Percent Improvement Points

75

25%

Y

79

29%

1

83

33%

2

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Lección 2 - Planificacion de gestion de residuos de construccion y demolicion

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International LEED Solutions List

List of all LEED 2009 and LEED v4 International Alternative Compliance Paths with links to each credit in the LEED Credit Library.

List of all LEED 2009 and LEED v4 International Alternative Compliance Paths with links to each credit in the LEED Credit Library.