Energy use has long been a focus of USGBC. Historically, LEED strategies centered on energy efficiency: reducing the amount of energy used to perform a certain task or provide a certain service.
The Demand Response (DR) Pilot Credit was introduced to encourage building owners and facility managers to take into account not only how much electricity a building is using but also when; and to reward LEED project teams that willingly reduce electricity use during periods of high demand.
This report provides a summary of the credit requirements for the DR Pilot Credit and LEED v4 Energy & Atmosphere Credit: Demand Response. This report reviews pilot credit registration numbers, certification outcomes, and project team feedback in order to 1) inform future development of this and other pilot credit s, and 2) serve as a resource for project teams interested in demand response and similar strategies reduce electricity use during periods of high demand.