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Use of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools in EA Credit 1, LEED for Schools

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Type Guidance
Published on 5 Mar 2008

The Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group has approved the use of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for K-12 Schools. The guide can be downloaded for free by following this URL:

The guide is available for use by projects that are less than 100,000 gross square feet. It is required that the project have HVAC systems specified in Chapter 3 climate zone tables and follow recommendations contained in Chapter 5 (HV1-32), as appropriate for the climate zone in which the building is located. Furthermore, the building must comply with the scope restrictions in the Introduction of the Guide; schools that include extraordinary heat or pollution generation (such as indoor pools, wet labs [e.g., chemistry], “dirty” dry labs [e.g., wood-working or auto shop], etc.) are not eligible to use the guide.

LEED for Schools Rating System and Reference Guide errata will be issued shortly, as well as an amendment to the LEED-Online submittal template. Questions can be directed to [email protected]

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