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LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors | v4 - LEED v4

Advanced energy metering

Possible 2 points


To support energy management and identify opportunities for additional energy savings by tracking building-level and system-level energy use.


Option 1. Metering (1 point)

Install new or use existing tenant-level energy meters to provide tenant-level data representing total tenant energy consumption (electricity, natural gas, chilled water, steam, fuel oil, propane,biomass, etc.). Utility-owned meters are acceptable.

Commit to sharing with USGBC the resulting energy consumption data and electrical demand data (if metered) for a five-year period beginning on the date the project accepts LEED certification. At a minimum, energy consumption must be tracked at one-month intervals.

This commitment must carry forward for five years or until the space changes ownership or lessee.

Option 2. Advanced metering (2 points)

Install advanced energy metering for the following:

  • all energy sources used in the tenant space; and
  • any individual energy end uses that represent 10% or more of the total annual consumption of the tenant space.

The advanced energy metering must have the following characteristics.

  • Meters must be permanently installed, record at intervals of one hour or less, and transmit data to a remote location.
  • Electricity meters must record both consumption and demand. Whole-building electricity meters should record the power factor, if appropriate.
  • The data collection system must use a local area network, building automation system, wireless network, or comparable communication infrastructure.
  • The system must be capable of storing all meter data for at least 18 months.
  • The data must be remotely accessible.
  • All meters in the system must be capable of reporting hourly, daily, monthly, and annual energy use.
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