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LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors | v2 - LEED 2.0

Energy use, measurement and payment accountability

EAc3 | Possible 2 points


Provide for the ongoing accountability and optimization of tenant energy and water consumption performance over time.


CASE A: For those projects with an area that constitute less than 75% of the total building area:
  • Install sub-metering equipment to measure and record energy uses within the tenant space. (1 point.)
  • Negotiate a lease where energy costs are paid by the tenant and not included in the base rent. (1 point)


CASE B: For those projects with an area that constitutes 75% or more of the total building area, install continuous metering equipment for the following end-uses: (2 points)
  • Lighting systems and controls

    • Constant and variable motor loads
    • Variable frequency drive (VFD) operation
    • Chiller efficiency at variable loads (kW/ton)
    • Cooling load
    • Air and water economizer and heat recovery cycles
    • Air distribution static pressures and ventilation air volumes
    • Boiler efficiencies
    • Building-related process energy systems and equipment
    • Indoor water riser and outdoor irrigation systems
  • Develop a Measurement & Verification plan that incorporates the monitoring information from the above end-uses and is consistent with Option B, C or D of the 2001 International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume I: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings.
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