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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v2 - LEED 2.0

Measurement and verification - base building

EAc5.1 | Possible 1 point


Provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy consumption over time.


  • Develop and implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V) Plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure Isolation, as specified in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April, 2003. The documentation is to include

    1. a description of the infrastructure design,
    2. existing meter locations,
    3. existing meter specifications,
    4. 1-line electrical schematics identifying end-use circuits,
    5. guidelines for carrying out tenant sub-metering.
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