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

Minimum energy performance

EAp2 | Required


Establish the minimum level of energy efficiency for the proposed building and systems.


Design the building project to comply with both—

  • the mandatory provisions (Sections 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9.4 and 10.4) of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004; and
  • the prescriptive requirements (Sections 5.5, 6.5, 7.5 and 9.5) or performance requirements (Section 11) of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004.
  • NOTE: LEED for Core and Shell projects registered after June 26, 2007 must exceed the minimum energy performance requirements of ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. See EAc1 for the new requirements.
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