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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v2 - LEED 2.1

Measurement and verification

EAc5 | Possible 1 point


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


Install continuous metering equipment for the following end-uses:

  • 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 risers and outdoor irrigation systems

Develop a Measurement and 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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