LEED Credits v4

Verdigris can also help you qualify for up to 2 LEEDs credits, as well as help you meet some of the requirements for LEED credits. Here are the options;

Required

New Construction - Interior Construction and Design - Building-level energy metering

Intent

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

Requirements

Install new or use existing building-level energy meters or submeters that can be aggregated to provide building-level data representing total building energy consumption (electricity, natural gas, chilled water, steam, fuel oil, propane, biomass, etc). Utility-owned meters capable of aggregating building-level resource use 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 or typical occupancy, whichever comes first. At a minimum, energy consumption must be tracked at one-month intervals.

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

New Construction - Interior Construction and Design - Minimum energy performance

The following will earn you LEED Credits but are not required

Existing Buildings Building Operations and Maintenance - Advanced Energy Metering
2 Points possible

Intent

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

Requirements are as follows

Establishment

Install advanced energy metering for the following:

  • All whole-building energy sources used by the building; and

  • Major end uses that represent 20% or more of the total annual consumption of the building minus plug load use.

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 36 months.

  • The data must be remotely accessible.

  • All meters in the system must be capable of reporting hourly, daily, monthly, and annual energy use.

Performance

Program the facility’s energy management system to set an alarm whenever the energy consumption and peak demand rise above the anticipated amount by more than 5%. The anticipated consumption and peak should be determined by analyzing historical facility performance and weather and operating conditions and should be set on at least monthly, preferably daily.

Demand measurements must be taken in time increments no longer than the increments used for utility billing or in one-hour increments, whichever is less time.

On at least a monthly basis, report the facility’s utility peak demand and total consumption and compare it with the data for the previous month and the same month from the previous year.

New Construction Interior Construction and Design - Advanced Energy Metering
1 Point possible

Intent

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

Requirements are as follows

Install advanced energy metering for the following:

  • All whole-building energy sources used by the building; and

  • Any individual energy end uses that represent 10% or more of the total annual consumption of the building.

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 36 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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Verdigris may also be able to help you on your way towards more LEED credits. There are a possible 51 more points listed below.

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