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LEED v2009
Commercial Interiors
Energy and Atmosphere
Measurement and Verification

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CI-2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification 2-5 points

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Intent

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

Requirements

Case 1. Projects Less Than 75% of the Total Building Area

Complete 1 or more of the following:

  • Install submetering equipment to measure and record energy use within the tenant space. (2 points)
  • Negotiate a lease whereby energy costs are paid by the tenant and not included in the base rent. (3 points)

OR

Case 2. Projects 75% or More of the Total Building Area
OPTION 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) 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 M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

OPTION 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with 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 M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

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© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

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

Requirements

Case 1. Projects Less Than 75% of the Total Building Area

Complete 1 or more of the following:

  • Install submetering equipment to measure and record energy use within the tenant space. (2 points)
  • Negotiate a lease whereby energy costs are paid by the tenant and not included in the base rent. (3 points)

OR

Case 2. Projects 75% or More of the Total Building Area
OPTION 1

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings Estimation Method 2) 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 M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

OR

OPTION 2

Develop and implement a measurement and verification (M&V) plan consistent with 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 M&V period must cover at least 1 year of post-construction occupancy.

Provide a process for corrective action if the results of the M&V plan indicate that energy savings are not being achieved.

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