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LEED v2009
Existing Building Operations
Energy and Atmosphere

Existing Building Commissioning—Implementation

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EBOM-2009 EAc2.2: Existing building commissioning - implementation 1-2 points

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Intent

To implement minor improvements and identify planned capital projects to ensure that the building’s major energy-using systems are repaired, operated and maintained effectively to optimize energy performance.

Requirements

Implement no- or low-cost operational improvements and create a capital plan for major retrofits or upgrades.

Provide training for management staff that builds awareness and skills in a broad range of sustainable building operations topics. This could include energy efficiency and building, equipment and systems operations and maintenance.

Demonstrate the observed and/or anticipated financial costs and benefits of measures that have been implemented.

Update the building operating plan as necessary to reflect any changes in the occupancy schedule, equipment run-time schedule, design set points and lighting levels.

Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

Pilot Alternative Compliance Path Available

This credit has an alternative compliance path available for the use of ISO 50001: Energy Management Systems. For more information see Pilot ACP 86: LEED 2009 EBOM ACPs for ISO 50001.

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Intent

To implement minor improvements and identify planned capital projects to ensure that the building’s major energy-using systems are repaired, operated and maintained effectively to optimize energy performance.

Requirements

Implement no- or low-cost operational improvements and create a capital plan for major retrofits or upgrades.

Provide training for management staff that builds awareness and skills in a broad range of sustainable building operations topics. This could include energy efficiency and building, equipment and systems operations and maintenance.

Demonstrate the observed and/or anticipated financial costs and benefits of measures that have been implemented.

Update the building operating plan as necessary to reflect any changes in the occupancy schedule, equipment run-time schedule, design set points and lighting levels.

Credit substitution available

You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

Pilot Alternative Compliance Path Available

This credit has an alternative compliance path available for the use of ISO 50001: Energy Management Systems. For more information see Pilot ACP 86: LEED 2009 EBOM ACPs for ISO 50001.

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How much training does staff need to receive during the performance period?

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How do we determine what which energy conservation measures identified in the ASHRAE Level II audit are low-cost, and therefore have to be implemented under this credit?

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We have many improvements that meet the 18-month payback definition of low-cost, but together they add up to a lot of money. We just don’t have the budget to implement these projects during our performance period. What can we do?

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Our performance period is almost over and we wont be able to finish implementing all the low and no-cost measures. What should we do?

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David Hubka

LEED Fellow, WELL AP

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Director - Program Development

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