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LEED v2009
Existing Building Operations
Energy and Atmosphere
Performance Measurement—Building Automation System

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EBOM-2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System 1 point

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Intent

To provide information to support the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy performance and identify opportunities for additional energy-saving investments.

Requirements

Have in place a computer-based building automation system (BAS) that monitors and controls major building systems, including at a minimum, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting. Have a preventive maintenance program in place that ensures BAS components are tested and repaired or replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended interval. Demonstrate that the BAS is being used to inform decisions regarding changes in building operations and energy-saving investments.

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My project has a BAS for the main building HVAC and lighting, but then a separate BAS for an attached arena’s HVAC and lighting. Would this meet the credit requirements?

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Intent

To provide information to support the ongoing accountability and optimization of building energy performance and identify opportunities for additional energy-saving investments.

Requirements

Have in place a computer-based building automation system (BAS) that monitors and controls major building systems, including at a minimum, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting. Have a preventive maintenance program in place that ensures BAS components are tested and repaired or replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended interval. Demonstrate that the BAS is being used to inform decisions regarding changes in building operations and energy-saving investments.

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My project has a BAS for the main building HVAC and lighting, but then a separate BAS for an attached arena’s HVAC and lighting. Would this meet the credit requirements?

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The lighting in our project isn’t tied to the BAS. Is there an alternative way to meet the credit requirements?

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Can sensor calibration be performed in-house? Would a contracto or vendor be capable of performing this service?

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Our project building has lighting in the stairwells that is kept on 24/7 for safety and code considerations. All other lighting in the building is on occupancy sensors. Will this situation prohibit the project from being able to pursue this credit?

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Ben Stanley

WSP - Built Ecology
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