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Innovation: Advanced utility tracking

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Homes-v2008 Former Pilot Credit EApc38: Innovation 1 point

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Intent

To provide advanced monitoring and reconciliation of energy and water use at the whole building and end use levels. To provide for the ongoing accountability of building utility consumption over time.

Requirements

Case 1. Single family
Option 1: Energy and water
  1. Install an advanced energy monitoring system that meets the following requirements:
  • Meters must be permanently installed,
  • Record at intervals of 1 hour or less
  • Transmit data to the homeowner or occupant at a remote location (e.g, computer, in house display).
  • Separate energy usage information for at least four end uses such as space conditioning, water heating, and major plug loads.
  • Irrigation Meter. If an automatic in-ground irrigation system is part of the home project and the landscape irrigated area is larger than 1000 square feet, a sub-meter must be installed to monitor all irrigation system components.
  • AND/OR
    Option 2. Building Performance Partnership

    Homeowner must enroll in the USGBC Building Performance Partnership (BPP) for all applicable utility accounts, prior to submitting for LEED Certification/

    Case 2. Multi-family
    Option 1. Energy and water
    1. Install an advanced energy monitoring system for each unit that meets the following requirements:
    • Meters must be permanently installed,
    • Record at intervals of 1 hour or less
    • Transmit data to the homeowner or occupant at a remote location (e.g, computer, in house display).
    • Separate energy usage information for at least four end uses such as space conditioning, water heating, and major plug loads.
  • Irrigation Meter. If an automatic in-ground irrigation system is part of the home project and the landscape irrigated area is larger than 1000 square feet, a sub-meter must be installed to monitor all irrigation system components.
  • AND/OR
    Option 2. Building Performance Partnership
    Path 1: Whole-building master meter

    Building owner must enroll in the USGBC Building Performance Partnership (BPP) for all applicable utility accounts, prior to submitting for LEED Certification.

    OR
    Path 2. Individual unit meters

    At least 50% of unit owners or occupants must enroll in the USGBC Building Performance Partnership (BPP) for all applicable utility accounts, prior to submitting for LEED Certification.

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    USGBC logo

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

    Intent

    To provide advanced monitoring and reconciliation of energy and water use at the whole building and end use levels. To provide for the ongoing accountability of building utility consumption over time.

    Requirements

    Case 1. Single family
    Option 1: Energy and water
    1. Install an advanced energy monitoring system that meets the following requirements:
    • Meters must be permanently installed,
    • Record at intervals of 1 hour or less
    • Transmit data to the homeowner or occupant at a remote location (e.g, computer, in house display).
    • Separate energy usage information for at least four end uses such as space conditioning, water heating, and major plug loads.
  • Irrigation Meter. If an automatic in-ground irrigation system is part of the home project and the landscape irrigated area is larger than 1000 square feet, a sub-meter must be installed to monitor all irrigation system components.
  • AND/OR
    Option 2. Building Performance Partnership

    Homeowner must enroll in the USGBC Building Performance Partnership (BPP) for all applicable utility accounts, prior to submitting for LEED Certification/

    Case 2. Multi-family
    Option 1. Energy and water
    1. Install an advanced energy monitoring system for each unit that meets the following requirements:
    • Meters must be permanently installed,
    • Record at intervals of 1 hour or less
    • Transmit data to the homeowner or occupant at a remote location (e.g, computer, in house display).
    • Separate energy usage information for at least four end uses such as space conditioning, water heating, and major plug loads.
  • Irrigation Meter. If an automatic in-ground irrigation system is part of the home project and the landscape irrigated area is larger than 1000 square feet, a sub-meter must be installed to monitor all irrigation system components.
  • AND/OR
    Option 2. Building Performance Partnership
    Path 1: Whole-building master meter

    Building owner must enroll in the USGBC Building Performance Partnership (BPP) for all applicable utility accounts, prior to submitting for LEED Certification.

    OR
    Path 2. Individual unit meters

    At least 50% of unit owners or occupants must enroll in the USGBC Building Performance Partnership (BPP) for all applicable utility accounts, prior to submitting for LEED Certification.

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