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Energy metering

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Homes-v4 EAp2: Energy metering Required

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Intent

To support energy efficiency efforts by monitoring and benchmarking energy use over time.

Requirements

Case 1. Single Family

Install whole-house electric and gas meters, as applicable.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share energy usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third-party by describing the benefits of participation in the Homeowner Education Manual.

Case 2. Multifamily

Install an electricity meter or submeter for each residential unit and a gas meter for the entire building, or a gas meter or sub-meter for each unit. Single room–occupancy units, transitional and temporary housing, and designated supportive housing buildings do not need an energy meter in each unit but must have a whole-building energy meter.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share energy usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third party by describing the benefits of participation in the Homeowner Education Manual.

Prerequisite required for all projects, whether they use the EA performance or EA prescriptive path
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USGBC logo

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

Intent

To support energy efficiency efforts by monitoring and benchmarking energy use over time.

Requirements

Case 1. Single Family

Install whole-house electric and gas meters, as applicable.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share energy usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third-party by describing the benefits of participation in the Homeowner Education Manual.

Case 2. Multifamily

Install an electricity meter or submeter for each residential unit and a gas meter for the entire building, or a gas meter or sub-meter for each unit. Single room–occupancy units, transitional and temporary housing, and designated supportive housing buildings do not need an energy meter in each unit but must have a whole-building energy meter.

Encourage homeowners or tenants to share energy usage data with USGBC via a USGBC-approved third party by describing the benefits of participation in the Homeowner Education Manual.

Prerequisite required for all projects, whether they use the EA performance or EA prescriptive path
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