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Pilot-Credits EApc3: Medical and process equipment efficiency 1 point

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Intent

To reduce energy consumption by using efficient medical and other equipment.

Requirements

Reduce the energy load for all diagnostic imaging equipment (x-rays, MRIs, etc), sterilization, and point- of-use electric steam generators installed in the project, (but excluding other types of medical equipment):

  • At least 50%, by rated power, of medical equipment purchased for the project shall be among the 25th percentile of lowest energy consumers for that class of equipment. Equipment shall be compared based on their continuous (or “standby”) mode electrical energy consumption.

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

Intent

To reduce energy consumption by using efficient medical and other equipment.

Requirements

Reduce the energy load for all diagnostic imaging equipment (x-rays, MRIs, etc), sterilization, and point- of-use electric steam generators installed in the project, (but excluding other types of medical equipment):

  • At least 50%, by rated power, of medical equipment purchased for the project shall be among the 25th percentile of lowest energy consumers for that class of equipment. Equipment shall be compared based on their continuous (or “standby”) mode electrical energy consumption.

General Pilot Documentation Requirements

Register for the pilot credit Credits 1-14 Credits 15-27 Credits 28-42 Credits 43-56 Credits 57-67 Credits 68-82 Credits 83--96

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  • Sample templates to help guide your narratives and LEED Online submissions.
  • Examples of actual submissions from certified LEED projects.

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Corey Enck

USGBC
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