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Learning controls for thermal comfort

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Pilot-Credits EQpc114: Learning controls for thermal comfort 1-2 points

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Intent

Note: this is a pilot alternative compliance path available for the following credits:

LEED 2009 BD+C AND ID+C:

LEEDv4 BD+C AND ID+C:

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing quality thermal comfort and to provide for the assessment of building occupant thermal comfort over time.

Requirements

Meet the thermal comfort design requirements, Option 1 or Option 2 of the LEED BD&C v4 Thermal comfort credit.

Control

Provide an automated and learning heating and cooling system that provides occupant control. The system must use usage and control data in an effort optimize comfort for the users and have the capacity to control heating, cooling, and/or airflow at the zone level.

Develop a plan to test and repair or replace devices or systems according to the manufacturer or developer’s recommended interval.

Develop a procedure for tracking and documenting the changes made by the learning system. Include identification of where comfort increased or decreased and if more or less energy was used as a result of the system’s changes.

Feedback

Provide automated and learning heating and cooling controls that provide usage feedback. Feedback should be delivered through more than one mode of communication to inform the occupants about the actual thermal comfort trends in their workspace or residence.

Feedback may be real time or through regular reporting mechanisms, but must be communicated at least on a monthly basis. Feedback must include contextual comparisons in text and visual displays

Submittals

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Credits 106-115

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USGBC logo

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

Intent

Note: this is a pilot alternative compliance path available for the following credits:

LEED 2009 BD+C AND ID+C:

LEEDv4 BD+C AND ID+C:

To promote occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing quality thermal comfort and to provide for the assessment of building occupant thermal comfort over time.

Requirements

Meet the thermal comfort design requirements, Option 1 or Option 2 of the LEED BD&C v4 Thermal comfort credit.

Control

Provide an automated and learning heating and cooling system that provides occupant control. The system must use usage and control data in an effort optimize comfort for the users and have the capacity to control heating, cooling, and/or airflow at the zone level.

Develop a plan to test and repair or replace devices or systems according to the manufacturer or developer’s recommended interval.

Develop a procedure for tracking and documenting the changes made by the learning system. Include identification of where comfort increased or decreased and if more or less energy was used as a result of the system’s changes.

Feedback

Provide automated and learning heating and cooling controls that provide usage feedback. Feedback should be delivered through more than one mode of communication to inform the occupants about the actual thermal comfort trends in their workspace or residence.

Feedback may be real time or through regular reporting mechanisms, but must be communicated at least on a monthly basis. Feedback must include contextual comparisons in text and visual displays

Submittals

General

Register for the pilot credit

Credits 106-115

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