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Pilot-Credits WEpc153: Water Leak Detection and Monitoring 1 point

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Requirements

BD+C, ID+C, O+M

Document compliance with WE credit Water Metering.

Install water sensors connected to a local network internet BMS or metering solution on water using subsystems.

Water sensors must be installed on the following water subsystems:
  • Project irrigation system at the point of entry, if irrigation is included in the project scope
  • At least 50% of the project flush fixtures
  • Makeup water systems (e.g. hot water, swimming pools, chilled water systems, process water systems)
The leak detection system should initiate alarm upon a leak detection.

The facility manager and/or tenant must be able to access the sensor data in real-time via local network, BMS, cloud service, app, or online database.

Develop an action plan that addresses how building manager or tenant will have access to data in real time; and how building manager or tenant will address and remedy any detected leaks.

Residential Single Family:

Install water sensors connected to a local access or network or internet.

The water sensor must be installed on one of the following water subsystems:
  • Project irrigation system at the point of entry, if irrigation is included in the project scope
  • Flush fixtures
The homeowner or tenant must be able to access the sensor data in real-time via local network, cloud service, app, or online database.

Multifamily:

Install water sensors connected to a local access or network or internet.

Water sensors must be installed on the following:
  • Project irrigation system at the point of entry, if irrigation is included in the project scope
  • Each dwelling unit. Sensors must be able to sense all flush fixtures in each dwelling unit. For multifamily projects four stories or higher, install sensors for at least 10% of the dwelling units.
  • Centralized makeup water systems (e.g. swimming pools, process water systems)
Dwelling unit owners and/or tenants must be able to access the dwelling unit sensor data in real-time via local network, cloud service, app, or online database. The facility manager, owner and/or contractor who maintains the project landscape and irrigation system must be able to access the irrigation system sensor data in real-time via local network, cloud service, app, or online database.

Develop an action plan that addresses how to use installed leak detection and monitoring technology, how to access metered data in real time, and how to address and remedy any detected leaks. Provide the action plan to facility managers, homeowners and/or tenants that will access metered data upon building occupancy.

Submittals

General
Register for the pilot credit Feedback Survey
Documentation/Compliance
  • Signed statement from appropriate LEED project team member that: confirms appropriate installation of compliant technology in the home; describes the technology installed; and lists water using systems equipped with leak detection and monitoring technology.
  • Action plan for leak detection monitoring and repair
Changes
  • 4/9/21 - Original Publication
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USGBC logo

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

Requirements

BD+C, ID+C, O+M

Document compliance with WE credit Water Metering.

Install water sensors connected to a local network internet BMS or metering solution on water using subsystems.

Water sensors must be installed on the following water subsystems:
  • Project irrigation system at the point of entry, if irrigation is included in the project scope
  • At least 50% of the project flush fixtures
  • Makeup water systems (e.g. hot water, swimming pools, chilled water systems, process water systems)
The leak detection system should initiate alarm upon a leak detection.

The facility manager and/or tenant must be able to access the sensor data in real-time via local network, BMS, cloud service, app, or online database.

Develop an action plan that addresses how building manager or tenant will have access to data in real time; and how building manager or tenant will address and remedy any detected leaks.

Residential Single Family:

Install water sensors connected to a local access or network or internet.

The water sensor must be installed on one of the following water subsystems:
  • Project irrigation system at the point of entry, if irrigation is included in the project scope
  • Flush fixtures
The homeowner or tenant must be able to access the sensor data in real-time via local network, cloud service, app, or online database.

Multifamily:

Install water sensors connected to a local access or network or internet.

Water sensors must be installed on the following:
  • Project irrigation system at the point of entry, if irrigation is included in the project scope
  • Each dwelling unit. Sensors must be able to sense all flush fixtures in each dwelling unit. For multifamily projects four stories or higher, install sensors for at least 10% of the dwelling units.
  • Centralized makeup water systems (e.g. swimming pools, process water systems)
Dwelling unit owners and/or tenants must be able to access the dwelling unit sensor data in real-time via local network, cloud service, app, or online database. The facility manager, owner and/or contractor who maintains the project landscape and irrigation system must be able to access the irrigation system sensor data in real-time via local network, cloud service, app, or online database.

Develop an action plan that addresses how to use installed leak detection and monitoring technology, how to access metered data in real time, and how to address and remedy any detected leaks. Provide the action plan to facility managers, homeowners and/or tenants that will access metered data upon building occupancy.

Submittals

General
Register for the pilot credit Feedback Survey
Documentation/Compliance
  • Signed statement from appropriate LEED project team member that: confirms appropriate installation of compliant technology in the home; describes the technology installed; and lists water using systems equipped with leak detection and monitoring technology.
  • Action plan for leak detection monitoring and repair
Changes
  • 4/9/21 - Original Publication
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