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LEED v4.1
Existing Warehouses & Dist. Ctrs.
Energy and Atmosphere
Grid Harmonization

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Warehouses-EBOM-v4.1 EAc3: Grid Harmonization 1 point

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Intent

To increase participation in demand response technologies and programs that make energy generation and distribution systems more efficient, increase grid reliability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Requirements

Evaluate building systems and equipment for participation in a demand response program. On-site electricity generation does not meet the intent of this credit.

Case 1. Demand Response Program Available and Participation (1 point)

Participate in an existing demand response (DR) program and complete the following activities.

  • Have in place a system with the capability for real-time, fully automated DR based on external initiation by a DR program provider. Semi-automated DR may be utilized in practice.
  • Enroll in a minimum one-year DR participation amount contractual commitment with a qualified DR program provider, with the intention of multiyear renewal, for at least 10% of the annual on-peak electricity demand. On-peak demand is based on electric utility bills with an on-peak demand period defined by the local utility. The on-peak demand may vary based on the utility climate and pricing structures.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the contractual commitment during a Demand Response event.
  • Include the DR processes in the current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan.
  • Initiate at least one full test of the DR plan.
Case 2. Demand Response Capable Building (1 point)
  • Have infrastructure in place to take advantage of future demand response programs or dynamic, real-time pricing programs and complete the following activities. Develop a comprehensive plan for shedding at least 10% of the annual on-peak electricity demand. Peak demand is based on electric utility bills.
  • Include the DR processes in the current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan.
  • Initiate at least one full test of the DR plan as part of the building commissioning program.
  • Contact local utility representatives to discuss participation in future DR programs.
Case 3: Permanent Load Shifting Technologies (1 point)

Implement electrical load shifting measures with the following requirements:

  • Have in place during the performance period a system which permanently transfers electricity demand from peak hours to off-peak hours as defined by the local utility provider.
  • Demonstrate that the facility is successfully reducing peak demand by at least 10% during the performance period as compared to peak electrical demand by:
    • Identifying all load shifting measures and their intended peak electrical load shift
    • Verifying a corresponding peak electrical load reduction for each measure
    • Verifying a corresponding off-peak electrical load increase for each measure
  • Include the load shifting measures in the Current Facilities Requirements and Operations and Maintenance Plan.

Installing grid harmonization technologies that provide energy storage capabilities on-site can help facility operators to manage peak energy demand. Eligible technologies may include:

  • Battery storage
  • Flywheel energy storage system
  • Thermal energy storage system, including chilled water, ice, ice on coil, phase change materials, and geothermal

Include the installed technology in the Current Facilities Requirements and Operations and Maintenance Plan.

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David Hubka

LEED Fellow, WELL AP

Rivion
Director - Program Development

USGBC logo

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

Intent

To increase participation in demand response technologies and programs that make energy generation and distribution systems more efficient, increase grid reliability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Requirements

Evaluate building systems and equipment for participation in a demand response program. On-site electricity generation does not meet the intent of this credit.

Case 1. Demand Response Program Available and Participation (1 point)

Participate in an existing demand response (DR) program and complete the following activities.

  • Have in place a system with the capability for real-time, fully automated DR based on external initiation by a DR program provider. Semi-automated DR may be utilized in practice.
  • Enroll in a minimum one-year DR participation amount contractual commitment with a qualified DR program provider, with the intention of multiyear renewal, for at least 10% of the annual on-peak electricity demand. On-peak demand is based on electric utility bills with an on-peak demand period defined by the local utility. The on-peak demand may vary based on the utility climate and pricing structures.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for meeting the contractual commitment during a Demand Response event.
  • Include the DR processes in the current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan.
  • Initiate at least one full test of the DR plan.
Case 2. Demand Response Capable Building (1 point)
  • Have infrastructure in place to take advantage of future demand response programs or dynamic, real-time pricing programs and complete the following activities. Develop a comprehensive plan for shedding at least 10% of the annual on-peak electricity demand. Peak demand is based on electric utility bills.
  • Include the DR processes in the current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan.
  • Initiate at least one full test of the DR plan as part of the building commissioning program.
  • Contact local utility representatives to discuss participation in future DR programs.
Case 3: Permanent Load Shifting Technologies (1 point)

Implement electrical load shifting measures with the following requirements:

  • Have in place during the performance period a system which permanently transfers electricity demand from peak hours to off-peak hours as defined by the local utility provider.
  • Demonstrate that the facility is successfully reducing peak demand by at least 10% during the performance period as compared to peak electrical demand by:
    • Identifying all load shifting measures and their intended peak electrical load shift
    • Verifying a corresponding peak electrical load reduction for each measure
    • Verifying a corresponding off-peak electrical load increase for each measure
  • Include the load shifting measures in the Current Facilities Requirements and Operations and Maintenance Plan.

Installing grid harmonization technologies that provide energy storage capabilities on-site can help facility operators to manage peak energy demand. Eligible technologies may include:

  • Battery storage
  • Flywheel energy storage system
  • Thermal energy storage system, including chilled water, ice, ice on coil, phase change materials, and geothermal

Include the installed technology in the Current Facilities Requirements and Operations and Maintenance Plan.

LEEDuser expert

David Hubka

LEED Fellow, WELL AP

Rivion
Director - Program Development

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