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LEED v4.1
Existing Warehouses & Dist. Ctrs.
Energy and Atmosphere
Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices

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Warehouses-EBOM-v4.1 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices Required

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Requirements

Conduct an energy audit that meets both the requirements of the ASHRAE preliminary energy use analysis and an ASHRAE Level 1 walk-through assessment identified in the ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits or equivalent. Projects in Europe may use the energy audit procedure defined in EN 16247-2:2014. Prepare and maintain a current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan that contains the information necessary to operate the project efficiently. The plan must include the following:

  • a current sequence of operations for the building;
  • the project occupancy schedule;
  • equipment run-time schedules;
  • setpoints for all HVAC equipment;
  • setpoints for lighting levels throughout the project;
  • minimum outside air requirements;
  • any changes in schedules or setpoints for different seasons, days of the week, and times of day;
  • a systems narrative describing the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment in the project; and
  • a preventive maintenance plan for equipment described in the systems narrative.
Data Centers Use the U.S. Department of Energy’s DC PRO Profiling Tool to perform a preliminary assessment of energy consumption in data center spaces for critical systems.
Europe ACP: EN 16247
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Frequently asked questions

To what degree is it necessary to follow the ASHRAE Procedures document? Is this provided as a general, optional guide, or must it be followed precisely, using the ASHRAE forms and completing the audit using the ASHRAE methodology?

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Requirements

Conduct an energy audit that meets both the requirements of the ASHRAE preliminary energy use analysis and an ASHRAE Level 1 walk-through assessment identified in the ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits or equivalent. Projects in Europe may use the energy audit procedure defined in EN 16247-2:2014. Prepare and maintain a current facilities requirements and operations and maintenance plan that contains the information necessary to operate the project efficiently. The plan must include the following:

  • a current sequence of operations for the building;
  • the project occupancy schedule;
  • equipment run-time schedules;
  • setpoints for all HVAC equipment;
  • setpoints for lighting levels throughout the project;
  • minimum outside air requirements;
  • any changes in schedules or setpoints for different seasons, days of the week, and times of day;
  • a systems narrative describing the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment in the project; and
  • a preventive maintenance plan for equipment described in the systems narrative.
Data Centers Use the U.S. Department of Energy’s DC PRO Profiling Tool to perform a preliminary assessment of energy consumption in data center spaces for critical systems.
Europe ACP: EN 16247
Projects in Europe may use the energy audit procedure defined in EN 16247-2:2014.

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To what degree is it necessary to follow the ASHRAE Procedures document? Is this provided as a general, optional guide, or must it be followed precisely, using the ASHRAE forms and completing the audit using the ASHRAE methodology?

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How is the target EUI established?

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Does the ASHRAE Level I audit have to be completed within the two-year performance period for an initial certification?

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How do you generate the annual energy use breakdown by end-use?

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What’s the difference between demand and consumption, in terms of energy costs and energy cost savings?

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Who can perform the ASHRAE Level I audit? Can it be done in-house?

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Rock Ridolfi

CEM, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M

Rivion
Director of Project Operations

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