I have a project in New York CIty where the local utility provides a demand response program where the building would participate in peak load reduction for 4 consecutive hours on a day where the utility company forecasts that the system peak demand will reach 92% of overall summer peak demand. The target is reducing peak demand by at least 50 kW. However, the LEED credit requires that the building reduces at least 10% of peak demand. Based on the energy model for this project, the 10% reduction in peak demand would be less than 50 kW. Is there a way for the project to comply with the LEED requirements by satisfying the 10% reduction in peak demand while participating in a demand response program but not reducing as much as 50 kW that is stipulated by the actual program? Or would that contradict participation of the program by not reducing by 50 kW?
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