Hi Guys,
I am a energy simulation engineer. Now I have a project which uses the district steam supplied by the local government as heat source.
I did the energy modeling based on the guideline "Treatment of District or Campus Thermal Energy in LEED V2 and LEED 2009 – Design & Construction" option 1. When I set the energy rate in the modeling, I meet some problems.
From this guideline page 13 to 14, it seems that there is a formula to calculated the steam rate. My question is that does it forcibly to use this formula to calculate the energy rate? Can we use the local energy rate instead?