Hi, I just read requirement of EAc1 on USGBC web page, is it true that all LEED New Construction projects registered after 8 April 2016 have to reach 18% - 4 points at minimum. So projects have energy saving less than 18% will not be able to obtain LEED certificates? I see LEED CS doesn't apply this rule. If I submited energy saving 18% to GBCI and then had to revise as per LEED reviewer, but the final result going down, less than 18%, would my project fail LEED?

Thanks for your confirm