Dear All,

In what relates to credit EA C6 and following option 2 (Estimate baseline electricity use) for an Office Building, we are considering using a non-default median electrical intensity determined from CBECS 2012 Table C20, Marine climate (climate that applies to this location), 48 - 60 hours per week (119 kWh/sqm/year). This energy intensity indicator is much closer to the energy use intensity expected for the building (based on EAc1 – Whole Building Simulation in aggregate DES/Building scenario) than the default MEI for office building.

Is this strategy acceptable?

Thanks in advance.