We recently received a comment from USGBC LEED that we have to meet ASHRAE 90.1 COP requirement in proposed case energy simulation as well. However, we got approval for several projects in past without this COP criteria in proposed case.

Can we model proposed case chiller COP at ARI condition lesser than ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, Table 6.8.1C. Kindly, please advise on the same.