Hi, I'm working on a CS project in WA state, which has an energy code more stringent than the ASHRAE baseline. With v2009, we were able to utilize the better lighting performance of local code as savings against the ASHRAE baseline. However, in v4 the emphasis is on lease language for any savings in tenant spaces; and the GBCI comments on our design review ask for the lease. But the reference guide does say "lease agreement or other legally binding document." Is not a local code with an explicit prescriptive Lighting Power Allowance requirement a legally binding document? It seems unnecessary to create a lease that requires tenants to meet the code, which also means we cannot complete the application until all the tenants are known and signed... Has anyone had experience with using local code as the legal document in lieu of a tenant lease agreement?
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