Dear All,

we’re currently involved in the LEED certification of an office building, located in a Campus. For purposes of minimum energy performance (pre-requisite and credit), cooling and heating needs of this building will be supplied by a DES, with default energy performance characteristics. This is because the building itself has an HVAC plant installed, but this plant serves several buildings in the campus.

For purposes of demand response credit, two questions we would like to clarify:

  1. since cooling and heating is treated as a DES serving the building, shall they be included in demand response scope, i.e., building peak demand shall include DES peak load?
  2. DES is being considered, for purposes of the energy model, with default performance characteristics. If it must be included in demand response credit, is there any constraint to this consideration?

Thanks in advance,