Our LEED project has adopted lighting control as energy-saving strategy for parking garage and documented as exceptional calculation in EAp2 and EAc1. Soon we received USGBC's comment asking for project references to demonstrate that these are not standard practices.
Original texts are as below:
“...the Baseline case description should provide evidence that reduced lighting schedule is not standard practice for similar newly constructed facilities (three facilities built within the past ﬁve years of the project registration date) where the project is located.”
Since it's quite impossible for us to have information about buildings we did not build, are there any alternatives to address the problems? Have anyone encountered the same situation before?