So according to the LEED Online template for Building-level Energy and Water Metering, it states to pick either "USGBC-approved data template", which is Portfolio Manager, OR "Third-party data source" to input water (and energy) consumption data.  According to the credit interpretation on (, it states to provide water (and energy) consumption data through the "Third-party data source", which is Portfolio Manager, or the "USGBC-approved data template", which is a LEED metering spreadsheet that has to be uploaded to a LEED dropbox account.

It seems there are different interpretations of "USGBC-approved data template" and "Third-party data source", which one do I proceed with?  Do I go with the LEED metering spreadsheet or Portfolio Manager as "USGBC-approved data template"?