Regarding, EAc1, does it need to include non essential equipment that is on a sub-meter?
The building in question has a heat exchanger for an outdoor ice skating rink that only operates in the winter. I came across something in a previous LEED version referring to "day-to-day" equipment. I'm wondering what the interpretation of "day-to-day" is, and is that even relevant for V4.1?
Also, the building in question has a sub-meter supplying EV charging. As it is not considered essential equipment for the building's operation, would this need to be included in this credit? The concern is that the EV station is currently providing EV charging free-of-charge, and has a large electrical demand as a result. This in turn could increase EUI to the point where multiple points may be lost in this credit category, with only 1 point being made up through the Grid Harmonization credit (which the building is eligible for), as well as only 1 point (potentially) through the Innovation credit. Potentially some ground could be made up with points in the LTc1 category, but at this point it is too early to tell. Ideally, the building shouldn't be penalized for providing a service that is in line with LEED principles.
If both these sub-meters are within the project boundaries, must they be included?