hi, we are working on a project which consists of 5 buildings and only 2 of them will go for LEED certification. AGMBC approach has been applied. All the buildings in the project are served by a central chiller plant. May I clarify if DES approach is compulsory for EAp2 and EAc1 credits of the two LEED buildings if performance approach is taken? Thanks.
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Eric AndersonTechnical Customer Service Specialist
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June 20, 2012 - 6:22 pm
Hi Henry, As noted on page 4 of the latest version of the DES document (http://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=7671) for D+C rating systems:
"LEED v2009 projects are not formally required to use this guidance at this time, but using it is highly recommended to help ensure a smooth LEED certification review."