We understand that in LEEDv4 an ice machine is required to be… “ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent".
According to the Energy Star website… “Qualifying (ice machine) models must meet 'maximum potable water' and 'energy consumption' limits to earn the ENERGY STAR. EPA updated this specification in 2012.

If we demonstrate that the selected ice machine meets 'maximum potable water' but does NOT meet 'energy consumption' limits (and therefore NOT Energy Star qualified)... is the ice machine still compliant for WEp1 based on the maximum portable water 'performance equivalent' option in lieu of 'Energy Star' qualified?
Thanks, Graeme