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Modeling Microturbines in EnergyPro

NC-v4 EAc2: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Joel Embury on Feb 21, 2019, 2:29 pm

Marcus Sheffer LEED Fellow, 7group / Energy Opportunities LEEDuser Expert 5489 thumbs up February 21, 2019- 5:17 pm Software specific questions are usually best asked of the vendor's customer service or through one of the forums at onebuilding.org Microturbines would not be at all like solar panels since they consume gas and produce electricity. Both would need to be accounted for in the modeling results. The free heat would assume that there is waste heat recovery associated with the microturbine system. If the software cannot model this system for LEED then you need to provide a work...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Feb 21, 2019, 5:17 pm

DOAS & VRF for LEED in EnergyPro

NC-v4 EAc2: Optimize Energy Performance
posted by Joel Embury on Feb 21, 2019, 2:20 pm

I’ve been working on a LEED project with VRF & DOAS in San Jose, CA.  For the LEED Energy Model, EnergySoft suggested attaching the DOAS to 10 sq. ft. dummy rooms, and then "connecting" the...

PV installation built and commissioned prior to Occupancy

CI-v4 EAc4: Renewable energy production
posted by Gary Shlifer on Feb 19, 2019, 8:08 pm

Our project is a 6 story office building, 250,000 sq feet. It is underconstruction. The owner wishes to 'resurrect' a PV covered parking...

Last reply: Gary Shlifer, Feb 20, 2019, 5:31 pm

Area Weighted Average: White Roof, Green Roof, Sloped Roof with Metal Panel and Bulkhead

NC-2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Fatou Jabbie, | BSc. Comp. Sci. | MSc. Sustainability Management | LEED AP BD+C on Feb 19, 2019, 12:08 pm

Our project has three different types roof

1. Sloped roof with a centria metal panel
2. White Roof
3. Green Roof
4. Elevator bulkhead "roof"???

I am assuming that...

Last reply: David Eldridge, Feb 20, 2019, 1:01 pm

Integrative Process for Health Promotion

NC-v4 INc1: Innovation
posted by Peter Doo on Feb 19, 2019, 2:59 pm

Looking for anyone who has done or attempted to do this credit. Seems like an incredible amount of work for 1 point. we are estimating half the amount of effort as the entire LEED project...

Views for Medical Exam Rooms

NC-v4 EQc8: Quality Views
posted by Kyle Ritchie on Feb 15, 2019, 10:39 am

Our project is pursuing LEED v4 BD+C certification and is a University building. The primary function of this facility will be to train nursing students via practice/simulation rooms. Some of the...

Last reply: Susan Di Giulio, Feb 18, 2019, 1:21 pm

How to achieve controllability for an arena

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Helene Lefkowitz on Feb 15, 2019, 3:02 pm

Hello - The project I am working on will have an arena and auction hall in the building. It is my understanding these spaces are considered a...

Existing PV on previously certified project

NC-v4 EAc5: Renewable energy production
posted by Yu Zhang on Feb 13, 2019, 3:33 pm

I have a project that is a new building located on a previous certified LEED project with PV production.  The previous project had >90% offset by energy use and >100% offset by cost from...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Feb 14, 2019, 1:42 pm

Portion of gound level paving under building

NC-v4 SSc5: Heat Island Reduction
posted by Tilly Ford on Feb 15, 2018, 7:10 pm


I have a building for which the ground level steps back and therefore the paving is shading by the building itself. I can't quite tell how to account for this, is it either:


Last reply: Olawale Taiwo, Feb 14, 2019, 12:18 pm

Solar energy production

NC-v4 EAc5: Renewable energy production
posted by Nithya Madan on Jan 16, 2018, 3:28 pm

Scenario 1 - Is solar energy produced inside the campus but outside of the project boundary considered towards the credit?

Scenario 2 - If yes to 1 , could this be considered for...

Last reply: Marcus Sheffer, Feb 14, 2019, 12:07 pm