EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance
LEED Credit: 1-19 points
Intent: To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.
OPTION 1: Whole Building Energy simulation (1-19 Points)
Demonstrate a percentage improvement in the proposed building performance rating compared with the baseline building performance rating per ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 (without amendments), as demonstrated by a whole building project simulation using the Building Performance Rating Method in Appendix G of the Standard*.
OPTION 2: Prescriptive Compliance Path: ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide (1 point)
Comply with the prescriptive measures of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide, in the climate zone where the building is located, for buildings less than 20,000 SF and small warehouses less than 50,000 SF.
OPTION 3: Prescriptive Compliance Path: advanced Buildings™ Core Performance™ Guide (1–3 points)
Comply with the prescriptive measures in the Advanced Buildings™ Core Performance™ Guide developed by the New Buildings Institute. The building must be less than 100,000 square feet. Must comply with Section 1 and Section 2 of the Core Performance Guide. Health care, warehouse and laboratory projects are excluded.
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