Evaluating the Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings
Course Length: 3 hours
This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
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LEED-Certified buildings are intended to be more energy-efficient than their peers, but reality does not always meet expectations. LEED EB/O&M requires specific performance criteria, but LEED BD&C certification is based on projections of expected performance. This course provides an overview of performance verification methods under LEED EB/O&M and BD&C 2009 as well as a preview of LEED 2012.
Existing buildings earn Energy & Atmosphere credits by achieving or exceeding a specific Portfolio Manager score based on actual energy use. Additional EA credits can be earned through additional reductions in energy use and by installing sub-metering systems. For BD&C, projected energy use must be less than a particular threshold and can earn additional points through further energy reductions. In both programs, the owner must participate in the Building Performance Partnership. This course describes the Energy & Atmosphere prerequisites and credits available related to achieving and verifying performance of LEED certified buildings under the EB/O&M and BD&C programs.