to provide for the ongoing accountability of building energy
consumption over time.
Develop and implement a Measurement & Verification (M&V)
Plan consistent with Option D: Calibrated Simulation (Savings
Estimation Method 2), or Option B: Energy Conservation Measure
Isolation, as specified in the International Performance
Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III:
Concepts and Options for Determining Energy Savings in New
Construction, April, 2003.
The M&V period shall cover a period of no less than one year
of post-construction occupancy.
- This credit has synergies with the Fundamental Commissioning of
the Building Energy Systems prerequisite (EAp1) and the Enhanced
Commissioning credit (EAc3).
- Sophisticated Electrical Management Systems, Building
Automation Systems or Direct Digital Control systems inherently
include most of the required monitoring points.
- Target this LEED credit early and inform both the mechanical
and electrical engineer to allow them to design their systems for
easy monitoring (i.e. consolidating all the electric lighting
circuits on one panel to allow for easy breakout of data.) Most of
these design requirements are zero cost items if specified as part
of the original design.
- Some requirements for this credit occur just prior to
substantial completion. Note that LEED requires that documentation
is "readily available" prior to submittal.
- 15% of all California LEED Certified projects achieved this
credit under LEED v2.1.
Additional EDR Resources
Integrated Building Design
Design Briefs: Smart
Guidelines: Commissioning Guidelines - Part I