30 Dec '13, 9pm

[Prod/Sustainablity] LEED Buildings Above Average in Latest Energy Data Release

The largest release of energy data from LEED-certified buildings shows good energy results but leaves room for improvement in data collection and sharing. The Lewis University Science Center addition in Romeoville, Illinois, is certified Silver under LEED-NC 2009. According to Wight & Company, which designed and built the center, it elected to comply with LEED 2009’s energy reporting requirement, MPR6, through Energy Star Portfolio Manager. By Tristan Roberts The latest—and largest to date—release of data from LEED-certified buildings shows that LEED buildings are strong energy performers. However, lack of granularity in the data release by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) doesn’t reveal much more than that, possibly due to sidestepping of LEED 2009’s required energy reporting. A snippet of LEED in Motion The data was reported during USGBC’s Greenbuild conference in...

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