Energy Analysis: LEED Modeling

Engineers Newsletter Live DVDs

order-number APP-CMC022-EN
publish-date May 2005

Energy models are a critical requirement in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system. Under Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Credit 1, a prospective LEED building can earn up to 10 points if the project team can demonstrate optimized energy performance. The greater the reduction in energy cost, the more points may be awarded. This broadcast will discuss methods of building design and operation to reduce energy costs (including daylighting, HVAC design parameters, and control options) and how to earn EA Credit 1 points by effectively modeling energy-saving designs.