Required | 18 possible points
To support energy management and move towards a zero energy and emissions city.
Measure the annual energy consumption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for the city or community. The inventory1 should cover Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for one whole calendar year or fiscal year . LEED points are based on Energy and GHG performance on Arc scored on Greenhouse gas emissions per capita (tons CO2e per capita). Document the assumptions for differing diurnal and seasonal population if varying numbers are used to arrive at GHG emissions per capita. Obtain a minimum Energy and GHG Performance Score of 40 on Arc. Additional points for this prerequisite are awarded for Energy and GHG Performance Scores above 40, according to table below.
Table 7. Energy and GHG Performance score in Arc and corresponding LEED for Cities and Communities points Energy and GHG Performance Score The Energy Performance Score rates the city or community on GHG emissions of the city or community against the GHG emissions of comparable cities or communities as GHG is an indicator of energy use in the city. Lower the energy use, higher will be the score. The score is a value from 1-100 based on the Energy Performance.
Performance Score Calculation To calculate Energy and GHG Performance Score, the following data is required: 1. Annual energy consumption from all sectors along with the source of energy. 2. Emissions co-efficient for electricity and all fuel types. 3. Total population of the city or community.
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