To improve sectoral energy efficiency in the city or community.
Attempt any of the following options for a maximum of 4 points.
Option 1. Street Lighting and Public Area Lighting (2 points)
A minimum of 70% of the street lighting in the city or community should meet the efficiency related requirements of ‘ANSI/IESNA RP-8-14 Roadway Lighting. In addition, lamps should have a minimum Luminous Efficacy of 100 lumens per watt.
AND / OR
Option 2. Water and Wastewater (2 points)
Meet the requirements of the standard listed below for a minimum of 50% of the pumps used in water supply, drainage and wastewater treatment: Pump Energy Index listed in Table I.1 - Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps, 10 CFR Parts 429 and 431 of DOE standards Federal Register final rule Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps or international equivalent standard.
AND / OR
Option 3. District Energy System (2 points)
Incorporate a district energy system. For the purposes of this credit, a Distributed Energy Systems (DES) is a heating and/or cooling system that produces steam, hot water, and/or chilled water in a centralized plant using cogeneration or tri-generation and distributes this energy to multiple buildings. Determine the percentage of city’s electric, cooling and/or heating load or demand serviced by the DES using the following formula. Single-family residential buildings may be excluded from the calculation.Points are awarded based on percentage of city load supplied by district energy resources as shown in the Table below.
Table 8. Points for Distributed Energy Resources Community scale DES systems do not qualify for this point under the LEED for Cities rating system. However, they can achieve points under the LEED for Communities rating system pertaining to the boundary.
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