By Peter van der Meulen, AIA, LEED AP, Craig Briscoe, LEED AP BD+C, and Mitchell Dec, LEED AP,|
This proves that the LEED program has failed to do what it should. The energy use /sqft is not high but it is high considering the the double LEED Platinum rating and the fact that it is in a place where weather is almost neutral. My home uses about 20,000 BTU/Sqft total my office where I work with about 100 people uses an energy star rated 90+% of 40,380 BTU/SQFT 1968 building 37000 sqft redone. This is in Minot, ND one of the harshest climates in the continental US. These buildings use ground source heat pumped and have energy recovery on all air that leaves the building and we have no LEED rating at all. I see this all the time brag on.
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