USGBC Revises Energy Demand Response Credit
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has updated the LEED Demand Response Pilot Credit. Originally launched in 2010, the revised and enhanced Demand Response Pilot Credit establishes guidelines that are anticipated to increase participation in automated energy demand response programs. LEED projects that satisfy the credit by demonstrating their ability to shift energy consumption by 10% of peak load demand will earn a point towards LEED certification when they participate in existing utility-sponsored demand response programs that meet guidelines established in the pilot credit. Additional points are available for projects that implement semi or fully automated demand response programs.