GBCI to administer PEER certification for power grids and building projects

PEER certification may be chosen as LEED pilot credit

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) will administer certification for the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) program. PEER is billed as “the nation’s first comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance.” It is modeled after the LEED program.

“The PEER program provides a much more complete picture of the efficiency, quality, safety, resilience and reliability of energy generation, transmission, and distribution systems than is currently available,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI. “It provides actionable information that empowers building owners and power providers to configure and operate their systems to maximum effectiveness. Buildings and the power systems they rely on are inextricably interconnected.”

USGBC says that in 2015 it will look at PEER certification as a pilot credit within the LEED rating system. 


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