New LEED standard requires automated energy-efficiency reporting

12/5/2013 | American City Business Journals

The new LEED certification process requires building owners to share their building's energy and water use data with the U.S. Green Building Council -- and mandates that the data come from fully automated metering systems. The new standards "are about ensuring that LEED buildings are operating as well as they are capable of, and that they stay optimized and efficient over the long term," says Brendan Owens, USGBC's LEED vice president for technical development.

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