versions of the USGBC’s LEED® rating system include prerequisites
for minimum energy performance and for commissioning. These two
critical criteria, however, are not explicitly linked, and I believe
LEED certification may be more meaningful and effective if they were.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue