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However, on some campuses, owners could apply both programs should their building types be prototypical. Many commercial office campuses meet these criteria. ) can be applied fairly universally across an owner’s building portfolio. ) required by LEED-EBOM rating system campus-wide, the resulting time and effort savings can be significant. Applying the 2010 AGMBC requires an initial registration submission to the USGBC of a master site. This master site registration should be submitted prior to submitting individual campus projects for their eventual LEED certification review, but they can be done concurrently.

In terms of energy performance this is true without proper follow through. Buildings are designed based on predictive models. Those models are based on a multitude of assumptions about how a client will occupy the space, climate and how systems will perform. Even in the best case, assumptions will not be 100 percent correct. Robust enhanced commissioning and extensive measurement and verification are critical for buildings to perform at levels matching predictive energy models. This means continual measurement, analysis and adjustment of building systems for at least 18 months after occupancy.

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