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Bulk utility rates

asked 2014-12-05 07:37:55 -0600

Chris Jones gravatar image

updated 2015-07-10 20:46:18 -0600

Some organizations purchased electricity or natural gas at bulk rates for a number of facilities. Are those bulk rates to be used for the LEED EAp2/EAc1 energy model. Or should the local utility rates for similarly sized buildings be used?

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answered 2014-12-05 14:43:36 -0600

You should ideally use the rate that the building will actually be using (or one approved by your "local jurisdiction"). In a pinch, you can also use your state average. But you should not use a different rate unless it is somehow relevant to your project.

From "Advanced Energy Modeling For LEED":

If local utility rate schedule (or energy rate schedule approved by local ASHRAE 90.1–2007 adopting authority) is unavailable, use energy rates listed in state average prices, published annually by Energy Information Administration (http://www.eia.doe.gov).

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