Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings

Report / February 17, 2010 / Building Innovation

NBI has completed the broadest study to-date of measured energy performance of LEED buildings called “Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings.” Aimed at better quantifying the actual energy performance levels of green building, the study gathered whole building energy data from 121 LEED-NC buildings across the country that had been occupied for at least one year. The results look at the relationships of actual performance levels to other benchmarks, including initial modeling and ENERGY STAR ratings.


The year-long study, Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings, suggests significant opportunities for program improvement, even while it is clear that LEED is having a positive impact on building energy performance. As this information has been made publicly available, several common questions have been asked about how LEED data was summarized in the report.
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