How Accurate is Energy Modeling in the Market?

Paper / June 21, 2011

This paper presents a study of whole building energy use of various completed LEED buildings throughout the nation. The paper focuses on the relationships between predicted and actual energy performance of 90 completed LEED certified buildings. The results of the study impact the ongoing discussion on how design industry can act in response to the Architecture 2030 challenge along with other carbon reduction goals.Presented at the 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.