18-0524 v3.1/Shared Use of Energy-Intensive Amenity Beyond Project Seeking Certification
Our project is an environmental science laboratory on a waterfront site. Because of the site's waterfront location, the laboratories have the opportunity to analyze water samples from the river. To facilitate study of the river, relatively energy-intensive pumping equipment will bring river water to land for experimentation and analysis in the building. This pumping equipment will be available to other campus laboratories to support ecological research efforts in laboratories beyond the scope of the project seeking certification.
To what extent will this project be required to offset the river water pumping equipment's energy use via on-site power generation? Per LBC requirements, the project will offset energy consumed from its own use of the river water pump, but it is unclear how to account for usage of this pumping equipment that is done by laboratories beyond the project seeking certification. Please provide direction for how the project team should account for shared usage of this amenity in the 06 Net Positive Energy imperative.
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