From the Computer to the Life: First Year of a LEED Offices Building


The process of developing a building from the computer to real life entails a multitude of steps necessary to reach an optimal energy use of the building. From a pre-design stage, an energy simulation, a project, execution, commissioning, commissioning, use of the building, monitoring, energy management, verification of the savings.

In this article, we will review two office buildings, a rent office remodeling and a new research office & laboratory, in their LEED certification process. It have starting with the energy simulation until the benchmarking between the energy ratios of real consumption and the initial simulation, and the verification of the savings programmed in the LEED certification.

We will also see how it has affected to the use of the real building, the commissioning during the execution and the implementation. The problems and the solutions that have been found during the works and the management and commissioning phase and the advantages it brings in the use of the facilities.

Presented By

Marc Masó, C.E.M., C.E.A., C.M.V.P., P.C.F.
CTO - Energy Manager
Proisotec Energia

Marc Masó, CEM®, CEA®, CMVP®, PCF is a founding partner of Proisotec Energia, an energy consulting firm located in Girona (Spain). Proisotec, specializes in energy audits, energy simulations, assisting ESCOs, LEED projects, commissioning, ISO50.001 and M&V plans. Mr. Masó has been a professor at the University of Girona, he is a CEM® trainer and also conducts seminars on energy audits, energy management, and energy simulations. Currently serves as vicepresident of the AEE Spain Chapter.