Overview

 

Just in time for the reporting 2019 projects, the DDx has made some improvements to allow teams to optionally track embodied carbon and more specific information about fuel sources and renewables that reflect the values of the program! With these updates, you can now participate in embodied carbon tracking across the industry and take track on-site and off-site renewables on your pursuit for 2030 compliance!

 

These changes are for whole building projects only.

 

The DDx has been updated to account for the role of fuel sources and renewables in the program. For projects that have energy models, the “Fuel types, renewables and emissions” pop-up window allows teams to enter energy by fuel source, including renewables.This is to address the fundamental goal of the program: designing carbon-neutral, fossil-fuel-free buildings. Additional fields ask about the quality of the off-site renewables being attributed to the program. As the program/DDx evolves, additional information will be provided to help teams understand and educate their firms and owners about off-site renewables procurement. As of right now, the quality of the off-site renewables is only for data collection and tracking.

 

The DDx has been updated to allow teams to start tracking embodied carbon. These are optional fields. These fields will not affect the EUI performance information of your project/portfolio.

 

For batch import users, only “Do you Track Embodied Carbon” is included in an updated batch template, it is not required to update to the new batch template or use the new optional fields in the DDx.

 

These enhancements do not affect data that has already been input and stored. You may choose to update those project entries, but it is not a requirement.

 

 

How to add fuel sources including on-site/off-site renewables:

 

1. If your project has an energy model, when filling out Section 2 (Energy Analysis) of project info in the DDx, you will choose “HAS BEEN Modeled” from the “Status of Energy Model” drop down menu.

 

2. When selecting “HAS BEEN Modeled” the box framed in red above will appear. At the bottom of the box, you will see “Fuel types, renewables, and emissions”.

 

3. Check the “Fuel types, renewables, and emissions” box.

 

4. When you check the “Fuel types, renewables, and emissions” box, the pop-up below will appear.

 

5. Enter the values you have, click “calculate”, then close the pop up.

 

How to report/track embodied carbon

1. If you know the embodied carbon in your design (whole building), you can add it in section 4 (Additional Inputs).

 

2. First, select “yes” from the “Do you track embodied carbon?” drop down menu

 

3. If you know your design (whole building) embodied carbon amount in metric tons CO2 , enter it in the “Building embodied carbon” box.