Encourage the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis.
Provide at least 35% of the core & shell building’s electricity from renewable sources by engaging in at least a two-year renewable energy contract. The core and shell building’s electricity is defined as the electricity usage of the core and shell square footage as defined by BOMA Standards, but not less than 15% of the building total gross square footage. Renewable sources are as defined by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Green-e products certification requirements.
Determine the baseline electricity use
Use the annual electricity consumption from the results of EA credit 1.
Use the Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) database to determine the estimated electricity use