Document emission reduction benefits of building efficiency actions, retire a portion of the reductions and reduce emissions in the supply chain.
Identify building performance parameters that reduce energy use and emissions.
- Track and record emission reductions delivered by energy efficiency, renewable energy and other building emission reduction actions.
- Report emission reductions using a third-party voluntary certification program.
- Retire at least 10% of the reported emission reductions through a third-party voluntary certification program. (To meet this requirement, the third-party voluntary emission reduction certification and retirement programs must be programs of credible organizations. Third-party programs shall notify any applicable local or regional emission reduction registries of the reported emission reductions.)
- Ask the suppliers of goods and services for the building to do the same by implementing actions of tracking, reporting, retiring emission reductions and asking their suppliers to do the same.