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LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 - LEED v4

Renewable energy

Possible 4 points


To encourage the installation and operation of renewable electricity generation systems.


Design and install a renewable electricity generation system. Receive 1 point for every 500 kWh produced per year by the system. The maximum allowable points for this credit is equivalent to the total points earned from all other EA credits. Renewable energy certificates (RECs) must be retained by the building owner.

Table 1. Points for electricity generation from renewable sources

Annual kWh Required points in rest of EA Points
500 1 1
1,000 2 2
1,500 3 3
2,000 4 4

Credit only available for projects using the EA prescriptive path’
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