To encourage the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis.
Engage in at least a 2-year renewable energy contract to provide at least 35% of the building’s electricity from renewable sources, as defined by the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e Energy product certification requirements. All purchases of green power shall be based on the quantity of energy consumed, not the cost. Use the annual electricity consumption from the results of EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, as a basis for the calculations in this credit.
Demonstrate performance that is equivalent to the Green-e Energy National Standard requirements by substituting appropriate benchmarks, protocols and metrics for establishing a baseline, and measure performance relative to that baseline.
In scenarios where several projects by the same developer / owner are contracting to derive 35% of power requirements from the same green power source, the power should be separately accounted for, by separate lease contracts for every single project.