Encourage the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis.
Provide at least 35% of the building’s electricity from renewable sources by engaging in at least a two-year renewable energy contract. Renewable sources are as defined by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Green-e products certification requirements.
Green power can be purchased on a centralized basis and credit attributed to a certain retail project. However, the same power cannot be credited to another LEED project. A letter from the company owner should be submitted attesting to this.
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.