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.
School districts can purchase green power on a centralized basis and allocate the green power to a specific project.
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