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LEED ID+C: Retail | v1.0 pilot

On-site renewable energy

EAc5 | Possible 1 point

Intent

Encourage and recognize increasing levels of on-site renewable energy self-supply in order to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with fossil fuel energy use.

Requirements

  • CASE A: For those projects with an area that constitutes less than 75% of the total building area:
    Use on-site renewable energy systems to offset tenant space energy cost by 1%. Calculate project performance by expressing the energy produced by the renewable systems as a percentage of the building annual energy cost and using the table below to determine the number of points achieved.
  • OR
  • CASE B: For those projects with an area that constitutes 75% or more of the total building area: Use onsite renewable energy systems to offset tenant space energy cost by 2.5%. Calculate project performance by expressing the energy produced by the renewable systems as a percentage of the building annual energy
    cost and using the table below to determine the number of points achieved.
    Use the building annual energy cost calculated in EA Credit 1 or use the Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) database to determine the estimated electricity use. (Table of use for different building types is provided in the Reference Guide.)
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