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LEED ND: Plan | v3 - LEED 2009

On-site renewable energy sources

GIBc11 | Possible 3 points


To encourage on-site renewable energy production to reduce the adverse environmental and economic effects associated with fossil fuel energy production and use.


Incorporate on-site nonpolluting renewable energy generation, such as solar, wind, geothermal, small-scale or micro hydroelectric, and/or biomass, with production capacity of at least 5% of the project’s annual electrical and thermal energy cost (exclusive of existing buildings). Points are awarded as listed in Table 1.

Table 1. Points for on-site renewable energy generation

Percentage of annual electrical and thermal energy cost Points
5% 1
12.5% 2
20% 3

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