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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Renewable energy production

Possible 3 points

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EA Credit: Renewable Energy Production

  • Ensure that the project building's energy rate has been appropriately entered based on the Option selected in EAp Minimum Energy Performance.
  • Ensure that the anticipated annual energy costs have been appropriately determined.
  • Ensure that the system description and/or energy generation calculations are consistent with the design and that all relevant system variables are submitted.
  • Ensure that the contract documentation has been provided to justify third party and community owned renewable energy systems have transferred the renewable energy benefits to the project.
  • If the project is served by a district energy system (DES) using renewable energy, ensure the equivalent cost has been determined based on the percentage of DES energy delivered to the building.
  • Be sure that the claimed energy source is an eligible renewable energy system (i.e., photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, biofuel (in some cases), low-impact hydroelectricity, wave and tidal energy, geothermal energy (in some cases)).
  • Ensure that the system is located within the same utility service area as the facility claiming the use.
  • Ensure that the renewable energy system rated capacity has been reported consistently throughout the LEED submission.