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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v3 - LEED India 2011

On-site renewable energy

EAc2 | Possible 7 points


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


Use on-site renewable energy systems to offset building energy costs. Calculate project performance by expressing the energy produced by the renewable systems as a percentage of the building’s annual energy cost and use the table below to determine the number of points achieved.

Use the building annual energy cost calculated in EA credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance, to determine the estimated electricity use.

The minimum renewable energy percentage for each point threshold is as follows:

Percentage Renewable Energy Points
1% 1
3% 2
5% 3
7% 4
9% 5
11% 6
13% 7

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