NC-2009 EAc6: Green power

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    Excerpted from LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations

    EA Credit 6: Green power

    Intent

    To encourage the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis.

    Requirements

    Engage in at least a 2-year renewable energy contract to provide at least 35% of the building’s electricity from renewable sources, as defined by the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-eGreen-e is a program established by the Center for Resource Solutions to both promote green electricity products and provide consumers with a rigorous and nationally recognized method to identify those products. Energy product certification requirements or an equivalent [Europe ACP: Green Power] [South America ACP: Green Power] [India ACP: Green Power]

    All purchases of green power shall be based on the quantity of energy consumed, not the cost.

    If the green power is not Green-e Energy certified, equivalence must exist for both major Green-e Energy program criteria: 1) current green power performance standards, and 2) independent, third-party verification that those standards are being met by the green power supplier over time.

    Option 1. Determine baseline electricity use

    Use the annual electricity consumption from the results of EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance.

    OR

    Option 2. Estimate baseline electricity use

    Use the U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey database to determine the estimated electricity use.

    Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs)

    Europe ACP: Green-e Energy Equivalent

    Projects in Europe may use the following approved standards in place of Green-e Energy:

    • EKOenergy
    • Guarantees of Origin (GOs) with additional parameters

    India ACP: Green-e Energy Equivalent

    Projects in India may use the Indian Central Electricity Regulatory Commission RECA Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a certificate representing proof that a given unit of electricity was generated from a renewable energy source such as solar or wind. These certificates are able to be sold, traded, or bartered as environmental commodities, where an electricity consumer can buy the renewable energy attributes of electricty to support renewable energy, even if they are consuming generic grid-supplied electricity that may be supplied by nonrenewable sources. program with additional parameters in place of Green-e Energy.

    South America ACP: Green-e Energy Equivalent

    Projects in South America may use the Brazilian “Certificado de Energia Renovável” (Renewable Energy Certificate) with additional parameters in place of Green-e Energy.

    Credit substitution available

    You may use the LEED v4 version of this credit on v2009 projects. For more information check out this article.

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SAMY Chamy Enginneer T&T Green
Apr 24 2017
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GREEN POWER - WIND Mills

Dear Concern:-

Our client produce huge amount of Renewable energy by wind mills and the energy produced via wind mill is almost 5 times greater than LEED project annual energy consumption

so please advice/guide how to claim this wind mill energy production in Green power, what are the documents needed to get this credit

Note :- wind mill is not in LEED Boundary (is it possible to claim it in EA CR 02 Credit)

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SAMY Chamy Enginneer, T&T Green Apr 27 2017 Guest 813 Thumbs Up

awaiting for reply

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