Check out 3Degrees' How to Earn the LEED Green Power Credit white paper to learn how renewable energy can make your project’s energy use more environmentally sustainable, which could help you secure up to six points towards LEED certification.
The document includes information on:
• how projects can earn LEED points through the installation of renewable energy generation technologies at the project site (on-site) or through the purchase of renewable energy produced elsewhere (off-site).
• the number of points each LEED rating system credit—EAc2, EAc4 and EAc6—awards to projects for their use of different amounts of renewable energy.
• the types of on-site renewable energy technologies that can be used to earn LEED points.
• renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), utility green power programs, and other ways projects can use off-site renewable energy to make green power commitments.
• how a building’s use of electricity has a powerful impact on the environment and climate change.
• how on-site and off-site renewable energy, when combined with energy conservation and efficiency, can help mitigate a building's environmental impact.
"Energy efficiency and conservation are essential in mitigating a building's environmental impact. In addition to reducing energy consumption, green building professionals can also use renewable energy as another way for them to mitigate the impact of their projects' energy use on the environment," says Steve McDougal, president of 3Degrees. "By helping green building professionals quickly and easily understand how the USGBC awards points to LEED projects that use renewable energy, this white paper helps these professionals make their projects more environmentally sustainable."