Renewable Choice Energy

Green Power for LEED® Building

USGBC Logo Even the most energy efficient buildings consume electricity produced primarily from fossil fuels such as coal, a leading source of industrial air pollution and climate change. We've helped more than 5,000 LEED® projects in the U.S. and internationally utilize the LEED® Energy & Atmosphere Green Power Credit to obtain 100% success with their USGBC® and CaGBC LEED® Certification goals. 

CaGBC LogoThe LEED® Green Power Credit allows your project to support renewable energy development by choosing  renewable energy credits (RECs), offering affordable points toward certification that significantly reduce the project's environmental impact.

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LEED® Green Power Credit Details

Projects pursuing LEED® certification can earn as many as seven LEED® points by purchasing green power to offset a building’s energy use. Renewable Choice helps you communicate the environmental benefits of choosing green power.

LEED® v4 CERTIFICATION LEVELS
Certification2-Year Electricity Offset w/ Green PowerPoints Available
Commercial Interiors™ 50 - 100% 1 - 2**
New Construction™ 50 - 100% 1 - 2**
Core and Shell™ 50 - 100% 1 - 2**
Schools™ 50 - 100% 1 - 2**
Existing Building O&M™ 25 - 100% 1 - 4*

 

* 2 year total energy usage offset required
** 5 year offset the building energy use required, using VERs, or a combination of both RECs and VERs

 

2009 USGBC LEED® CERTIFICATION LEVELS
Certification2-Year Electricity Usage Offset w/ Green PowerPoints Available
Commercial Interiors™ 50 - 100% 5 - 6*
New Construction™ 35 - 70% 2 - 3*
Core and Shell™ 35 - 100%** 2 - 3*
Schools™ 35 - 100% 2 - 3*
Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ 25 - 100%*** 1 - 6

 

* 100% electricity offset achieves 1 ID Credit for Exemplary Performance
** Core and Shell electricity usage is 15% of total building electricity demand
*** Offset of all building energy usage required, using a combination of RECs and VERs

 

PRE-2009 USGBC LEED® CERTIFICATION LEVELS
Certification2-Year Electricity Offset w/ Green PowerPoints Available
Existing Building™ v2.0 15 - 75%*** 1 - 5*
Commercial Interiors™ v2.0 50 - 100% 1 - 2*
Core and Shell™ v2.0 35 - 70% 1 - 2
New Construction™ v2.1 50 - 100% 1 - 2*
New Construction™ v2.2 35 - 70% 1 - 2*
Existing Building O&M™ 25 - 100%*** 1 - 4
Retail™ v1.0 35 - 70% 1 - 2*
Schools™ v1.0 35 - 70% 1 - 2*

 

* Offsetting maximum percentage shown achieves an ID Credit for Exemplary Performance
** Core and Shell electricity usage is 15% of total building electricity demand
***Offset of all building energy usage required, using a combination of RECs and VERs

 

2009 CaGBC LEED® CERTIFICATION LEVELS
Certification2-Year Electricity Offset w/ Green PowerPoints Available
Commercial Interiors™ v1.0 50 or 100% 1 - 2*
Core and Shell™ v1.0 50 or 100% 1 - 2*
New Construction™ v1.0 50 or 100% 1 - 2*
Existing Building O&M™ 25 to 100%*** 1 - 6

 

* Offsetting maximum percentage shown achieves an ID Credit for Exemplary Performance
** Core and Shell electricity usage is 15% of total building electricity demand
***Offset of all building energy usage required, using a combination of RECs and VERs

 

Leadership in Green Power and Carbon Offsets

Renewable Choice has been a U.S. Green Building Council® member since 2003 and a Canada Green Building Council Member since 2009. Our LEED®-accredited staff helps you understand how the LEED® Green Power Credit can help you achieve your certification goals. Beyond connecting your LEED® project with renewable energy projects that make a difference, Renewable Choice delivers unparalleled education and outreach support both in the U.S. and for Canadian green power purchases.

Green-e Climate LogoRenewable Choice now offers Green-e® Climate Certified carbon offsets for EBOM 2009 and LEED® v4 projects. Green-e Climate is an independent certification program for greenhouse gas emission reductions (carbon offsets) sold in the voluntary market.  The Green-e Climate logo identifies carbon offsets that meet the program's high environmental and consumer protection standards.  For more information on Green-e Climate certification, visit www.green-e.org/climate.

If you are interested in purchasing Green-e Climate Certified carbon offsets for your green building needs, or to learn more about the carbon reduction projects that we support, please contact us.

Get Started

Wondering what the impact of green power on your LEED® project would be? Use our online calculator. Want to get started with a free assessment of your LEED® green power needs? Get one-on-one support from one of our expert renewable energy sales team.

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