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ND-Plan-v4 GIBc11: Renewable energy production 1-3 points

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Intent

To reduce the environmental and economic harms associated with fossil fuel energy by increasing self-supply of renewable energy.

Requirements

Incorporate on-site nonpolluting renewable energy generation, such as solar, wind, geothermal, small-scale or micro-hydroelectric, or biomass, with production capacity of at least 5% of the project’s annual electrical and thermal energy cost (exclusive of existing buildings).

Points are awarded according to Table 1.

Table 1. points for renewable energy production

Percentage of annual electrical and thermal energy cost Points
5% 1
12.5% 2
20% 3
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USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

To reduce the environmental and economic harms associated with fossil fuel energy by increasing self-supply of renewable energy.

Requirements

Incorporate on-site nonpolluting renewable energy generation, such as solar, wind, geothermal, small-scale or micro-hydroelectric, or biomass, with production capacity of at least 5% of the project’s annual electrical and thermal energy cost (exclusive of existing buildings).

Points are awarded according to Table 1.

Table 1. points for renewable energy production

Percentage of annual electrical and thermal energy cost Points
5% 1
12.5% 2
20% 3
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