Is this a design credit or a construction credit? Wanting to substitute v4 “Renewable energy” (a design credit) and “Green power and carbon offsets” (a construction credit) with this credit. I don’t have access to a full v4.1 project on LEED Online, is there any other way to know?
Marcus ShefferLEED Fellow
7group / Energy Opportunities
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June 19, 2020 - 10:00 am
I can't find it either. My guess is it depends on how you are pursuing the credit. If using an on-site system I suppose you could submit it as a design credit. If buying RECs I suppose a construction credit. Even if it is a design credit you can always defer it to the construction review phase.
Maria PorterSustainability specialist
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June 22, 2020 - 3:07 am
Marcus, that sounds logic.
This project would in some sense have liked it to be reviewed now, they are going for platinum and it’s a bit dodgy to leave it until later. But on the other hand, we don’t think we’ll be able to get all information together yet for a while, they’re buying electricity from a nearby solar plant. So, it’ll probably be better to submit it in construction.