The proposed Datacenter building is intended to achieve LEED certification under LEED v4.1 BD+C Rating system - Datacenter
We are doing energy model for Datacenter. The building won’t obtain power/electricity from utility provider due to remote location from the main utility grid. However, there is a solar PV Farm adjacent to our project site. So, the Datacenter will be connected directly to this farm which means 100% of Datacenter’s energy will be renewable (net zero). Also note that, the 1st phase of solar farm was already completed 5 years ago, but expansion of this farm is still progressing (i.e. the solar energy generation capacity is being expanded gradually over various phases).
We need your suggestions on the following,
- Can we consider this farm as Tier 2: New off-site renewable energy? (Because, the development and expansion of farm is still progressing)
- If Yes for Q1, what are the documents required from owner of solar farm?
- If No for Q1, Can consider purchase agreement as an equivalent to Green-e Energy certification to get all the points under EA Optimize Energy Performance using LI10488 & all the points under EA Renewable Energy?
- As per LI10488, 7% of Cost saving or GHG Emissions saving is mandatory. Is this still applicable for this building?