I am not quite sure if this is the USGBC's intent, and maybe I'm a nitpicker, but:
-Biofuel "(in some cases)" is eligible, the "some cases" are not further described
-ineligible biofuels include treated wood and forest biomass WASTE
The above would mean (for me), that wood grown and chopped only to burn it is a eligible biofuel in a large urban DES, as long as it is not coated, treated for preservation, or it is waste wood.
Is this correct? For me it seems this does not really fit the intent. Or is this wood fired DES not compliant anyway as the wood is not grown within the project boundary?
Marcus ShefferLEED Fellow
7group / Energy Opportunities
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September 6, 2017 - 12:07 pm
I think that wood not part of the ineligible list is therefore eligible. In this case it must also meet the requirements for off-site renewables. See Reference Guide under Renewable Energy Systems and Third Parties.