Energy and Atmosphere
Green Power (1)
Encourage the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net zero pollution basis.
Engage in a two year contract to purchase the amount of power equal to projected building consumption
generated from renewable sources that meet the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) Green-E
Purchase power from a provider that guarantees a fraction of its delivered electric power is from net nonpolluting
renewable technologies. Begin by contacting local utility companies. If the project is in an open market state,
investigate Green Power and Power Marketers licensed to provide power in that state. Grid power that qualifies
for this credit originates from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, or low-impact hydro sources. Low-impact hydro
shall comply with the Low Impact Hydropower Certification Program.
Encourage the development and use of distributed generation technologies, which are less polluting than grid-
Reduce total energy usage and emissions by considering source energy implications and local cogeneration
and direct energy conversion. Generate at least 50% of the building's projected annual consumption by on-
site distributed generation sources.
Investigate the use of integrated generation and delivery systems, such as co-generation, fuel cells, micro-
turbines and off-peak thermal storage.
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