Renewable energy study
Renewable energy refers to energy not derived from traditional fossil fuel sources (coal, natural gas, petroleum) through conventional processes. Some systems are capable of harnessing other energies, they include technologies designed to capture solar, wind, geothermal, water, or bio-based energy to satisfy on-site electric power demand or to directly offset space heating, space cooling, or water heating energy consumption.
On-site renewable energy technologies eligible for LEED EA credit 2 “On-site Renewable Energy” include the following:
Using advanced modeling tools, GreenBIM Engineering can help the design team to assess the technical and financial feasibility of building-integrated renewable energy systems.
The credit requires to use on-site renewable energy systems to offset building energy costs. It can provide up to 4 points in LEED-CS projects and up to 7 points in LEED-NC projects.