Green Buildings: Green Power Credit
What The Green Power Credit Is Each year, residential and commercial buildings consume more than 20% of worldwide energy production, resulting in the emissions of over a trillion tons of carbon dioxide. The LEED Green Power Credit works to reduce this number by providing certification points to green building projects that work to decrease the emissions they produce. Points can be earned for both existing and new construction and are available under both LEED 2009 and LEED v4. 19B+ LEED certified sq. ft. worldwide Two types of carbon reducing technologies–renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets–can be utilized by LEED projects to achieve green power points in the Energy & Atmosphere category.