[BLDG-SIM] Any LEED projects getting an ID credit for PV or solar thermal

Marcus Sheffer sheffer at paonline.com
Mon Apr 18 11:51:54 PDT 2005

The project would not be eligible for an ID credit but the energy produced 
by the PV system will count toward EAc1.  The energy produced should be 
multiplied by the virtual rate from the proposed building model and this 
dollar amount subtracted from the modeling results for the proposed 
building.  This value is then used for the calculation which determines the 
percentage savings for EAc1.  This could be worth another point if it is 
enough to move you into the next point range.

Also FYI the USGBC EA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is currently 
considering changing the definition of renewable energy which will allow 
solar thermal applications to count under EAc2.

At 01:49 PM 4/18/2005, you wrote:

>Hi Greenies,
>I assume LEED will not give an ID credit for an installation of either a 
>solar electric or a solar thermal system, since solar thermal will count 
>towards EAc1.1 and there already is a renewable energy credit.
>In our case, the PV system will not generate the required 5% thus the 
>project will get no credit for it. Our project is using both solar thermal 
>and PV.
>Does anyone know of any specific projects where the USGBC gave the project 
>an ID credit for using either.
>Many Thanks!!!!
>Debra Lombard, LEED AP
>Sustainable Design Specialist
>The RETEC Group, Inc.
>900 Chapel St., 2nd Fl - Box 9
>New Haven, CT 06510
>Tel: 203-868-0137
>Fax: 203-773-3657
>dlombard at retec.com

Marcus B. Sheffer                          energy & environmental consulting
Energy Opportunities, Inc              717-292-2636
1200 E Camping Area Road            Fax: 717-292-0585
Wellsville, PA USA 17365-9783        sheffer at sevengroup.com
a 7group company                        www.sevengroup.com

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