LEED-NC 2.1 Letter Template EA Credit 6 Green Power
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LEED-NC 2.1 Letter Template EA Credit 6: Green Power (Owner, Tenant or Responsible Party) Nathan Gauthier I, , declare to USGBC that the supplied renewable power is equal to 50% of the project’s energy consumption and the sources meet the Green-e definition of renewable energy. The power was procured from: a Green-e certified power marketer a Green-e accredited utility program a Green-e certified Tradable Renewable Certificate other power supply that meets the Green-e renewable power definition AND I have provided the following supplementary documentation to support the declaration: a copy of the two-year electric utility purchase contract for power generated from renewable sources. Project Name: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL - WYSS Credit: EA Credit 6 (1 Point): Green Power Points Documented: 1 READY TO SAVE THIS TEMPLATE TO LEED-ONLINE? Please enter your first name, last name and today's date below, followed by your LEED-Online Username and Password Associated with the Project listed above to confirm submission of this template. Nathan Gauthier 2006-12-01 NATHAN_GAUTHIER@HARVARD First Name Last Name Date Username (Email Address) Password SAVE TEMPLATE TO LEED-ONLINE PRINT TEMPLATE Letter Template Version A1 . 10000230 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Harvard Green Campus Initiative 46 Blackstone Street Phone 617.495.4980 Fourth Floor – Blackstone South Fax 617.495.9409 Cambridge, MA 02139 www.greencampus.harvard.edu October 16, 2007 Wyss Hall SS Credit EA6 – Green Power Construction Application Review: The LEED Submittal Template has been provided declaring that the project has purchased green power, equal to 50% of the project's energy consumption that meets the Green-E definition for renewable energy for a minimum two years. The submitted documentation includes an unsigned copy of the two-year purchase agreement from Sterling Planet to provide green power equal to 100% of the building’s reported total annual regulated electric energy usage. It appears that a blank scanned copy was edited with the values that would be purchased, but there is no documentation to show that these amounts were purchased, that the contract was agreed to, or that the dates listed on the contract are valid. Please submit a signed two-year contract confirming that the project has purchased the appropriate amount of Green Power. Also please confirm that this green power will be allocated only to Wyss Hall, and will not be re-used for other LEED submittal projects. Please be sure that any increases in energy listed in the final energy model submittal are reflected in the Green Power purchase amount. Technical Advice: 1. Provide a signed copy of the actual contract for green power purchase. 2. Confirm that the green power will only be allocated to Wyss Hall. 3. Confirm that any increases in energy listed in the final energy model submittal are reflected in the Green Power purchase amount. Response: Please see the attached certificates from Sterling Planet for Green-E certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from wind energy. The first certificate, purchased via the completed purchase order submitted with our initial LEED submittal, is for 132,000 kWh and the second is for 6,000 kWh. The second purchase was made to cover the additional energy required based on the updated energy model results for EA credit 1. When the project engineer updated the energy model in response to the initial review by the USGBC, the new model predicted 137,330 kWh of regulated electricity consumption. HBS has made a combined purchase of RECs for 138,000 kWh to offset 50% of the building’s energy over the first two years. The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. Aldo Leopold Energy costs have been removed from this submittal. The original document, on file with the Harvard Green Campus Initiative, includes costs.