Tuesday, February 07, 2023

LEED-EB and Leonardo Academy's Cleaner & Greener® Program

Monona Terrace - Madison WI


Earn LEED for Existing Buildings Credit

Earn the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings 2.0, Energy and Atmosphere Credit 5.4 (EA Credit 5.4) or LEED-EB Operations & Maintenance, Energy and Atmosphere Credit 6 (O&M EA Credit 6): Emissions Reduction Reporting.



Credit Intent

To document emission reduction benefits of building efficiency actions (and for version 2.0, to retire a portion of the reductions and reduce emissions in the supply chain).

Credit Requirements

  1.  Identify building performance parameters that reduce energy use and emissions.
    • A narrative is required for all versions of LEED-EB. The requirements for the narrative differ between the versions and can be confusing.  View the Narrative Guidance Document for more details.
  2. Track and record emission reductions delivered by energy efficiency, renewable energy and other building emission reduction actions.
  3.  Report emission reductions using a third-party voluntary certification program. (e.g. Cleaner and Greener®)
  4.  For LEED-EB version 2.0:
    • Retire at least 10% of the reported emission reductions through a third-party voluntary certification program. (To meet this requirement, the third-party voluntary emission reduction certification and retirement programs must be programs of credible organizations. Third-party programs shall notify any applicable local or regional emission reduction registries of the reported emission reductions.)
    • Take action to reduce emissions in our supply chain.
      • Ask the suppliers of goods and services for the building to do the same by implementing actions 1, 2 and 3 above.
Documentation provided by the Cleaner and Greener® Program
  • Confirmation letter documenting compliance with the requirements earning EAc5.4 or EAc6.
  • Completed Copy of the Building Data Collection and Calculation Template

▲Steps to Earn this Credit Using the Cleaner and Greener® Program at the Non-certification Reporting Level 

▲Advance from Reporting Level to Certification under your Existing Agreement

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