Renewable energy study

Renewable energy refers to energy not derived from traditional fossil fuel sources (coal, natural gas, petroleum) through conventional processes. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), “Renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy, are constantly replenished and will never run out.”

Renewable energy systems 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:

• Geothermal heating systems
• Geothermal electric systems
• Low-impact hydroelectric power systems
• Wave and tidal power systems
• Photovoltaic (PV) systems
• Wind energy systems
• Solar thermal systems
• Biofuel-base electrical systems
  • Using advanced modeling tools, GreenBIM Engineering can help the design team to assess the technical and financial feasibility of building-integrated renewable energy systems.

Renewable energy software

GreenBIM Engineering’s modelers use advanced software in order to perform accurate building-integrated renewable energy systems simulations, such as:

PVSyst 6
RETScreen 4
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014

LEED and renewable energy study

The renewable energy studies document compliance with: