LEED Green Power Credits

LEED, Follow or Get Out of the Way
Did you know that Ameren Missouri Pure Power offers an easy option for you to get points for your Commercial or Residential LEED project? Many of the LEED Rating Systems have 1-2 points available for providing at least 50% of the buildings electricity via the Pure Power program. The intent of the Green Power point is to encourage the development and use of grid-source, renewable energy technologies on a net-zero pollution basis.  Pure Power is proud to provide the Renewable Energy Certificates to the following projects in their pursuit of LEED certification:

  • Ameren Shoreline Management Office – LEED
  • Cisco Systems – LEED CI
  • City of Cottleville Missouri City Hall – LEED NC
  • City Garden Montessori School – LEED
  • Cupples Station – LEED EB
  • Donald Danforth Plant Research Center – LEED
  • Express Scripts Building II – LEED NC
  • Monsanto Building F and Building J – LEED EB and NC
  • Novus International – LEED NC
  • Ritenour High School- LEED
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 – LEED
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company – LEED

What is LEED?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Who uses LEED?
Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability. State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings; there are LEED initiatives in federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, and State; and LEED projects are in progress in 41 different countries, including Canada, Brazil, Mexico and India.

How is LEED Developed?
LEED Rating Systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees. Each volunteer committee is composed of a diverse group of practitioners and experts representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. The key elements of USGBC’s consensus process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and a fair and open appeals process.

For more information on LEED visit the United States Green Building Council Website
To discuss your LEED project and potential Green Power points, please send us an email.