Continuing Education

The Inside Scoop on Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)


1.0 Hour CE Auto Reporting No Expiration

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USGBC and AIA (HSW) approved continuing education course

This course is an overview of RECs and their LEED implications. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs, for short) are also known as renewable energy credits, tradable renewable certificates, and green tags. They represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects and are sold separately from commodity electricity. They can be purchased whether or not a customer has access to green power through their local utility company or electricity provider.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Renewable Energy Certificates and how they are created
  • Identify the benefits of purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates and the financial implications
  • Understand how to apply Renewable Energy Certificates to your projects
  • Identify the LEED requirements related to the Green Power / Offsite Renewable Energy credits

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