Hanergy’s Renewable Energy Center has received the LEED Zero certification, becoming the world’s first certified Zero Carbon building.
USGBC’s LEED certification authority is committed to promoting the “greening” process of the global construction industry, with its LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification system.
USGBC launched LEED Zero certification program on November 14, 2018 to complement the LEED system by verifying the achievement of net-zero goals.
A building is required to create more than its output or eliminate more than it produces within one year of operation to meet one of the following standards: zero carbon, zero energy, zero water consumption or zero waste — to obtain the sought-after LEED Zero certification.
Hanergy’s Renewable Energy Center was adjudged to uphold the 3-level energy efficiency concept of self-sufficiency, surplus storage, and grid independence, while exhibiting green environmental protection design, technological innovation, and sustainable development.
The exhibition center’s case was strengthened by the annual estimation of saving 104 tons of standard coal and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 314 tons, which is equivalent to planting 13,745 trees.
Hanergy’s Renewable Energy Center, located in Beijing’s Olympic Park, is an all-solar green building, covering 7119 square meters and featuring Hanergy’s HanWall, flexible thin film solar modules on the top and sides of the building and HanBrick on the walkway.
The exhibition center adopts the world’s leading copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film technology for power generation and an intelligent micro-grid management system, which optimizes the operation of its power generation, power consumption, power storage, and power sales.