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Landfill Gas

Last Updated: 06/24/19

Landfill gas is extracted from landfills using a series of wells and a blower/flare (or vacuum) system. This system directs the collected gas to a central point where it can be processed and treated then used to generate electricity.

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  • Federal agencies must ensure that renewable energy accounts for at least 7.5% of total electricity consumption.
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The Federal Renewable Energy Certificate Guide provides basic information for Federal staff who are new to the concept of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates (RECs), and are seeking to better understand the options for using RECs to meet Federal renewable energy targets. It is intended to assist agencies in understanding the use of RECs to meet the statutory and Executive Order 13693 goals for renewable energy.

Guiding Principle for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings #2 can apply when implementing renewable energy generation projects on agency property for agency use, when lifecycle cost effective.