LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rates the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighbourhoods. The U.S. Green Building Council developed and manages LEED. The global standard is increasingly popular in Europe and the National Green Building Councils oversee the implementation of LEED in Europe.

The European versions of the LEED Standard recommend EKOenergy labelled electricity. EKOenergy is considered an acceptable equivalent and represents the best available option to the Green-e certified RECS in the U.S. Buildings using EKOenergy labeled electricity can get extra points in their LEED certification.

Buying Guarantees of Origin with this standard guarantees that the renewable energy adheres to the standard’s requirements.

Focus areas

The buildings and neighbourhoods eligible for LEED certification must meet the following criteria:

LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.


Meet an environmental standard of your choice

Consume renewable energy meeting requirements of specific standards or ecolabels. Buy Guarantees of Origin from power plants that meet stricter environmental standards and are verified by an external auditor. Choose between national or international ecolabels and standards, document the age and type of the power plant, technology and unique operational focus, and raise funds for renewable energy projects.


International ecolabel for renewable electricity with strict criteria for environmental impact, and that directs funds to new renewable energy projects

Bra Miljöval

Swedish ecolabel with strict environmental criteria


German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new or upgraded power plants

TÜV Nord A75

A German ecolabel promoting energy from new power plants


German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new power plants, with a mix of technologies and fund allocation


An international ecolabel empowering women in developing countries. W+ measures impact on women’s lives.

Naturemade Star

Swiss ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

Green-e® Energy

Green-e is North America’s leading certification program for renewable energy.


Global standard for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings

Customise to fit your specific needs

Consume renewable energy with specific characteristics. ECOHZ provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of more than 200 power plants, located across five continents. This enables you to choose specific power plants with distinct characteristics, including choice of technology, location, age, size, and owner profile.