Monthly Archives: March 2012

30 03, 2012

For Release: Carnegie Mellon University Offsets 100% of Electricity Usage at PA Campus.

By | 2012-03-30T18:44:37+00:00 March 30th, 2012|News|

Carnegie Mellon University Purchases Wind Power from Renewable Choice Energy, Continues Commitment to Offset 100 percent of its Electricity. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 30, 2012  -- Renewable Choice Energy ( announced today that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has partnered with the Boulder, Colorado-based company to offset 100 percent of the 2012 electricity consumption for the [...]

27 03, 2012

How Your Food Choices Can Save the Planet

By | 2012-03-27T21:44:57+00:00 March 27th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

This week, I’m rejoicing that spring is finally here and so are longer, warmer days.  Already my thoughts have turned to high summer and leisurely afternoons spent in my garden or meandering the farmer’s market.  So, I thought it would be fitting to spend this blog talking about one of the easiest ways that we [...]

22 03, 2012

Green E FAQ – Renewable Energy Certification | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-22T19:54:57+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

How do I know my green power purchase is actually green? Renewable energy certification is available from Green-e® Energy.  When purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs), make sure your purchase is verified and certified by Green-e®.  Suppliers of certified renewable energy must disclose the quantity, type, and geographic source of each renewable energy certificate.  Green-e® also [...]

22 03, 2012

LEED Certification & Green Building – LEED Credit | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-22T19:02:52+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

What is LEED®? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a green building certification process developed by the US Green Building Council® (USGBC).  LEED certification provides independent verification that a building or home was designed using LEED green building environmental strategies and standards. What role does green power play in LEED [...]

22 03, 2012

Canadian Green Power – LEED Green Power Credit | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-22T16:54:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Canadian green power from wind farms, small hydro facilities, and solar projects offers a breakthrough opportunity for organizations to improve their environmental performance and achieve LEED® certification. The Canada Green Building Council® (CAGBC) awards points toward LEED certification from Canadian green power sources. Through the green power credit, Canada LEED projects receive points toward certification [...]

22 03, 2012

Carbon Offsets & Credits Canada – VERS Canada | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-22T00:40:07+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

What initiatives are happening in Canada to support greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions? The Canadian government has committed to achieving an economy-wide reduction in GHG emissions of 20% over 2006 numbers by 2020.  Carbon credits play a critical role in achieving this goal. Through carbon credits, Canada will offset a portion of the emissions that [...]

21 03, 2012

Demystifying Carbon Offsets

By | 2012-03-21T17:51:12+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Environmental Blog|

More and more companies are familiar with the concepts of renewable energy credits (RECs), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories, and energy management systems.  The term “carbon offset” is becoming a common part of today’s environmental vernacular, but many remain unclear on what exactly a carbon offset -aka a verified emissions reductions- is and how organizations [...]

19 03, 2012

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) in Canada | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-19T19:08:08+00:00 March 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

In North America, consumers in both the United States and Canada have access to green energy via the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs).  Canada has become a leader in purchasing RECs in recent years. This high level of RECs Canada has achieved comes from companies like Bullfrog Power leading the way.  Now you have [...]

16 03, 2012

How Asbestos Affects Your Work Environment

By | 2012-03-16T19:52:04+00:00 March 16th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

It's not hard to understand why the presence of hazardous materials in a workplace would be detrimental to the health of those who work in that environment. Sometimes these hazards are easy to recognize.  In the case of asbestos, a naturally forming toxic mineral known to cause cancer, the health threat is especially dangerous -- [...]

14 03, 2012

The Value of Carbon Offsets Campaign Thank You

By | 2012-03-14T16:53:28+00:00 March 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Download Here:   White Paper | How They Work: Demystifying Carbon Offsets Here's another resource you might find valuable: A simple and effective way for organizations to be more sustainable is to purchase green power with renewable energy credits (RECs). For more information on how to benefit by purchasing RECs, we invite you to access [...]