Monthly Archives: July 2013

30 07, 2013

Recent projects to save City of Boston about $400k in yearly energy costs, reduce carbon footprint

By | July 30th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice client, City of Boston, on track to meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals. By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent During the past year, the city of Boston completed 23 energy-efficiency projects that will save the city about $400,000 in yearly energy costs and will prevent the release of as much greenhouse gas as [...]

30 07, 2013

U.S. Ambition for Renewable Energy

By | July 30th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Ian Law Sustainability is a critical issue in defining the role that the United States plays in international leadership. Actions reflect priorities, and the historic lack of a renewable energy policy initiative in the U.S. is indicative of our leaders’ values.  Economic issues such as GDP, the success of private enterprise, and global economic [...]

25 07, 2013

Economics of Sustainability White Paper Delivers

By | July 25th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Drew Brown A new sustainability whitepaper was recently released by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). This is notable because it suggests that the world of accounting professionals is beginning to warm to the idea that sustainability is a material subject when regarding the financial performance of an organization.The main purpose of [...]

23 07, 2013

The Rising Current of Green Gyms Around the World

By | July 23rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Keith Patterson  If you've never heard of a green gym before, you're not alone. Over the past few years, more and more people around the world have been introduced to the concept, an ingenious way of making the most of stationary exercise.With green gym equipment, individuals not only burn calories while working out, they [...]

18 07, 2013

What is the LEED® EAC4?

By | July 18th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Tami Reynolds What is LEED?  What are LEED credits?  What is the EAC4? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a green building certification process developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  LEED certification provides independent verification that a building or home was designed using LEED green building environmental [...]

18 07, 2013

LEED – EAC4 | Renewable Choice

By | July 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

As part of the Energy & Atmosphere LEED credit, existing buildings can earn points under EAC4 by choosing renewable energy.  By purchasing green power to fulfill the requirements for EAC4, buildings can reduce their carbon footprint and improve their LEED certification score.  The EAC4 is a powerful and affordable tool to gain LEED certified status.  [...]

16 07, 2013

Peak Energy Consumption and the Vital Role of Renewables

By | July 16th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Ian Law Peak consumption plays an important role in annual energy usage trends within the U.S.  Peak is defined as the time that energy usage and generation is highest, and generally takes place during daytime hours and when the weather is hottest and coldest.  This is due primarily to the high levels of demand [...]

12 07, 2013

CDP Supply Chain Program Deadline Approaches

By | July 12th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The July 31 reporting deadline for suppliers participating in the CDP Supply Chain Program is quickly approaching.   The Supply Chain Program helps purchasing organizations engage suppliers, reduce supply chain emissions, and identify climate related risks.  More than 60 corporations, including Dell, Unilever, PepsiCo, and Walmart, currently participate in the program.  In 2012, more than [...]

11 07, 2013

What is a CO2 Calculator?

By | July 11th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Tami Reynolds You may be wondering how to figure out how much carbon dioxide (CO2) you’re emitting and whether or not you want to buy CO2 offets to help neutralize your emissions.  A CO2 calculator can help! Increasing awareness of global climate change means that businesses and consumers are curious about how they can make a [...]

9 07, 2013

WindMade presents first global label for products made with wind power

By | July 9th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Guest Blogger, Angelika Pullen WindMade has just introduced the first ever global label for products made with wind power. From now on, progressive brands can use the WindMade label directly on their products, giving them a real, competitive edge with increasingly conscious consumers. Poll after poll shows that people care about the environment, that [...]