Yearly Archives: 2012

20 12, 2012

What the Earth Can Teach Us

By | 2012-12-20T23:29:38+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Tomorrow, people around the northern hemisphere will celebrate the Winter Solstice.  At this important astronomical moment, time will appear suspended as the earth begins its tilt in the opposite direction, bringing all of us back to the light.  Indeed, the word solstice literally means “sun stands still.”For thousands of years, humans have celebrated their relationship [...]

20 12, 2012

Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Speak at TEDxMaui

By | 2012-12-20T23:11:59+00:00 December 20th, 2012|News|

Innovative leader in renewable energy will discuss the importance of renewables to future growth. Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Speak at TEDxMaui Boulder, Colorado, December 20, 2012 - Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that founder and CEO Quayle Hodek will be a featured speaker at the upcoming TEDxMaui event [...]

17 12, 2012

Scientists say that climate change means the long-term outlook for skiers everywhere is bleak.

By | 2012-12-17T17:14:18+00:00 December 17th, 2012|News|

Rising Temperatures Threaten Fundamental Change for Ski Slopes The New York TimesBy KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Published: December 12, 2012  -- NEWBURY, N.H. — Helena Williams had a great day of skiing here at Mount Sunapee shortly after the resort opened at the end of November, but when she came back the next day, the temperatures [...]

17 12, 2012

New Study Shows Nearly 60 percent of World’s Largest Companies Have Set a Renewable Energy Commitment

By | 2012-12-17T16:47:40+00:00 December 17th, 2012|News|

Majority Of World’s Largest Companies Shifting To Clean Energy CSR Wire (Ceres) WASHINGTON, December 10th, 2012 -- Despite climate and energy policy inching forward in Congress and at the UN climate change negotiations in Qatar, a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies [...]

14 12, 2012

Is the argument over climate change finally at an end?

By | 2012-12-14T20:03:55+00:00 December 14th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

For years, there has been a debate over the reality of climate change, specifically human impact on the climate and related weather events. While the climate change naysayers are few, they have been a strong, vocal minority. Climate change has also taken a background role on the national stage, with politicians preferring to address much [...]

11 12, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index Timeline B Thank You

By | 2012-12-11T16:38:41+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study. Please click on the link below to access the document.  Supplier Sustainability Index Timeline for Reporting   Interested in More Resources Now? Download The Quick Guide: Supplier Sustainability Index Scoring GuideSuppliers in the first wave of product categories have begun to receive their Sustainability Index scores. [...]

11 12, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Timeline B

By | 2012-12-11T16:38:41+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We have collected the publicly available information Walmart has released regarding its Supplier Sustainability Index that affects suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.  Suppliers in Wave 2 of the process will have until January 10th to report their information.  Not sure when or if you have to report?We have developed a simplified timeline [...]

11 12, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index Timeline A Thank You

By | 2012-12-11T16:08:58+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study. Please click on the link below to access the document.  Supplier Sustainability Index Timeline for Reporting   Interested in More Resources Now? Download The Quick Guide: Supplier Sustainability Index Scoring GuideSuppliers in the first wave of product categories have begun to receive their Sustainability Index scores. [...]

11 12, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Timeline A

By | 2012-12-11T16:08:58+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We have collected the publicly available information Walmart has released regarding its Supplier Sustainability Index that affects suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.  Suppliers in Wave 2 of the process will have until January 10th to report their information.  Not sure when or if you have to report?We have developed a simplified timeline [...]

7 12, 2012

The Time for Service is Now

By | 2012-12-07T20:55:40+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

For the second year in a row, the Renewable Choice team was proud to partner with the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to decorate for the holidays. Not only is this a fun way for our team to connect with each other, but we’re able to bring a little joy into the hearts of those [...]

7 12, 2012

Greenbuild Conference 2012–Celebrating over 3,500 LEED® projects

By | 2012-12-07T16:37:32+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Greenbuild 2012--the gathering together of 35,000 members from the green building industry for three days of education sessions, renowned speakers, networking events, and a vast exhibition floor with thousands of booths--was in a location that couldn’t have been more perfect: San Francisco. Besides being a wonderfully cosmopolitan environment rich with multi-cultural influences, San Francisco proved [...]

5 12, 2012

2012 – Supply Chain White Paper Campaign

By | 2012-12-05T20:27:24+00:00 December 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Sustainability scorecards are an increasingly important tool that affects companies at every level of the supply chain.  Driven by large, multinational corporations and government regulations, more and more buyers—including the Federal government--are requiring their suppliers to engage in sustainable business practices. Our complimentary white paper on sustainability scorecards provides you with valuable insights gained from [...]

30 11, 2012

Do Good and Feel Good this Holiday Season

By | 2012-11-30T17:05:52+00:00 November 30th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Without fail, as the winter holidays approach, I grapple with the paradox of the season. The short, dark, cold days beckon me to curmudgeonly stay at home in front of a fire while well-meaning invitations from family and friends call for social celebration. My desire to live simply and in a way that reduces my [...]

28 11, 2012

Conference Examines Challenges and Opportunities for Nebraska Wind

By | 2012-11-28T19:57:49+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 5th annual Nebraska Wind Conference.  Organized by the Nebraska Wind Conference Committee, the focus of the two-day event was to examine both the opportunities and challenges that will influence the future of wind energy development in Nebraska.  Represented at the conference were [...]

28 11, 2012

Tips for Sustainable Holiday White Paper Thank You 2012

By | 2012-11-28T00:02:24+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our white paper. Please click on the link below to access the document.  White Paper: Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season Do Good and Feel Good this Holiday SeasonDownload our list of Renewable Choice clients who have retail products to consider this holiday season.  Knowing these retailers have [...]

28 11, 2012

Green Schools Alliance Sustainability Consortium

By | 2012-11-28T00:02:23+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

To help accelerate the adoption of renewable energy by pre-K-12 schools, the Green Schools Alliance, a global network of more than 3,000 pre-K-12 schools, has created and launched the Green Schools Renewable Energy Purchasing Consortium (the consortium) with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The consortium is an international group of pre-K-12 schools joined together [...]

27 11, 2012

Press Release: 1101 Vermont Ave. Achieves LEED-EBOM Silver

By | 2012-11-27T16:40:34+00:00 November 27th, 2012|News|

November 19, 2012 – Washington, DC -- Sustainability consulting firm CodeGreen Solutions announced today that 1101 Vermont Ave. has achieved LEED-EBOM Silver. The U.S. real estate business of UBS Global Asset Management, and managing agent Cambridge, enlisted CodeGreen’s guidance to earn the coveted certification for the 230,000 square feet office building (including an underground parking garage).  1101 Vermont is [...]

20 11, 2012

Partial Speaker Lineup Unveiled for 2nd Annual TEDxMaui

By | 2012-11-20T21:57:39+00:00 November 20th, 2012|News|

Partial Speaker Lineup Unveiled for 2nd Annual TEDxMaui Posted on MauiNow.com | November 16th, 2012 By Maui Now StaffOrganizers today announced a partial list of the speakers secured for the 2nd Annual TEDxMaui event taking place on Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.This independently [...]

19 11, 2012

How Energy Detection Tools Can Save You Money This Winter

By | 2012-11-19T21:51:03+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Guest blog author: Matthew LanghamWith winter fast approaching, now is the time to be thinking about how you can implement money and energy saving tactics within your home. There has long been a correlation between cold winters and increased energy bills and by being shrewd you can save a significant amount of money. The majority [...]

14 11, 2012

3500 LEED® Projects—and Counting

By | 2012-11-14T21:15:59+00:00 November 14th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice recently reached a major green milestone.  Since we began working with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in 2003, we’ve been part of the certification of more than 3,500 commercial buildings—or 25% of all commercial LEED certified projects!Started by the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) in 1998, the LEED program’s [...]

14 11, 2012

National leader has provided 25% of all commercial USGBC® Certified LEED® projects with renewable energy

By | 2012-11-14T18:22:51+00:00 November 14th, 2012|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Reaches Major Green Building Milestone Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 14th, 2012 -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that the firm has supplied more than 3,500 green building projects—25 percent of all U.S. LEED® Certified commercial buildings—with Green-e® Energy Certified renewable energy credits (RECs), more than any other green power provider [...]

9 11, 2012

The Scores are in: Understanding the Walmart Sustainability Index

By | 2012-11-09T23:18:19+00:00 November 9th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Suppliers in the first batch of Walmart’s new Sustainability Index initiative have begun receiving their scores back from the retailer, and at first glance, understanding the score can feel overwhelming. The score includes: A summary snapshot of how the supplier scored overall A dimension score that tells the supplier how it’s doing in the four [...]

7 11, 2012

Election Night’s Impact on Renewable Energy

By | 2012-11-07T21:11:25+00:00 November 7th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

We are happy to report that the election results were overwhelmingly good news for the wind industry, with one major exception.  The most pressing issue facing the industry at present is the expiration/extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC).  This federal tax credit helps wind farm developers secure financing to build new projects and is [...]

5 11, 2012

Thank You for Downloading our Guide: Supplier Sustainability Index Scoring Guide

By | 2012-11-05T22:10:28+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our Quick Guide: Understanding Your Walmart Sustainability Index Score Interested in More Resources Now? Download The eBook: 6 Important Things We've Learned about Building Sustainability into Your Supply ChainWe've worked with some of the largest retail, electronics, and consumer goods brands in the world and have learned a few [...]

5 11, 2012

Quick Guide – Making Sense of the Sustainability Index: Supplier Report

By | 2012-11-05T22:10:27+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Suppliers in the first wave of product categories for the new Walmart Sustainability Index are beginning to receive their completed scores.  Renewable Choice has collected the publicly available information Walmart has released regarding the scoring index process and developed a new Quick Guide to help you understand your index score.  Download the Quick Guide now [...]

2 11, 2012

Walmart’s Sustainability Commitment Grows

By | 2012-11-02T17:40:25+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Retailer commits to buy 70 percent of the goods sold in U.S. stores and in U.S. Sam’s Clubs from suppliers who use the Sustainability Index As someone who has now spent years watching the Walmart supply chain sustainability initiative evolve in fits and starts, I can understand those who have begun to doubt that it’s [...]

31 10, 2012

2012 AASHE Conference

By | 2012-10-31T17:02:34+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The 2012 iteration of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference is over, and in its wake, it has left a resounding feeling that almost every campus in the U.S. is leveraging its resources to drive sustainability projects that you will not find anywhere else in the world.   Hundreds of [...]

26 10, 2012

Sustainability 101: The 5M's of Change

By | 2012-10-26T18:42:36+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

We’re often asked by our clients how to implement sustainability within their organizations. It can be a daunting task, particularly for companies that aren’t already part of the LOHAS movement. However, with increasing pressure on companies from all sides, sustainability is quickly becoming a standard practice across industries. Here’s our recommendation. Measure All change starts [...]

26 10, 2012

Deepening sustainability in the global supply chain

By | 2012-10-26T17:53:26+00:00 October 26th, 2012|News|

Walmart is further strengthening its commitment to a sustainable global supply chain. By Walmart Green Room on October 25, 2012 -- At an event in Beijing today, Walmart is further strengthening its commitment to a sustainable global supply chain by announcing new commitments designed to make products made and sold around the globe more sustainable. [...]

24 10, 2012

The FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit Delivers

By | 2012-10-24T20:27:25+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

During October 3-5 in Washington DC, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) jointly showcased the Sustainability Summit to mingle the interests of, and create a voice for, all stakeholders in the food and consumer products value chain and their industry peers.  The event was bookended by a networking gala opening [...]

24 10, 2012

Thank You for Downloading our eBook: Tips for Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

By | 2012-10-24T18:46:07+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our eBook: 6 Important Things We’ve Learned about Building Sustainability into Your Supply Chain  Interested in More Resources Now? Download White Paper: The Growing Trend of Sustainability ScorecardsCompliance with supplier sustainability scorecards is a growing trend that affects companies at every level of the supply chain. Our white paper [...]

24 10, 2012

eBook: Tips for Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

By | 2012-10-24T18:46:06+00:00 October 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We’ve worked with some of the largest retail, electronics, and consumer goods brands in the world—including Gap Inc.--and have learned a few things along the way about supply chain sustainability.  In our new eBook, 6 Important Things We’ve Learned about Building Sustainability into Your Supply Chain, we’ll share our very best tips for engaging and [...]

19 10, 2012

Do I Need a Sustainability Consultant? Part 2 of 2

By | 2012-10-19T16:57:17+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

In my last blog, I discussed the possible reasons you might need a sustainability consultant.  But identifying your need for a consultant is only the first step: the follow-up is to actually choose the right firm for your business.  Given the number of professionals you have to choose from—and the sustainability consulting field is growing [...]

17 10, 2012

LEED – Carbon Accounting Software for Sustainability Consultants

By | 2012-10-17T19:34:36+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We’d like to introduce you to Mosaic, our energy and carbon management software platform that arms green building professionals with a powerful tool to continuously monitor a building’s carbon footprint and energy performance without the use of spreadsheets, allowing portfolio managers or owners to identify hot spots or problem areas and act to fix them.  [...]

17 10, 2012

How to Become A Walmart Green Supplier

By | 2012-10-17T18:29:38+00:00 October 17th, 2012|News|

How to Become A Walmart Green Supplier By Bill Roth | October 9th, 2012 | www.triplepundit.com The requirements for winning a Walmart supplier contract are dramatically changing. The following exclusive interview with Jeff Rice, Director of Sustainability for Walmart, profiles how Walmart’s adoption of sustainability is creating new opportunities for suppliers that can be competitive [...]

17 10, 2012

Certified Renewable Energy Sales Continue to Climb

By | 2012-10-17T17:37:36+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The U.S. has seen dramatic growth in renewable energy in recent years.  In 2011, renewable energy consumption increased 13.8% according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Furthermore, 39% of capacity additions to the national grid in 2011 were renewables, says a global status report published by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.  [...]

12 10, 2012

Renewable Energy Projects across the United States

By | 2012-10-12T16:33:45+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Renewable energy projects across the U.S. fall into five main types: hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, and biomass.  Certain regions of the country have become the main sites for generating these renewables.  Since renewables come from natural sources, geography and climate are important factors in shaping the renewable landscape. Hydropower, for example, is thriving in the [...]

10 10, 2012

What is a REC?

By | 2012-10-10T19:02:09+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

It seems like more and more of my friends are on the brink of wedded bliss.  People assure me that the hubbub surrounding marriage is nothing out of the ordinary, but my generation—the Millennials—seems to be doing things differently.  Not only are my friends plastering their Pinterest accounts with dream wedding ideas, but couples are [...]

8 10, 2012

REC Databook Thank You

By | 2012-10-08T20:36:01+00:00 October 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our document. Please click on the link below to access it. This databook is also available in a presentation format! Please contact us if you’d like to receive a copy of the slide deck. Databook: Renewable Energy Markets--Why Companies are Using RECs     Interested in More Resources Now? Download [...]

8 10, 2012

Databook: Renewable Energy Markets

By | 2012-10-08T20:36:01+00:00 October 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Demand for sustainability services and renewable energy continues to rise as increasing numbers of companies make commitments to reducing their environmental impacts.We’ve gathered a variety of publicly available data on the growth in sustainability and renewable energy and developed a new databook to share with you.  The databook provides a snapshot of current corporate environmental [...]

5 10, 2012

Do I Need a Sustainability Consultant? Part 1 of 2

By | 2012-10-05T16:32:59+00:00 October 5th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

These days, when I’m asked what I do, I tell people I’m a sustainability consultant.  But what does that really mean?  Sustainability is a broad field that touches on a variety of issues, from resource scarcity to environmental justice to climate change.  What does a sustainability consultant do?  And more importantly, how do you know [...]

4 10, 2012

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Carbon Offsets to Smart Growth Conference

By | 2012-10-04T15:17:56+00:00 October 4th, 2012|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Announces Carbon Accounting Alternative for Higher Education Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 8th, 2014 -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that the firm will provide carbon offsets to the New Partners Smart Growth (NPSG) Conference in Denver, February 13-15, 2014 in an effort to reduce the event’s carbon footprint.  Renewable Choice was [...]

3 10, 2012

Software-for-Schools Continues, with Demos at Upcoming AASHE Conference

By | 2012-10-03T19:37:07+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

For the past year, Renewable Choice has been offering our Mosaic™ carbon accounting software free to select colleges and universities.  To date, we’ve had more than 30 schools across the country take us up on our offer, and, at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Los Angeles, October [...]

1 10, 2012

Duplicate of TESTING PURPOSES ONLY

By | 2012-10-01T17:27:54+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Renewable Choice has collected the publically available information Walmart has released regarding affected categories for its new supplier Sustainability Index that will affect suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.  Recently, nearly 50 new categories were announced for the next phases, termed “Batch 2 – Fall 2012” and” Batch 3 – Early 2013.” Visit [...]

28 09, 2012

Walmart Turns Up the Heat

By | 2012-09-28T21:42:36+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

On September 13th, the Walmart Sustainability Team, as well as senior executives including CEO Mike Duke, met to discuss the state of the company’s widely publicized environmental initiative at the Global Milestone Meeting. Additionally, the President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Carter Roberts, was present at the meeting, discussing the NGO’s relationship with [...]

26 09, 2012

Renewable Choice Recognized by EPA as Green Power Supplier of the Year

By | 2012-09-26T20:14:14+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Even as federal tax credits for wind power are being allowed to expire, corporations and institutions across the country came together this week in Washington in support of clean energy.  On Monday, the EPA announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards Winners as part of the Renewable Energy Markets Conference.  Renewable Choice was thrilled to [...]

26 09, 2012

As featured on BiomassMagazine.com

By | 2012-09-26T19:32:44+00:00 September 26th, 2012|News|

    EPA Green Power Leadership Award recognizes landfill gas project By Erin Voegele | September 25, 2012The U.S. EPA has presented its 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 24 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. was recognized under the [...]

25 09, 2012

Composting at Home is Easier Than You May Think

By | 2012-09-25T18:00:37+00:00 September 25th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

It’s hard to believe that this past weekend was the autumnal equinox and that summer is really and truly over for another year. I spent time this summer assessing my living habits and determining how I could further reduce my own environmental footprint. As a result, I had a great time experimenting with gardening, canning, [...]

25 09, 2012

Renewable Choice Energy Receives EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year Award

By | 2012-09-25T16:25:56+00:00 September 25th, 2012|News|

      Renewable Choice Energy Receives EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year AwardNational Awards honors leading renewable energy supplier Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it has received the 2012 Green Power Supplier of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual [...]

25 09, 2012

EPA Honors Organizations for Supporting Green Power

By | 2012-09-25T16:11:03+00:00 September 25th, 2012|News|

    EPA Honors Organizations for Supporting Green Power Release Date: 09/24/2012 Contact Information: Molly Hooven, Hooven.Molly@epa.gov, 202-564-2313, 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 24 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. For [...]

19 09, 2012

Carbon Accounting Software for Sustainability Consultants

By | 2012-09-19T21:11:55+00:00 September 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Sustainability consulting is in demand.  A recent survey by Green Research found that sustainability consulting as a career is rapidly advancing, with 50% of sustainability consultants reporting an increased demand for their services.  Greenhouse gas (GHG) and energy management top the list for areas of current consulting focus, with record numbers of companies reporting to [...]

14 09, 2012

Mosaic Product News – September 2012

By | 2012-09-14T19:09:57+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Since our last product update, we’ve been working diligently to advance the features of our Mosaic™ software.  We are proud to announce the recent release of Mosaic v2.0 which will make it easier than ever for your company or organization to quickly and accurately conduct a greenhouse gas emissions inventory.  The new features shorten the [...]

14 09, 2012

Why Renewable Choice is a Great Place to Work

By | 2012-09-14T18:15:27+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

This summer, the Renewable Choice team sat down and did something important, which was to formalize our vision for our company and our place in the world.  The work was the culmination of a semester-long partnership between us and a recent graduate of the innovative Environmental Leadership program at Naropa University.  Through the work, we [...]

12 09, 2012

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Releases Higg Index Supplier Sustainability Scorecard

By | 2012-09-12T22:11:34+00:00 September 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

On July 26, 2012, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a trade association comprised of apparel brands, retailers, and manufacturers, along with government, NGO’s, and industry experts, released the Higg Index, a comprehensive tool for sustainability measurement across the apparel and footwear industry supply chains.  The tool was developed by the SAC’s membership organizations and is [...]

12 09, 2012

A CPA's Role in Carbon Accounting and Sustainable Reporting

By | 2012-09-12T18:49:14+00:00 September 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

By Grant Webb, guest bloggerRecently carbon accounting and sustainable reporting has been making waves in the business community. The practice of corporate social responsibility and how to account for these non-financial indicators in financial statements and annual reports has been a hot topic of conversation among many business professionals. Despite some early adopters, a global [...]

11 09, 2012

Higg Fact Sheet Thank You

By | 2012-09-11T19:38:47+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our Fact Sheet. Please click on the link below to access the document. Apparel Sustainability Scorecard Fact Sheet   Interested in More Resources Now? Watch On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice.

11 09, 2012

Apparel Sustainability Scorecard Fact Sheet

By | 2012-09-11T19:38:46+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

In July 2012, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition released the Higg Index, a comprehensive sustainability scorecard focused on the footwear and apparel industries. Members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition include Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, REI, Nordstrom as well as numerous other major brands and retailers.To help brands and suppliers understand the new scorecard and how it will [...]

10 09, 2012

Renewable Choice Announces Energy Assessment Services

By | 2012-09-10T17:19:39+00:00 September 10th, 2012|News|

Market leader adds value to portfolio by offering new energy management capabilities. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 10th, 2012 -- Renewable Choice (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading renewable energy and carbon management firm, and developer of Mosaic™ energy and carbon management software, is pleased to announce the addition of a web-based energy assessment service to its suite of [...]

10 09, 2012

Energy Reliance Major Contributor to Environmental and Human Health Impacts

By | 2012-09-10T16:05:59+00:00 September 10th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

[!redirect? url=`http://www.mosaicsustainability.com/` !]   A few weeks ago, a power line was cut near my home and so our house was without power for several hours.  For my children, this was exciting—an opportunity to practice living without lights.  For me, it was a stark reminder of just how dependent we’ve become on electricity.In 2011, US [...]

5 09, 2012

Sustainability Index Ripple Effect: What’s on the Horizon for Suppliers

By | 2012-09-05T17:44:48+00:00 September 5th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

As we previously reported to you, Walmart quietly launched the long awaited Sustainability Index which currently encompasses suppliers in 18 categories. Ultimately, within the coming year, suppliers in the 100 largest merchandising categories will be asked to participate and consequently evaluated based on their responses to the Index.  Walmart initially indicated that additional suppliers would [...]

31 08, 2012

Press Release: HKS Continues Commitment to Green Power

By | 2012-08-31T19:40:54+00:00 August 31st, 2012|News|

(HKSINC.com) February 02, 2012 -- HKS Architects, one of the nation’s top-five architectural firms, announced it has offset 100 percent of the annual electricity consumed at its 110,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, with the purchase of 3,761,047 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by wind farms across America through the Boulder, Colo.-based provider Renewable [...]

29 08, 2012

Walmart’s Sustainability Index, Scoring at a Glance

By | 2012-08-29T20:40:49+00:00 August 29th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Walmart is making a splash in corporate supply chains this month with its new Sustainability Index, a system that aims to develop a sustainable standard for over 100 product categories. The Index seeks to assign a score to each of Walmart’s products thereby providing customers with greater transparency surrounding their favorite products and driving efficiency [...]

28 08, 2012

SSA Guides Library

By | 2012-08-28T20:13:26+00:00 August 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Renewable Choice has collected the publically available information Walmart has released regarding scoring for its new supplier Sustainability Index that will affect suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.  We then developed Scoring Guides for the Paper Products, Electronics, and Household Cleanser categories to help suppliers quickly understand the way these product categories will [...]

27 08, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index Guides Thank You

By | 2012-08-27T17:40:35+00:00 August 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our scoring guides. Please click on the link below to access the document of your choice. Paper Products Scoring Guide Electronics Scoring Guide Household Cleanser Scoring Guide   Didn't find your specific industry? Download our general Supplier Sustainability Index FAQ which quickly explains the index scope, process, target categories, [...]

27 08, 2012

SSA Guides

By | 2012-08-27T17:40:35+00:00 August 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Renewable Choice has collected the publically available information Walmart has released regarding scoring for its new supplier Sustainability Index that will affect suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.   We then developed Scoring Guides for the Paper Products, Electronics, and Household Cleanser categories to help suppliers quickly understand the way these product categories [...]

27 08, 2012

Carbon Offset Certification Process and Value

By | 2012-08-27T16:31:36+00:00 August 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Carbon offsets have emerged as a vital component of corporate strategies around reducing environmental impact. In our white paper, Choosing the Right Carbon Offsets for Your Organization, we provide insight into the development and deployment of offsets, the offset project certification process, and how your organization can select the certification that is the best match [...]

27 08, 2012

Seeking Carbon Offset Solutions?

By | 2012-08-27T16:08:10+00:00 August 27th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

A survey conducted by Ernst and Young found that 66% of executives had seen an increase in inquiries from shareholders about sustainability-related issues in the past 12 months.  What was the top concern of these shareholders? 70% of executives responded that they were being asked about company greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and the adoption [...]

24 08, 2012

Walmart Ups the Sustainability Ante for Suppliers

By | 2012-08-24T17:50:38+00:00 August 24th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Did you notice?  Not many have.  Last week, Walmart quietly launched its long awaited Sustainability Index, requesting that suppliers in 18 categories provide their input on the index by September 14th.  In the coming year, suppliers in the 100 largest merchandising categories will be evaluated based on their responses to these KPIs.  This will be [...]

21 08, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index FAQ Thank You

By | 2012-08-21T21:05:12+00:00 August 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study. Please click on the link below to access the document. The Walmart Sustainability Index FAQ   Interested in More Resources Now? Sustainability Scorecard Whitepaper: The new whitepaper, The Growing Trend of Sustainability Scorecards, Why It Makes Sense to Get on Board Now, by Renewable Choice Energy, [...]

21 08, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index FAQ General

By | 2012-08-21T21:05:12+00:00 August 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|

We have collected the publicly available information Walmart recently released regarding its new Sustainability Index and summarized it in to an easy-to-understand FAQ.Suppliers in 100 of Walmart’s largest product categories are affected by the new index.  The FAQ quickly explains the index scope, process, target categories, and business impacts.  The deadline for affected suppliers to [...]

21 08, 2012

How to Measure Your Business Carbon Footprint

By | 2012-08-21T17:42:20+00:00 August 21st, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Business carbon footprint: a method of measuring and documenting the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from your company’s operations.  Synonymous with a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, calculating your business’s carbon footprint can provide a wide variety of benefits and is the first step toward reducing your company’s contribution to climate change. While the business case for [...]

20 08, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index FAQ Thank You

By | 2012-08-20T22:21:28+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study. Please click on the link below to access the document. The Walmart Sustainability Index FAQ   Interested in More Resources Now? Sustainability Scorecard Whitepaper: The new whitepaper, The Growing Trend of Sustainability Scorecards, Why It Makes Sense to Get on Board Now, by Renewable Choice Energy, [...]

20 08, 2012

Supplier Sustainability Index FAQ Campaign

By | 2012-08-20T22:21:28+00:00 August 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We have collected all the information Walmart has released publically regarding its Sustainability Index that will affect suppliers in 100 of its largest product categories.  The deadline for suppliers in phase one of the program to respond to the Index is September 14th, 2012. Download the FAQ now to learn: How the new Sustainability Index [...]

14 08, 2012

AIAG Environmental Sustainability Update

By | 2012-08-14T17:22:42+00:00 August 14th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

On August 1, 2012, the Automobile Industry Action Group (AIAG), headquartered in Southfield, MI, hosted a Call to Action meeting for members to come to a consensus on environmental sustainability next steps and committed resources.There is an identified need in the auto industry for improving the environment.  The industry recognizes that it is a large [...]

10 08, 2012

Considering RECs or Offsets?

By | 2012-08-10T15:43:05+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

At Renewable Choice we are constantly working to educate our clients and the market at large on carbon offsets and supporting green power through renewable energy credits (RECs).  We recently came across the article below from Cal Trepagnier at MBDC.  It does a clear and concise job of summarizing RECs and offsets and walking through [...]

9 08, 2012

Sustainability Consulting in Demand

By | 2012-08-09T21:20:04+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Renewable Choice Launches Mosaic Alliance for Growing Market Interest in and demand for responsible business is steadily increasing.  Sustainability has moved out of the living room of the tree-huggers and into the board room of the largest companies in the world.  “Green” is ubiquitous.Yet, despite evidence that companies that embed responsible practices into their operations [...]

9 08, 2012

CDP Guide Thank You

By | 2012-08-09T17:14:08+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our CDP Submission Best Practices Guide. Please click on the link below. CDP Submission Best Practices Guide Looking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

9 08, 2012

CDP Guide

By | 2012-08-09T17:14:08+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Supply Chain Program increased by 86% last year.  Will 2012 be the year that you report? Download our CDP Submission Best Practices Guide to learn more about: How to conduct a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory Inventory Verification The CDP Disclosure Scoring system It’s become increasingly important for suppliers [...]

9 08, 2012

Library: Value of Carbon Accounting Software White Paper Campaign

By | 2012-08-09T17:07:43+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Download our new white paper to learn how Mosaic™ carbon accounting software can help you—and your clients—manage the greenhouse gas inventory process with ease.   The white paper: Explores the demands and challenges of carbon accounting Introduces Mosaic™, our web-based, easy-to-use carbon accounting solution Highlights the Mosaic Alliance, a strategic business partnership program that provides [...]

9 08, 2012

Mosaic™ Carbon Accounting Application – Get a Personal Demo!

By | 2012-08-09T17:01:07+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

[!redirect? url=`http://www.mosaicsustainability.com/` !]   At Renewable Choice, we understand the challenge of measuring, managing, and reporting carbon emissions.  Using Mosaic, our simple, scalable, web-based carbon accounting software, can help you manage your greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory process and deliver on your sustainability goals. 3 Reasons to Get a Demo of Mosaic: See how Mosaic is [...]

7 08, 2012

CORE Catalyst Program Takes Sustainability in New Directions

By | 2012-08-07T18:42:59+00:00 August 7th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

We recently became partners with CORE to support their Catalyst program, an innovative and collaborative approach to sustainability consulting and education.  CORE Catalyst is a program that matches teams of talented graduate students from Colorado universities with CORE member companies to jumpstart the sustainability process. Project teams, consisting of four MBA students, perform a preliminary [...]

6 08, 2012

Value of Carbon Accounting Software White Paper Campaign

By | 2012-08-06T22:11:54+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Download our new white paper to learn how Mosaic™ carbon accounting software can help you—and your clients—manage the greenhouse gas inventory process with ease.   The white paper: Explores the demands and challenges of carbon accounting Introduces Mosaic™, our web-based, easy-to-use carbon accounting solution Highlights the Mosaic Alliance, a strategic business partnership program that provides [...]

6 08, 2012

Mosaic™ Supports Pittsburgh-area Schools with Online Carbon Accounting

By | 2012-08-06T17:59:37+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Earlier this year, we supported a workshop in Pittsburgh on conducting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories for the Higher Education Climate Consortium, or HECC.   In addition to discussing some of the biggest challenges for schools conducting GHG inventories, the schools received a demo of Mosaic™, the cloud-based carbon accounting solution that is helping colleges and [...]

3 08, 2012

Mosaic Demo Sign Up Thank you

By | 2012-08-03T18:59:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Demo Details We will email you to set up a time to provide you with a demo and share more about Mosaic including how you may qualify to use Mosaic for free.  Need More Resources? Visit our library of guides and on-demand webinars.Watch a demo of Mosaic.

3 08, 2012

MUSH – Get a Demo of the Mosaic™ Carbon Accounting Application Today!

By | 2012-08-03T18:59:33+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

    At Renewable Choice, we understand the unique sustainability challenges facing colleges and universities.  Using Mosaic, our simple, scalable, web-based carbon accounting software can help you manage your inventory process and deliver on your sustainability goals and Climate Action Plans. 3 Reasons to Get a Demo of Mosaic: See how Mosaic is used in [...]

31 07, 2012

Mosaic™ Alliance will Enable Consultants to Readily Implement Energy & Carbon Management Solution

By | 2012-07-31T19:41:47+00:00 July 31st, 2012|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Creation of Strategic Partner Association Mosaic™ Alliance will Enable Consultants to Readily Implement Energy & Carbon Management Solution Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 31, 2011 -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading renewable energy and carbon management firm, and developer of Mosaic™, is pleased to announce the creation of a strategic business [...]

31 07, 2012

Crown Prince Celebrates Sustainability Success

By | 2012-07-31T18:37:06+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Environmental Blog|

In 2009, cartoonist Joel Pett published a climate change cartoon in USA Today that has endured as a lasting impression of the many benefits of embarking on a sustainability journey.  In the cartoon, a single audience member at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference challenges the science on climate change, while in the background, the conference [...]

30 07, 2012

Crown Prince Case Study Thank You

By | 2012-07-30T20:34:34+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study. Please click on the link below to access the document. Case Study: Crown Prince’s journey from measurement and disclosure to industry best practice.   Looking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

30 07, 2012

Crown Prince Case Study

By | 2012-07-30T20:34:34+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

We want to share a success story from one of our clients who has capitalized on their commitment to report to CDP.  Crown Prince, Inc. has embarked on a sustainability roadmap that has led them to realize cost savings while simultaneously improving their relationships with their buyers.   Download our case study now to learn more [...]

27 07, 2012

Choosing Green Power in Canada

By | 2012-07-27T16:41:07+00:00 July 27th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Did you know you can buy wind power for your business operations in Canada?Clean, affordable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Traditional sources of electricity generation such as coal, natural gas, nuclear power, even large-scale hydropower, have been linked to negative human and environmental impacts including acid rain, asthma, smog, habitat [...]

26 07, 2012

Outdoor Industry Association® Applauds Launch of Sustainable Apparel Coalition Indexing Tool

By | 2012-07-26T22:35:37+00:00 July 26th, 2012|News|

Outdoor Industry Celebrates the History and Future of Its Substantial Contributions to the Higg Index Boulder, Colorado, Jul 26, 2012 - Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) applauds the launch of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Higg Index, a tool for measuring product sustainability across the industry value chain. The OIA Sustainability Working Group (SWG) was instrumental [...]

25 07, 2012

Energy Analysis Thank You

By | 2012-07-25T21:01:00+00:00 July 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our beta energy analysis. Renewable Choice will contact you to discuss this opportunity further. For an immediate response, contact mwood@renewablechoice.com.

25 07, 2012

Complimentary Energy Analysis

By | 2012-07-25T21:01:00+00:00 July 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our free beta energy analysis. We’ve been hard at work developing this application to help businesses find actionable opportunities to save money. To prepare for prime-time, we are offering this service free of charge in exchange for your feedback.Participants receive: An energy and cost saving opportunities report Analysis of [...]

25 07, 2012

About CDP Verification

By | 2012-07-25T16:04:28+00:00 July 25th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has made data quality a top priority for the coming years to ensure businesses have the reliable climate information they need to make critical business decisions. As of the 2011 reporting cycle, more than half of the companies responding within the Global 500 report sample verify their Scope 1 emissions.To [...]

24 07, 2012

Green Power Canada Webinar Thank You

By | 2012-07-24T18:36:42+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our on-demand webinar: Choosing Green Power in Canada. Choosing Green Power in Canada from Renewable Choice on Vimeo.   Need More Resources Now? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

24 07, 2012

Webinar- Choosing Green Power in Canada

By | 2012-07-24T18:36:42+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Canadian-based companies have more choices than ever when it comes to buying clean, renewable energy.  Our new on-demand webinar Choosing Green Power in Canada outlines the way that renewable energy is generated, tracked, and traded in North America and discusses the options for purchasing green power in Canada.View the webinar now and learn: How renewable [...]

24 07, 2012

CDP 9 Thank You

By | 2012-07-24T18:00:54+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our brief CDP Scoring & Verification. Please click on the link below. CDP Scoring & Verification   Looking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

24 07, 2012

CDP Countdown #9 Campaign

By | 2012-07-24T18:00:54+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

CDP scoring and verification offers you a variety of benefits as a reporting company.  Download our brief CDP Scoring & Verification and learn: The value of a CDP Disclosure Score—and tips to help you improve yours The purpose of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory verification The many benefits associated with CDP reporting and third-party verification Using [...]

20 07, 2012

BOMA Conference Recap

By | 2012-07-20T17:55:02+00:00 July 20th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The 2012 BOMA (Building Operators and Managers Association) Every Building Conference & Expo was held in Seattle this year from June 24-26.  BOMA brought together a vast array of real estate owners and management companies and service providers.  Renewable Choice was represented by business development directors Boone Jones, Tom Drzewiecki, and Sully Lineberger.  The first [...]

16 07, 2012

Building Sustainability into Your Supply Chain

By | 2012-07-16T21:02:07+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

By Dean VellaWith concerns over climate change and a diminishing supply of natural resources, one of the most effective ways for a company to improve its sustainability program and develop supply chain sustainability is to take an in-depth look at its carbon management.Carbon management within the supply chain is crucial to a company’s overall carbon [...]

16 07, 2012

Thank You for Requesting a Quote

By | 2012-07-16T19:07:46+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

A Renewable Choice team member will be contacting you shortly to discuss what you are interested in so that they may provide you with a custom quote.   Need More Resources? Visit our library of guides and on-demand webinars.

16 07, 2012

CDP 8 Thank You

By | 2012-07-16T17:37:09+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our brief Simple Rules for Suppliers. Please click on the link below. Simple Rules for SuppliersLooking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

16 07, 2012

CDP Countdown #8 Campaign

By | 2012-07-16T17:33:26+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Three Simple Rules for Suppliers There can be significant and long-term value in participating in the CDP Supply Chain Program.  Download our brief Three Simple Rules for Suppliers now and learn: How understanding your buyer’s motivations can lead to your success What’s in it for you: the benefits beyond compliance The importance of engaging upper [...]

12 07, 2012

Tips About CDP Reporting

By | 2012-07-12T18:27:01+00:00 July 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

As the July 31st deadline for reporting greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) rapidly approaches, many companies are looking for how best to complete their annual response.  Reporting to the CDP provides a host of benefits to firms and explains why the percentage of companies responding in the Global 500 grew to [...]

9 07, 2012

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By | 2012-07-09T15:52:06+00:00 July 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

On-Demand Recording   Reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) from Renewable Choice on Vimeo.. Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.   Additional Resources Download CDP Factsheet Contact your area Sales Representative for free one-on-one advising View our library of other Free Sustainability Webinars  

9 07, 2012

CDP Countdown #7 Campaign

By | 2012-07-09T15:47:41+00:00 July 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

  First time reporting to CDP? Our on-demand webinar Reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project details the process of completing the CDP questionnaire. View the webinar now to receive: A detailed overview of the questionnaire, its sections, and how to complete them Important information about the CDP Supply Chain Program A summary of the many [...]

6 07, 2012

What You Need to Know About Sustainability

By | 2012-07-06T14:42:57+00:00 July 6th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Driven by climate change, rapid population growth, dynamic development in emerging economies, and a host of other factors, sustainability is forever changing business-as-usual.  A study by Accenture and the United Nations revealed that 93% of CEOs at large multinationals see addressing sustainability as crucial for business success, and 88% had already fully embedded such concerns [...]

2 07, 2012

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Software is Crucial for Managing Emissions

By | 2012-07-02T16:20:19+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Regardless of your opinion on whether Rio +20 sustainability conferences last month were successful, it was music to environmentalists’ ears when the UK’s Deputy Minister Nick Clegg announced that firms listed on the London Stock Exchange will be required to publically disclose their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  The move follows NASDAQ’s efforts to have businesses [...]

2 07, 2012

Boulder's Tube to Work Day: 'Best commute ever'

By | 2012-07-02T15:24:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|News|

6 tubers dress in business attire, float down Boulder Creek before work. By Cory Lamz, Camera Staff Writer -- Posted:  06/29/2012 It's not every day that you see a half-dozen people dressed in suits and other professional attire tubing down Boulder Creek.Then again, not every day is Tube to Work Day.Taking its cue from Bike [...]

27 06, 2012

CDP 6 Thank You

By | 2012-06-27T22:34:45+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study . Please click on the link below to access the document. Case Study: Pioneer uses GHG tool to improve operational efficiency and performance Looking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

27 06, 2012

CDP Countdown #6 Campaign

By | 2012-06-27T22:34:45+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Retail supplier Pioneer Balloon Company has made considerable strides forward in their environmental performance by partnering with Renewable Choice for their GHG inventory completion.  Download our case study now to learn how Pioneer was able to: Decrease their GHG measurement time by 80% Win new business as a result of their partnership with Renewable Choice [...]

27 06, 2012

LEED Green Certification: Green Power for LEED® Projects

By | 2012-06-27T21:06:08+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The LEED® Energy and Atmosphere Green Power Credit allows a building project to choose renewable energy, offering points toward LEED green certification that significantly reduces a project’s environmental impact. The U.S. Green Building Council® and the Canada Green Building Council’s® various LEED rating systems have placed more and more value on the Green Power Credit [...]

27 06, 2012

LEED Campaign Thank You

By | 2012-06-27T19:45:41+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

View Webinar Now Download Guide Now More Free Web Resources from Renewable Choice Contact Your Regional Sales Representative Get one-on-one answers to your questions, guidance on the process, and a customized proposal to fit the needs of your LEED® project. Your sales representative can help you estimate the energy used by your project and the [...]

27 06, 2012

LEED Webinar & Guide Campaign

By | 2012-06-27T19:45:40+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Renewable Choice Green Building Team has helped more than 3,500 LEED® projects obtain the Energy & Atmosphere Credit for LEED certification. In our on demand webinar and industry quick guide, we'll show how your LEED project can benefit from the Green Power Credit and how it fits into the U.S. Green Building Council® LEED [...]

27 06, 2012

On-demand LEED Webinar

By | 2012-06-27T19:35:31+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|

On-Demand Recording   How to Use Green Power for USGBC LEED® Certification from Renewable Choice on Vimeo.   Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.   Additional Resources Watch our 10 minute Introduction to RECs webinar Check out whitepapers, case studies, and more in our library  

27 06, 2012

An Essential Guide to Carbon Accounting Software

By | 2012-06-27T16:18:57+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Have you ever tried to measure your organization’s carbon footprint?  If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because it requires the collection, aggregation, and analysis of emissions data from across your company.  So what do you do?  Many companies have found success by using a carbon accounting software.  But there are a few things you [...]

26 06, 2012

For Release: Renewable Choice client, LeadJen, LLC, Recognized by EPA as Leading Green Power Purchaser

By | 2012-06-26T20:25:26+00:00 June 26th, 2012|News|

Purchase Supports New Development of Clean Renewable Resources INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Jun 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- LeadJen ( www.leadjen.com ), a B2B lead generation company that helps sales and marketing executives get value out of every prospecting interaction, announced today its purchase of green power credits and its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

25 06, 2012

CDP 5 Thank You

By | 2012-06-25T16:20:41+00:00 June 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our brief The Advantages of Carbon Accounting Software: Moving Beyond the Spreadsheet. Please click on the link below. The Advantages of Carbon Accounting Software: Moving Beyond the SpreadsheetLooking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

25 06, 2012

CDP Countdown #5 Campaign

By | 2012-06-25T16:20:41+00:00 June 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Advantages of Carbon Accounting Software The selection and implementation of carbon accounting software is a critical decision that your organization may choose to make.  It’s not an easy task identifying which of the available solutions will meet your company’s evolving requirements.  To help make the carbon accounting selection process straightforward and effective, we have [...]

22 06, 2012

Energy Star Home Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By | 2012-06-22T16:03:21+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

By: Suzanne Pletcher This year is the 10th anniversary of the Energy Star Home Program, and the EPA brand is taking a giant step forward by pushing home sweet home’s comfort and durability—and of course energy efficiency—to levels unimagined 10 years ago.  “Using better windows, insulation, using better functioning lights and appliances, and building with [...]

20 06, 2012

Press Release: Renewable Choice & Planet Bluegrass Celebrate 10 Year Milestone

By | 2012-06-20T16:55:18+00:00 June 20th, 2012|News|

Renewable Choice Energy and Planet Bluegrass Celebrate 10 Years of Sustainable “Festivation”. Colorado-based Companies Achieve Major Milestone in Telluride Partnership. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 -- For the 10th consecutive year, Colorado-based companies Renewable Choice Energy and Planet Bluegrass are reducing the environmental impact associated with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival by investing in wind [...]

20 06, 2012

What are GHG Reduction Targets and How Do You Define Them?

By | 2012-06-20T15:48:19+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

An Overview of GHG Reduction Targets Carbon disclosure season is upon us here at Renewable Choice, and as companies begin to conduct their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, many are simultaneously considering setting emission reduction targets.  Targets are a method for companies to reduce their impact on the environment, lower energy costs, hedge their risk to [...]

19 06, 2012

Philadelphia Green Power Challenge

By | 2012-06-19T17:49:22+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

  Let's Make Philadelphia Greener Together! Whether you are interested in buying green power for your home or business, Renewable Choice makes the process easy. Just fill out the form on the right, and we’ll send you our affordable Green Power pricing. 3 Reasons to Buy Green Power: Join Mayor Michael Nutter in his goal [...]

14 06, 2012

The Countdown to Disclosure Begins: The CDP’s Supply Chain Program

By | 2012-06-14T19:58:38+00:00 June 14th, 2012|News|

    By Amy Haddon, Renewable Choice Energy The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is the largest database of self-reported corporate climate change information in the world.  The CDP’s mission is to work with businesses, non-profit organizations, and municipalities to create long-term prosperity that preserves, rather than destroys, the natural world.Fundamentally, the CDP allows companies and [...]

12 06, 2012

Developing a GHG Inventory: What’s In It For You?

By | 2012-06-12T18:00:18+00:00 June 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Recently I worked with a supplier who asked me the following, very genuine question:Why is my buyer asking me to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory? I don’t have any greenhouses!I repeat this question not to poke fun at this supplier but to highlight the widespread misunderstanding around greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories/carbon accounting and to take [...]

6 06, 2012

Sustainability is Here to Stay

By | 2012-06-06T19:49:21+00:00 June 6th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Five years ago, “sustainability” was a cultural buzz word.  Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and whether or not global warming was real was a topic for discussion in the presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain.  Magazines like Time and Newsweek regularly featured pieces [...]

4 06, 2012

CDP 4 Thank You

By | 2012-06-04T20:42:26+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our How to Set Reduction Targets. Please click on the link below. Countdown to Disclosure: How to Set Reduction Targets Looking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

4 06, 2012

CDP Countdown #4 Campaign

By | 2012-06-04T20:42:26+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|

How to Set Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets After measuring your GHG emissions, your next step is to set targets to improve your carbon footprint.  This week’s resource, How to Set Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets, focuses on how to help you do exactly that! Download our brief How to Set Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets now to [...]

4 06, 2012

CDP 3 Thank You

By | 2012-06-04T20:36:23+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in 10 Steps to a GHG Inventory. Please click on the link below. Countdown to Disclosure: 10 Steps to a GHG Inventory Looking for more resources? Download our CDP Essentials Breifcase for:  A recap of CDP in 2011  A timeline of important 2012 deadlines  CDP factsheet  On-demand webinar

4 06, 2012

CDP Countdown #3 Campaign

By | 2012-06-04T20:36:23+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Uncategorized|

July 31, the deadline for CDP's supply chain program, is just around the corner. Are you currently measuring your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions?  Did you know that corporations that do measure are better situated to strategically manage their emissions for reporting and efficiency purposes? Download our brief 10 Steps to Conducting GHG Inventories now to [...]

4 06, 2012

Renewable Choice Joins Open Energy Network (OPEN) Coalition

By | 2012-06-04T18:56:24+00:00 June 4th, 2012|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Joins Growing Open Energy Network, Endorses Federal Green Button Initiative Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 31, 2012  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), the developers of Mosaic™ enterprise carbon accounting and energy management software, announced today that it has joined the Open Energy Network (OPEN) coalition, uniting with other environmental and energy firms [...]

30 05, 2012

How Walmart is Changing Supplier Sustainability – Again

By | 2012-05-30T17:38:10+00:00 May 30th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

In 2009, Walmart single-handedly changed the face of corporate sustainability with the introduction of its Supplier Sustainability Assessment (SSA), aka the 15 Questions.  As goes Walmart, so goes the marketplace, and since the SSA’s appearance, more and more companies have implemented supply chain sustainability and scorecard programs.  As announced at their Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting [...]

23 05, 2012

Buying Green Power in a Deregulated Market

By | 2012-05-23T18:13:30+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

As more U.S. states open up electricity markets to competition there are more choices than ever when it comes to buying clean renewable energy.  Most energy users and brokers in deregulated markets understand that they can source green power bundled with their delivered power from a number of different energy suppliers.  What many haven’t considered [...]

18 05, 2012

Octal Receives Sustainability Kudos

By | 2012-05-18T15:57:57+00:00 May 18th, 2012|News|

Octal Petrochemicals is receiving recognition for its work in sustainable produce packaging material. 05/17/2012By Doug Ohlemeier Polyethylene terephthalate sheet manufacturer Octal, a division of Oman-based Octal Holding SAOC, recently requested an audit from Renewable Choice Energy. Renewable Choice analyzed Octal’s overall sustainability program.Octal is one of the first companies in the packaging industry to “track [...]

16 05, 2012

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By | 2012-05-16T21:42:09+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

On-Demand Recording     Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.   Additional Resources Watch our 10 minute Introduction to RECs webinar Check out whitepapers, case studies, and more in our library  

16 05, 2012

Green Power Webinar | Deregulated Markets

By | 2012-05-16T21:42:09+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

As more US states open up electricity markets to competition there are more choices than ever when it comes to buying clean renewable energy. Our new webinar outlines the way that renewable energy is generated, tracked, and traded in North America and discusses the pros and cons of purchasing green power separate from your utilities. [...]

15 05, 2012

YellowDog Printing as Featured on OurColoradoNews.com

By | 2012-05-15T17:08:37+00:00 May 15th, 2012|News|

GREEN: How a YellowDog With a Big Green Bark is Changing the Printing Industry By Graham Russell, Founder and Principal of TruPoint Advisors, Published May 14, 2012 -- ...Named after Maggie, a yellow Labrador who amiably guards the entrance to the company’s shop), YellowDog set out from the beginning to be the printer of choice [...]

15 05, 2012

Larkburger Featured in Colorado Springs Independent

By | 2012-05-15T16:45:46+00:00 May 15th, 2012|News|

By Bryce Crawford @BryceCrawford, Published May 2, 2012 -- The food arrives upright in little cardboard half-boxes, carefully wrapped and packaged. The wood walls, reclaimed Monterey Cypress from California, are mostly bare. White tables and seating are as modern and minimalist as anything designed by Eero Saarinen, he of the Tulip chair.There's a certain deliberateness [...]

10 05, 2012

What is a CDP Disclosure Score?

By | 2012-05-10T17:32:36+00:00 May 10th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is the largest database of self-reported corporate climate change information in the world.  The CDP’s mission is to work with companies to create long-term prosperity that preserves, rather than destroys, the natural world.  Fundamentally, the CDP allows companies and cities to measure, manage, and disclose their environmental information, creating greater [...]

9 05, 2012

CDP 2 Thank You

By | 2012-05-09T00:22:01+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our CDP Submission Best Practices Guide. Please click on the link below. Countdown to Disclosure: CDP Submission Best Practices Guide Looking for more resources? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars from Renewable Choice

9 05, 2012

CDP Countdown #2 Campaign

By | 2012-05-09T00:22:00+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

CDP Submission Best Practices Guide Participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Supply Chain Program increased by 86% last year.  Will 2012 be the year that you report? Download our CDP Submission Best Practices Guide to learn more about: How to conduct a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory Inventory Verification The CDP Disclosure Scoring system It’s [...]

3 05, 2012

There is No "Away"

By | 2012-05-03T15:33:12+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

For Earth Day this year, the Renewable Choice team headed outside, armed with gloves, good shoes, and trash bags to gather the litter and other disposable waste from the wild habitat surrounding our offices.  In only 45 minutes, each member of our team was able to fill a 33 gallon bag worth of trash, ranging [...]

1 05, 2012

Carbon Disclosure & CDP Reporting | Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2012-05-01T23:30:22+00:00 May 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

What is the CDP? Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent, London-based, not-for-profit organization that was established in 2000.  CDP is the largest global climate change reporting system with a database of corporate climate change information from organizations all over the world. Who reports to CDP? Over 3,000 organizations in 60 different countries now measure [...]

1 05, 2012

Carbon Management & Carbon Mitigation | Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2012-05-01T22:29:40+00:00 May 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

What is a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory? A GHG inventory is a comprehensive accounting of all greenhouse gas emissions arising from the operational activities of an organization over a given period. Commonly, these inventories are achieved using a carbon accounting tools like the ones our sister company, Mosaic Sustainability, uses.  Inventories are used to help [...]

25 04, 2012

LEED® 2012 Proposes to Change Green Power Credit

By | 2012-04-25T20:08:22+00:00 April 25th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Since the U. S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) launched the LEED® green building program, the program has continuously evolved to increase in scope and stringency.  This year the USGBC proposed LEED 2012, an evolution that builds on LEED 2009 but also focuses on increasing the rigor of the LEED rating system while simultaneously providing measurement [...]

24 04, 2012

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy and HDR Partner to Promote Energy Management Platform

By | 2012-04-24T18:33:19+00:00 April 24th, 2012|News|

Global Consulting Firm Chooses Mosaic™ Software Solution to Perform Carbon Footprint Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 24, 2012  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading renewable energy and carbon measurement, management, and offset firm, and HDR, a global firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction, and related services today announced a strategic alliance to promote Mosaic™, Renewable [...]

24 04, 2012

Mosaic Alliance

By | 2012-04-24T16:51:11+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

[!redirect? url=`http://www.mosaicsustainability.com/` !] The Mosaic Alliance is a network of best-in-class service providers that leverage Mosaic’s simple, scalable, and automated carbon accounting and energy management platform to expand into new markets, increase customer satisfaction, and support a wide variety of sustainability initiatives. The Alliance is comprised of experts from across industries including: Sustainability & management [...]

20 04, 2012

Earth Day 2012: Let’s Celebrate!

By | 2012-04-20T17:01:45+00:00 April 20th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

This Sunday is the 42nd global observance of Earth Day.  Begun in 1970, Earth Day is widely credited as the event that launched the environmental movement and remains an important day of recognition, celebration, and commitment.This year, the Earth Day Network is working to mobilize the planet by seeking environmental change with a united voice.  [...]

17 04, 2012

How to Complete the Energy & Climate Section of the Walmart SSA

By | 2012-04-17T18:14:37+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

In July of 2009, Walmart announced the launch of its Supplier Sustainability Assessment (SSA), the first phase of a Sustainability Index project aimed at improving Walmart’s supply chain sustainability.  The assessment is comprised of 15 questions in four categories: Energy & Climate, Material Efficiency, Nature & Resources, and People & Community.For many suppliers the easiest [...]

17 04, 2012

LEED v4 White Paper Thank You

By | 2012-04-17T17:06:52+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our white paper. Please click on the link below to access the document. LEED v4 and Changes to the Green Power Credit:How Will Your Business Be Affected?   Interested in More Resources Now?   Download White Paper: The Value of Renewable Energy Credits: A Guide to RECs A simple and [...]

17 04, 2012

LEED White Paper Campaign

By | 2012-04-17T17:06:52+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

   LEED® v4 and Changes to the Green Power Credit:How Will Your Business Be Affected? This year, the USGBC® will implement changes to the LEED guidelines that affect the Green Power Credit.  Want to learn more about how these changes will impact you? Download our new White Paper to learn how LEED v4 will: Impact [...]

13 04, 2012

Mosaic Product News – April 2012

By | 2012-04-13T16:57:04+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The last month has been busy here at Mosaic™. We just released a great new feature-set that enables our users to track their environmental commodity purchases. Many of the organizations that use Mosaic purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) and verified emissions reductions (VERs), or offsets, as a piece of their overall sustainability strategy. Environmental commodities [...]

12 04, 2012

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By | 2012-04-12T20:12:34+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The National Safety Council promotes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and while this may be a topic most of us associate with teens and other irresponsible drivers, the unfortunate truth is that it also affects our workplaces.  At any given time, more than 800,000 drivers in the US are using their cell phones while [...]

9 04, 2012

EAC6 – LEED Green Power Credit | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-04-09T20:28:53+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

How does the Energy and Atmosphere Credit 6 help with LEED® certification? There are energy infrastructures that are harmful for the environment and no matter how energy efficient a building may be, it will still use electricity from one of these sources. As new construction projects are developed, the Energy and Atmosphere Credit 6 (EAC6) [...]

9 04, 2012

Energy & Atmosphere Credit 4 – EA 4 – EAC4 | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-04-09T19:03:10+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

What role does the Energy and Atmosphere Credit 4 play in LEED® certification? Even the most energy efficient buildings consume electricity from an energy infrastructure that is detrimental to the environment. The LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 4 (EA 4 or EAC4) allows projects for existing buildings to choose renewable energy, offering points toward LEED [...]

6 04, 2012

Corporate Sustainability & Green Supply Chain | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-04-06T18:52:17+00:00 April 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|

What is supply chain sustainability? There is a growing movement across all corporate sustainability sectors to improve the environmental and social performance of the supply chain as a way to improve opportunities and limit risks.  A green supply chain has the potential to impact the bottom line of an organization while simultaneously improving competitive advantage. [...]

3 04, 2012

Benefits of Sustainability White Paper Campaign

By | 2012-04-03T21:42:21+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Environmentally and socially responsible business practices have the potential to significantly benefit companies while simultaneously satisfying buyer scorecard requirements and maintaining valuable supply chain relationships. Download our new White Paper to learn how sustainability can help you: Reduce your risks and liabilities Improve employee engagement Increase your bottom line Sustainability is a tangible way to [...]

3 04, 2012

Cradle-to-Grave Life Cycle Investigation Supports Fully Offset Product Line

By | 2012-04-03T18:04:55+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|News|

Eco-Products Introduces “ZEROTM by Eco-Products®” Line of Hot Cups and Cold Cups Boulder, CO - April 3rd, 2012  -- Eco-Products®, the nation’s leading brand of foodservice products made from renewable resources and recycled content, is proud to announce “ZEROTM by Eco-Products”, a line of hot cups and cold cups whose carbon impacts have been measured [...]

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 (http://www.renewablechoice.com/) 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 [...]

14 03, 2012

How They Work: Demystifying Carbon Offsets

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

Carbon offsets can be an important part of a sustainability strategy and can help you to meet your environmental impact targets.  In our new white paper, How They Work: Demystifying Carbon Offsets, we review three important aspects of the use of carbon offsets as part of a carbon reduction strategy.   Download our white paper now [...]

14 03, 2012

The Countdown to Disclosure Begins

By | 2012-03-14T16:21:10+00:00 March 14th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

On April 1, the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Supply Chain program officially opened. The CDP will soon be sending out its annual information request to companies around the world, inviting these organizations to voluntarily disclose their sustainability criteria and carbon emissions. Each year for the last two years, the number of organizations reporting to the [...]

9 03, 2012

CDP Briefcase 1 Thank You

By | 2012-03-09T22:33:52+00:00 March 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our CDP Essentials Briefcase. Please click on the links below to access these materials.  CDP Recap: Important CDP information from 2011 CDP Factsheet: A fact sheet on who is reporting and the growing momentum behind carbon reporting CDP Timeline: A visual summary of important CDP dates CDP Webinar: On-demand [...]

9 03, 2012

CDP Countdown #1 Campaign

By | 2012-03-09T22:33:52+00:00 March 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

CDP Supply Chain Reporting and Deadline Information The CDP Supply Chain Program includes suppliers to Bank of America, Coca-Cola Company, Dell, Walmart, Goldman Sachs Group, Juniper Networks, PepsiCo, Ford Motor Company, and many other large purchasing organizations. The Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain Program has grown by over 85% since 2010 as the result of [...]

9 03, 2012

Careers in Sustainability | Boulder | Mosaic

By | 2012-03-09T17:57:02+00:00 March 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|

{{social_buttons}}   Current Job Openings Our subsidiary, Mosaic Sustainability, is currently hiring for the position of Analyst. Mosaic Sustainability is a fast-growing sustainability consulting firm based in Boulder, Colorado.  We develop customized products and services for some of the most innovative companies in the world, often incorporating web-based tools and systems into our work. We’re [...]

9 03, 2012

Renewable Choice Energy Partners with Green Schools National Conference

By | 2012-03-09T17:21:22+00:00 March 9th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The Greens Schools National Conference’s timing is pertinent, as more and more schools are considering green initiatives.  The event provided an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders to receive practical strategies and solutions to build a sustainability road map for their school. The green schools movement is relatively nascent but is gaining ground [...]

8 03, 2012

Carbon Offset Credits & Reduction – Verified Emissions Reductions

By | 2012-03-08T21:50:02+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|

What is a carbon offset? A carbon offset, or carbon offset credit, ensures that a metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2), or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases (GHGs), is removed from the atmosphere or prevented from entering it. What does “equivalent” mean? Carbon dioxide is not the only GHG. Others – for example methane [...]

7 03, 2012

Renewable Energy Certificates – RECs | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-07T19:01:23+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

If the human race is going to reach a point of true sustainability on this planet, we need to employ every method available to us. We need to reduce what we use, re-purpose our waste, and ensure that what we do use has the smallest possible impact. When it comes to energy consumption, conservation, efficiency, [...]

7 03, 2012

Green Energy – Green Electricity – Green Power Energy | Renewable Choice

By | 2012-03-07T17:42:07+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

What is a renewable energy credit (REC)? Renewable energy credits (sometimes referred to as renewable energy certificates) are an environmental commodity that represents the added value, environmental benefits, and cost of green energy above conventional methods of producing electricity (namely burning coal and natural gas). RECs help wind farms and other green electricity sources grow [...]

5 03, 2012

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By | 2012-03-05T18:03:23+00:00 March 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Energy Efficiency Incentives: Save Money, Improve Performance   Energy Efficiency Rebates & Incentives: Save Money and Improve Performance from Renewable Choice on Vimeo. Having trouble viewing this video? Above-average load time? View here instead.     Additional Resources Energy Efficiency Incentives BlogRead our blog about how companies can reduce payback periods, increase ROI, and improve [...]

5 03, 2012

Federal Rebates Webinar Campaign Thank You

By | 2012-03-05T18:03:23+00:00 March 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our on-demand webinar, Energy Efficiency Incentives: Save Money, Improve Performance   View On-Demand Webinar Need More Resources Now? Watch Other On-Demand Sustainability Webinars and Download Other Free Resources from Renewable Choice

5 03, 2012

Energy Efficiency Incentives: Save Money, Improve Performance | Library

By | 2012-03-05T18:03:23+00:00 March 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Energy efficiency retrofits can help you achieve cost and energy savings.  What many businesses don’t know, however, is that utility companies and the government are willing to provide substantial rebates and incentives to offset the cost of these retrofit projects and investments.  In some cases, financial support can exceed 50% of the cost of the [...]

2 03, 2012

3 More Reasons Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters (Part 2 of 2)

By | 2012-03-02T19:23:48+00:00 March 2nd, 2012|Environmental Blog|

The majority of scientists now agree that humans are the most likely cause of global climate change and in recent years increases in population have resulted in food shortages, increased population density and pollution, and fears that the Earth cannot sustain a human population of this size. Back in November, we shared three reasons that [...]

29 02, 2012

Energy Efficiency Incentives: Save Money, Improve Performance

By | 2012-02-29T16:42:50+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Environmental Blog|

Across the commercial landscape, businesses are reducing operating costs through building retrofits and energy performance investments.  Efficient lighting upgrades have been shown to achieve cost and energy savings exceeding 70%.  Improvements to windows and insulation have yielded savings approaching 20%. What most businesses don’t know is that utility companies and the government are willing to [...]

28 02, 2012

OCTAL Conducts Sustainability Analysis

By | 2012-02-28T20:12:19+00:00 February 28th, 2012|News|

Octal partners with Renewable Choice for sustainability analysis By Heather Caliendo Published: February 24th, 2012 Octal  believes in full transparency when it comes to sustainability. In fact, the company stated transparency is simply a good business practice. Octal is one of the first in the industry to track and publicly disclose the company's waste, water, [...]

28 02, 2012

Renewable Choice Client, OCTAL receives prestigious award.

By | 2012-02-28T19:58:06+00:00 February 28th, 2012|News|

  OCTAL wins ‘Best Environmental Sustainability Award’ Sun, 26 February 2012 - By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT -- OCTAL Petrochemicals, the largest PET sheet producer and integrated packaging company in the world, was honoured with the ‘Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative’ Award at the prestigious Gulfood Awards 2012 in Dubai. The ‘Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative [...]

28 02, 2012

Destiny USA; Celebrating Four Years of “Green Power”

By | 2012-02-28T19:34:10+00:00 February 28th, 2012|News|

  Carousel Center/Destiny USA Celebrates Four Years of “Green Power” Feb 23, 2012  (Destiny USA) -- The month of February marks Carousel Center/Destiny USA’s fourth “Green Power” anniversary. How does Green Power work? When you purchase Green Power it means that for every megawatt-hour of renewable energy that is generated, an equivalent amount of renewable [...]