Monthly Archives: March 2012

30 03, 2012

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

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

Carnegie Mellon University Purchases Wind Power from Renewable Choice Energy, Continues Commitment to Offset 100 percent of its Electricity. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 30, 2012  -- Renewable Choice Energy (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 [...]