Monthly Archives: November 2012

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 [...]