Yearly Archives: 2013

20 12, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, Advantest America, Receives Top Nod for Green Power Commitment

By | 2013-12-20T18:25:13+00:00 December 20th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Client Advantest America Receives Top Nod for Green Power Commitment Tech company recognized in Bloomberg’s Top 10 green power list Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 20th, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy announced today that its client, Advantest America, Inc., has been recognized by Bloomberg as #2 on its list of publicly traded [...]

19 12, 2013

Approaching the Renewable Energy Tipping Point

By | 2013-12-19T23:53:20+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

This year, we were so pleased to share the news that we were involved with the documentary film Chasing Ice, providing offsets during filming to help reduce the climate impact of the production. The film is the story of one man’s mission to alter the course of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing [...]

18 12, 2013

Wind Power Rivals Coal With $1 Billion Order From Buffett

By | 2013-12-18T16:37:31+00:00 December 18th, 2013|News|

Wind Power Rivals Coal With $1 Billion Order From Buffett Ehren Groosens | December 17th, 2013 | www.bloomberg.com The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with power from fossil fuels. [...]

17 12, 2013

The Intersection of Environmental and Social Justice

By | 2013-12-17T20:46:51+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Like so many, I was deeply saddened by the passing of renowned leader Nelson Mandela. Whether or not you agree with Mandela’s politics, he was a passionate figurehead for social justice; an anti-apartheid revolutionary who overcame tremendous odds to become South Africa’s president in 1994 after nearly three decades in prison. Mandela’s passing reminded me [...]

16 12, 2013

Colorado's First Biomass Plant Begins Delivering Electricity

By | 2013-12-16T16:34:53+00:00 December 16th, 2013|News|

    Colorado's first biomass plant begins delivering electricity  December 16th, 2013 | Pat Mack | Colorado Public Radio Colorado's first biomass plant will make energy from beetle-killed trees. The $56 million facility in Gysum, Colo., begins delivering electricity for the first time today.   While some residents in the small Eagle County town worry [...]

12 12, 2013

The Great Christmas Tree Showdown

By | 2013-12-12T20:47:34+00:00 December 12th, 2013|News|

The Great Christmas Tree Showdown Heather Bailey | December 4th, 2013 | www.saveonenergy.com It's the time of year when everyone starts thinking about putting up a Christmas tree. Do you generally go with an artificial tree you pull out of the attic or do you drive down to the corner lot and pick a fragrant, [...]

9 12, 2013

Renewable Choice client, U. of Illinois' newly renovated Lincoln Hall receives highest 'green building' designation.

By | 2013-12-09T16:20:43+00:00 December 9th, 2013|News|

    U. of Illinois' newly renovated Lincoln Hall receives highest 'green building' designation December 28th, 2013 | Urbana, Illinois | Posted on www.therepublic.com A newly renovated, century-old landmark on the University of Illinois campus has earned the nation's highest "green building" designation for environmenatlly friendly design and cosntruction, thanks to efforts such as resusing wood trip [...]

6 12, 2013

Happy Holidays from Renewable Choice and Mosaic Labs!

By | 2013-12-06T17:31:52+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Despite the increasing threat of climate change to our planet, we think we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season…renewable growth in the U.S. is at an all-time high…more and more companies are making considerable advances in their sustainability strategies…new technologies and innovative product and services offerings are delivering higher efficiency than ever before…the [...]

4 12, 2013

Renewable Energy Finance Tactic Changes the Game

By | 2013-12-04T21:00:11+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

A recent article by The Atlantic has brought attention to a finance strategy for solar power leases that could quite possibly change the game as we know it. Well-known solar company Solar City has announced plans to sell $54 million of its asset-backed securities, a significant move considering that they will have $54 million in [...]

4 12, 2013

Renewable Choice client, NOLS WYSS Wilderness Medicine Campus earns LEED Platinum Certification

By | 2013-12-04T20:03:57+00:00 December 4th, 2013|News|

    NOLS’s Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus earns LEED Platinum Certification December 3rd, 2013 Posted on www.county10.com (Lander, Wyo.) — High Plains Architects of Billings, Mont., announced today that the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation v2009 rating system. The building, [...]

4 12, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Grainger, opens Illinois-based USGBC LEED Platinum distribution center.

By | 2013-12-04T19:47:30+00:00 December 4th, 2013|News|

      Grainger opens Illinois-based USGBC LEED Platinum distribution center 03 December 2013– Posted on www.contractormag.com MINOOKA, ILL. — Grainger is making great strides in becoming a more sustainable company with construction of its own facilities. This is a reflection of the company’s business model in that Grainger’s commitment to sustainability extends to its offerings, [...]

26 11, 2013

Supply Chains

By | 2013-11-26T20:17:24+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Supply chain sustainability requirements are quickly growing to become a key market-driven response to consumer demands for social and environmental responsibility and transparency. We leveraged our in-depth experience with supply chain sustainability compliance and carbon risk management to form our subsidary, Mosaic Sustainability. Mosaic Sustainability offers customized programs including strategic planning, scorecard development, and supplier [...]

26 11, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club earns LEED Platinum rating

By | 2013-11-26T16:43:00+00:00 November 26th, 2013|News|

  Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club earns LEED Platinum rating November, 25th, 2013 (billingsgazette.com) The renovated and expanded building occupied by the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County recently became the first LEED Platinum-certified building in Red Lodge. Notification of the platinum certification — the highest rating granted by the U.S. Green Building [...]

22 11, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Salutes Release of LEED v4 at Greenbuild Philadelphia

By | 2013-11-22T18:15:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Salutes Release of LEED v4 at Greenbuild Philadelphia Latest green building specifications will continue to drive growing industry Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 26th, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com/) was among the many exhibitors at Greenbuild Philadelphia last week where LEED v4 was officially launched. The revised green building guidelines provide universal criteria [...]

22 11, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Companies

By | 2013-11-22T18:06:25+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Recognizes Leading Green Power Companies Colorado-based firm provides green power to top U.S. purchasers Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 3rd, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com/) today announced that it provides green power to some of the top U.S. purchasers, per the recent Top 50 Green Power Partnership (GPP) listing released by the U.S. [...]

18 11, 2013

We Are Thankful 2013

By | 2013-11-18T17:39:19+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

As a company dedicated to the progression of the clean energy sector and the environmental sustainability that it promotes, we have much to be thankful for this year. Since last Thanksgiving, we’ve witnessed various milestones in corporate sustainability, renewable energy development, and green building practices that we feel signify the progress and commitment being made [...]

15 11, 2013

Green Power Partnership Publishes its Top Partners Lists

By | 2013-11-15T18:12:30+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its lists for the top green power purchasers across the country. The Green Power Partnership (GPP) is a voluntary program run by the EPA that recognizes companies across industries and institutions that invest in green power in order to reduce environmental impact. Participation in the GPP [...]

13 11, 2013

The Little Engines That Could: How Grassroots Stopped Oil & Gas Encroachment in Colorado

By | 2013-11-13T20:52:49+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week’s elections proved to be a crucial turning point for Colorado in the fight for climate change abatement.  In elections across the state, voters turned out to turn down fracking and promote municipalization, creating what will hopefully prove to be a model for other communities.  Perhaps most impressive is the David-and-Goliath scope of these [...]

12 11, 2013

Renewable Choice client, John Hancock, Buys 58,000 MWh of Renewable Energy

By | 2013-11-12T17:47:44+00:00 November 12th, 2013|News|

    John Hancock Buys 58,000 MWh of Renewable Energy November 12th, 2013 – Posted on www.energy.gov Renewable Choice Energy of Boulder, Colorado is partnering with the financial services company John Hancock to provide the company with renewable energy certificates (RECs). John Hancock is purchasing 58,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewables, which is enough to account [...]

6 11, 2013

Carbon-Neutral Energy Attainable Through Gasification System

By | 2013-11-06T20:03:18+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Keith Patterson You've probably heard a lot about solar or wind energy, but the newest invention on the green scene is a gasification system that turns food waste into carbon-neutral energy. A company named All Power Labs (APL) has invented a system that uses biomass to generate clean electricity for less than 10 cents per [...]

5 11, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy To Exhibit at Greenbuild 2013 Philadelphia

By | 2013-11-05T18:21:18+00:00 November 5th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2013 Philadelphia   Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 5, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) will join other leading exhibitors at this year’s annual Greenbuild conference later this month in Philadelphia. Since 2003, the firm has supplied more than 6,000 green building projects with Green-e Energy certified renewable energy [...]

4 11, 2013

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

By | 2013-11-04T20:01:30+00:00 November 4th, 2013|News|

Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power Ramit Plushnick-Masti  |  November 04, 2013 |www.nbcnews.com HOUSTON -- It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft Corp. [...]

31 10, 2013

New York State to Open Green Bank

By | 2013-10-31T20:28:16+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In a move to initialize a financial market dedicated to increasing private investment in the development of clean energy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently asked the New York Public Service commission to release $165.5 million in order to start the New York Green Bank. This will act as initial funding towards the $1 billion [...]

31 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Powdr Corp., receives EPA award for using green energy

By | 2013-10-31T17:13:57+00:00 October 31st, 2013|News|

  Powdr Corp. receives EPA award for using green energy Tom Wharton | Salt Lake Tribune | October 24, 2013 Park City-based Powdr Corp., which operates and owns nine mountain resorts across the United States including Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort and Gorgoza Park, recently received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. [...]

28 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Haworth, receives world's first LEED® v4 certification

By | 2013-10-28T17:56:45+00:00 October 28th, 2013|News|

      World’s First LEED® v4 Certified Project: Haworth Showroom in Beijing 24 October 2013– Posted on www.environmentalleader.com Haworth’s showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first certified LEED® project under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) new LEED version 4 beta program, the furniture and office space [...]

24 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, CSX, awarded LEED® certification for corporate headquarters

By | 2013-10-24T16:14:54+00:00 October 24th, 2013|News|

CSX Corporate Headquarters Achieves LEED® Certification JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | October 22, 2013  As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable operations, CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) has obtained Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its corporate headquarters.  “This accomplishment further validates CSX’s long-term sustainability strategy, which promotes energy efficiency and [...]

21 10, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Watt Plaza, is raising the bar for sustainable building operations

By | 2013-10-21T20:00:31+00:00 October 21st, 2013|News|

Watt Plaza Becomes First Building in Century City to Receive Platinum LEED Certification CENTURY CITY, Calif. | Posted October 21, 2013 | www.fortmilltimes.com Watt Plaza is raising the bar for sustainable building operations in Century City. Watt Plaza announced today that the twin 23-story office tower earned LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings Operating and Maintenance from [...]

21 10, 2013

Climate Change Comes Home

By | 2013-10-21T17:32:53+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last month, Colorado was suddenly and tragically stricken with a devastating flood.  The flood was the most serious in living memory and it affected nearly every city in the Denver Metro area and eastern Colorado.  Our hometown of Boulder received more than 20” of rain in total over a five day period, more than we [...]

21 10, 2013

Renewable Choice CEO, Quayle Hodek, as featured on GlobalEnergyInitiative.org

By | 2013-10-21T16:57:35+00:00 October 21st, 2013|News|

Quayle Hodek: from 23-year-old CEO to Respected Leader in Renewable Energy The rise to prominence of Renewable Choice Energy follows an unexpected tale of success. Its founder, Quayle Hodek was only 20-years-old when he shocked his parents by deciding to drop out of college at the University of Wisconsin, where he had been attending on [...]

21 10, 2013

For Release: Financial services leader expands sustainability portfolio.

By | 2013-10-21T16:45:07+00:00 October 21st, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Provide Green Power for John Hancock Boston Buildings Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) today announced that financial services leader John Hancock has purchased green power from the Boulder-based firm to offset 100% of the company’s electricity use in four of its Boston buildings over a [...]

17 10, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center Becomes First to Achieve LEED-HC

By | 2013-10-17T20:25:09+00:00 October 17th, 2013|News|

Puyallup Medical Center Blazes A Trail To LEED® For Healthcare October 15, 2013 by Natasha Epstein (http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com)  -- The Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, a new 53,000-square-foot, two-story facility in Puyallup, Wash., is the first project in the country to achieve certification under the new LEED for Healthcare rating system (LEED-HC). Recognizing that healthcare facilities tend to [...]

15 10, 2013

3 Apps to Help You Use Less Energy in Your Home

By | 2013-10-15T18:14:06+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Jean Linder Energy efficiency and green living are all the rage these days – and for good reason. They both accomplish a lot with very little. They are both environmentally friendly practices that can help save you money at the same time, especially when applied to your own home.  But nearly everybody knows that sustainable [...]

14 10, 2013

EPA Expands Green Power Partnership Program

By | 2013-10-14T18:04:58+00:00 October 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership—which includes more than 1,500 organizations collectively using more than 28 billion kWh of green power annually—is expanding the number of companies that it will be publicly recognizing for their commitment to renewable energy.   The seven different categories that the EPA uses to highlight the environmental performance [...]

10 10, 2013

Renewable Choice launches subsidiary Mosaic Labs, as featured in Boulder County Business Report

By | 2013-10-10T16:14:18+00:00 October 10th, 2013|News|

    Renewable Choice launches subsidiary By Beth Potter October 9th, 2013 | www.bcbr.com  BOULDER - Renewable Choice Energy Inc. has launched a subsidiary, Mosaic Sustainability, to handle the consulting portion of the business. Boulder-based Renewable Choice has been brokering "green" power since 2001. It helps customers obtain renewable energy credits, carbon offsets and "green" [...]

8 10, 2013

Exciting News! Please Welcome Mosaic Labs

By | 2013-10-08T20:02:52+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Today is a big day: we’re excited to announce the launch of our new subsidiary company, Mosaic Sustainability.  Mosaic is a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability reporting & disclosure, strategy development, and supply chain engagement.  In operation informally within Renewable Choice since 2008, the new company will allow us to expand our market reach [...]

8 10, 2013

Recognized environmental leader introduces new sustainability consulting firm

By | 2013-10-08T15:59:38+00:00 October 8th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Launches Mosaic Sustainability Recognized environmental leader introduces new sustainability consulting firm Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 8, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy today announced the launch of subsidiary Mosaic Sustainability.  The new sustainability consulting firm, which has been informally in operation within Renewable Choice since 2008, provides services including sustainability reporting & [...]

30 09, 2013

What is biomass, really?

By | 2013-09-30T16:59:43+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Within the renewable energy field, some energy sources are better understood than others. Compared with the more popular wind and solar, biomass is generally lesser known. However, the logistics of biomass conversion are vital, as this resource can be derived from a number of sources and embodies the quality of re-use that we strive to [...]

30 09, 2013

IPCC climate report: human impact is 'unequivocal'

By | 2013-09-30T15:53:52+00:00 September 30th, 2013|News|

IPCC climate report: human impact is 'unequivocal' IPCC climate report | http://www.theguardian.com - September 27, 2013   World leaders must now respond to an "unequivocal" message from climate scientists and act with policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations secretary-general urged on Friday... Read posted article here.

24 09, 2013

Renewable Choice Writes Report: How Renewables are Winning

By | 2013-09-24T19:38:28+00:00 September 24th, 2013|News|

Report Highlights The Rise Of Renewable Energy By NAW Staff. Friday, September 20, 2013 The quantity of renewable energy in the U.S. has been steadily on the rise for the past 15 years, experiencing exponential growth in 2012, according to a new report from Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy. For example, the report says total U.S. [...]

24 09, 2013

Park City-based ski resort operator Powdr Corp. has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. EPA

By | 2013-09-24T19:17:45+00:00 September 24th, 2013|News|

  Powdr Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award Park City, Utah, 24 September, 2013 – Posted on www.utahskiandsnowboard.com Powdr Corp. announced on Monday that the Park City-based ski resort operator has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves [...]

19 09, 2013

Colorado-Based Firm Shares the Story of the Growth of U.S. Clean Energy in Its New Special Report

By | 2013-09-19T20:32:16+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Publishes New Paper on Success of Renewables Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 19, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it has published a new special report on the successful growth of U.S. renewable energy. The firm’s How Renewables are Winning paper reviews the most current information on the recent, considerable market gains [...]

19 09, 2013

Renewable Choice Client, Advantest, Earns Its First Ranking on List of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top Tech and Telecom Partners

By | 2013-09-19T18:49:45+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News|

Advantest Earns Its First Ranking on List of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top Tech and Telecom Partners World's Largest Semiconductor Test Equipment Supplier Recognized for Its Use of Green Power San Jose, CA (Marketwired) November 11, 2013  -- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation's ATE +2.13%  U.S. subsidiary Advantest America, Inc. has earned a [...]

17 09, 2013

Walmart Announces Sustainability Index Progress

By | 2013-09-17T16:53:05+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week, Walmart held a Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting at its headquarters in Bentonville, AR where it announced the progress made with the Sustainability Index in the year since its launch.   The company also identified so-called “hot spots” where it plans to leverage its size and scale to more greatly impact supply chain sustainability. [...]

12 09, 2013

Walmart Highlights Progress on the Sustainability Index

By | 2013-09-12T17:58:12+00:00 September 12th, 2013|News|

Walmart Highlights Progress on the Sustainability Index BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 12, 2013  |   www.news.walmart.com In front of an audience of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart today highlighted its progress with the Sustainability Index, a measurement system used to track the environmental impact of products. The company also [...]

10 09, 2013

U.S. Wastes More Energy than It Consumes

By | 2013-09-10T22:41:25+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Guest Blogger, Kristina Ross A new study released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that the U.S. has some serious energy-efficiency problems. The nation uses just 39 percent of all the energy it generates, wasting the rest. Of the 95.1 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) of total energy produced in the United States [...]

5 09, 2013

Renewable Choice as featured on nawindpower.com

By | 2013-09-05T20:01:45+00:00 September 5th, 2013|News|

    City Of Boston Buys Wind-Generated Renewable Energy Credits   by NAW Staff Wednesday September 04 2013 Renewable Choice Energy reports that the City of Boston has purchased 28,000 wind-generated renewable energy credits (RECs) from the Colorado-based firm for fiscal year 2013, 33% more than were purchased in the prior year. "The City of [...]

30 08, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with City of Boston

By | 2013-08-30T17:28:07+00:00 August 30th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with City of Boston Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that the City of Boston has purchased green power from the Boulder-based firm to help offset its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  The City purchased 28,000 wind-generated renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice [...]

30 08, 2013

Short’s Brewing Company Offsets Electricity Consumption With Renewable Energy

By | 2013-08-30T15:15:29+00:00 August 30th, 2013|News|

Short’s Brewing Company Offsets Electricity Consumption With Renewable Energy Posted August 29, 2013 on www.brewbound.com BELLAIRE, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company, Northern Michigan’s largest craft brewery, today announced it has purchased 538,552 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by wind farms across America. Short’s Brewing Company’s REC purchase from Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable [...]

28 08, 2013

Standard Power of America Achieves 100% Renewable Energy

By | 2013-08-28T17:29:06+00:00 August 28th, 2013|News|

Standard Power of America Achieves 100% Renewable Energy Blog Entry by Vikas Vij in Energy Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 1:30pm  -- Standard Power of America has achieved 100 percent green power by way of purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset the total electricity it sold to its customers. The company purchased the RECs [...]

26 08, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Client Standard Power of America Achieves 100% Green Power

By | 2013-08-26T18:28:09+00:00 August 26th, 2013|News|

Leading consulting firm commits to clean energy for customers. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a Colorado-based provider of sustainable products and services, including green power, announced today that its client, Standard Power of America, has purchased renewable energy credits (RECs) from the firm to offset 100% of the electricity [...]

21 08, 2013

LEED® v4 to Debut at Greenbuild Conference

By | 2013-08-21T20:23:37+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

With no shortage of controversy, three years and six public comment periods later, USGBC® members voted to approve LEED® v4, clearing the way for its launch at the Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia later this year.  The new version of LEED builds on the changes set forth in LEED 2009, but also focuses on increasing the [...]

15 08, 2013

How Renewables are Winning

By | 2013-08-15T18:22:34+00:00 August 15th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

This month, I celebrated six years with Renewable Choice Energy, a milestone of which I am extremely proud.  When I first joined the company in 2007, there was buzz about climate change and sustainability—sparked in part by Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and forward-thinking companies like Whole Foods Market—but by and large, companies and consumers [...]

13 08, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Grainger Receives LEED Platinum

By | 2013-08-13T20:06:26+00:00 August 13th, 2013|News|

    Grainger Opens LEED Platinum Certified Distribution Center in Illinois July 19th, 2013 – Posted on www.azobuild.com Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new distribution center in Minooka, Ill. This one-million-square-foot facility serves as the [...]

13 08, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Justin Hall Earns LEED Gold

By | 2013-08-13T19:34:39+00:00 August 13th, 2013|News|

    Justin Hall addition earns LEED Gold for sustainability Monday, July 15, 2013 – Posted on www.k-state.edu MANHATTAN -- The building addition to Justin Hall, home of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, has been approved for the prestigious LEED -- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design -- Gold certification by [...]

13 08, 2013

The Viability of Offshore Wind Power

By | 2013-08-13T18:24:06+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Ian Law As oil prices rise and the need for independent energy supply grows, offshore wind power becomes an increasingly significant opportunity within the renewable energy industry. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, offshore wind has the potential to provide more than four times the current U.S. energy demand. As this resource gains [...]

7 08, 2013

SASB Unveils Sustainability Standards

By | 2013-08-07T16:36:57+00:00 August 7th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Drew Brown The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) recently unveiled new sustainability standards for form 10-K filings.  The form 10-k is an annual report required by the SEC that provides a comprehensive summary of corporate performance in companies that meet certain criteria, whether or not they are publicly traded.Similar to the Financial Accounting Standards [...]

1 08, 2013

The Connection between Climate and Waste

By | 2013-08-01T17:38:44+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

I saw the Disney-Pixar animated film Wall-E long before I became a parent and found its simple message of hope both entertaining and inspiring.  In the film--which is worth a view if you haven’t seen it--the Earth is abandoned by the human race in the wake of the mountains of garbage that threaten life as [...]

1 08, 2013

Infographic: Bringing the World Back to Zero

By | 2013-08-01T16:31:54+00:00 August 1st, 2013|News|

      Catching a Glimpse of Humanity’s Global Impact Reposted with permission from TexasElectricityProviders.com What does it take to even out humanity’s impact on the world? In the past few years all sorts of carbon-related terms have become recognizable enough for dinner-table discussions, but what do they all mean? Today we bring you the [...]

30 07, 2013

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

By | 2013-07-30T16:21:31+00:00 July 30th, 2013|News|

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

30 07, 2013

U.S. Ambition for Renewable Energy

By | 2013-07-30T15:53:04+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

25 07, 2013

Economics of Sustainability White Paper Delivers

By | 2013-07-25T17:57:22+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

23 07, 2013

The Rising Current of Green Gyms Around the World

By | 2013-07-23T19:24:21+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

18 07, 2013

What is the LEED® EAC4?

By | 2013-07-18T16:49:56+00:00 July 18th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

18 07, 2013

LEED – EAC4 | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-07-18T15:56:57+00:00 July 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

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

12 07, 2013

CDP Supply Chain Program Deadline Approaches

By | 2013-07-12T17:41:06+00:00 July 12th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

11 07, 2013

What is a CO2 Calculator?

By | 2013-07-11T20:10:09+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

9 07, 2013

WindMade presents first global label for products made with wind power

By | 2013-07-09T21:53:44+00:00 July 9th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

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

9 07, 2013

President Obama's Plan to Fight Climate Change

By | 2013-07-09T21:05:55+00:00 July 9th, 2013|News|

  President Obama's Plan to Fight Climate Change President Obama believes we have a moral obligation to lead the fight against carbon pollution. Share the details of his plan to help make sure people in your community get the facts by checking out this infographic: Link to infographic Environmentally Responsible Company Joins Growing B Corp [...]

3 07, 2013

Are Corporations Changing for the Better?

By | 2013-07-03T21:15:05+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

That was the fundamental question posed to me and fellow Colorado B-Corp-ers Mark Fisher, CEO of Inspire Commerce, and Seleyn DeYarus, CEO of America’s Best Organics on the KGNU broadcast of “It’s the Economy,” Thursday, June 20th. In a time when the news seems more fraught with fear than ever, consumers have grown increasingly suspicious [...]

2 07, 2013

An Expensive Mistake: 3 Reasons Why You Need to Keep Your House Insulated

By | 2013-07-02T17:29:36+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Guest Blogger, Aurora Johnson American households are still lacking in insulation.  If you’re wondering whether you should install insulation for the first time, or if you’re thinking about refitting existing insulation, you’re sure to see some near-instant results if you decide to go ahead.  For those that are still a little skeptical of the [...]

1 07, 2013

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Translate into Big Savings, Says New Report

By | 2013-07-01T18:48:38+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

U.S. businesses could save $780 billion dollars over 10 years by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by only 3 percent, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund and CDP.  A 3 percent reduction would help U.S. corporations achieve a 25 percent reduction against 1990 emission levels by 2020. It is widely recognized [...]

1 07, 2013

For Release: Kula Causes Relocates and Shares Boulder Office with Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2013-07-01T17:55:43+00:00 July 1st, 2013|News|

Kula Causes Relocates and Shares Boulder Office with Renewable Choice Energy Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 27, 2013  -- Kula Causes, the world’s largest platform for online charitable giving, announced the location of their new office in Boulder. The company recently moved to their permanent location at 4775 Walnut Street, Suite 230, to accommodate their growing [...]

28 06, 2013

Renewable energy entrepreneur Quayle Hodek talks about the disruptive power of small at TEDxMaui

By | 2013-06-28T16:52:50+00:00 June 28th, 2013|News|

Renewable energy entrepreneur Quayle Hodek talks about the disruptive power of small at TEDxMaui Fri, Jun 28 2013By Shea Gunther In 2001, when I was 23 years old, I moved to Boulder, Colorado and started up Renewable Choice, a company selling wind power, with two of my best friends, Kris Lotlikar and Quayle Hodek. I [...]

27 06, 2013

Green-e Renewable Energy Credit Trading Remains Strong in 2013

By | 2013-06-27T02:51:16+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

A recent report from renewable energy markets firm Karbone indicates that Green-e certified renewable energy credits (RECs) have performed well through the first two quarters of 2013 and are expected to retain their strong market position through at least the end of July.  This is despite the fact that some states with renewable energy portfolio [...]

26 06, 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan

By | 2013-06-26T22:28:25+00:00 June 26th, 2013|News|

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton as featured on reuters.com. WASHINGTON | Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:14pm EDT Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada if it contributed to climate change. That does not mean the [...]

26 06, 2013

19 take part in Tube to Work Day on Boulder Creek

By | 2013-06-26T21:58:05+00:00 June 26th, 2013|News|

19 take part in Tube to Work Day on Boulder Creek Tuesday, June 25, 2013By Doug Ohlemeier BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A day before Colorado marks Bike to Work Day, some commuters in Boulder got their feet wet heading to work by inner tube. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/15CFpS3) 19 people went tubing down Boulder [...]

25 06, 2013

Boulder's Tube to Work Day hits all-time high with 19

By | 2013-06-25T19:33:14+00:00 June 25th, 2013|News|

    Boulder's Tube to Work Day hits all-time high with 19 June 25, 2013 | Staff Boulder Daily Camera It started off in 2008 as two guys tubing down Boulder Creek in suits.  Six years later, nearly 20 people were willing to get a little wet on their way to work this morning for [...]

25 06, 2013

Press Release: Renewable Choice Energy Client Keilhauer Receives Canada’s Greenest Employer Honor

By | 2013-06-25T17:44:53+00:00 June 25th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Client Keilhauer Receives Canada's Greenest Employer Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 6, 2013 -- Renewable Choice Energy (www.renewablechoice.com) today announced that its client Keilhauer has achieved status as one of Canada’s greenest employers.  The honor was bestowed upon Keilhauer by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and recognizes Canadian companies [...]

24 06, 2013

The Carbon You’re Not Counting

By | 2013-06-24T21:41:25+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The private sector is leading the way in the voluntary purchase of green power via renewable energy credits (RECs).  The EPA lists more than 1,400 organizations—including major corporate players Intel, Microsoft, Kohl’s Department Stores, Whole Foods Market, and Walmart—among their Green Power Partners.  Collectively, these green power adopters use more than 27 billion kWh of [...]

24 06, 2013

What’s a CO2 Calculator – buy CO2 offsets | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-06-24T20:47:14+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A carbon dioxide (CO2) calculator is an important tool for helping to convert abstract greenhouse gas (GHG) emission measurements into everyday equivalencies.  At Renewable Choice, we use a CO2 calculator to help organizations measure their climate impact and to determine the number of carbon offsets clients will need to buy.  Carbon offsets help to mitigate [...]

24 06, 2013

What are RECs – RECs | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-06-24T20:35:15+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Renewable energy credits, or RECs, are how clean, green power is tracked and traded in North America.  Each REC guarantees that one megawatt hour (MWh) of green power was generated by a renewable energy source.  When a green power facility, such as a wind farm, produces one MWH of electricity and adds it to the [...]

18 06, 2013

RECs and carbon offsets – green e recs | Renewable Choice

By | 2013-06-18T22:13:44+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Organizations can become leaders in their industry, create competitive advantage, and reduce climate change-related risk by understanding and reducing environmental impact.   When consumed, fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the largest contributors to global warming.  By decreasing reliance on energy generated from fossil fuel sources, organizations can [...]

18 06, 2013

Renewable Choice client, West Des Moines’ Historic City Hall earns LEED Platinum certification.

By | 2013-06-18T21:00:14+00:00 June 18th, 2013|News|

    Historic City Hall Receives Top LEED Rating for Sustainability Posted by Beth Dalbey (Editor), June 4, 2013 | http://westdesmoines.patch.com The historic building has the added distinction of being the first building in Iowa to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and earn LEED platinum certification. West Des Moines’ Historic City Hall [...]

18 06, 2013

The new GroupHealth facility in Puyallup, Wash., is the first in the nation to receive the LEED-HC designation.

By | 2013-06-18T20:43:50+00:00 June 18th, 2013|News|

Washington State Facility Earns First-Ever LEED-HC Designation By Randy Woods  | Posted June 11, 2013 | www.earthtechling.com In the green building business, perhaps no other type of institutional facility is harder to design than medical centers and hospitals. Because of the strict guidelines for sterilization and the management of infectious wastes, these structures tend to [...]

14 06, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Provides Clean Energy to 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival

By | 2013-06-14T17:31:58+00:00 June 14th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Provides Clean Energy to 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival  Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 14th, 2013  -- For the 11th consecutive year, Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) will provide clean energy in the form of wind power and carbon offsets to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Festival, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, [...]

14 06, 2013

Celebrating Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s 40th Anniversary

By | 2013-06-14T16:51:22+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Next week, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival celebrates an historic occasion, its 40th anniversary of playing bluegrass in the heart of the Colorado mountains under a bright summer sun.  For the 11th consecutive year, Renewable Choice will partner with festival owners Planet Bluegrass to provide renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets to help minimize the [...]

8 06, 2013

Colorado “Head of Class” for Electric Vehicle Policies

By | 2013-06-08T04:01:20+00:00 June 8th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Suzanne Pletcher, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project The Colorado legislature passed six different bills supporting electric vehicles in the 2013 session, boosting Colorado to an A- ranking in a report card comparison of six southwestern states’ government policies designed to push the cars from showrooms to roads. The report card was released on May 15, [...]

3 06, 2013

AWEA 2013: Production Tax Credit, State RPS, and Direct Corporate PPA Interest Hot Topics

By | 2013-06-03T21:27:32+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

At the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) 2013 Wind Power conference last month, three trends dominated the conversation: the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements, and direct corporate interest in power purchase agreements (PPAs).  The PTC discussion is an ever-present yo-yo.  U.S. wind power saw a record year for installations [...]

30 05, 2013

For Release: Entrepreneur will remark on the power of social ventures and the future of renewable energy

By | 2013-05-30T20:05:09+00:00 May 30th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Founder and CEO Quayle Hodek to Speak at South Korea’s KEY Conference Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 30, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy announced today that founder and CEO Quayle Hodek will be a featured speaker at the upcoming K.E.Y. PLATFORM Conference in Seoul, South Korea, June 18-19, 2013.  Hodek is widely [...]

30 05, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Tate & Lyle receives LEED Gold Certification

By | 2013-05-30T19:38:18+00:00 May 30th, 2013|News|

    Tate & Lyle’s Commercial and Food Innovation Center awarded LEED Gold Certification for Environmental Sustainability Chicago, USA, 28 May 2013 – Posted on www.tateandlyle.com Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food and beverage industries, announces that its Commercial and Food Innovation Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, [...]

29 05, 2013

For Release: Progressive firm recognized for creating most overall positive environmental impact

By | 2013-05-29T21:01:51+00:00 May 29th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Honored as a ‘Best for the Environment’ B Corp Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 29, 2013  -- Renewable Choice Energy was named a “Best for the Environment” B Corp this week for creating the most overall positive environmental impact among B Corps.  63 companies across 30 industries and 11 countries were recognized by [...]

29 05, 2013

Good News from Duke Energy

By | 2013-05-29T17:30:18+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In a world filled with bad news it makes me really happy to come across some truly transformative good news.  Duke Energy, long the staunch supporter of coal and nuclear power, is embracing renewables and even accepting man-made climate change!  Nothing is going to do more for the planet right now than retiring coal plants [...]

24 05, 2013

The High Price of Natural Gas

By | 2013-05-24T17:43:59+00:00 May 24th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Interest in and consumption of natural gas in the U.S. is at an all-time high, thanks to advances in extraction technology, low prices, and growing distaste for emission-heavy coal.  As a result, natural gas production has grown by more than 20% in the past five years and the demand is only expected to increase.This shift [...]

23 05, 2013

Green Exchange Announcement: LEED® Platinum Certification

By | 2013-05-23T20:13:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|News|

Chicago’s Green Exchange Announces LEED® Platinum Certification, Paving the Way for Business Communities Nationwide Chicago, IL (ChicagoTribune.com) May 10, 2013  -- The nation’s largest green business community, Green Exchange, is proud to announce that they have become LEED Platinum Certified, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification [...]

23 05, 2013

Understanding the Greenhouse Effect

By | 2013-05-23T18:47:39+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

By Greta Stetson Most people generally understand global warming – gases like carbon dioxide trap heat within the earth’s atmosphere. But, in working to mitigate climate change, the specifics are valuable, too. Really, why is it that heat can enter the atmosphere, but then can’t leave it?Simply: because once the sun’s rays reach the earth, [...]

21 05, 2013

Power Plants Cut CO2 Emissions 7% in Three Years

By | 2013-05-21T19:51:24+00:00 May 21st, 2013|News|

  Power Plants Cut CO2 Emissions 7% in Three Years Posted May 17, 2013 -- EnvironmentalLeader.com   US power plants cut emissions from nitrous oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, according to data from the Energy Information Administration and the EPA. In 2011, power plant NOx [...]

21 05, 2013

Sturgeon Heights CC Receives LEED Gold Designation

By | 2013-05-21T19:39:03+00:00 May 21st, 2013|News|

  Article: Sturgeon Heights CC Receives LEED Gold Designation Published: May 16, 2013 (http://www.chrisd.ca)   Sturgeon Heights Community Centre has received LEED Gold Designation and is the first civic building to achieve such status. The recently amalgamated building combines the Silver Heights and Sturgeon Creek Community Centre into a new 18,000-square-foot, energy-efficient facility. The centre [...]

16 05, 2013

Business CSS 052313

By | 2013-05-16T17:41:33+00:00 May 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

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15 05, 2013

Two mid-sized commercial office buildings in Midtown recently earned LEED-EB certification, pushing New York City’s total -EB count to 44 properties.

By | 2013-05-15T17:12:24+00:00 May 15th, 2013|News|

Mid-Sized Midtown Office Buildings Earn LEED-EB: OM Certification New York, NY (GreenBuildingSync.com) May 14 2013 -- The sustainability consulting firm CodeGreen Solutions recently announced that two George Comfort & Sons-owned office buildings in Midtown have earned LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (2009) certification from USGBC. The 650,000-square-foot 498 Seventh Avenue and the 900,000-square-foot [...]

14 05, 2013

Reducing Carbon Emissions Becomes Mission Critical

By | 2013-05-14T17:16:58+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last Friday, the New York Times reported that global carbon dioxide (CO2) has reached concentrations not seen on the planet since the Pliocene period, when the ice caps were far smaller and the oceans much higher than they are today.  This announcement follows earlier reports in April that US emissions are at their lowest levels [...]

13 05, 2013

Ceres Conference Offers Something for Everyone

By | 2013-05-13T16:38:00+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

600+ attendees packed the house at the Fairmont Hotel in sunny San Francisco last week for the ceres conference. It featured exciting conversations, presentations, and even movies led by industry experts regarding the value of sustainability, of track records in strategic investor decisions, supply chain sustainability challenges, water conservation, energy solutions, and climate change.  Here [...]

9 05, 2013

A Letter from the Arctic

By | 2013-05-09T16:43:28+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Hello from Ellesmere Island and the New Land 2013 Expedition Team! Renewable Choice is our expedition’s carbon offset sponsor and we are thrilled to be working with this industry leading company. We have been on the ice for 34 days now and are about halfway through our journey, which can be followed at www.newland2013.com. Ellesmere [...]

7 05, 2013

Eliminating Toxins from the Air We Breathe

By | 2013-05-07T19:23:17+00:00 May 7th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Nearly 100 years ago, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton wrote: “The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” At the time, air pollution wasn’t the national concern it is today. Large cities like Chicago were starting to propose ordinances that regulated certain pollutants (like industrial smoke), but airborne toxins weren’t the hot-button [...]

7 05, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Rockford Christian Schools as featured on wrex.com.

By | 2013-05-07T17:18:48+00:00 May 7th, 2013|News|

    Rockford Christian Schools awarded LEED Silver Certification   Posted: May 01, 2013 8:26 AM MDT | By Samantha Jeffreys - email ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford Christian Schools has been awarded LEED Silver Certification for the new Diane Bertrand Science, Technology, and Humanities Center. The certification recognizes buildings that feature measurable green design, construction, operations, [...]

1 05, 2013

For Release: National leader has 100% success rating with U.S. Green Building Council

By | 2013-05-01T17:58:10+00:00 May 1st, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Surpasses 6,000 LEED® Certified Building Mark Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 1, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that the firm has supplied over 6,000 green building projects, including more than 850 projects in 2012 alone, with Green-e certified renewable energy credits (RECs), more than any other green power provider [...]

29 04, 2013

7th annual Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Sustainability Summit

By | 2013-04-29T18:42:03+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 7th annual Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Sustainability Summit representing Renewable Choice Energy.  The people I met at the LABC Sustainability Summit left me with a genuine sense of optimism.  The meeting of minds between environmentalists who fight for a livable world for the next generation, [...]

26 04, 2013

Our Silent Partners in the Fight Against Climate Change

By | 2013-04-26T17:21:43+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

We’ll cap off our Earth Week with a nod to national Arbor Day.  Arbor Day was first observed in April, 1872 when an estimated 1 million trees were planted.  Every year since that time, conservationists and arborists have championed the power of trees.  The Arbor Day Foundation, which holds annual events nationally, works to “inspire [...]

25 04, 2013

The Power of RECs to Improve Human Health

By | 2013-04-25T21:43:52+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Every day at Renewable Choice, we help our customers buy renewable energy, primarily in the form of renewable energy credits, or RECs.  RECs are the way that clean power is tracked and traded in North America and are used by thousands of organizations—including the EPA—to offset the carbon emissions associated with the consumption of electricity.The [...]

24 04, 2013

Our Planet’s Most Precious Resource

By | 2013-04-24T17:36:42+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

One of the hottest topics in sustainability is water: water scarcity, water reusability, increasing sea water.  Water is essential to life on earth—we can’t live longer than a few days without it—but the demands of overpopulation, industry, and a changing climate are placing great strains on our finite water resources.  Water is quickly becoming a [...]

24 04, 2013

Renewable Choice Clients Make EPA List of U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power

By | 2013-04-24T17:12:51+00:00 April 24th, 2013|News|

EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power Release Date: 04/17/2013Contact Information: Latosha Thomas, thomas.latosha@epa.gov, 202-564-9546, 202-564-4355WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership released an updated list of the Top 50 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources.“We applaud the leadership demonstrated by organizations that [...]

23 04, 2013

Treading Lightly

By | 2013-04-23T17:45:16+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Modern life is full of fun toys and fast pace, but those conveniences come with a price: namely, the impact that our lifestyles have on the earth and its inhabitants, including ourselves.  In honor of Earth Week, here are some suggestions for how to curb your enthusiasm and tread more lightly. Explore “Slow” Movements From [...]

23 04, 2013

Renewables Investment Seen Tripling Amid Supply Glut

By | 2013-04-23T16:23:21+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|News|

Renewables Investment Seen Tripling Amid Supply Glut By Louise Downing & Alex Morales - Apr 21, 2013  | Bloomberg.com The plunge in the cost of wind and solar power that bankrupted more than two dozen manufacturers is forecast to spur a tripling of investment in renewables by 2030 and to reduce the grip fossil fuels [...]

22 04, 2013

Happy Earth Week from Renewable Choice

By | 2013-04-22T21:44:38+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

{{social_buttons}}   Renewable Choice pays tribute to environmentalists around the globe dedicated to conservation in our 2013 Earth Week Heroes campaign.  Check back each day as we celebrate their environmental commitments and share inspiration from the global climate change movement.

22 04, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

By | 2013-04-22T20:06:18+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

It’s Earth Day! More than a billion people from 192 countries will participate in this important observance dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of our planet and its inhabitants. This year, the Earth Day Network is highlighting the face of climate change.  Too often, we are able to distance ourselves from our environmental impacts; [...]

18 04, 2013

Making a Difference While Traveling

By | 2013-04-18T16:33:59+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Guest Blogger: Sam MarquitSpring is in the air in the northern hemisphere, and for many of us, that means its travel season! This year, make a difference in the world with the travel choices you make.Over the last decade, more and more people have become concerned about our impact on the environment and as a [...]

17 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, 300 North LaSalle, receives LEED Platinum certification.

By | 2013-04-17T16:35:48+00:00 April 17th, 2013|News|

300 North LaSalle Earns LEED® Platinum Certification   (CHICAGO) – KBS REIT II, the building owner, along with Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that 300 North LaSalle in Chicago has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) category.  The tower previously received Gold certification under [...]

11 04, 2013

Energy use tracking system developed by the NBA in partnership with the NRDC and Renewable Choice Energy

By | 2013-04-11T21:22:18+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

The NBA Adopts A State-Of-The Art Energy Use Tracking System To Cut Costs And Save The Environment HuffingtonPost.com posted: 04/11/2013 5:04 pm - By Alicia Jessop For basketball fans, this week marks one of the most important weeks of the NBA season, as teams make their final push to land a spot in the 2013 [...]

11 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, CCF Brands, joins the sustainability consortium

By | 2013-04-11T20:11:32+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

CCF Brands Joins the Sustainability Consortium ROGERS, Ark. (Jan. 10, 2013) — CCF Brands, a consumer package goods company that produces eggs under the Great Day Farms label, has joined The Sustainability Consortium, a global organization that advances the measurement and reporting of consumer product sustainability.CCF Brands will participate in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture [...]

11 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, GSK Headquarters, awarded double LEED Platinum.

By | 2013-04-11T19:47:49+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

GSK's US Headquarters Awarded Double LEED Platinum in Philadelphia's Navy Yard Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building | by Bridgette Meinhold, 04/08/13 Glaxo Smith Kline's new US headquarters in Philadelphia's Navy Yard has just been awarded Double LEED Platinum certification. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the four-story office features a full-on sustainability [...]

11 04, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Bishop Ranch Business Park, as featured on earthteachling.com.

By | 2013-04-11T19:27:12+00:00 April 11th, 2013|News|

    Calif. Office Park Secures Three Dozen LEED Certs By Randy WoodsThe debate over the merits of the LEED certification program will continue as critics say the sustainability standards are too easy to achieve and don’t have enough of an impact on the environment. But when you have 37 office buildings representing 6 million [...]

11 04, 2013

CDP Supply Chain Program Reporting Period Now Open

By | 2013-04-11T17:23:16+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

CDP announced late last week that the 2013 Supply Chain Program reporting period is now open for participating suppliers.  The program is comprised of 62 member companies and requests carbon emission data for more than 6,000 suppliers. Started in 2009, the program’s goal is to support large buying organizations in recording—and having the opportunity to [...]

8 04, 2013

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere – Part two of two

By | 2013-04-08T21:27:56+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In our last blog, we discussed the integration of plastic material in our everyday lives and the environmental impact our consumption of plastics have on municipal waste streams.  There’s no going back; we won’t have a society without plastics in the future.  So how can we work to make plastics a part of our lives [...]

4 04, 2013

NBA Green Week Presented by Sprint Tips Off Encouraging Fans to Go Green

By | 2013-04-04T16:09:05+00:00 April 4th, 2013|News|

NBA to Offset Electricity Used During All Games Taking Place April 4-12 New York, NY April 4th, 2013 -- The NBA today tips off NBA Green Week presented by Sprint, featuring community greening projects, recycling programs, green giveaways, special adidas oncourt apparel, and auctions to encourage fans to “go green.” Continuing through April 12, this [...]

2 04, 2013

A Little Energy to Save a Lot: Why Your Company Should Become Energy Star Certified

By | 2013-04-02T21:59:46+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Written by Guest Blogger, Brent Hardy You've seen it just about everywhere: on computers, dishwashers, light bulbs and even roofing material. The arching white line and star on a clear blue field denoting Energy Star certification appears on thousands of products and is recognized by more than 85 percent of American households. It signifies that [...]

1 04, 2013

For Release: National leader in sustainability offers reporting and disclosure support to global suppliers

By | 2013-04-01T17:15:49+00:00 April 1st, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy Provides CDP Consulting Services Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 1, 2012  --  Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) today announced the beginning of the 2013 CDP Supply Chain Program reporting period. The firm has helped hundreds of companies complete their CDP Questionnaires and offers support to suppliers who have been asked by their customer to [...]

1 04, 2013

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere – Part one of two

By | 2013-04-01T16:51:02+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

This morning, I emptied another shampoo bottle.  In that moment, I was struck by just how much plastic I use in my day-to-day life.  Soap containers, sauce and salad dressing bottles, fruit and vegetable containers, the case on my laptop, grocery bags, children’s toys, the shell of my car…all of this and so much more [...]

1 04, 2013

2013 Climate Leadership Conference

By | 2013-04-01T16:21:17+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The second annual Climate Leadership Conference was held in Washington DC February 27 – March 1, 2013 at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel. Forward-thinking leaders from non-profit, governmental, education, and business sectors joined to address global climate change and discuss solutions, innovations, and policies. Best practices were discussed surrounding sustainable strategies that not only improve [...]

25 03, 2013

Greening the Green Building Industry

By | 2013-03-25T16:36:41+00:00 March 25th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

As LEED® professionals, we’re often asked if we “walk our talk,” which begs the question: exactly how sustainability-minded is your own organization?  In some cases, it may be possible to work in a LEED space yourself, convert your existing buildings over to EBOM, or lease a LEED-certified space.  But beyond the built environment, there are [...]

22 03, 2013

Tips for Keeping Older Electronics Green

By | 2013-03-22T20:40:56+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Written By Guest Blogger: Kelsey Jones One of the biggest areas for green improvement lies with electronics. Because technology moves so quickly, items can become out of date just months, even weeks, after they are introduced. Generally, this makes it hard to find them a new home since most of us want the latest item, not [...]

21 03, 2013

The Share Economy and Corporate Sustainability

By | 2013-03-21T20:19:28+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last month Forbes featured a story chronicling the “unstoppable rise of the share economy". While sharing is certainly not a new concept, the proliferation of online platforms for sharers to connect and interact has reached critical mass.  From sharing your home through Airbnb, cars via Zipcar, and apparel through Poshmark, the bottom line is that [...]

21 03, 2013

Wind PowerED: Climate Education for Colorado Kids!

By | 2013-03-21T16:28:04+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

THIS CONTEST IS EXPIRED. The lesson plan is still available for download. We are a local Boulder county company dedicated to advancing clean energy and sustainability throughout the United States and Canada.  This Earth Day, we are interested in partnering with you to help educate Colorado kids about green power. Our program, called Wind PowerED, [...]

20 03, 2013

Take an Hour for the Earth

By | 2013-03-20T21:56:07+00:00 March 20th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The ability to harness energy in order to generate electricity is arguably one of the most important discoveries ever made by humankind.  Without electricity, there would be no industrial age, and certainly no digital one.  Year over year, our energy demands continue to increase with no sign of slowing down; if anything, we will need [...]

20 03, 2013

Renewable Choice client, 300 Tower Parkway, receives LEED Silver certification.

By | 2013-03-20T21:35:05+00:00 March 20th, 2013|News|

300 Tower Parkway awarded LEED Silver certification Business Ledger news servicesLINCOLNSHIRE – Van Vlissingen and Co., the developers and managers of Lincolnshire Corporate Center, has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification for its office building at 300 Tower Parkway in Lincolnshire Corporate Center.“Achieving LEED certification for this property is one very [...]

20 03, 2013

Walmart as Featured on GreenBiz.com

By | 2013-03-20T21:17:49+00:00 March 20th, 2013|News|

Walmart and Annie's keep score of supplier sustainability By Aaron Tilley | Greenbiz.com | Published March 08, 2013 -- Retail buyers play a key role in helping big companies like Walmart make their supply chains more sustainable. Bringing them onboard, however, wasn't easy, so the world's largest retailer gave buyers scorecards to assess supplier sustainability. [...]

15 03, 2013

St. Louis Art Museum's East Building wins LEED Gold

By | 2013-03-15T17:50:47+00:00 March 15th, 2013|News|

    Article: St. Louis Art Museum's East Building wins LEED Gold   Published: 14-Mar-2013 (http://www.worldinteriordesignnetwork.com) The St. Louis Art Museum's new East Building, designed by British architect Sir David Chipperfield, has secured Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. St. Louis expansion is the first major [...]

15 03, 2013

UI Dental Science Building addition earns LEED gold certification

By | 2013-03-15T17:18:24+00:00 March 15th, 2013|News|

    Article: UI Dental Science Building addition earns LEED gold certification BY: GEORGE MCCRORY | 2013.03.13 | (now.uiowa.edu) -- The Dental Science Building addition at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nationally recognized benchmark for the design, construction, [...]

14 03, 2013

Press Release: Renewable Choice Energy Launches Wind PowerED Campaign

By | 2013-03-14T17:27:53+00:00 March 14th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice Energy Launches Wind PowerED Campaign Program aims to educate Colorado kids about renewable energy and climate change Boulder, CO - March 14, 2013 --   Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading provider of renewable energy, carbon offsets, and sustainability consulting services based in Boulder, Colorado, today launched its Wind PowerED campaign, an [...]

14 03, 2013

Wind PowerED Climate Education for Colorado Kids

By | 2013-03-14T16:58:36+00:00 March 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Today’s children are not only the inheritors of our environmental missteps, but are, in fact, our greatest hope for environmental stewardship.  The current generation is learning conservation on a much larger scale than any previous one. Many of today’s children have the opportunity to participate in farm-to-table, recycling, and clean energy initiatives.  At my daughter’s [...]

13 03, 2013

Sustainability in Supply Chain Remains Top Priority for Major Brands

By | 2013-03-13T21:25:10+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In case you haven’t been paying attention, supply chain sustainability is the topic of 2013.  Major brands, including Walmart, Levi’s, Gap Inc., McDonald’s, REI, Coca-Cola, and many others have made measuring environmental impacts in the supply chain one of their top priorities.  Walmart posted a blog to their Green Room at the end of February [...]

11 03, 2013

World Food Prize receives LEED Platinum certification for Hall of Laureates.

By | 2013-03-11T18:18:37+00:00 March 11th, 2013|News|

    Press Release: The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification   DES MOINES, Iowa, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates – a beautiful historic library renovated to become the hunger-fighting foundation's global headquarters – has earned the highest possible rating by the [...]

7 03, 2013

2013 GreenBiz.com Forum New York

By | 2013-03-07T20:24:06+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

In a decision which is emblematic of the current, remarkable demand for information on issues related to corporate sustainability, the website GreenBiz.com recently put on back-to-back conferences, first in New York City and then a week later in San Francisco.  Both events were extremely well attended, with the New York session boasting over 400 attendees.  [...]

5 03, 2013

Using Technology to Drive Supply Chain Sustainability

By | 2013-03-05T17:17:56+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Guest Blog The world revolves around the sun, and the global market revolves around supply chains. In 2013, there is more product exchange than ever before. Manufacturing and trade are firing on all cylinders and there is another conversation building in the supply chain background: the environmental degradation associated with product consumption.Every new product that [...]

5 03, 2013

Firms collaborate to promote mutual sustainability interests

By | 2013-03-05T16:39:13+00:00 March 5th, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy and HDR Partner for Ongoing Strategic Sustainability Alliance Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 4, 2013  --   Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com), a leading North American provider of renewable energy, carbon offsets, and sustainability consulting services announced today that it has continued a strategic partnership with HDR, a global firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, [...]

5 03, 2013

Renewable Choice client, RealD as featured on dailycamera.com

By | 2013-03-05T16:27:26+00:00 March 5th, 2013|News|

    Boulder approves RealD for $80,000 in rebates By Erica Meltzer Camera Staff Writer | Posted March 1st 2013 RealD has received an $80,000 rebate from the city to offset the sales and use tax and fees associated with a major expansion of its Boulder research and development facility.  California-based RealD is a leading [...]

28 02, 2013

Walmart continues to focus on working with their suppliers and buyers to make their products more sustainable.

By | 2013-02-28T22:41:02+00:00 February 28th, 2013|News|

A sustainable supply chain is the first priority By Walmart Green Room on February 26, 2013  Although improving our supply chain to make our products more sustainable is one of Walmart’s top goals, customers don’t always see that commitment in advertising or at the point of sale, as a recent article from Bloomberg Government notes.While [...]

28 02, 2013

The High Cost of Keeping Electricity Affordable

By | 2013-02-28T22:13:35+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Several weeks ago, I was surprised to hear a confusing and relatively misleading radio ad for something called “Keep Electricity Affordable” in Colorado.  As someone who works to support the increase of renewable power in the U.S., I’m attuned to pay attention to anything talking about the prices or availability of electricity.  With my interest [...]

28 02, 2013

Thank You for Requesting a Quote

By | 2013-02-28T19:51:02+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|

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

27 02, 2013

Gasparilla Music Festival as featured on BizJournals.com

By | 2013-02-27T18:33:36+00:00 February 27th, 2013|News|

    Gasparilla Music Festival plans for sustainability Feb 22, 2013 | Staff Tampa Bay Business JournalOrganizers of Gasparilla Music Festival, a downtown Tampa live music event now in its second year, have formed partnerships to reduce the event's impact on the environment.The music festival, scheduled March 9, is one of three “anchor festivals” that [...]

27 02, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy to Partner with Green Key Global

By | 2013-02-27T18:02:51+00:00 February 27th, 2013|News|

National leader will join international eco-rating program to promote green lodging and events Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 27, 2013  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it has partnered with Green Key Global to provide green power and carbon offsets to hotels, motels, and resorts seeking to further their initiatives within the Green [...]

27 02, 2013

New Renewable Choice Partnership for Green Lodging

By | 2013-02-27T17:49:50+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined Green Key Global to provide green power and carbon offsets to the lodging industry via the Green Key Eco-Rating and Green Key Meetings programs.The Green Key program is a unique rating system designed to help motels, hotels, and resorts improve both environmental and fiscal performance.  Participating organizations take [...]

25 02, 2013

Thank You for Requesting a Quote

By | 2013-02-25T20:29:05+00:00 February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

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

22 02, 2013

Seeing the Light

By | 2013-02-22T18:14:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

Seeing the Light Go small, but on a large scale. February 21, 2013 The Maui Weekly --   Treehugger.com recently named Quayle Hodek, a pioneer in the field of renewable energy, as one of the hottest eco-CEOs who have paved the way and helped kick-start global change to protect and ensure a sustainable future for us all. [...]

22 02, 2013

100% of electric capacity added in U.S. last month was renewable

By | 2013-02-22T17:53:50+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

By Bryce Crawford, Published on Grist.com February 19th, 2013 --   The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency which informed us that almost half of all new electricity generating capacity added in the U.S. in 2012 was renewable, has released its data for the month of January. You ready for this? Here’s how January 2013 [...]

22 02, 2013

Whirlpool Corporation's New Riverview Campus Receives LEED's Highest Rank, Platinum Certification

By | 2013-02-22T17:40:28+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice client, Whirlpool's, new Riverview Campus has received LEED Platinum certification.  BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --   Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the world's largest manufacturer of home appliances, announced that the first building constructed on the company's new Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor, Mich. has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental [...]

22 02, 2013

NIKE STORE IN ARGENTINA EARNS GOLD LEED CERTIFICATION

By | 2013-02-22T16:29:03+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|News|

Buenos Aires store first NIKE, Inc. franchise recognized for outstanding levels of sustainability. (NikeInc.com) February 18, 2013 -- Nike’s continued commitment to sustainability has led to a significant achievement for the brand: The Nike store located in the Unicenter shopping center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, recently received gold LEED certification for outstanding levels of environmental [...]

21 02, 2013

Press Release: Gasparilla Music Festival Goes Green

By | 2013-02-21T16:37:58+00:00 February 21st, 2013|News|

Gasparilla Music Festival Goes Green Recycling and carbon offsets are part of the music festival’s green initiative Tampa, FL - Feb. 14, 2013 -- Awesome bands. Check. Local food and craft beers. Check. High-tech lighting and sound system. Check. But, beyond the music, food, and festivities, the Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) is going the extra [...]

20 02, 2013

Earth Rangers Journey to LEED® Platinum

By | 2013-02-20T21:08:50+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Original Post - Thursday, October 11, 2012Reposted with permission from EarthRangers.org We are excited to announce that Earth Rangers has achieved Platinum status under LEED for Existing Buildings, proving that the Earth Rangers Centre is among the most sustainable green buildings in Canada. Achieving LEED Platinum required collaborations with many innovative partners on projects that [...]

20 02, 2013

Getting On Board with Supply Chain Sustainability

By | 2013-02-20T19:10:33+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Last week, we were delighted to host a live workshop on getting started in supply chain sustainability for members of CORE, a Colorado non-profit organization that helps companies implement sustainability in their operations, products, and workforce, with an emphasis on small to medium sized businesses.  The presentation was a joint effort between Renewable Choice and [...]

18 02, 2013

For Release: Mother Earth Brewing Becomes First Brewery to Attain LEED Gold Certification

By | 2013-02-18T19:46:17+00:00 February 18th, 2013|News|

  Renewable Choice client, Mother Earth Brewing, receives LEED Gold Certification, a brewery first. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Today, Mother Earth Brewing of Kinston, NC announced that they have become the first brewery in the United States to be awarded LEED® Gold certification status from the United States Green Building Council.  The award comes [...]

14 02, 2013

University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Awarded LEED Gold certification

By | 2013-02-14T21:40:00+00:00 February 14th, 2013|News|

UW’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center is Awarded for Sustainable Building Features Laramie, WY (uwyp.edu) February 11, 2013 -- The University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, home to Laramie’s only living roof, has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its environmentally and user-conscious building features. In addition to the living roof, the Berry Center also [...]

14 02, 2013

Press Release: Chicago Office New Headquarters Project becomes LEED® Gold Certified

By | 2013-02-14T21:25:09+00:00 February 14th, 2013|News|

West Monroe Partners Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 -- West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, announced today that its Chicago-based Headquarters office has been awarded LEED® Gold certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the leading [...]

14 02, 2013

Energy Boost: How RECs Support LEED® Certification and Renewable Energy Development

By | 2013-02-14T20:43:34+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Utilizing onsite and grid-sourced renewables, the explosion of green building projects around the world has given a big boost to an industry that needs it.  In the U.S. in particular, energy market volatility and legislative uncertainty have been a significant hindrance to the kind of growth in renewable project development that most of us want [...]

13 02, 2013

Climate Change Naysayer Changes His Tune

By | 2013-02-13T22:45:43+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

I’ll readily admit it—I’m a Stephen Colbert fan.  The comedian pundit who coined the term “truthiness” offers up pointed political and social commentary with a ridiculous, satirical twist.  I can count on Mr. Colbert to serve up a dish of laughter at my house whenever I’m able to catch his hilarious show.However, Colbert’s real gift [...]

6 02, 2013

EPA Announces Top U.S. Green Power Users

By | 2013-02-06T22:27:35+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The EPA recently released its most current list of organizations dedicated to using 100% green power through a combination of grid-sourced renewable energy credits, green power utility products, and on-site generation.We’d like to recognize Renewable Choice clients Kohl’s Department Stores, Staples, TD Bank, Pearson, Inc., Carnegie Mellon University , and Powdr Resorts for being within [...]

1 02, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice Energy Announces 2013 Highlight Program

By | 2013-02-01T20:15:03+00:00 February 1st, 2013|News|

“Where in the World is Quayle Hodek?” will track company’s chief executive’s travel Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 1, 2012  -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it will highlight the global travels of CEO Quayle Hodek through a “Where in the World”-style series. The program will track Hodek’s journeys throughout 2013, kicking off [...]

30 01, 2013

Making the Most of LEED®

By | 2013-01-30T21:40:03+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Finalized changes to the LEED Green Power Credit remain forthcoming from the USGBC.  However, we’d like to reiterate how to make the most of the existing LEED green power credits with the use of solar installation and purchased renewable energy.LEED credits can be earned for renewable energy via EAc2: Renewable Energy [direct or onsite generation] [...]

30 01, 2013

Kerri Shea Beers

By | 2013-01-30T13:48:06+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Amy is the Vice President of Communications for Renewable Choice Energy. Amy is responsible for the coordination and deployment of marketing and communications strategy for the company as well as driving content generation, brand leverage, and media relations. She supports the development and delivery of sustainable business solutions to Renewable Choice clients including environmentally preferable [...]