Monthly Archives: January 2013

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 [...]

25 01, 2013

For Release: Renewable Choice client, Astellas Pharma US, receives LEED Gold Certification.

By | 2013-01-25T20:22:04+00:00 January 25th, 2013|News|

  Astellas' New Headquarters for the Americas Awarded LEED Gold Certification  Northbrook, IL (January 22, 2013) -   PRNewswire -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. today announced that its new headquarters for the Americas, located at the northwest corner of I-294 and Willow Road in Northbrook, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green [...]

23 01, 2013

Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek Featured Speaker at TEDxMaui

By | 2013-01-23T18:42:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Environmental Blog|

On Sunday, January 13th, Renewable Choice CEO Quayle Hodek kicked off what promises to be a powerful year of sharing the Renewable Choice story with the audience of TEDxMaui. Hodek, who joined other visionaries including artist Alex Grey, documentary filmmaker Paul Atkins, poet Kim Rosen, and spiritual teacher Michael Bernard Beckwith, shared with the audience [...]

23 01, 2013

National Leader to Join the Outdoor Industry Association in Addressing Supply Chain Sustainability

By | 2013-01-23T18:18:18+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|News|

Renewable Choice Energy to Host CORE Sustainability Breakfast Event Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 23rd, 2013 -- Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that it will host a business sustainability breakfast event focused on supply chain sustainability in cooperation with CORE and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA).The event, Supply Chain Sustainability: Getting on Board, will [...]

21 01, 2013

Renewable Choice client, Bradley University , receives LEED Silver Certification for Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

By | 2013-01-21T20:05:18+00:00 January 21st, 2013|News|

  Hayden-Clark Alumni Center is first new building in Peoria to receive LEED certification Peoria, IL (January 17, 2013) - Bradley University’s Hayden-Clark Alumni Center is the first new building in the City of Peoria to achieve silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Green Building Certification Institute. The project achieved [...]

21 01, 2013

Renewable Choice client, MSU, receives LEED Gold Certification for Cooley Lab

By | 2013-01-21T19:15:07+00:00 January 21st, 2013|News|

  MSU's Cooley Lab receives national recognition as LEED 'green building' January 18, 2013 -- Sepp Jannotta, MSU News Service - BOZEMAN - Newly renovated Cooley Laboratory, a hub for biomedical research, this week became the first facility at Montana State University to earn a prestigious LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council [...]

17 01, 2013

Wind Power Survives Fiscal Cliff

By | 2013-01-17T17:11:08+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

The wind energy production tax credit (PTC) was extended for 2013 at the last minute by Congress as part of the fiscal cliff deal.  The PTC provides a 2.2-cent tax credit for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity produced from large scale wind farms.  The credit is integral to enabling wind power to compete with [...]

16 01, 2013

2012 In Review: The State of the Sustainability Scorecard

By | 2013-01-16T22:11:42+00:00 January 16th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

When we published our white paper The Growing Trend of Sustainability Scorecards at the beginning of 2012, we saw sustainability questionnaires—particularly within supply chains—as a trend that companies could expect to be affected by.  It’s gratifying to know that we weren’t wrong; 2012 delivered some major new entrants to the sustainability scorecard field.  Here’s a [...]

15 01, 2013

REC White Paper Thank You 2013

By | 2013-01-15T15:35:48+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our white paper and on-demand webinar. Please click on the links below to access these resources. The Value of Renewable Energy Credits: A Guide to RECs Looking for more resources? Download Our Steelcase White Paper: Gain insights on the ripple effect of this first-of-its-kind commitment Find out what recognition [...]

15 01, 2013

REC White Paper 2013

By | 2013-01-15T15:35:46+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The U.S. has seen dramatic growth in renewable energy in recent years.  In 2011, 39% of the capacity additions to the national energy grid were renewables.  A major driver of this growth is the consumption of renewable energy by corporations.A simple and effective way for organizations to utilize renewable energy is by purchasing renewable energy [...]

10 01, 2013

Higher Education is Leading the Way in Sustainability

By | 2013-01-10T23:18:11+00:00 January 10th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

Sustainability is alive and well on college campuses across the country; in fact, recent data published by the EPA and the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) partnership indicate that, jointly, the ACUPCC is the 3rd largest buyer of renewable energy credits (RECs) in the U.S.  As a group, higher education has reduced [...]

9 01, 2013

2013 Octal Case Study Thank You

By | 2013-01-09T18:16:56+00:00 January 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Thank you for your interest in our case study. Please click on the link below to access the document. OCTAL Case Study: How One Industry Leader is Pulling Away From the Competition   Interested in More Resources Now? Sustainability Scorecard White paper: The new white paper, The Growing Trend of Sustainability Scorecards, Why It Makes [...]

9 01, 2013

2013 Octal Case Study

By | 2013-01-09T18:16:55+00:00 January 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Leading Through Energy Performance: How One Industry Leader is Pulling Away From the Competition Sustainability has the power to change business.  Download our white paper to learn how an international petrochemical company is changing an unlikely industry and realizing significant growth and cost savings by integrating energy management and sustainability into core business processes.  Download [...]

4 01, 2013

Consumer Awareness Grows; Impacts 2013 Sustainability Trends

By | 2013-01-04T22:42:46+00:00 January 4th, 2013|Environmental Blog|

As the economy begins to rebound—holiday spending was up 9.2 percent—and the impacts of climate-related weather events like Hurricane Sandy continue to reverberate throughout the affected regions, consumer awareness about the environment is on the rise. Companies can anticipate that this growing awareness will impact sustainability in 2013 and beyond.What are the top three consumer-driven [...]

2 01, 2013

2013 – The Value of Carbon Offsets Campaign Thank You

By | 2013-01-02T21:50:28+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Download Here:   White Paper | How They Work: Demystifying Carbon Offsets Here's another resource you might find valuable: Download The Databook: Renewable Energy Markets—Why Companies are Using RECsWe've gathered a variety of publicly available data on the growth in sustainability and renewable energy and developed a new databook to share with you.  The databook [...]

2 01, 2013

2013 – How They Work: Demystifying Carbon Offsets

By | 2013-01-02T21:50:26+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Companies around the world recognize the importance of mitigating their environmental impact through the development and deployment of a sustainability strategy.  As a result, they also realize greater value for their brand and shareholders and may even positively affect their bottom line.  Part of an effective sustainability strategy is the measurement and management of carbon [...]