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Monthly Archives: May 2013

30 05, 2013

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

By | 2013-05-30T20:05:09-07:00 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 | 2013-05-30T19:38:18-07:00 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 | 2013-05-29T21:01:51-07:00 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 | 2013-05-29T17:30:18-07:00 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 | 2013-05-24T17:43:59-07:00 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 | 2013-05-23T20:13:18-07:00 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 | 2013-05-23T18:47:39-07:00 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 | 2013-05-21T19:51:24-07:00 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 | 2013-05-21T19:39:03-07:00 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 | 2013-05-16T17:41:33-07:00 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 | 2013-05-15T17:12:24-07:00 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 | 2013-05-14T17:16:58-07:00 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 | 2013-05-13T16:38:00-07:00 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 | 2013-05-09T16:43:28-07:00 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 | 2013-05-07T19:23:17-07:00 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 | 2013-05-07T17:18:48-07:00 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 | 2013-05-01T17:58:10-07:00 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 [...]