Monthly Archives: July 2013

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 [...]