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Monthly Archives: August 2013

30 08, 2013

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

By | 2013-08-30T17:28:07-07:00 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 | 2013-08-30T15:15:29-07:00 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 | 2013-08-28T17:29:06-07:00 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 | 2013-08-26T18:28:09-07:00 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 | 2013-08-21T20:23:37-07:00 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 | 2013-08-15T18:22:34-07:00 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 | 2013-08-13T20:06:26-07:00 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 | 2013-08-13T19:34:39-07:00 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 | 2013-08-13T18:24:06-07:00 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 | 2013-08-07T16:36:57-07:00 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 | 2013-08-01T17:38:44-07:00 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 | 2013-08-01T16:31:54-07:00 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 [...]