Green energy efforts has met new milestone

November 26, 2012

State and federal agencies are working toward the greater implementation of green energy solutions in commercial and residential sectors. Due to the mass amount of energy commercial spaces require, implementing renewable energy solutions in retail and office buildings will have a great impact and help reduce the nation's dependency on non-renewable energy sources.

Renewable Choice Energy based in Colorado recently announced that is has supplied more than 3,500 green building projects, or 25 percent of all U.S. LEED Certified commercial structures, with Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy credits (RECs).

According to the business, it has dispersed more green energy credits known as RECs than any other power provider in the world. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program has certified more than 14,000 commercial buildings across the globe that have meet minimum efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

"We've worked with Renewable Choice on dozens of LEED projects for green power," said Barry Giles, Founder and CEO of BuildingWise, LLC. "They are always knowledgeable and responsive to our needs while offering the best green power value in the market. We particularly appreciated their staff coming to our office and holding a lunch-and-learn to educate our team on the Green Power Credit."

Renewable Choice Energy and the USGBC have partnered together to promote the adoption of renewable energy solutions in commercial and residential properties. However, neither organization is alone in this venture. The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster. Located in Philadelphia, the agency has dedicated its efforts toward improving energy efficiency in buildings and promoting regional economic growth in areas such as the green industry.

By using green credits from Renewable Choice, businesses are better able to support green energy development. In addition, the requirements for attaining the credits allows commercial building developers to pursue LEED certification and earn points by purchasing green power to reduce an establishment's dependence on non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels.

"It has been our tremendous honor to be such an integral part of the LEED Green Power Credit program," said John Powers, Vice President of Business Development at Renewable Choice. "The combined environmental impact made by our clients is truly staggering; kudos to them!"