LEED Energy & Atmosphere credits for green power and carbon offsets

 

Under the pending rules of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED accreditation process, you can earn Energy & Atmosphere (EA) credits through the purchase of carbon offsets and  renewable energy credits (RECs) as part of a net zero pollution goal. (See LEED point details below)

 

Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

 

All of our RECs are Green-e certified, which means they are verified through the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. You will receive a product content label (PCL) with your order so you know where and how each kilowatt hour was produced.

Carbon offsets

TerraPass is the nation’s top developer of LEED-eligible offset projects, and can help you earn these points in a cost-effective manner. Every one of the over 20 projects in our portfolio is:

  • ~ Located in the U.S.,
  • ~ Registered and verified under the Climate Action Reserve (“CAR”) or Verified Carbon Standard (“VCS”), and
  • ~ Started after January 1, 2006.

More Than Just LEED Points

All of TerraPass’ offsets meet and surpass the LEED requirements. More importantly, our high quality projects reflect well on your brand. Our retail-approved projects meet a higher threshold for quality assurance, including:

  • ~ additional due diligence to reduce the risk of negative press,
  • ~ a more rigorous additionality screen than is required by CAR or VCS to ensure maximum environmental impact by project, and
  • ~ clearance through a public comment period to ensure project acceptability by customers and the general public.
We can help you communicate the value of your purchase and LEED points to your customers, employees,and other stakeholders. We will help you pull together promotional materials, like press release copy and project photos, at no cost.

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LEED Point Details

Learn more about the LEED Rating System and point requirements at www.usgbc.org or reach a Carbon Balanced Business advisor at 1-877-210-9581 or click here to fill out our contact form.