Renewable Choice Energy Surpasses 4,000 LEED® Certified Building Mark

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National leader has 100% success rating with U.S. Green Building Council

“Green building projects around the world are recognizing the value of LEED certification, and we are excited to be able to offer an easy, affordable option to these projects.”
- John Powers, LEED AP and VP of Business Development for Renewable Choice

Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy (http://www.renewablechoice.com) announced today that the firm has supplied over 4,000 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 in the world.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998. In order to earn the LEED certification, green buildings must satisfy all prerequisites outlined by the USBGC and earn a minimum of 40 points on a 110 point scale. More than 52,000 building projects worldwide are currently involved in the LEED program.

Per USBGC guidelines, a project can receive points under the Energy & Atmosphere Green Power Credit for the purchase of RECs that are Green-e certified and meet a minimum of the building’s electricity usage for two years. Projects pursuing LEED certification can earn up to seven points under the Energy & Atmosphere credit while simultaneously reducing a project’s environmental impact.

Renewable Choice has provided RECs and carbon offsets to LEED projects for more than a decade, and has a 100% success rating with the USGBC. The company works with LEED professionals in North America and more than 25 other countries around the globe. The Renewable Choice business development team boasts three LEED Accredited Professionals and two LEED Green Associates on staff.

“Green building projects around the world are recognizing the value of LEED certification, and we are excited to be able to offer an easy, affordable option to these projects to help them meet their goals,” said John Powers, LEED AP and Vice President of Business Development at Renewable Choice. “We look forward to continuing to support the valuable work of the USGBC and our clients for many more projects to come.”

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About Renewable Choice
Colorado-based Renewable Choice Energy is a leading global provider of products and services that help companies understand and reduce their environmental impact. We offer renewable energy credits, carbon offsets, sustainability consulting, and renewable energy advisory services to large and small businesses, including more than 50 Fortune 500 Companies. Renewable Choice has also supplied green power to over 4,000 LEED® certified building projects.
Renewable Choice was awarded the Green Power Supplier of the Year from the U.S. EPA in 2012 and is a certified B-Corporation. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.

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