Renewable Choice Staff Honored by USGBC Volunteer Service Award

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Leadership in green building is recognized at Convergence 2015

It is an incredible honor to be recognized by the USGBC and the President’s Volunteer Service Award program

Renewable Choice Energy announced today that a technical expert from its staff has been recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2015 Convergence Event.

Renewable Choice’s Director of Green Building, Lana Carmichael, was selected in 2014 to serve as the green power & carbon offset subject-matter expert on the USGBC Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. This week, in honor of its efforts to contribute to the 2014 green building movement, the Advisory Group received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a “premier volunteer award program that encourages citizens to lead a life of service.” Collectively, the Advisory Group donated more 470 volunteer hours in service of energy-related matters in the LEED® green building rating system.

The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998 and has certified more than 2.8 billion square feet. The building standard awards points to global green construction projects that result in LEED certification. Under USGBC guidelines, a project can receive points under the Energy & Atmosphere Green Power Credit for the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets that are Green-e certified.

The Green Power Credit allows projects to support renewable energy development by choosing RECs and carbon offsets, offering affordable points toward LEED certification that significantly reduce a project’s environmental impact. Renewable Choice has been a member of the USGBC since 2003 and has supplied green power to more than 6,000 certified LEED projects worldwide.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by the USGBC and the President’s Volunteer Service Award program,” said Carmichael. “The built environment is one of the highest users of energy in the world, and to be able to provide program guidance to the USGBC on its reduction and mitigation has been an awesome opportunity.”

About Renewable Choice

Renewable Choice Energy is a pioneering global supplier of products and services that advance clean energy development and the adoption of carbon reduction technologies, providing customized solutions to corporate, industrial, and institutional buyers. Recognized as a leading partner to more than 140 Fortune 500 companies, the firm’s portfolio also includes scores of educational institutions, municipalities, green buildings, and small-to-medium enterprises. Renewable Choice was the recipient of the prestigious Green Power Supplier of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2012 and 2014 and is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit http://www.renewablechoice.com.

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