Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy) are an innovative way to counterbalance the environmental impact of events. Event activities such as energy use, hotel stays, travel, food and waste can generate greenhouse gas emissions. Greening an event means that Green-e® Climate certified Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy have been used to counterbalance the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the event.
WGL Energy recently entered into a greening partnership with the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) to green over 50 events for DVGBC over the next year. On October 26, 2017, DVGBC will launch the Philadelphia 2030 District. According to DVGBC, Philadelphia 2030 District brings together owners, managers and developers of the city’s largest properties in a voluntary, private-sector led effort to achieve deep reductions in energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions. WGL Energy is greening the Philadelphia 2030 District launch and is participating in the group’s mission as a Meeting Sponsor.
We can help you determine how many carbon offsets you will need to purchase to green your event by gathering information about your event, such as location, square footage of the location, the number of attendees and event duration. Once the total number of carbon offsets necessary to green your event is calculated, we will retire the required carbon offsets on your behalf.
Contact us at GreenEvents@wglenergy.com to learn more about how you can green your next event.
About Delaware Valley Green Building Council
Formed in 2001, The Delaware Valley Green Building Council is a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. DVGBC is the primary point of contact for users, agencies and companies interested in sustainable communities and is a leader in fostering cooperation and collaboration among organizations dedicated to environmentally responsible practices in the building industry. The objective of implementing green building practices is to improve site planning; to safeguard water and ensure its efficient use; to maximize energy efficiency, conserve materials and resources and ensure indoor environmental quality. The goal is to significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on their occupants and on our environment.
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