Did you know green power, carbon offsets and renewable
energy credits (RECs) can be applied toward your facility’s LEED (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design) certification?
According to the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction guidelines published by the U.S. Green Building Council, businesses
and government agencies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)
through the use of local and grid-source renewable energy technologies and
carbon mitigation projects.
To be eligible for LEED points, you must meet
at least some of your building’s total energy use with renewable energy
systems, or engage in a five-year contract to
purchase qualified green power, carbon offsets or RECs. The green power and
RECs must be Green-e® Energy certified.
WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy) offers
Green-e® Energy certified wind power and RECs for government, commercial and
industrial customers, along with carbon offsets that are Green-e® Climate
certified. Green-e® certification is
your assurance that our renewable energy and carbon offsets offers meet the environmental and consumer
protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions
LEED provides a framework for creating healthy,
efficient and cost-saving green buildings. As a globally recognized symbol of
sustainability achievement, LEED certifiied facilities can be found in over
165 countries and territories, including our own office space in Washington,
D.C. and Tysons Corner, Virginia.
LEED is available for all building, community
and home project types – including existing buildings.
There are a number of benefits associated with LEED-certified
buildings, including a healthier environment for employees and customers, lower
utility costs and a reduced carbon footprint. LEED-certified buildings can even
help your business or government agency achieve its sustainability objectives.
Contact our Green Products Manager, Robin Cunningham, on (703)
287-9577 for more on how WGL Energy’s green power, carbon offsets and RECs can
help you achieve LEED certification and your corporate sustainability goals.