Climate change and a growing demand for clean energy have generated more focus within the business community to have a stronger focus for sustainable energy solutions and to reduce the environmental impact.
'At Dynamax Energy Solutions we can tailor a cost effective solution to meet your sustainability objectives .'
Choosing Green energy for part or all your power is an easy and significant way to reduce your environmental impact and reduce your carbon footprint. Many companies are looking at LEED (leadership in energy and environment design )certification to achieve this objective. According to Canada Green Building Council:
Buildings generate up to 35 per cent of all greenhouse gases, 35 per cent of landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities, and 80 per cent of all water is consumed in and around buildings. It’s clear that making buildings greener can have a significant impact on larger environmental goals.
An investment in LEED provides a lifetime of returns. That’s because LEED buildings cost less to operate, reduce energy and water bills by as much as 40 per cent, and increase employee productivity and overall satisfaction.
Many Companies are now looking to RECS (Renewable Energy Certificates) to help reach their sustainability objectives. Recs can be purchased to support Green power generation and help in your sustainability Efforts.
“Buying RECS is like using green power. One of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions is electricity generation. By choosing to buy green power from your local utility, you can lower your greenhouse gas emissions dramatically.
However, if green power is not yet available in your area, you can still offset your electricity use by purchasing what are known as “renewable-energy certificates” (RECS). Also known as “green tags” or “tradable renewable certificates”, RECS represent the environmental attributes associated with renewable electricity such as wind and solar. They are typically sold in kilowatt-hours or megawatt-hours. While RECS are not electricity per se, they have the same environmental effect as buying green electricity.
Here’s how they work. For every unit of electricity generated from a renewable-energy project, a corresponding RECS can be sold. While utility customers cannot dictate which electrons they receive (since electricity from both conventional and renewable-energy projects are mixed on the grid), they can choose where their money goes. By purchasing RECS, customers can choose to support clean, renewable energy. The money generated by the sale of RECS goes to new and existing renewable-energy facilities, thus providing a financial incentive for developers to build more renewable-energy projects.” David Suzuki Foundation