Carbon Solutions Group's New Project-Specific Carbon Offsets Certified by Green‑e Climate
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Carbon Solutions Group (CSG), a project development, environmental asset management, and advisory firm headquartered in Chicago, has begun offering project-specific Green-e® Climate certified carbon offsets.
The new product sources from U.S.-based landfill methane-capture projects that are verified by the Verified Carbon Standard, a voluntary greenhouse gas program and offset project registry. The project reduces overall emissions through the capture and destruction of methane from landfills through combustion engines, with the generated electricity sold to the local grid. CSG customers now have the ability to purchase Green‑e Climate certified offsets from specific projects, giving them greater control over the source of their offsets.
CSG customers will be able to use these Green‑e Climate certified carbon offsets to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points in new and existing buildings that are applying for the green-building certification.
"Customers looking for project-level transparency in their carbon offset purchases will be excited to learn about this new Green-e Climate certified option," said Todd Jones, manager of Green-e Climate. "By specifying the individual project that offsets are sourced from, CSG is offering an excellent choice for LEED professionals and businesses alike to help reduce a major source of greenhouse gases."
"Carbon Solutions Group is a leading provider of Green Energy to LEED projects around the world," said CSG Business Director Kory Trapp. Since 2006, CSG has collaborated on over 4,000 LEED Projects to in order to achieve the Green Power points within the different rating systems. In particular, through our efforts in countries where local RECs are not available, we are seeing a growing demand for carbon credits to be used to offset scope 1 and 2 energy emissions. With our launch of Green‑e Climate certified carbon credits, Carbon Solutions Group will be able to offer an additional environmental product that is approved by the USGBC to meet the needs of our clients and continue to lead the way in reducing carbon emissions within the global building sector."
Green-e Climate is the global retail standard for high-quality carbon offsets. It is an independent, third-party certification for utility gas offset programs and competitive gas offset products. It ensures that carbon offsets delivered to gas customers are real, permanent and verified. It certifies that the offsets come from projects that are beyond business-as-usual and registered with high-quality project standards. Green‑e verifies gas customers' exclusive ownership of the reductions as well as correct delivery, and protects against double selling. It also checks for certain disclosures related to offsets for gas customers as a safeguard for truth in advertising.
About Carbon Solutions Group
Carbon Solutions Group (CSG) is a project development, environmental asset management and advisory firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and Lima, Peru, as well as numerous independent working relationships worldwide. It brings project finance specialization in environmental asset valuation, trading and energy forecasting. CSG's services include development of carbon and renewable energy projects, emissions mitigation and management, GHG Emissions Inventory, Green Building projects, as well as regulatory and protocol advisory with regard to carbon emissions and renewable fuels. Visit the website at www.carbonsolutionsgroup.com.
About Green‑e and Center for Resource Solutions
A program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, Green‑e is North America's leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green‑e offers certification and verification services through Green‑e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green‑e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green‑e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders. To learn more about Green‑e Certified products and programs available in all 50 states and Canada, visit www.green‑e.org.