RECs and Carbon Offsets: A Viable Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Our last blog covered Dominion Energy’s Green Power Program and Dominion’s Community Solar Program, both of which allow you to purchase “Renewable Energy Certificates.” Here, in Part II of our blog series on renewable energy options, we discuss buying REC’s from a broker and purchasing carbon offsets.

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Spotlight: WorldStrides Adopts Sustainable Business Practices with a Focus on Community

While the idea of saving energy sounds daunting, it is do-able – maybe even more so when you do it as a community. That’s what Kiersten Teitelbaum, Associate Director of Curriculum and Academics at WorldStrides, believes. And it tops the list of reasons why she wanted to join the Better Business Challenge.

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Going Solar Not An Option? Other Pathways to Renewable Energy Abound!

Whether it’s your financial situation, your facilities’ or homes’ location, or you just don’t have the cash flow or capital to invest in solar panels, “going solar” might not be an option for you. But purchasing renewable energy and carbon offsets may be the solution! (Photo by Camila Fernández León on Unsplash)

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Spotlight: Design Electric Goes the Distance on Energy Savings!

In an era of “doing more with less,” Design Electric has made environmentally friendly, energy- and money saving technology an integral part of its approach to business, an ethos that is also illustrated in their participation in the Better Business Challenge.

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The Dollars and Sense of Going Solar

There has been a lot of buzz about local businesses, nonprofits, and schools going solar, so we addressed this hot topic at our September Better Business Challenge Lunch n’ Learn, “The Dollars and Sense of Going Solar and Other Pathways to Renewable Energy”!

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Spotlight: WDP & Associates Goes The Distance In Reducing Energy Consumption Office-Wide

We’re putting the spotlight on local consulting engineering firm WDP & Associates, who are ramping up their Better Business Challenge game by adopting energy smart solutions in practical and innovative (AND fun!) ways.

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Spotlight: Colonial Nissan Builds First-Of-Its-Kind-In-Virginia Dealership Solar Superstructure

In this Q&A, we asked Liza Borches, president and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive (parent company of Colonial Nissan, a Better Business Challenge participant) about the company’s commitment to renewable energy!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Sun Tribe Solar

Charlottesville-based solar energy company Sun Tribe Solar has helped organizations of all shapes and varieties develop innovative solar projects – and they can help your organization reap the economic and environmental benefits of going solar too!

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