EarthEra® Carbon Balanced Buildings Program
Developers, builders and architects are increasingly looking to achieve LEED certification based on the standards set forth by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and local building codes. LEED certified buildings reduce costs, greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment.
Renewable energy (green power) plays an important role in achieving LEED certification. Carbon Balanced Buildings powered by EarthEra enables you to fulfill LEED certification requirements in the "Energy and Atmosphere" category by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) directly from the nation's largest generator of green power.
The EarthEra program was created by NextEra Energy Resources, North America’s largest producer of wind and solar power.
Added "Balance and Build" Benefits
Our innovative program provides added environmental and marketing benefits, as every dollar of your purchase goes directly to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust. The Trust uses 100% of the funds it receives to build more wind and solar facilities in the United States. Hence, your purchase balances carbon emissions and helps build a clean energy future.
Benefits to Climate-Friendly Buildings Program
- Partner with America's largest producer in wind and solar
- Green power sourced directly from owned and operated facilities
- Cost effective solution to earning LEED points
- LEED AP Consulting
- Opportunity to balance the carbon impact of project
- Extend green power programs to customers
- 100% of your purchase goes directly toward building new renewable energy facilities
Let EarthEra help carbon balance your next project. Contact our Green Building team or call us at 1-877-715-4360 to discuss a customized solution for you.
2009 U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certification Levels
Carbon Balanced Buildings Partners
- Office Depot
- HSBC North America
- University of Denver
- DoubleTree Hotels – Palm Beach Gardens
- Bank of America
- California State University – Monterey Bay
By partnering with EarthEra you are joining other leading organizations to build a clean energy future.
Source: United States Green Building Council Standards
1 Double electricity offset achieves 1 ID Credit for Exemplary Performance
2 Core and Shell electricity usage is 15% of total building electricity demand
3 Offset of all building energy usage required, using a combination of RECs Pre-2009 Usage Offsets: 15-75%