Friday, October 31, 2014

Cleaner & Greener® Program Goals

Leonardo Academy works to harness both competitive market and public policy mechanisms as engines for environmental improvement and increased energy efficiency and renewable energy. Leonardo Academy reports reductions in emissions, and promotes the development of markets for the emission reductions that result from energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other emission reduction actions.

Leonardo Academy’s Cleaner and Greener® Program is designed to help move market-based energy efficiency and renewable energy into its appropriate role—at the center of environmental improvement and emission reduction strategies.


The Cleaner & Greener® Program has four main objectives:

  • To provide recognition for businesses and organizations that reduce emissions through the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

To accomplish this, we have implemented the Cleaner and Greener® Certification Program. Participation in the program allows businesses, organizations, schools, hospitals, and other facilities to communicate their environmental achievements to the public, and provides consumers with a way to identify these environmentally-responsible companies.

  • To illustrate the demand for low cost emission reductions provided by energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Cleaner and Greener® facilitates the reward of both energy efficiency and renewable energy and buys and offsets reduction credits in order to offset the emissions caused by energy use.

  • To open up environmental regulations to include emission reductions from energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Cleaner and Greener® is working to have energy efficiency and renewable energy recognized by environmental regulations as a way to achieve emission reductions. (Most environmental regulation excludes these important sources of emissions reduction). Environmental regulations should be structured so all energy efficiency and renewable energy projects can receive the economic value of their emission reductions in the marketplace.

  • To demonstrate that low cost emission reductions are available from energy efficiency and renewable energy.

 

For more information about the low cost of emission reductions from energy efficiency and renewable energy, refer to our Cleaner and Greener® Reports.


Invitation to Participate

Individuals, organizations, and businesses are invited to become involved in Leonardo Academy’s Cleaner and Greener® Program and help us move market-based energy efficiency and renewable energy into the center of the environmental improvement actions where they belong. Please explore our website to learn more.

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