United Power Consultants uses an integrated set of tools and capabilities to reduce energy costs, improve supply alternatives and manage associated risks.
As an important part of a comprehensive energy management plan, a thoughtfully developed sustainability strategy can help an organization meet many environmental and financial objectives.
The environmental impact of a company is referred to as its carbon footprint, which measures the total GHG emitted directly and indirectly by that company. The direct emissions is a result from activities that the organization controls, like operating a facility and producing a product, and from using electricity for things like lighting, heating, cooling, and powering equipment.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) (RECs) represent positive environmental attributes of power generated by renewable resources, such as solar, wind, moving water, geothermal, and other natural sources. For example, RECs represent the reduced emissions of “Renewable Generation”, compared with those of “Conventional Generation”. RECs are purchased separately from, and in addition to, your conventional commodity energy supply. 1 MWh of Power Generated from Renewable Resources = 1 REC
Green Power is conventionally-produced energy bundled with RECs but Green Power can be purchased from power suppliers as a single premium product.
Emissions Allowances and Credits can be purchased to offset your facility’s carbon footprint or reach other environmental goals such as acid rain or smog mitigation. Emissions Allowances represent rights to emit carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) or other pollutants. Emissions Credits represent reductions in these emissions relative to an established baseline.