Green Power for LEED

Carbon Solutions Group has worked in the voluntary Renewable Energy Certificate market since early 2006. Our primary focus is working with LEED clients to obtain Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for their green building projects. Since 2006, the voluntary market has fluctuated widely in price and quantity of RECs. Concurrently, Carbon Solutions Group has remained steadfast in its stance on Renewable Energy Certificates as a valuable tool to build the market for Renewable Energy in the United States.

Carbon Solutions Group can quickly and easily develop a solution for acquiring a Green Power contract for LEED or other environmental stewardship initiatives. Pursuing green power through your local utility may be cost prohibitive or impossible (if your utility does not offer a green power option). Carbon Solutions Group can offer Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) at $.0015 - $.0050 per kilowatt hour. That amounts to between $1.50 and $5.00 per MWh. CSG can also help your entity move towards carbon neutrality by providing Green-e Climate Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) and Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) at prices as low as $3.25/ton.

Looking for a Green Power Quote?

To see request a Green Power Quote for your LEED project from Carbon Solutions Group please email our Green Building Team at or call 312-638-9077, or if you would like to submit your project information online, please do so here

What is a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)?

A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is a tradable environmental asset that represents the environmental attributes of one-megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable electricity. RECs are sold separately from the actual power generated to consumers who want to essentially "green" their existing power source. This arrangement provides the renewable energy generator an additional revenue stream while allowing the REC purchaser to keep their existing utility and make the environmental stewardship claim that a certain percentage of their electricity is generated from renewable resources.

About Green-e

CSG Cleanbuild is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at”

Green-e Energy is the nation's leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. For over a decade, Green-e Energy has been certifying renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations. Green-e Energy also requires that sellers of certified renewable energy disclose clear and useful information to potential customers, allowing consumers to make informed choices.

View our historic and future product content labels here for our Green-e REC supply.

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