The Offset Network and Second Nature are working together to support creative and novel carbon reduction projects implemented within higher education. The Offset Network provides resources, project examples, and a framework for colleges and universities to generate their own carbon offsets. Join this webinar to learn about the pathways for creating Innovative or Peer Reviewed carbon offsets that qualify for GHG reporting requirements of both Second Nature’s Carbon and Climate Commitments and AASHE Stars. This includes the process for creating new or modified project protocols, peer-institution verification in place of costly 3rd party accredited verification, and resources for building project documentation. The webinar will walk through the newly updated Offset Network platform, the formalized peer verification process, and resources available to project developers. Attendees will also learn how Innovative or Peer Reviewed carbon offsets fit into the context of existing carbon markets and seek to address key barriers preventing medium and small-scale projects from being implemented.
Second Nature and FOVEA Services have partnered to analyze the Climate Leadership Networks GHG emissions and reduction targets. This webinar will share the data analysis findings, highlight campus efforts, and discuss next steps for moving closer to eliminating campus operational GHG emissions.
Powersuite: Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy
December 12, 2017
Powersuite, a platform developed by the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) tracks and aggregates the latest state and federal policy documents, legislative bills and regulatory issues from 52 state legislatures, Congress, every Public Utility Commission (PUC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Learn how Powersuite can support campuses in understanding how energy policy impact campus climate efforts.
Crossing Sector Series: What Can Higher Ed Learn from Corporate Renewable Strategies – Takeaways from the 2017 REBA Conference
October 31, 2017
In late September, 400 energy buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, NGOs, and utilities convened to identify opportunities to accelerate procurement of renewable energy at the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance (REBA) Conference. At this 4th annual event, energy buyers were asking questions that many of you may be facing on campus today, including how to get to carbon neutrality, what is the difference between a busbar and hub-settled off-site transaction, and what internal approvals are needed for a long-term Power Purchase Agreement?
Greenhouse Gas Inventories: SIMAP a new Partnership with UNH
October 4, 2017
The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) newly released Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP) provides a simple and comprehensive online tool for measuring and reporting a campus’ carbon footprint. This webinar will introduce you to the SIMAP’s features, including how users of the Campus Carbon Calculator and Carbon Map can transfer data to the new tool.