Andere standaarden die EKOenergie aanbevelen

Internationale standaarden zoals Greenhouse Gas Protocol en organisaties als CDP en RE100 moedigen energiegebruikers expliciet aan om over te schakelen op groene energie en voortdurend te kijken of er nog meer kan gebeuren. Eén mogelijke stap om de wereldwijde transitie naar 100% hernieuwbare energie te bespoedigen is bijvoorbeeld de keuze voor energie met het EKOenergie-label.

EKOenergie-gelabelde electriciteit, gas en warmte passen ook perfect voor bedrijven en andere energiegebruikers die zich laten inspireren door nationale en internationale duurzaamheidsstandaarden en rating-systemen: Global Reporting Initiative, Science Based Targets, Covenant of Mayors en dergelijke meer.

LEED

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system for green buildings. LEED calls EKOenergy one of the best available options and its rating system gives extra points to buildings using EKOenergy-labelled electricity.

The European version of the LEED Standard explicitly recommends the use of EKOenergy-labelled electricity. As a result, buildings aiming at LEED certification can get extra points if the electricity used in that building is EKOenergy-labelled.

Outside of Europe, using EKOenergy also brings additional points and it is assessed on a case by case basis.

For more information on EKOenergy for LEED, see the online course: Green Power – buying renewable electricity for LEED and carbon accounting.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol

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EKOenergy-labelled electricity always fulfils the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is the worldwide standard for carbon accounting. EKOenergy has translated a summary of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance to 19 languages. To learn more about how Greenhouse Gas Protocol refers to EKOenergy, see EKOenergy and carbon accounting. The translations are available on the same page.

CDP

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CDP works with 6000 of the largest corporations in the world to help them calculate their carbon emissions and to help them develop effective carbon emission reduction strategies.

On page 15 and 16 of “Accounting of scope 2 emissions” (i.e. emissions related to the production of purchased electricity) CDP writes:

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“Ecolabels are a way for companies to do more with their purchases. The GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance mentions that EKOenergy label as an option, as it is a mark of quality which comes on top of tracking certificates. Electricity sold with the EKOenergy label fulfills strict environmental criteria and raises funds for new renewable energy projects. Involvement, transparency and ‘deeds not words’ are important principles of EKOenergy’s work.”

The report Business Leadership in the Transition to Renewable Electricity by the RE100, CDP and the Climate Group refers to “the international EKOenergy label, which tackles energy poverty through its Climate Fund and provides additional environmental guarantees to protect nature and habitats” p.19.

WWF Green Office

The WWF Green Office program recommends the purchase of ecolabelled green electricity. And in most countries, EKOenergy is the only available ecolabel for electricity.