Uluslararası Standartlar ve EKOenerji
Sera Gazı Protokolü (Greenhouse Gas Protocol), CDP ve RE100 tüketicilerin yenilenebilir elektrik kullanmanın ötesine geçip daha fazlasını yapmasını açıkça teşvik ediyor. Attığınız her ekstra adım dünya çapındaki enerji transformasyonuna bir katkıdır ve bu adımı EKOenerji etiketli elektrik tercih ederek atmanız mümkündür.
EKOenerji etiketli elektrik, Global Raporlama İnsiyatifi (GRI), Bilime Dayalı Hedefler (Science Based Targets), belediyeler için Covenant of Mayors gibi uluslararası standartlar ve raporlamaları kullanan firma ve diğer paydaşlar için uygundur.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) yeşil binalar için bir puanlama sistemidir. 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.
- The text LEED 2009 BD+C Supplemental Reference Guide with Alternative Compliance Paths for Europe gives EKOenergy the same status as Green-e certified RECs in the US. (p.82).
- The same is mentioned on page 37 of the standard for Existing Buildings – Operations and Maintenance Guide (EBOM). Projects making a 5 year contract for EKOenergy-certified electricity get up to 2 points under LEED V4 (and up to 4 points under O+M)
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
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 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:
“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.