We help you significantly reduce your climatic impact by measuring your greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating unavoidable emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets. We are committed to providing the highest quality offsets, sourced through the most stringent verification practises, based on a principle of transparency and open audit trail.
We support Canadian and internationally-based projects that create jobs and support the local communities in which they are developed.
A carbon offset is a verified reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, developed to compensate or “offset” an equivalent greenhouse gas emission from another source that cannot be easily eliminated. Carbon offsets help mitigate climate change by providing financial incentives for reductions and creating new investments in ecological processes and new technologies.
Offsets can be created when projects are undertaken to reduce, prevent or sequester GHG emissions. This can be achieved in many ways, such as the retrofitting of a building, the reduction of fossil fuel consumption, or by the displacement of a non-renewable energy source by a wind turbine, solar, or biomass.
In order to qualify as emissions credits, offsets must finance projects that would otherwise not have existed. Carbonzero’s offset projects pass additionality tests to ensure offset quality.
Our projects offer communities the benefits associated with upgraded infrastructure, social improvements, and environmental sustainability. Carbonzero is proud to support local, Canadian based offset projects.
Carbonzero works with large final emitters, and market participants supporting the design and implementation of effective Cap-and-Trade compliance strategies.
Carbonzero offers expert advice, integrated system solutions, and can help you develop a complete greenhouse gas strategy to meet your requirements in a manner that best suits your organization.
By applying a mix of emissions reductions and carbon offsets, Carbonzero can help your company achieve carbon neutrality in an environmentally robust and cost-effective manner.
Now more than ever customers are looking for environmentally-minded firms. Capitalize on your leadership status by having Carbonzero assist in reaching your eco-conscious clients.
Along with the risks to their reputations, organizations today are faced with increased risks from new carbon laws, fees and taxes. Carbonzero will help you chart a course through these rough waters, ensuring that you emerge a carbon champion on the other side.
By helping you manage your emissions, Carbonzero will ensure that you are ready for a world where carbon emissions are regulated, priced and socially undesirable. Carbonzero will assist your company in developing a phased approach to reduce your emissions in an itemized process. For many industries, government regulations are likely just around the corner, so understanding where YOU stand will offer a competitive advantage.
Building developers and managers working to achieve the Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard (version 2) are required to plan for and offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with operational carbon and embodied carbon.
Carbon offsets used in achieving the Performance Standard must be certified by Green-e Climate or equivalent, or be derived from carbon offset projects certified under one of the following high-quality international programs:
Carbonzero can help building developers and managers source high-quality carbon offsets for their participation in the Zero Carbon Building Performance Standard (version 2) and other Green Building Council programs, such as LEED.
Please contact our Buildings Group for more information.