COMMERCIAL CARBON REDUCTION STRATEGIES
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Carbon Offsets
Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy are an affordable and innovative way to reduce your carbon footprint, implement sustainable business practices, and support cleaner air and water in our region. By choosing Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy you will increase your competitive advantage and enhance your brand while sending a powerful message to your customers, employees, and stakeholders that you are an environmentally responsible business leader.
A carbon offset represents a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions made in one place to compensate for emissions created in another place. Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy are Green-e® Climate certified and derived from verified carbon reduction projects in the waste management sector, which capture and destroy methane from regional landfills. For more information about the projects supported, click here.
Our energy market experts will work with you to customize a carbon offset plan that meets your sustainability objectives. You can choose to match any portion of your natural gas usage with carbon offsets, or offset the environmental impact of other activities such as business travel, conferences and events. After your purchase, you'll have access to marketing materials that can be used to increase the visibility of your environmental commitment.
Carbon Reduction Fund
Our carbon offsets are unique because they go one step further by also including investments in activities such as tree plantings that improve air and water quality. WGL Energy and its clean energy partner, Sterling Planet, jointly invest some proceeds in the Carbon Reduction Fund every time carbon offsets are purchased. The fund is managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and goes toward new projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also helping to improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Note: The Carbon Reduction Fund is not a program of Green-e® Climate. Green-e® Climate certifies Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy for large commercial customers only.
Watch our video to learn more about the Carbon Reduction Fund and what makes our carbon offsets unique.
Green-e® Climate is an independent certification program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions (carbon offsets) sold in the voluntary market. The Green-e® Climate logo identifies carbon offsets that meet the program's high environmental and consumer protection standards.
Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy are Green-e® Climate certified, click here to learn more.