Simply stated, sustainability refers to doing business without negatively impacting the environment, community, or our society. Business sustainability embraces achieving goals while making an overall positive impact on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) environment, and helping to mitigate climate change.
Businesses and organizations across all industries have elevated their focus on sustainability as part of their overall business practices and corporate responsibility. While each may be at a different stage of engagement, just about all are integrating some level of sustainability commitment into their business strategy.
As your Energy Advisor, Freedom Energy works with you to understand your sustainability goals and objectives, given that no two organizations are alike. Your energy solutions are designed to add value and achieve your specific objectives, commitments and goals.
Whether you have a net-zero goal for your energy use by 2025, 2030 or 2050, or incremental carbon reduction goals, Freedom can work with you to help achieve your Scope 2 emissions requirements.
Our recommendations include greater reliance on renewable energy sources to power your facilities and efficient energy practices—providing options and a roadmap to help you get there.
SEE OUR CLIENTS WORKING TOWARDS THEIR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
Peter Davidoff, Owner, Constitution Marina, Boston
At the Marina located in Charlestown, MA, boaters live onboard year round. Peter addresses his energy goals including stabilizing costs, focusing on green and sustainable solutions, and providing clients with a quality experience.
Alan Taubert, Executive Director, Salem and Beverly Water Supply Board
At the Beverly facility where water is treated for two communities, Alan addresses partnering with Freedom Energy to achieve their energy goals and support their sustainability objectives.
John Fortin, Sustainability Manager, Salem and Beverly Water Supply Board
At the SBWSB facility, John discusses working with Freedom Energy to achieve their energy objectives including to reduce energy expenses to help fund their sustainability initiatives.
SOME KEY TERMS:
Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, is energy generated from natural sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat through processes that are constantly replenished.
A REC is a tradeable, market-based, renewable energy credit that legally represents the renewable attributes equal to one megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable electricity generation delivered to the grid from a renewable energy resource. Note that electricity is not considered renewable without a REC to substantiate its origin.
Sustainability signifies meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Generally, it refers to the capacity for the Earth’s biosphere and human civilization to co-exist.
Greenhouse gas emissions are gases vented to the Earth’s atmosphere because of human activities. One of the largest sources of GHG emissions in the US is carbon dioxide CO2 from burning fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas for electricity, heat, and transportation.
The greenhouse effect is a key contributor to climate change.