15-0129 v2.1/The Nest House/Engaged Offsets

QUESTION

We are interested in doing our carbon offsets by weatherizing the neighborhood homes surrounding our project. Is this allowed and how we would measure it?

Our idea to measure is do a test in EPS home energy audit which gives us current carbon score and then do a test out after upgrades do see what is projected to be saved.
Please let us know your thoughts and comments.

Thank you.

ANSWER

No, this would not be an acceptable method to meet Imperative 12 Embodied Carbon. Purchasing Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) or Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) are the only acceptable means to meet this requirement since they have established standards and methodology for determining and verifying an appropriate offset amount and result in additional renewable energy capacity in order to move the overall energy grid towards 100% renewable energy.



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