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October 4th - 7th, 2011
Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada
US Green Building Council
2,292 local, 522 regional, 5,018 national, and 15,144 international
796,008 square feet
1,366 pounds CO2e
|Estimated Emissions and Emissions Reductions/Offsets for Greenbuild 2011|
|Pollutant Type||Emissions Caused by Event Energy Use (lbs)||Emission Reductions by Amount (lbs)||Percent of Emissions Offset to Date|
|TMS Transportation (Offsets)||Attendee Donations (Offsets)||Pledged USGBC Purchase (Offsets)|
|Carbon Dioxide (CO2)*||31,392,384||4,956||~263||Remainder After Other Donations||100%|
|Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)||8,714||18.9|
|Nitrogen Oxide (NOX)||21,737||9.4|
|Particulate Matter (PM10)||2,799||.00019|
|Particulate Matter (PM2.5)||2,094|
|*Includes carbon dioxide equivalents of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)|
Transportation Management Services (TMS) will offset all of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the shuttle services it provided to Greenbuild 2011.
WindCurrent is donated 11,000 kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) which represents 5% of the electricity used at the event. (www.windcurrent.com) The WindCurrent company has been providing LEED-spec Renewable Energy Certificates to US institutions since 2002. The company has greened Greenbuild since 2006. Its current customers include the US Department of Energy, NASA, the National Institute of Health, M&T Bank, and Random House. WindCurrent has greened LEED projects across the US, and has greened most of the US federal buildings across the planet.
Greenbuild 2011 attendees may donate to offset greenhouse gas emissions resulting from this year’s event. The US Green Building Council will purchase offsets using the donations of these attendees.
The USGBC has committed to purchasing the remainder of the greenhouse gas emissions offsets needed to make Greenbuild 2011 a carbon-neutral event.
Event Website: www.greenbuild.org
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