From Open Energy Information

At 3Degrees, we connect people with renewable energy on a massive scale — providing renewable energy and carbon offset solutions to Fortune 500 companies, utilities, universities, green building firms and other organizations that are working to make their operations more sustainable.

And as a certified B Corporation and eight-time winner of the EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year award, we’re primed to deliver custom clean power solutions that will help your organization make an environmental impact.

Founded in 2007, 3Degrees is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices across the United States. Learn more at http://www.3degreesinc.com/


3Degrees partners with organizations that seek to utilize environmental markets to build value for their customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders. 3Degrees helps these organizations buy, sell and market environmental commodities such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and verified carbon offsets.

3Degrees’ partners include utilities & Load-Serving Entities (LSEs) such as the City of Palo Alto Utilities and Dominion Resources, renewable energy project owners, institutions and non-profits such as Northwestern University, and businesses such as Whole Foods Market and Starbucks.[2][3][4][5][6] 3Degrees also works with green building professionals to help them use environmental commodities to offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their buildings, allowing these buildings to earn points toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. [7] 3Degrees sources carbon offsets and RECs from hundreds of renewable energy and carbon reduction projects. Project types include solar, wind, landfill gas, livestock biogas, geothermal, biomass, low-impact hydro and sustainable forestry. [8] 3Degrees only sells RECs that are Green-e Energy certified or eligible for compliance with state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS).[9] 3Degrees also offers its partners carbon offsets which are verified using objective, credible and transparent carbon offset protocols and registries. Carbon offset protocols and registries used by 3Degrees include Green-e Climate, Climate Action Reserve (CAR), Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). [10][11][12] 3Degrees is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Renewable Energy Market Association (REMA) and the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM).[13][14]


  1. 3Degrees - Contact Us
  2.  (2007-12-03). "California"
  3. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=11754
  4. http://www.dom.com/dominion-virginia-power/customer-service/energy-conservation/pdf/VEPGA-fact-sheet.pdf
  5.  "Top 20 College & University | Green Power Partnership| US EPA"
  6.  (2010-08-03). "Intel, Kohl’s, Whole Foods Top List of Green Power Purchasers, Again · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader"
  7.  "Member List"
  8.  "Projects | 3Degrees"
  9.  "Programs » Green-e Climate » Program Description"
  10.  (2008-10-03). "3Degrees is First Adopter of Green-e Climate Certification for International Carbon Offsets"
  11. Courtney (2009-09-30). "How Carbon Offsets Work"
  12.  (2007-10-10). "Carbon Offset Market Heats Up By 3Degrees"
  13.  "Member List"
  14.  (2011-01-11). "Understanding Renewable Energy Certificates « The Green Tie – The Official Blog of NAEM"

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