Bluesource Renewables

This submission reflects this organization's contribution to the climate effort, representative of their current actions and commitments as well as the ways in which they intend to step up and collaborate with others.

Bluesource Renewables's Climate Action Contribution

About Bluesource Renewables's Climate Efforts

Over the past decade, an increasing number of homeowners and commercial site operators across the United States have adopted solar energy. This exciting trend towards cheaper, renewable energy sources has largely neglected non-profits and houses of worship, though, despite the fact that sustainable social and environmental investments often go hand-in-hand with these organizations’ values and missions. Bluesource Renewables seeks to close this gap by guiding organizations through the complex world of energy management and efficiency, and ultimately helping them transition to solar.

Climate Action Commitments

Current Climate Actions Bluesource Renewables Is Taking:


Commit to Building Climate Resilience in your Community

By committing to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, companies and institutions can secure their operations and supply chains and conserve natural resources that are stressed due to climate change. While there is much a business can do within their community, primary among these options is reducing water usage. Organizations can commit to increase their own water security through a range of actions, including installing water-saving devices, capturing rainwater for onsite uses, and recycling grey water. Or just commit to get engaged with your community in resilience planning.


Commit to Increase Your Use of Renewable Power

Increasing your percentage of renewable energy sources is a key component of reducing overall GHG emissions. Installing onsite renewable generation, like solar panels, is a good long-term strategy if possible. But renewable energy can also be procured through Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), renewable power purchasing agreements (PPAs), and in some locations from retail electricity providers or local utilities that offers a high percentage of renewable power. Also consider becoming an EPA Green Power Partner.


Commit to Increase Energy Efficiency

Most companies begin by assessing energy usage or performing an energy audit to identify opportunities to increase energy efficiency throughout their facilities and operations. Energy reduction targets can be framed as either absolute reductions or reductions that are normalized per unit of production, such as per tons shipped, per dollars of revenue produced, or other relevant business metric. Some examples of commitments that can be taken include:

  • Conducting an energy audit or request a meeting with your building owner to explore scheduling an audit
  • Upgrading HVAC system to a more efficient model
  • Upgrading lights in your office/facility to LEDs
  • Upgrading insulation and windows
  • Replacing appliances in your office with Energy Star-rated models
  • Instituting a company policy of turning off lights other electronics when not in use.

Areas For Collaboration

We are interested in collaborating on the following:

Utility Sector
  • Aggregating demand for renewable energy with other actors
  • Encouraging more aggressive state renewable energy policies
  • Supporting states, cities, and utilities in decarbonizing their energy supply

Organization details

Bluesource Renewables, L3C is a social benefit company based in Utah, New Jersey, and the Washington, DC, metro region. Founded in 2016 under the larger Bluesource name, we leverage decades of experience and innovation to continue a legacy of social responsibility by guiding NGOs with constrained or donation dependent budgets through the complex world of energy efficiency and transitions to renewable energy.

Our work allows NGOs to significantly reduce their electrical bills for no upfront fees, produces solutions that offset fossil fuel usage, and helps to install solar systems in Guatemala and Swaziland – among other locations – to empower marginalized communities.
Cottonwood Heights, UT
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