Clean Currents, a leading retail provider of wind power in Maryland and the District of Columbia, announced today that The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will purchase renewable energy for its organizational locations. The CBF has committed to purchasing Green-e Energy certified wind power from Clean Currents for 100 percent of its facilities electricity usage.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s stunning headquarters (also known as The Philip Merrill Center) located in the Bay Ridge neighborhood east of downtown Annapolis, has won international acclaim as a model for energy efficiency, low impact design, and water conservation. It also has the distinction of being the first building in the United States to receive a Platinum rating through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating program.
“Clean Currents applauds The Chesapeake Bay Foundation for demonstrating continued leadership in sustainable business and operational practices through this purchase of green power,” said Ron Rodriguez, Vice President of Business Development, Clean Currents. “We are very proud to be able to say that The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is now a Clean Currents wind power customer. CBF is one of the country’s leading environmental organizations, housed in one of the country’s greenest commercial structures – so it makes sense that they also receive their electricity from a clean and renewable energy source like wind power.”
The CBF’s energy purchase will avoid a total of more than six hundred thousand pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually – or the equivalent of removing nearly one-hundred cars from the roads for an entire year.
“Since our founding Clean Currents has been dedicated to greening the Mid-Atlantic through community involvement and legislative support, which is why we are so excited to be working with the CBF – our region’s leading environmental organization stewarding one of our country’s greatest natural treasures, The Chesapeake Bay,” added Rodriguez.