What Are Carbon Offsets?

Understanding the basics of carbon offsets.

Carbon offsets are credits that companies and individuals can purchase in an effort to mitigate their own greenhouse gas emissions. These credits are often sold by companies involved in the renewable energy industry, such as solar or wind, and are generally measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalents (CO2e).


Before You Buy Carbon Offsets

While investing in carbon offsets can be a great way to support the health and wellbeing of our planet, it is important to note that purchasing carbon offsets should not be your first step. First it is important to evaluate and understand your carbon footprint, whether it’s your own personal footprint or your company’s. From there, there are several ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint, including bring your energy and environmental efforts to your office building.

Commercial and industrial buildings are one of the world’s largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. However, with easily integrated technology such as Legend Power Systems Harmonizer, large-scale emission reduction is easily within reach.

Visit our products page and discover how the Harmonizer can assist a typical commercial building in lowering their overall energy consumption by 5 to 8%.

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