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  EKOenergy Newsletter,  issue 14
  2 July 2013
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1.  EKOenergy in new LEED Standard
2.  First Guarantees of Origin with EKOenergy tag
3.  Powered with EKOenergy: first consumers
4.  Ekenäs Energi signs License Agreement
5.  Summer trainee Anna Dziuba works on CSR

1.  EKOenergy in new LEED standard

LEED mention EKOenergy

The LEED Standard is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The newest version of the LEED standard for 'Existing Buildings - Operations and Maintenance (EBOM)', explicitly recommends the use of EKOenergy labeled electricity: 'The EKOenergy electricity certification scheme represents the best available pan-European option for the sustainable and additional consumption of renewable electricity within Europe.'

See http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-ebom-2009-reference-guide-supplement-europe-acps-global-acp for the standard.  The text about green electricity is on page 37 and following of the pdf. 

2. First Guarantees of Origin with EKOenergy tag

Since mid-May Minna Hänninen has been working as a trainee at the EKOenergy office. She has been focussing on the implementation of the new Finnish law on electricity tracking.

As a direct result of the project, the EKOenergy name can now be mentioned -as an ICS tag- on Finnish Guarantees of Origin. This will make the EKOenergy audit process more easy, and is especially important to keep track of the production of biomass power plants of which only a part of the production fulfills the EKOenergy sustainability criteria. 

More info about ICS, see
http://www.aib-net.org/portal/page/portal/AIB_HOME/CERTIFICATION/Types_certificate/ICS_Certificates

3.  Powered with EKOenergy: first consumers


EKOenergy is finding its way to the consumer!

The first private consumer is a family in Iceland.

The first corporate consumer is the Norwegian company Jottacloud.  Jottacloud's cloud-service allows you to share, sync, and back-up files. From now on, their servers will be powered with EKOenergy hydropower. More of this!

4.   Ekenäs Energi signs Licence Agreement


Ekenäs EnergiThe Finnish electricity company Ekenäs Energi has signed the License Agreement.  The company is the first Finnish company to move from the old Finnish ecolabel to the new international standard. They'll (continue to) sell wind and biomass electricity from Finland. Congratulations.
Ekenäs Energi - Tammisaaren Energia

5. Summer trainee: Anna Dziuba works on CSR


Summer holidays at the EKOenergy secretariat! But that doesn't mean that we are slowing down. A 4th summer trainee has joined the team. Anna Dziuba is studying corporate governance at Hanken
Svenska handelshögskolan . She will work on corporate social responsibility standards and on the role of green electricity purchases in corporate social responsibility reports. 
  
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