ALL ECOSTAY CARBON OFFSETS ARE PURCHASED FROM LIVCLEAN CARBON OFFSETS AND MEET THESE RIGOROUS STANDARDS AND CRITERIA.

Canadian Project Standards
All participating Canadian Hotels purchase Canadian Projects listed below, which meet these standards.

  • ISO 14064‐2 Compliant
  • Independently verified to ISO 14064‐3
  • Registered on CSA GHG CleanProjects Registry
  • Serialized by CSA to avoid double counting
  • Realized emission‐reduction
    (i.e. they are Ex‐Poste, NOT Ex‐ante)

USA Project Standards
All participating US Hotels purchase US Projects listed below, which meet these standards.

  • Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Compliant
  • Independently verified to VCS 
  • Registered on public VCS registry  
  • Serialized on registry to avoid double counting 
  • Realized emission‐reduction 
    (i.e. they are Ex‐Poste, NOT Ex‐ante) 

Cattleland Feedyards’ Methane Destruction

The Cattleland Feedyards and the Highway 21 Feeders operate custom feedlots located in central Alberta. Beef cattle, in particular, release methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, as a result of belching & flatulence. Methane and nitrous oxide also result from their manure. These projects utilizes various methods to reduce the culling age, or age to harvest of the cattle, resulting is an overall reduction of these emissions. Beef cattle are a significant contributor to our net emissions, accounting for a whopping 2.5% of all greenhouse gases. Efforts to reduce these emission sources are very important to our planet.

For more information, visit:
Cattlelands: www.ghgregistries.ca
Hwy 21: www.ghgregistries.ca


Prorec Food Recycling

Located in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Prorec Inc. works together with agricultural nutritionists to convert food by-products into animal food for the agro-food industry. The project utilized various types of organic residues left over from the manufacturing of quality foods such as cookies, bread, flour, candy and chocolate. In the recycling operation, the residual nutrients are extracted and transformed into animal feed. By recycling waste that would have been discarded in landfill, where it would undergo anaerobic (i.e. in the absence of oxygen) decomposition, the project avoids methane emissions, as well as the fossil fuel emissions from transporting the waste. In operation since 2003, the project is estimated to have avoided about 190,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, visit: www.ghgregistries.ca


Bison Transport Fuel Efficiency

Bison Transport operates one of the largest fleets in Canada. Since 2003, Bison Transport has gradually implemented several energy efficient measures reducing the overall fuel consumption in their truck fleet. This project achieves GHG emissions reduction by adopting several fuel efficient strategies to consume less fuel (diesel), resulting in an overall reduction in GHG emission of over 40,000 tonnes annually.

The various fuel efficient strategies include aerodynamic improvements (tractor trailer gap fairing, trailer belly skirts, aerodynamic profile tractor, etc.), speed and driver management, truck idling control strategies, intermodal transportation (trucking and railroad transportation), long combination vehicles strategy and tire efficient technology (low-rolling resistance tires).

LivClean purchases the offsets from transportation taking place within the province of Alberta and British Columbia.

For more information, visit: www.ghgregistries.ca


Post-Industrial Waste Composting

The Enfoui-Bec project site is located is located near Trois-Rivière, Quebec. The project takes waste from pulp and paper companies and produces compost instead of putting it into landfills. The goal of the initiative is to is to reduce the direct environmental impact caused by the waste, such as methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Methane is a gas that is released with anaerobic biomass decay in a landfill environment. By composting, the methane production is reduced through aerobic treatment (or composting) of the biomass. The compost produced is use for local farm land fertilization.

For more information, visit: www.ghgregistries.ca


Thorold Landfill Gas Capture Project

Located in Thorold, Ontario, this project captures landfill gas from decomposing garbage (methane and carbon dioxide), preventing it from escaping into the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse gas effects. The captured gas is actually converted into renewable electricity which is used to power local industry. The project is responsible for reducing up to 30,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

For more information, visit: www.ghgregistries.ca


Alberta Wind Farm Projects

Located throughout Alberta, these wind farm projects run wind turbines that generate emission-free power for the Alberta Interconnected Electrical System. Since Alberta’s power is traditionally generated by coal facilities, this project avoids 650 kg of greenhouse gases for every megawatt generated by wind, by replacing traditional coal-powered generation.

For more information, visit:
www.ghgregistries.ca – Soderglen
www.ghgregistries.ca – Summerview and Waterton



Des Plaines Landfill Gas Capture Project

The Des Plaines Landfill Methane Recovery and Destruction Project located in northern Illinois near the city of Des Plaines, captures and destroys fugitive methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from a closed former waste handling and disposal (solid waste management) site.

The Project includes gas collection and power generation systems to produce in total about 13 million kWH of electricity per year, or enough to power 1,300 households. The project is responsible for reducing up to 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

For more information, visit: MARKIT ENVIRONMENTAL VCS REGISTRY


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