Frequently Asked Questions
Can a GHG reduction project be eligible over a 20 year span?
No. The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) that Will uses limits projects to a 10 year period. However, you can renew a project for another 10 years once it is completed.
How are GHG reductions measured by Will?
According to your business’ field of activity, Will utilizes various strategies to collect precise and reliable data. When it comes to rerouting waste, Will establishes a bookkeeping of residual materials and weighs waste regularly. For energy efficiency projects, Will analyzes the energy consumption with a detailed look at energy statements from Hydro-Québec, Gaz Métro or other energy providers, both before and after the installation of new clean technology.
How will you account for this new project?
We calculate verified and accounted GHG reductions annually by including new projects to your site (on the basis of your original reference scenario). We have clients with up to 8 separate GHG reduction projects on one site.
I’ve heard of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), what is it?
The WCI is a regulated carbon market in Quebec and California. This market is geared towards large GHG emitters that produce more than 25,000 tons of CO2 per site per year.
If during a project we decide to install a heat pump will that add up in our GHG reductions or will that create a new project?
This will create a new project which will be counted in with your existing projects. There is no limit to the number of projects you can have and Will always encourages adding value to existing sites.
Is Will Solutions involved in the WCI?
No, Will Solutions has created its Sustainable Community Solution especially for SMBs who are not eligible to exchange carbon credits on regulated markets such as the WCI. Will Solutions exchanges carbon credits on the voluntary market.
What is the minimum GHG reduction to qualify for the Sustainable Community Solution (SCS)?
There is none! The SCS was engineered especially for small sites. There is however a maximum amount of GHGs which is set at no more than 25,000 tons of CO2 per year per site in order to qualify for the SCS. Each site can have several different projects that aim at reducing GHGs. In this case, each project cannot exceed more than a 5,000 ton reduction of CO2 per project per year.
What is VCS?
VCS is one of many companies that certifies the authenticity and quality of carbon credits so that these may be resold on voluntary carbon markets afterwards.
When selling carbon credits do you consider selling locally?
Will is always looking to sell important volumes which will increase carbon credit value. If you have a regional buyer interested in getting involved, we will find a way to meet their demand (for example, a small sale of 100 VCUs with a certificate of participation for the buyer).
Why has Will chosen VCS?
VCS has been a partner from the beginning and allowed Will Solutions to create a brand new and unique methodology to measure, verify and coin carbon credits for small emitters (less than 25,000 tons of CO2 per site per year). Will Solutions is now a part of the VCS family thanks to a mutually benefiting partnership.