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GHG & Co-Benefits in Watershed Carbon v1.0

Ecosystem Focus: Wetlands

Overview

Credit Class: GHG & Co-Benefits in Watershed Carbon v1.0
Developer: Virridy
Abstract:
This Credit Class can be used by Project Proponents to generate carbon credits by reducing nonpoint source contamination of watersheds, thereby avoiding the increased greenhouse gas emissions from the status-quo infrastructure construction and electricity use associated with industrial drinking water and wastewater management and treatment.
Under this Credit Class, the anticipated carbon revenues provide the additional required incentive to motivate greater installation of nature-based solutions, reducing both performance and regulatory risk, and being credited upon demonstration of implementation success and subsequent avoidance of gray infrastructure construction requirements.
Carbon Emissions Avoided: Avoided future CO2e emissions calculated by quantifying the multi-year energy and material use from:
  1. 1.
    reducing the use of existing infrastructure,
  2. 2.
    eliminating the need for new infrastructure, and/or
  3. 3.
    eliminating the need for upgrades or retrofits.
For energy this would be the corresponding energy savings multiplied by the average grams or tons CO2e that exists and is projected to exist in the regional electricity grid for the life of the projected upgrade. For materials this would be the material-specific life cycle inventory data for CO2e emissions.
Final Version - Published January 18, 2024
Regen Watershed Credit Class.docx.pdf
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Additional supporting documents and articles by the authors of this credit class:

Document History:

Initial Submission/Review
Internal Review 2
Expert Peer Review 1
Expert Peer Review 2
Virridy Methodology & Credit Class (Submitted June 6, 2023).docx.pdf
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Virridy Credit Class Internal Comments_June 2023.pdf
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Virridy_Intial Submission_Comments highlighted.pdf
616KB
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Virridy_Comment Revision Report_June 2023.pdf
155KB
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Regen Registry Additional Internal Review Round 1_SB_July, 2023.pdf
176KB
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Virridy Watershed Credit Class_July 12, 2023.pdf
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Virridy_Credit Class Internal Comments_July 2023.pdf
94KB
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Reviewer #1
Reviewer #1_Credit Class Comment Revision Report_w Virridy Responses.pdf
130KB
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Reviewer #2
Reviewer #2_Credit Class Comment Revision Report w Virridy Response.pdf
140KB
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Reviewer #3
Reviewer #3_Credit Class Revision Report.pdf
143KB
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UPDATED DOCUMENTS AFTER ROUND 1
Credit Class Redline_Post Round 1.pdf
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Regen Watershed Credit Class Post Peer Review.pdf
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Reviewer #1
Reviewer #1_Second Round_Credit Class Comment Revision Report_w Virridy Responses.pdf
155KB
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Reviewer #2
Reviewer #2_Round 2_Credit Class Comment Revision Report w Virridy Response.pdf
137KB
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Reviewer #3
Reviewer #3_Round 2_Credit Class Revision Report.pdf
163KB
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PUBLIC COMMENT REVISION REPORT
Virridy_Public Comment Revision Report_Jan 2024.pdf
137KB
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