Carbon Harmony’s Offsets are calculated following regulations made by The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, and in-house methodologies by SEP’s expert staff in special situations.Reducing Green House Gas Emissions (GHG) is critical to reducing the impact of global climate change. Carbon offsets are a trading mechanism to fund emission reduction projects. Sustainable Energy Partners is a registered member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) and is qualified to purchase carbon credits for our client’s behalf. CCX is North America's only and the world's first global marketplace for integrating voluntary legally binding emissions reductions with emissions trading and offsets for all six greenhouse gases. SEP makes voluntary but legally binding commitments on our client’s behalf to meet annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. Those who reduce below the targets have surplus allowances to sell or bank; those who emit above the targets comply by purchasing carbon credits.