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NCAA Championship Basketball Carbon Neutral in 2021

NCAA Championship Basketball Carbon Neutral in 2021

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NCAA Championship Basketball Carbon Neutral in 2021

August 17, 2021 (Boyertown, PA) – ClimeCo is pleased to be a part of the effort to make the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship carbon neutral.  ClimeCo teamed up with Heritage Interactive Services (Heritage) to contribute offsets to mitigate this year’s tournament, held in Indianapolis, IN.   

IUPUI’s Office of Sustainability, a partnership between Indiana University and Perdue University, collected emissions data across seven event venues, including electricity, gas, steam, and chilled water.  This data was used to quantify the greenhouse gas footprint and determine the number of carbon offsets necessary to achieve carbon neutrality for March Madness. 

“As long-time NCAA Tournament fans, we are really excited to work with Heritage to help ensure the 2021 NCAA tournament is run in an environmentally sustainable fashion,” said Bill Flederbach, President of ClimeCo.  “Having events like this become carbon neutral is a big win when it comes to combating climate change!” 

March Madness used over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of energy to power the practice and tournament facilities. That number is equivalent to the amount of electricity it takes to power approximately 2,200 households in Indiana for one month.  In addition, all operational emissions from venues of tournaments were mitigated by selecting carbon reduction projects across the country – supporting wind energy, landfill gas capture and destruction, and preservation of natural forest habitat.

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About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, and trader of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

About Heritage Interactive Services 

Heritage Interactive Services is a division of Heritage Environmental Services, a privately held, family-owned environmental services business with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. The company provides a full suite of tailored solutions from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Heritage regularly achieves a high-level of cost savings and landfill avoidance through innovative total byproduct management solutions, including customized waste and recycling programs, even helping hundreds of sites achieve zero waste to landfill status.

NCAA Championship Basketball Carbon Neutral in 2021

Heritage Interactive Services and ClimeCo Partner with NCAA and Indiana Sports Corp to Make March Madness Carbon Neutral

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Heritage Interactive Services and ClimeCo Partner with NCAA and Indiana Sports Corp to Make March Madness Carbon Neutral

Heritage Interactive Services and ClimeCo will contribute offsets to help mitigate March Madness’ carbon footprint.

The estimated impact is comparable to taking 1,188 cars off the road for one year.

INDIANAPOLIS, March 17, 2021 – Heritage Interactive Services, a subsidiary of Heritage Environmental Services (collectively, Heritage), and ClimeCo announced that they are teaming up to contribute offsets to mitigate the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship carbon footprint.

The Heritage/ClimeCo team reviewed historic emissions factors across the seven various event venues, including electricity, gas, steam, and chilled water, to estimate the total carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) produced during each game and practice. Based on initial projections, required offsets are anticipated to be over 5,500 tonnes of CO2e, comparable to taking 1,188 cars off the road for one year.

Local university IUPUI’s Office of Sustainability will collect actual operations data from all tournament venues during practice and game days and conduct a greenhouse gas emission assessment. The data will be used to quantify the greenhouse gas footprint, and this will determine the amount of carbon offsets necessary for Heritage Interactive Services to purchase to balance the CO2e generated to achieve a carbon neutral March Madness.


“As an Indianapolis-based company known for sustainability partnership we are proud to contribute to the success of this historic March Madness tournament,” said Peter Lux, President of Heritage Interactive Services. “Alongside our partners at ClimeCo, we welcome opportunities to help our clients reduce the environmental impact of these types of events across North America.”


“As long-time NCAA Tournament fans, we are really excited to work with Heritage, the NCAA and the Indiana Sports Corporation to help ensure the 2021 NCAA tournament is run in an environmentally sustainable fashion,” said Bill Flederbach, President of ClimeCo. “The NCAA and the Indiana Sports Corporation have scored big with their leadership in combating climate change!”

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, and trader of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and developing and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

About Heritage Interactive Services

Heritage Interactive Services is a division of Heritage Environmental Services, a privately held, family-owned environmental services business with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. The company provides a full suite of tailored solutions from emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services to on-site support and technical solutions to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries and verticals. Heritage regularly achieves a high-level of cost savings and landfill avoidance through innovative total byproduct management solutions, including customized waste and recycling programs, even helping hundreds of sites achieve zero waste to landfill status.

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