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Partner: 3M
Sector: Industrial

3M created a pool of capital to fund overlooked cost-saving energy efficiency projects resulting in more than $580,000 in savings.

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Partner: Allegheny College
Sector: Commercial, Education

Allegheny College's leveraged student-faculty research on the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations to drive organizational buy-in for energy efficiency projects.

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Partner: Ascension
Sector: Commercial

Ascension dedicates an annual budget from their Facilities Infrastructure Pool for energy efficiency upgrades at its hospitals to overcome the “first-cost” hurdle or insufficient access to capital, resulting in energy and cost savings.

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Partner: Best Buy
Sector: Commercial

With limited capital funds for energy efficiency, Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds, resulting in reduced energy, labor, and lighting replacement costs due to the increased efficiency and life of LEDs.

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Partner: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sector: Commercial

Cleveland Clinic Foundation ramped-up energy and water efficiency in operating rooms through employee engagement, targeted calls to action, and resource tracking resulting in heightened staff awareness and measurable savings.

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Sector: Commercial

Forest City created an Energy and Sustainability Group and developed energy action resources to gain approval from management resulting in an enterprise-wide coordination of energy management activities and strategic implementation of energy-efficiency projects

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Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts
Sector: Commercial

HEI developed an energy management tracking tool that analyzes key variables such as weather normalized utility consumption, and hotel occupancy alongside capital and operational energy efficiency initiatives to create more centralized information and evaluate opportunities for improvement.

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Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts
Sector: Commercial

HEI developed standardized operating procedures for establishing, maintaining, and evaluating key energy set-points at their hotel properties.

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Partner: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Sector: Commercial

IHG developed a comprehensive online sustainability management system to manage hotel energy, water, and waste reduction efforts in a global, franchised business environment. Through Green Engage, IHG has avoided over $185 million in energy costs.

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Partner: Kohl’s Department Stores
Sector: Commercial

Kohl’s embedded members of the Finance Department into the Energy team to expedite communication of financial benefits and approval of energy efficiency projects.

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Partner: Macy's
Sector: Commercial

Macy’s implemented a centralized real-time energy management system and weekly coordination calls with field staff to address energy issues.This has allowed the company to diagnose and fix energy-related issues more quickly and led to average savings of 2%–3%.

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Partner: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Sector: Commercial

New York-Presbyterian Hospital launched a retro-commissioning program that blends energy management with improving the quality of patient care for a holistic approach that engages all hospital staff and has resulted in energy and cost savings year-over-year.

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Partner: Prologis
Sector: Commercial

In order to benchmark energy data and identify efficiency opportunities, Prologis developed a multi-pronged approach to gain access to tenant utility data through the modification of lease language and coordination with utilities.

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Partner: Shorenstein Properties LLC
Sector: Commercial

Shorenstein established a fellowship position that provides analytic and strategic support to accelerate energy efficiency investment and communicate the value of sustainable investments.

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Partner: Sprint
Sector: Commercial

Sprint’s multifaceted energy efficiency strategy includes applying a unique energy savings approach to each asset class and tying compensation to energy reduction, which has resulted in more than $60 million in avoided energy costs.

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Partner: Staples
Sector: Commercial

Staples fulfillment center staff conducted Eco-Treasure Hunts, tracking down energy and water savings opportunities at target facilities.

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Partner: Nuveen Real Estate
Sector: Commercial

Nuveen added sustainability metrics to its property governance scorecard to motivate third-party property managers to prioritize energy and water use benchmarking, thus improving visibility into the resource costs at those properties.

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Partner: Transwestern
Sector: Commercial

Transwestern adopted sustainability best practices and minimum standards for energy efficiency for all its office and industrial buildings resulting in an 8% performance increase in energy and water operations.

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Partner: The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial

The Tower Companies updated its standard lease agreements to include a green appendix that 100% of new and renewed tenants accepted, supporting efforts to reduce energy and water use across its commercial portfolio.

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Partner: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sector: Commercial

UPMC created an Energy Management and Engineering Department with an annual energy budget to prioritize efficiency improvements to reduce energy use, costs, and emissions.

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Partner: USAA Real Estate
Sector: Commercial

USAA Real Estate developed a calculator to convert the results of energy efficiency upgrades into metrics that are meaningful for financial decision makers, resulting in more projects funded and increased portfolio-wide energy savings.

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Partner: Whole Foods Market
Sector: Commercial

Whole Foods worked with a regional utility provider to customize energy efficiency incentives for the grocery sector and signed an agreement to receive incentive funds based on actual energy reductions.

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Partner: Wyndham Destinations
Sector: Commercial

Seeking to formalize energy efficiency and sustainability practices across timeshare properties, Wyndham developed a Green Certification Program, which includes mandatory low and no-cost efficiency measures for all properties with opportunities to achieve advanced certification levels for more capital intensive improvements.

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Partner: Allegheny College
Sector: Commercial, Education

At Allegheny College, yearly student turnover and lack of campus awareness about efficiency prevented sustained energy savings. Through an Annual Energy Challenge, the college reduced campus-wide electricity usage by 10% and raised funds for solar panels.

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Partner: University of California, Irvine
Sector: Commercial, Education

UC Irvine's integrated “Smart Lab” program improves lab energy efficiency through an array of control and sensor technologies; labs using this program can achieve energy savings of up to 60%.

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Sector: Education

Delaware State utilized previously restricted state appropriations to create a revenue-neutral debt structure, allowing for large-scale bond financing of efficiency projects and with current investments expected to yield $24.6M in savings over 20 years.

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Partner: Michigan State University
Sector: Education

Michigan State created an Integrated Energy Planning Model to demystify energy use and associated impacts on utility costs, tuition, and other key metrics to inform campus sustainability decisions.

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Partner: Poudre School District, CO
Sector: Education

Poudre School District executed a strategic outreach campaign to illustrate the value of infrastructure and efficiency upgrade projects, resulting in internal and external organizational changes in support of the upgrades.

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Partner: University of Utah
Sector: Education

The University of Utah implemented an internal Green Revolving Fund to allocate savings from current energy efficiency projects to invest in future projects, saving the university $1.6 million on energy costs since its inception.

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Partner: University of Virginia
Sector: Education

UVA implemented an internal, cross-functional retro-commissioning (RCx) team with a cost-recovery element like a revolving loan fund; metered savings from one project are used to pay for other projects.

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Partner: 3M
Sector: Industrial

3M's Plant Energy Awards recognizes employees for contributions to energy goals, increasing employee engagment and communication.

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Partner: Alcoa
Sector: Industrial

Alcoa has established energy efficiency as one of the metrics influencing variable compensation of the company’s business leaders.

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Partner: Cummins, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

Cummins developed an Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in 5-10% energy use reduction at participating sites.

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Partner: Ford Motor Company
Sector: Industrial

Ford Motor Company launched a national Go Green Sustainability Program that has helped identify 27% savings opportunities in participating Ford dealerships and resulted in $33,000 annual savings.

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Partner: General Electric
Sector: Industrial

GE incorporated energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent into energy leadership roles. Since its launch, staff have identified 572 energy projects totaling $6.4 million in savings

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Partner: General Motors
Sector: Industrial

GM’s creation of an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) model helped double the amount of money directed towards energy conservation from $40 million to $80 million.

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Partner: HARBEC
Sector: Industrial

HARBEC captures economic and environmental benefits by adopting a new finance method that evaluates potential projects over the entire course of their expected lives.

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Partner: Legrand
Sector: Industrial

Legrand overcame a lack of energy use data by installing submeters and energy dashboards to track and communicate facility-wide energy use, driving organization change the pursuit of energy efficiency opportunities.

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Partner: Saint-Gobain Corporation
Sector: Industrial

Saint-Gobain appoints an employee energy champion at every plant to provide energy efficiency leadership, coordination, oversight, and recognition.

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Partner: Schneider Electric
Sector: Industrial

Schneider Electric employs a predictive modeling technique that adjusts baseline energy use to control for factors that impact energy consumption such as production and weather changes.

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Partner: United Technologies Corporation
Sector: Industrial

To help meet ambitious water-saving goals, UTC developed comprehensive internal guidance that details the company's global water scarcity assessment, best practices in managing water efficiency at individual sites, and water saving case studies.

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Partner: Arlington County, VA
Sector: Local Government

Arlington County established a climate action program, now called the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy, to raise the profile of energy awareness across county activities. The county is saving approximately $1 million per year in avoided costs through electricity, natural gas, and water upgrades.

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Partner: Atlanta, GA
Sector: Local Government

The City of Atlanta leveraged a public–private partnership to create the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, which provides access to project financing, free building assessments, education and training, and public recognition. By 2020, the project aims to reduce energy and water consumption in 40 million square feet of buildings by at least 20%.

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Partner: Beaverton, OR
Sector: Local Government

With the help of Energy Trust of Oregon, the City of Beaverton participated in a three-year real time energy monitoring program that provided consistent and transparent building performance data. This allowed the city to identify low- and no-cost recommendations that have led to energy savings of up to 23%.

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Partner: Cleveland, OH
Sector: Local Government

Cleveland, OH's municipal action plan enabled the city to accelerate its sustainability efforts in a more coordinated and impactful manner, and is expected to result in a 20% annual utility savings by 2030.

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Partner: District of Columbia
Sector: Local Government

Washington, D.C. took a multi-pronged approach to achieve the city's energy reduction goals with its community-wide planning initiative, legislation, and public-private partnerships.

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Partner: El Paso, TX
Sector: Local Government

El Paso, TX launched a Library Energy Challenge to engage city employees and residents in energy efficiency and conservation; it was such a success that the city applied the model to other departments.

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Partner: Fort Worth, TX
Sector: Local Government

The Fort Worth Better Buildings Challenge was launched in 2012, a public-private partnership to facilitate energy and water improvements in commercial buildings as well as city facilities.

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Sector: Local Government

Gillette, WY’s inventory and tracking tool helps the city better manage the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment, proactively prepare for associated capital needs, and reduce the perception of risk to invest in more efficient equipment.

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Partner: Hillsboro, OR
Sector: Local Government

The City of Hillsboro (OR), which plans to reduce municipal facility energy use by 60% by 2030, overcame inconsistent access to capital for efficiency projects by setting up a Sustainability Revolving Fund that has achieved an estimated $24,000 in annual cost savings.

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