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To promote energy-efficiency, 3M created a special pool of capital to fund cost-saving energy efficiency projects that provided positive returns, but otherwise failed to meet the company’s investment criteria.
Allegheny College's student-faculty research team predicts the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations.
Ascension dedicates an annual budget for energy efficiency upgrades at its hospitals to overcome the “first-cost” hurdle or insufficient access to capital.
Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds instead of capital budget.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation ramped-up energy and water efficiency in operating rooms through staff engagement, targeted calls to action, and resource tracking.
Forest City created an Energy and Sustainability Group and developed energy action plans and resources to gain approval from management.
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.
HEI devised an energy management tracking tool to overcome a lack of centralized information on energy and other key data at their hotel properties.
IHG developed a comprehensive online sustainability management system to manage hotel energy, water, and waste reduction efforts in a global, franchised business environment.
Kohl’s embedded members of the Finance Department into the Energy team to expedite communication of financial benefits and approval of energy efficiency projects.
Macy’s implemented a centralized real-time energy management system and weekly coordination calls with field staff to address energy issues.
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.
Prologis developed a multi-pronged approach that allows them to gain access to tenant utility data, including modification of lease language and coordination with utilities.
Shorenstein established a fellowship position that provides analytic and strategic support to accelerate energy efficiency investment and communicate the value of sustainable investments.
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.
Staples fulfillment center staff conducted Eco-Treasure Hunts, tracking down energy and water savings opportunities at target facilities.
Nuveen Real Estate introduced sustainability metrics to its existing property governance scorecard motivating third-party property managers to do more.
Transwestern adopted sustainability best practices and minimum standards for energy efficiency for all its office and industrial buildings.
This implementation model describes how The Tower Companies bolstered its standard lease agreement by including a green appendix with a 100% acceptance rate.
UPMC created an Energy Management and Engineering Department with a targeted skillset and a dedicated annual budget for energy efficiency improvements.
USAA developed a calculator to convert the results of energy efficiency upgrades into metrics that are meaningful for financial decision makers.
Wyndham developed a timeshare-focused green certification program driven by strict adherence to quality assurance as a formal process for improving energy efficiency and implementing sustainable practices.
Allegheny College's energy challenge engages the campus community in energy efficient behaviors, with savings going towards the purchase of solar panels.
UC Irvine's integrated “Smart Lab” program improves lab energy efficiency through an array of control and sensor technologies.
Delaware State utilized previously restricted state appropriations to create a revenue-neutral debt structure, allowing for large-scale bond financing of energy efficiency projects.
Michigan State created an Integrated Energy Planning Model to articulate the complex nature of energy use and associated impacts on utility costs, tuition, and other key metrics.
Poudre School District executed a strategic communications and outreach campaign illustrating the value of infrastructure and efficiency upgrade projects.
The University of Utah implemented an internal Green Revolving Fund (GRF) to allocate savings from current energy efficiency projects to invest in future energy efficiency projects.
U. Va. implemented an internal, cross-functional retro-commissioning team with a cost-recovery element akin to a revolving loan fund, so future projects can be paid for with metered savings from past and future projects.
3M's awards program increases employee engagement and sparks energy efficiency innovation.
Alcoa has established energy efficiency as one of the metrics influencing variable compensation of the company’s business leaders.
Cummins runs its Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Ford Motor Company launched a national Go Green Sustainability Program that has helped identify 27% savings opportunities in participating Ford dealerships.
GE incorporates energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent.
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.
HARBEC captures economic and environmental benefits by adopting a new finance method that evaluates potential projects over the entire course of their expected lives.
Legrand implemented a network of submeters, energy dashboards, and energy management tools to magnify energy consumption and catalyze energy efficiency opportunities.
Saint-Gobain appoints an employee energy champion at every plant to provide energy efficiency leadership, coordination, oversight, and recognition.
Schneider Electric uses an energy model to normalize baseline energy use and track energy savings resulting from improvement projects.
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 at individual sites, and water saving case studies.
Arlington County, VA's Initiative to Reduce Emissions program embeds consideration of energy use across county activities.
Atlanta, GA's citywide partnership program provides access to project financing, free building assessments, education and training, and public recognition.
Beaverton, OR used real time energy monitoring to more accurately identify, prioritize, and implement low and no cost energy savings measures (ESMs) at two city facilities.
Cleveland, OH's municipal action plan enabled the city to accelerate its sustainability efforts in a more coordinated and impactful manner.
The District of Columbia takes a multi-pronged approach to achieve the city's energy reduction goals with its community-wide planning initiative, legislation, and public-private partnerships.
El Paso, TX advanced energy efficiency by encouraging employee behavioral changes involving energy awareness and conservation.
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.
Gillette, WY's inventory and tracking tool helps the city better manage the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and proactively prepare for associated capital needs.
Hillsboro, OR established a Sustainability Revolving Fund (SRF) to tackle projects called out in the city’s Sustainability Plan.
Houston, TX leveraged an ongoing community outreach program to strengthen participant commitments to reduce energy consumption.