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Partner: 3M
Sector: Industrial

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.

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Partner: Allegheny College
Sector: Commercial, Education

Allegheny College's student-faculty research team predicts the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations.

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Partner: Ascension
Sector: Commercial

Ascension dedicates an annual budget for energy efficiency upgrades at its hospitals to overcome the “first-cost” hurdle or insufficient access to capital.

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Partner: Best Buy
Sector: Commercial

Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds instead of capital budget.

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Partner: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sector: Commercial

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

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Sector: Commercial

Forest City created an Energy and Sustainability Group and developed energy action plans and resources to gain approval from management.

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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.

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Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts
Sector: Commercial

HEI devised an energy management tracking tool to overcome a lack of centralized information on energy and other key data 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.

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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.

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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.

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Partner: Prologis
Sector: Commercial

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.

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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 Real Estate introduced sustainability metrics to its existing property governance scorecard motivating third-party property managers to do more.

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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.

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Partner: The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial

This implementation model describes how The Tower Companies bolstered its standard lease agreement by including a green appendix with a 100% acceptance rate.

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Partner: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sector: Commercial

UPMC created an Energy Management and Engineering Department with a targeted skillset and a dedicated annual budget for energy efficiency improvements.

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Partner: USAA Real Estate Company
Sector: Commercial

USAA developed a calculator to convert the results of energy efficiency upgrades into metrics that are meaningful for financial decision makers.

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Partner: Wyndham Destinations
Sector: Commercial

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.

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Partner: Allegheny College
Sector: Commercial, Education

Allegheny College's energy challenge engages the campus community in energy efficient behaviors, with savings going towards the purchase of 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.

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Partner: Delaware State University
Sector: Education

Delaware State utilized previously restricted state appropriations to create a revenue-neutral debt structure, allowing for large-scale bond financing of energy efficiency projects.

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Partner: Michigan State University
Sector: Education

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.

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Partner: Poudre School District, CO
Sector: Education

Poudre School District executed a strategic communications and outreach campaign illustrating the value of infrastructure and efficiency upgrade projects.

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Partner: University of Utah
Sector: Education

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.

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Partner: University of Virginia
Sector: Education

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.

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Partner: 3M
Sector: Industrial

3M's awards program increases employee engagement and sparks energy efficiency innovation.

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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 runs its Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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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.

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Partner: General Electric
Sector: Industrial

GE incorporates energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent.

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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 implemented a network of submeters, energy dashboards, and energy management tools to magnify energy consumption and catalyze 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 uses an energy model to normalize baseline energy use and track energy savings resulting from improvement projects.

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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 at individual sites, and water saving case studies.

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Partner: Arlington County, VA
Sector: Local Government

Arlington County, VA's Initiative to Reduce Emissions program embeds consideration of energy use across county activities.

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Partner: Atlanta, GA
Sector: Local Government

Atlanta, GA's citywide partnership program provides access to project financing, free building assessments, education and training, and public recognition.

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Partner: Beaverton, OR
Sector: Local Government

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.

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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.

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Partner: District of Columbia
Sector: Local Government

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.

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Partner: El Paso, TX
Sector: Local Government

El Paso, TX advanced energy efficiency by encouraging employee behavioral changes involving energy awareness and conservation.

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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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Partner: Gillette, WY
Sector: Local Government

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.

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Partner: Hillsboro, OR
Sector: Local Government

Hillsboro, OR established a Sustainability Revolving Fund (SRF) to tackle projects called out in the city’s Sustainability Plan.

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Partner: Houston, TX
Sector: Local Government

Houston, TX leveraged an ongoing community outreach program to strengthen participant commitments to reduce energy consumption.

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