2010 Fellows and Results
In 2010, EDF placed specially-trained MBA students at 47 leading companies -- including Bloomberg, eBay, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Target, Verizon and Xerox -- to search out big energy savings.
2010 host companies welcomed 51 MBA students from top-ranked business schools including the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, Duke University, University of California at Berkeley, New York University and the University of Virginia, among many others.
With support and training from EDF, the fellows developed detailed energy-efficiency investment and implementation plans for each company to cut carbon pollution from facilities and equipment while boosting the bottom line.
- $350 million in potential net operational cost savings over the project lifetimes
- Potential reductions in energy use of 678 million kilowatt hours annually -- enough to power 60,000 homes per year
- Opportunities to avoid over 400,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually -- equivalent to taking more than 67,000 SUVs off the road per year
Verizon - Ryan Mallett
Ryan Mallett spent his summer dialing up energy savings at Verizon. During one of the hottest summers on record, Mallett evaluated the installation of a thermal ice storage system at Verizon’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. The investments Mallet recommended could save the company a total of $9.16 million over the project lifetimes, while avoiding over 8,700 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
HCA Healthcare - Nick Fassler
Nick Fassler evaluated hospital energy efficiency projects for HCA Inc in Nashville, Tennessee. Fassler found ways to reduce energy use from lighting by up to 30%, which if rolled out across HCA’s hospitals could save the company $7.8 million in annual electricity costs and cut 52,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
eBay - Megan Rast
At eBay's San Jose headquarters this summer, Megan Rast evaluated opportunities to save energy by installing power management software, lighting retrofits, and replacing older computers. The projects she recommended could save more than $1.5 million over their lifetimes, and avoid over 4,800 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Complete 2010 Results
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“The research and interviews that our EDF Climate Corps fellow conducted were instrumental in finalizing our climate adaptation plan.”
– Sarah Wu, Outreach and Policy Coordinator – City of Philadelphia
“Our EDF Climate Corps fellow was a bright, energetic and intelligent member of our team that's given us a shot of energy throughout the summer.”
– Adam Agalloco, Energy Conservation Coordinator – City of Philadelphia
“In researching and synthesizing best practices, our EDF Climate Corps fellow has very helpful in advancing the City’s adaptation work.”
– Alex Dews, Policy and Program Manager – City of Philadelphia