EDF Climate Corps Blog

  • Are Energy Managers Making Progress? Introducing a Tool to Help!

    Liz Delaney | February 11, 2015

    Energy management can be complicated, and the projects that organizations must tackle run the gamut: from small-scale lighting and HVAC upgrades to whole building retrofits, from baselining energy consumption to data analysis of enterprise-wide energy management systems...

  • The Ideal Package of Health, Wellness and Sustainability

    EDF Climate Corps fellow | February 10, 2015

    Waking up each morning, all of us (we hope) brush our teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Maybe we hop in the shower, use our shampoo, conditioner, body wash and afterwards slather on some lotion...

  • New Case Studies in Energy Management Show the Path from 'Why' to 'How'

    Victoria Mills | January 22, 2015

    Business leaders have long agreed on the “why” of environmental management: seeing the value in increased profits, reduced waste and a smaller carbon footprint. But the “how” has often been the stumbling block.

  • How EDF and Chicago are Leading the Way to Energy-Efficient Buildings

    Ellen Bell | January 12, 2015

    One degree Fahrenheit. Yes, that was Friday’s temperature in Chicago. But instead of thinking about jetting off to a sandy beach in the Caribbean, my thoughts instead turn to a more practical matter. As I look across the Chicago skyline, I wonder how many of these buildings have old, inefficient heating systems.

  • Untapped Incentives for Energy Efficiency Projects

    EDF Climate Corps fellow | December 16, 2014

    As an EDF Climate Corps fellow back in 2013, one task that was of particular interest to me was figuring out how to help my host organization fund, in whole or in part, its efficiency upgrades. In my research, the most unique funding source I found was the energy efficiency forward capacity market. 

  • EDF Climate Corps Continues to Drive Results for Private Equity firms

    EDF Staff | December 11, 2014

    The results are in. As my colleague Victoria Mills wrote recently, this year’s cohort of EDF Climate Corps fellows found $130 million in potential energy savings across 102 organizations. Among the engagements, 12 fellows worked with private equity firms and portfolio companies on a diversity of projects.

  • How to Create a Successful Environmental Employee Engagement Program

    Scott Wood | November 25, 2014

    “Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” This Chinese proverb, which appears in the Environmental Employee Engagement (EEE) Roadmap released yesterday by Net Impact, captures the underlying human behavior driving the need for employee engagement programming within organizations.

  • The Winners of the 2014 EDF Climate Corps Fellowship Awards

    Kate Hanley | November 13, 2014

    Two weeks ago, at the 5th Annual EDF Climate Corps Network Event, we celebrated the great work of all the fellows, participating organizations, alumni and partners to cut costs and emissions. We also recognized three outstanding fellows in our first ever Fellowship Awards.

  • Takeaways from the EDF Climate Corps Network Event

    Kelly Jones | November 5, 2014

    At the close of last week’s EDF Climate Corps Network Event, Jason Jay, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, asked everyone to take a few moments to think about our takeaways and jot down our action items coming out of the event. One of the next steps I wrote down for myself was to write a blog summarizing my perspective on the two day conference. 

  • Resource Review: Guide to Procurement of Flexible Peaking Capacity

    Ellen Shea | November 4, 2014

    I recently read a white paper by Chet Lyons of the Energy Strategies Group performing a cost-benefits analysis of utility companies purchasing battery storage systems vs. simple cycle gas-fired combustion turbines (CT). These CT systems are what are typically used to regulate peaking capacity. The article shows how storage systems can be a great solution for how utilities companies can keep up to date with the changing trends in energy in the US. 

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