EDF Climate Corps Webinars Share the Wealth…of Energy Efficiency Learnings

Representatives from adidas Group and Genzyme Corporation shared insights into their energy efficiency initiatives during an Environmental Defense Fund webinar last Thursday.

The webinar, meant to introduce new companies to the idea of saving energy and money through the EDF Climate Corps program, was moderated by EDF Managing Director Victoria Mills.  Panelists included Elizabeth Turnbull, senior manager of Environmental Affairs at adidas Group, and Jeff Holmes, principal engineer at Genzyme Corporation. adidas and Genzyme have each hired three EDF Climate Corps fellows to advance energy management strategies over the past few years. Turnbull and Holmes discussed their experiences with the program, answered questions about how decisions are made regarding energy investments within their respective companies and how energy efficiency projects get implemented. In fact, Turnbull announced she was calling in from the company's Canadian headquarters, where she was implementing the energy efficiency projects mapped out by adidas's 2011 EDF Climate Corps fellow Paulina Orkisz.

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The next webinar will be February 3 (1pm EST to 2pm EST): Victoria Mills, managing director of EDF's Corporate Partnerships Program, will moderate the webinar. Featured speakers include Scott Tew, executive director of Ingersoll Rand's Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, and Brian Weldy, vice president of Engineering and Facilities Management at HCA.

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