EDF Climate Corps Blog: Corporate Energy Efficiency
EDF Climate Corps Proves its ROI for Private Equity Firms
Scott Wood | July 9, 2015
As summer officially gets underway, the 2015 EDF Climate Corps fellows are already off to the races seeking out energy and cost-saving opportunities for some of the world’s largest companies and organizations. Among those participating, we are pleased to place 13 fellows with private equity firms and their portfolio companies...
The Business Case for Hiring an Energy Manager
Jacob Robinson | April 23, 2015
Here’s a provocative thought: energy managers are worth more than their weight in gold.
Award-Winning Companies Find Value in EDF Climate Corps
Victoria Mills | April 16, 2015
EDF congratulates the winners of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards, recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.
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.
My Sleepover at The Mart
EDF Climate Corps fellow | September 11, 2014
How does one maintain a facility of 4.2 million square feet, with five acres of roofs, that is two city blocks long and has 375 tenants? And, how does a building built in 1930 (also the largest building in the world at that time) compete with current technological innovations and new energy conservation trends? The answer lies in having accurate data, which can be a challenge considering the sheer size and age of this particular building.
Changing Light Bulbs Can Mean a Wealth of Energy Savings
EDF Climate Corps fellow | September 4, 2014
A few months ago, I traveled halfway across the world from the bright, hot tropical beaches of south-east Asia into a gloomy, chilly Chicago summer to begin my journey as an EDF Climate Corps fellow. A week before I started at Associated Materials, a thunderstorm flooded the entire ground floor of the corporate office, and the place needed to be completely restored.
LED Lighting: Have You Made the Switch?
Chris Riso | April 28, 2014
One trend we’ve observed at Environmental Defense Fund has been the growing popularity of LED lighting. Each year, upgrades utilizing LED technology represent more and more of the lighting retrofits fellows evaluate.
Sharing 6 Energy Saving Tips from Twitter
Kelly Jones | February 6, 2014
Back in December, EDF Climate Corps led a twitter discussion around the energy-saving strategies organizations discovered in 2013. We’d like to share a few of the best energy-saving tips from the #EnergyUnwrapped discussion so that these can be more widely applied in 2014.
AT&T Celebrates Its 5th Year Participating in EDF Climate Corps
Guest Author | January 27, 2014
AT&T will be engaging with EDF for the fifth year in a row, because it’s that good.