EDF Climate Corps: A Focus On Chicago
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is working in Chicago to accelerate energy performance in buildings, helping to facilitate a tipping point in the Chicago marketplace. Our EDF Climate Corps team is descending on Chicago to prove that when a concentrated coalition of buildings implements best energy management protocols – large scale business and environmental ROI follows.
Our goal is to complement Retrofit Chicago – the city’s premier initiative to help buildings reduce their energy use by 20% over 5 years - by providing hands-on support to help building owners and operators sustain their commitments and get access to advanced energy markets.By recruiting 50 or more buildings to participate in the EDF Climate Corps program and implementing five pilot projects with a laser focus on innovative energy management strategies available in the Chicago area, we will help building owners and operators meet and sustain their commitments to energy efficiency and facilitate innovative access to advanced energy management and markets.
Join the EDF Climate Corps Network
Host an EDF Climate Corps Fellow in the Summer of 2014
EDF Climate Corps offers customized engagements, with top grad students hand-picked to meet the specific needs of your organization. Over the summer, our fellows develop concrete, actionable plans that accelerate your organization’s energy management programs. Your investment is only $15,000. Your ROI goes well beyond that.
Participate in a Chicago Buildings Peer Learning Network starting Fall 2013
Comprised of Building Engineers, Energy Managers and Financial Decision Makers, this network will provide an opportunity to interact with peers in the industry and accelerate the adoption of best practices, develop strategies to overcome obstacles to energy management and raising the bar for the vendor community.
Work with on-the-ground EDF staff right now to help you assess:
- Where you are: Energy Management Assessment
- Where you are going: Goal and Target Setting
- How we can help you get there: Strategic Planning
- How to Prove, Document and Showcase your results