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Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services
Building Energy Efficiency
Sarah Meyers spent her summer as an EDF Climate Corps fellow at software company CA Technologies in Framingham, MA. She was able to identify energy efficiency projects within the framework of employee engagement efforts. Meyers found that if CA Technologies were to install occupancies sensors in all kitchenettes, bathrooms, copy rooms and the gym, the company could cut its electricity usage by more than 30,000 kwh and avoid 11.3 tons of GHG emissions per year. This could translate into savings of approximately $21,000 over 10 years.
In addition, Meyers provided the company with benchmark data and potential metrics to determine success of non-traditional energy projects, particularly related to employee engagement, the implementation of green teams and recycling.