eBay - 2009
Cindy Chen spent her summer working at eBay in San Jose, CA, identifying opportunities to help eBay reach their 2012 commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 15% from their 2008 baseline. An MBA student from Berkeley, she analyzed the company's energy use, as well as the sources from which it was derived. As a result, she recommended a series of energy efficiency projects as well as offsetting the company's dependency on grid electricity with renewable sources.
Chen's analysis of eBay office facilities, which comprise approximately 34% of the company's total corporate footprint, identified low-hanging energy efficiency opportunities. For example, by simply eliminating individual mini-fridges and desk heaters, eBay could recognize immediate savings and reduce its energy consumption by more than 245,000 kWh, while avoiding approximately 60 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Where is she now?
Chen is now Portfolio Analyst at Skoll Foundation.
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By simply eliminating individual mini-fridges and desk heaters, eBay could recognize immediate savings and reduce its energy consumption by more than 245,000 kWh, while avoiding approximately 60 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
"The EDF Climate Corps program delivered 10 months of value in 10 weeks."
-- Bence Oliver, Senior Manager for Operational Sustainability, eBay