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.