At a Glance


Financial Services and Insurance

Project Type

Commercial Energy Efficiency




Pittsburgh, PA


Amber Sprague made use of existing opportunities at PNC to deliver energy savings of over 22 million kWh/year.


Amber Sprague spent her summer as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow at in Pittsburgh at The PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), the 7th largest bank in the United States. While PNC already has more newly constructed LEED® certified buildings than any company in the world, they were interested in securing additional energy savings.


Sprague was able to identify two extremely attractive energy efficiency opportunities: maximizing the energy efficiency settings of their MFD’s (multi-functional devices) and activating the power management policies on their computers.

Potential Impact

By taking advantage of the technology that PNC already has available, which also means no further capital investment would be needed, PNC could save over 22 million kWh annually. This translates into an annual reduction of approximately $2.3 million dollars in utility expenses and 16,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

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