Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 18, 2017

Power Forward 3.0: How the largest companies are capturing business value & addressing climate change

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 4/25/2017
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

The third edition of this report from Ceres, the World Wildlife Fund, Calvert Research and Management and CDP features breakout case studies on how some of the largest U.S. companies, including Facebook, IBM, Praxair and Target, are steadily increasing their clean energy and energy efficiency efforts while improving their bottom lines. 
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May 16, 2017

DOE Better Buildings 2017 progress report: Successful strategies driving innovation and results

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 5/16/2017
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

This report, released May 16 at the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Summit in Washington, D.C., details the efforts of leading organizations to reduce energy and water waste and modernize the nation's buildings and industrial facilities.
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Demand Management  -  May 9, 2017

Stanford's 4th generation district energy system

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 5/9/2017
Source: Johnson Controls
Primary Topic: Demand Management

This profile, presented by Johnson Controls, goes behind the scenes on the development and deployment of a new central energy facility at Stanford University that is expected to save the campus $420 million in operational costs.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 8, 2017

Case study: CKE Restaurants' defrost controller pilot

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 5/2/2016
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This case study from the U.S. Department of Energy explores CKE Restaurants' field test of an advanced demand defrost control system for walk-in coolers and freezers in their Carl's Jr. restaurants.
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May 4, 2017

Green bonds: A primer for energy project financing

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 12/1/2016
Source: Institute for Market Transformation

This report highlights the benefits and downsides of green bonds, a type of debt used to fund projects yielding environmental benefits, and offers an overview of recent issuances from U.S. corporations.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 3, 2017

CBRE's multisite HVAC rejuvenation saves $1.6M

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 5/3/2017
Source: ECM Holding Group
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This case study, presented by ECM, showcases a multisite HVAC rejuvenation process done across a portfolio of CBRE commercial real estate properties in five U.S. states, Canada and India.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 21, 2017

Thermo Fisher's path to savings, simple payback

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 4/20/2017
Source: ECM Holding Group
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This case study, presented by ECM, offers an overview of how the team helped Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) achieve its corporate mandate to improve energy conservation efforts across its global footprint.
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Energy Efficiency  -  April 20, 2017

Implementation model: Best Buy's retail load analysis

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 4/1/2017
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This implementation model, created by the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, details an analysis conducted by Best Buy across its stores to understand the load's current energy use that helped identify $3 million in energy savings opportunities.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 18, 2017

The role of RECs, additionality in green power markets

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 4/18/2017
Source: Renewable Choice Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This white paper, presented by Renewable Choice Energy, examines the spectrum of green power options, and specifically discusses how commercial and industrial buyers can realize the benefits of clean power purchasing.
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Solar  -  April 13, 2017

Pratt Industries goes solar on Staten Island

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 4/13/2017
Source: EnterSolar
Primary Topic: Solar

This case study, presented by EnterSolar, shares details about a rooftop solar installation at a facility owned by America's 5th largest corrugated packaging company that is generating 1,612,182 kWh per year.
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