Sourcing Renewables - May 10, 2019 - By Caitlin Marquis
Energy procurement and sustainability teams tasked with meeting corporate renewable energy targets are all too familiar with the fact that doing so is much easier in some states than in others. That means customers can wait for change – or work to make it happen. This column from the Advanced Energy Buyers Group offers a roadmap for action.
GHG Emissions - May 1, 2019 - By Ryan Martel
Climate change poses an urgent threat to the American economy. As this column from Ceres notes, companies across all sectors understand what is at stake and are already taking concrete steps to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy and ensure they remain competitive in the global economy.
April 16, 2019 - By Peyton Boswell
The U.S. solar industry is continuing to flourish with the help of the federal investment tax credit, otherwise known as the ITC. As this column from EnterSolar notes, this incentive has been a major part of solar project economics for the past decade, but changes are coming in 2020. Here is what you need to know about the ITC Step-Down, and how your company can maximize the monetary benefits of a solar project today.
GHG Emissions - April 15, 2019 - By Daniel Hill, EDF Climate Corps
Last year, Daniel Hill of EDF Climate Corps identified top corporate sustainability trends and revisited these trends six months later. Now he's repeating the process for 2019.
April 1, 2019 - By Better Buildings
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Alliance partner REI for the energy productivity advances made in its Arizona distribution center located in Goodyear, Arizona. The center has achieved an annual energy savings of 18% and annual cost savings of $170,000 from the baseline in the first two years of operation. The goal is to have the facility be net-zero energy. How was this accomplished?
Energy Efficiency - March 22, 2019 - By Sukhjinder Singh
Why is it that many C&I energy or facility managers who want to find simple answers from their data seemingly can’t? In this column,
Sukhjinder Singh of Pear.ai discusses how even hard-to-manage energy data can be tamed and optimized to provide the insights companies need to make informed energy decisions.
GHG Emissions - March 8, 2019 - By Daniel Hill, EDF Climate Corps
Recently, Iron Mountain publicly shared its approved Science-Based Target (SBT). This column from EDF Climate Corps explores the strategy Iron Mountain put in place to both determine and meet these targets.
March 6, 2019 - By Tim Porter, Urjanet
Despite the global explosion of cloud-based solutions and digital transformations across industries, many companies still rely on manual data entry to power their energy data collection programs. This column from Urjanet examines the costs of poor data quality, delayed information, and misused resources—and discusses steps towards a solution.
February 25, 2019 - By Mindy Lubber, Ceres
Many companies portray sustainability issues as good public relations — even as evidence is growing that they are material to strong financial performance. This column from Ceres shows that these failures to communicate the financial value of sustainability have real costs.
Energy Efficiency - February 13, 2019
Wendy's Smart Family of Designs 2.0 promotes energy efficiency while targeting significant savings in development costs. This column from Better Buildings shares efforts made by the energy team at Wendy's to provide coaching on understanding potential costs and potential return on investments from energy upgrades.