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Energy Efficiency  -  July 16, 2019

Rite Aid highlights energy efficiency in first CSR report

Rite Aid announced it has installed LED lighting in nearly 20% of their stores and plans to add another 200 per year going forward. These installations have decreased annual electric consumption by 18 million kWh.
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July 15, 2019

UDR announces target with 1st CR report

UDR, Inc. has set initial targets to reduce energy consumption by 15% between 2015 and 2025, procure 10% of common area electricity through renewable energy sources by 2025, and reduce water consumption intensity by 10% between 2015 and 2025.
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Energy Storage  -  July 13, 2019

Weekend reads: RE storage goes Rube Goldberg; Major fleets go green

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 12, 2019 - By Cliff Majersik, IMT

Washington Blazes a Trail for State Action on Energy Efficiency

Washington State recently became the first state to adopt an existing building performance standard, putting it at the forefront of all states in addressing energy efficiency in buildings. In this column from the Institute for Market Transformation, Executive Director Cliff Majersik shows how Washington is blazing a trail that other states are likely to follow.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 11, 2019

Kimberly-Clark doubles down on GHG reduction target

After meeting its GHG reduction goal four years ahead of schedule by posting a reduction of 27% vs. a 2005 baseline, Kimberly-Clark announced it will double the target from the original 20% goal to a 40% reduction by 2022.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 11, 2019

NYC expands EV charging for municipal fleet

The City of New York has received delivery of a $3.3 million, 50-unit purchase of EV ARC™ units, which will provide charging to electric vehicles across multiple departments including city police, fire, and other essential city services.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 10, 2019

Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree Tool

High-performance outdoor lighting technologies are proving to be a cost-effective energy savings measure. Better Buildings presents the Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree tool to share successful approaches taken by cities, states, and regional groups.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 10, 2019

AvalonBay posts LED retrofit savings

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. achieved a $2.3 million savings in annual energy costs from LED lighting retrofits, 6 LEED-certified new development communities and 34 LEED or Energy Star certifications in process as of year-end 2018. AvalonBay has completed 30 LED lighting retrofit projects and plans to finish 32 more in 2019 for a total of more than 165 LED retrofits by the end of the year, reaching 63% of its portfolio. 
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GHG Emissions  -  July 10, 2019

Amtrak engineers 17% GHG reduction

Amtrak reached a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 17% in 2018 over a 2010 baseline, including a 1.75% reduction from 2017 to 2018. The decline was attributed to the reduction of train fuel use and of electricity consumption in traction power and at Amtrak facilities.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 9, 2019

Hess continues towards targets

Hess Corporation is on track to meet its 2020 targets to decrease flaring and greenhouse gas emission intensities from operated assets by 50% and 25%, respectively, from 2014 levels. The company achieved a 17% decline in GHG emissions intensity in 2018 compared to 2014.
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