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Sourcing Renewables  -  April 10, 2017

Proactively managing risks to accomplish your long-term energy goals using renewable PPAs

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 4/10/2017
Author: By Renewable Choice Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This white paper, presented by Renewable Choice Energy, outlines how long-term renewable energy contracts, if correctly executed, can help commercial and industrial organizations mitigate risks within their businesses.
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Energy Efficiency  -  March 24, 2017

Industrial recommissioning: Not just a tune-up

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 2/1/2017
Source: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This report from the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project reviews features of six existing industrial recommissioning programs offered by utilities and provides a set of recommendations for successfully implementing a new program that saves energy and money.
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Finance  -  March 1, 2017

Implementation model: The adidas green energy fund

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 3/1/2016
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Finance

This implementation model, created by the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, details the adidas Group's road to developing an internal green energy fund.
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Solar  -  February 27, 2017

Case study: Zwilling offsets load with rooftop solar

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 2/24/2017
Source: EnterSolar
Primary Topic: Solar

This case study, presented by EnterSolar, details how Zwilling - one of the world's oldest producers of kitchen knives, scissors, cookware and flatware - is using rooftop solar to offset 100% of the electric load at its Pleasantville, N.Y
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 14, 2017

Data center metering and resource guide

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 2/1/2017
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This guide from the U.S. DOE intends to help data center owners and operators implement a metering system that allows their organizations to gather the necessary data for effective decision making and energy efficiency improvements.
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Solar  -  February 13, 2017

Case study: Long Island warehouse goes solar

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 2/13/2017
Source: EnterSolar
Primary Topic: Solar

This case study, presented by EnterSolar, offers insight into a 1,560 kW rooftop solar system designed and installed for New York beer distributor Clare Rose Inc.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 1, 2017

Webinar: Reinventing renewable energy procurement for C&I companies

Type: Webinar
Date Published: 1/31/2017
Source: Altenex
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This webinar, sponsored by Altenex, explores current renewable energy purchasing options for commercial and industrial companies and digs into how Iron Mountain has implemented a multi-element renewables portfolio.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 1, 2017

A common definition for zero energy buildings

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 9/1/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This document from the U.S. Department of Energy describes a commonly agreed upon definition of zero energy buildings with supporting nomenclature and measurement guidelines to facilitate their use, and sets a bar for denoting a zero energy buildings
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 31, 2017

Building performance that pays: Insights from the 1st IREM energy efficiency survey

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/25/2017
Source: Institute of Real Estate Management, Institute for Market Transformation
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This report from the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Institute for Market Transformation outlines the results of a survey covering issues around energy efficiency and finance, including impacts to building owners' bottom line and barriers to investment.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 30, 2017

Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles: Increasing access to renewable energy

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 1/25/2017
Source: World Wildlife Fund & World Resources Institute
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

These principles, updated in January 2017 and supported by more than 65 U.S. corporations, frame the challenges faced by and the common needs of large renewable energy buyers.
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