Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Sourcing Renewables  -  June 23, 2017

Policies for enabling corporate sourcing of renewable energy internationally

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 5/1/2017
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This report from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory explores the policy and regulatory enabling environment for corporate sourcing of renewable energy.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 21, 2017

Case study: Akamai's journey to drive down emissions

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 6/20/2017
Source: 3Degrees
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This case study, presented by 3Degrees, goes behind the scenes of cloud delivery network services company Akamai's recent investment in an 80-MW wind farm and explores how the deal fits into Akamai's long-term approach to decarbonizing their operations.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 12, 2017

Case study: GM's road to 100% renewable energy

Type: Case Study
Date Published: 6/9/2017
Source: Edison Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This case study, presented by Edison Energy, powered by Altenex, dives into the approach General Motors Co. is taking to reach its ambitious goal of running its global operations on 100% renewable energy by 2050.
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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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Finance  -  May 4, 2017

Green bonds: A primer for energy project financing

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

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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