Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

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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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 18, 2017

Corporate guide to moving beyond RECs to accelerate your commitment to additionality

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 1/17/2017
Source: EDF Renewable Energy
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This white paper, presented by EDF Renewable Energy, is intended to serve as a primer for corporate energy buyers that are looking to achieve additionality with their renewable energy purchases.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 16, 2017

Rankings: Corporate clean energy procurement index

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/10/2017
Source: Retail Industry Leaders Association, Information Technology Industry Council, Clean Edge
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This report from the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Information Technology Industry Council and Clean Edge ranks all 50 U.S. states on the ease with which American corporations can procure domestic renewable energy.
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January 9, 2017

Outdoor lighting challenges and solution pathways

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 3/1/2016
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

This report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative outlines solutions to overcoming challenges related to outdoor lighting retrofits.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 6, 2017

Fact sheet: Defining the greenhouse gas benefits of renewable energy purchases

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 11/30/2016
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This fact sheet from the Center for Resource Solutions offers guidance on communicating the benefits of renewable energy purchases.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 13, 2016

Webinar: The $80B energy savings opportunity for commercial and industrial energy users

Type: Webinar
Date Published: 12/16/2016
Source: Edison Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This webinar, sponsored by Edison Energy, examines how it is that commercial and industrial organizations in the U.S. spend an estimated $260 billion on electricity and natural gas every year, and the potential to reduce that amount by up to $80 billion.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 12, 2016

The $80B energy savings opportunity for commercial and industrial organizations

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/13/2016
Source: Edison Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This white paper, presented by Edison Energy, addresses the $260 billion that commercial and industrial organizations spend on electricity and natural gas every year, and the opportunities for large energy users to reduce their spending.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 12, 2016

Google: Achieving 100% renewable energy purchasing goal and going beyond

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/6/2016
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This white paper describes Google's path to achieving 100% renewable energy, discusses lessons learned and details the role of energy efficiency in getting there. It also outlines how the company will continue our efforts to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.
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