Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Energy Efficiency  -  March 1, 2016

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency 2000-2015

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 2/1/2016
Source: EPA ENERGY STAR
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This report reviews the origins, design and results of the Energy Star industrial program over the past fifteen years. As the report illustrates, energy efficiency is a cost-effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing sector.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 26, 2016

Better Buildings Alliance Winter 2016 Progress Update

Type: Article
Date Published: 2/26/2016
Source: US Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

Download the following Winter 2016 Progress Update for more information about the Better Building initiative's accomplishments and exciting growth.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 1, 2016

Conveyor Belt to Energy Savings: an adidas Case Study

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/5/2016
Source: Environmental Defense Fund
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

The adidas Group created a set of energy efficiency guidelines for new distribution center construction with help from the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 1, 2016

Power Forward 2.0: How American Companies Are Setting Clean Energy Targets and Capturing Greater Business Value

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/1/2014
Source: World Wildlife Fund
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

In this World Wildlife Fund report, the second in the Power Forward series, the organization expands on the analysis of clean energy and climate targets from the U.S. Fortune 100 to include the full U.S. Fortune 500.
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Regulation  -  February 1, 2016

Guidance: GHG accounting for renewable energy

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 1/9/2015
Author: By Todd Jones
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Regulation

This report from the Center for Resource Solutions contains guidance for accounting and reporting of renewable electricity-related emissions in North America.
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Energy Efficiency  -  January 21, 2016

Top 10 Energy Smart Tips for Existing Building Upgrades

Type: Article
Date Published: 1/21/2016
Source: Energy Resources Center
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This is a one-pager that identifies 10 general tips for increasing building energy efficiency.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 1, 2015

Solar Means Business 2015: Top U.S. Corporate Solar Users

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 12/1/2015
Source: Published by Solar Energy Industries Association on 12/01/2015
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

In this report, the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade association for solar energy and related businesses, highlights the growing list of companies choosing to go solar.
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Utilities  -  December 1, 2015

Utilities Increase Access to Energy Data to Help Commercial Customers Benchmark

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 12/1/2015
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Topic: Utilities

As energy benchmarking becomes standard practice in the commercial building industry, owners and managers of buildings are seeking to simplify the process of obtaining utility data.
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Energy Efficiency  -  November 2, 2015

Business Case for Proactive Rooftop Unit Replacement Strategy

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 11/2/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This document introduces the key elements to consider in making the business case for a proactive high-efficiency rooftop units, or RTU, replacement strategy.
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Demand Management  -  November 1, 2015

Primer on Organizational Use of Energy Management and Information Systems

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 11/1/2015
Author: By Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Source: US Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative
Primary Topic: Demand Management

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory digs into Energy Management and Information Systems, or EMIS, a broad family of tools and services used to manage building energy use.
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