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Energy Procurement  -  July 5, 2016

Major Grocer Takes Scientific Approach to Creating Budget Certainty

Type: Article
Date Published: 7/1/2016
Source: Constellation
Primary Topic: Energy Procurement

In this two-page case study presented by Constellation, the team details the smart power purchasing strategy it helped create for Giant Eagle, a regional supermarket chain.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 5, 2016

Johnson Control's 2016 Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey Summary

Type: Presentation
Date Published: 6/23/2016
Source: Johnson Controls
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This power point from Johnson Controls details the results of the company's 2016 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which polled more than 1,200 facility and energy management executives across the U.S., Brazil, China, Germany and India.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  June 24, 2016

Creating Renewable Energy Opportunities

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 6/1/2016
Source: World Wildlife Fund, World Resources Institute, Edison Electric Institute
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

This report details a series of meetings between large corporate buyers and utilities in late 2015 and reviews existing utility-offered renewable energy products.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 26, 2016

Energy Manager Co-funding: You Can't Manage Without a Manager

Type: Article
Date Published: 1/1/2016
Source: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

This report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, or SWEEP, details a number of utility programs that provide funding to help industrial customers hire an on-site energy manager.
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Commercial  -  May 23, 2016

Top 10 Green Leasing Tips for Building Owners

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 5/23/2016
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance
Primary Topic: Commercial

This two-page report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance outlines best practices for landlords and tenants engaging in green projects.
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Energy Procurement  -  May 9, 2016

How Procurement Strategies Perform in Up and Down Energy Markets

Type: White Paper
Date Published: 5/9/2016
Source: Constellation
Primary Topic: Energy Procurement

This white paper by Constellation reveals findings of its study on how different energy procurement strategies would have performed over the past 10 years.
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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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