Smart Energy Decisions Research Center

Commercial  -  August 23, 2016

Case study: Belk's 'seeing is believing' LED pilot

Type: Research Study
Date Published: 7/1/2016
Source: Retail Industry Leaders Association
Primary Topic: Commercial

This case study features the Southern department store Belk and a LED retrofit pilot program that led to a broader energy efficiency rollouts across the company, including a redesign of their entire lighting infrastructure.
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Energy Efficiency  -  July 25, 2016

Presentation: Financing for Energy and Sustainability

Type: Presentation
Date Published: 5/11/2016
Source: Retail Industry Leaders Association
Primary Topic: Energy Efficiency

For many energy managers, accessing capital for energy projects requires overcoming significant barriers; this presentation is one resource that can help get them over the hurdles.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 15, 2016

How Renewable Energy Certificates Make a Difference

Type: Article
Date Published: 3/7/2016
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

In this two-page primer, the Center for Resource Solutions explains the benefits and impact of renewable energy credits, or RECs.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 15, 2016

Additionality and Renewable Energy Certificates

Type: Article
Date Published: 3/7/2016
Source: Center for Resource Solutions
Primary Topic: Sourcing Renewables

In this fact sheet, the Center for Resource Solutions addresses the value of renewable energy credits claims and the concept of additionality, a term often used by corporations in markets for tradable greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
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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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