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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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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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