The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellowship program, now in its eighth year, announced that the following organizations have already been confirmed to host 2015 EDF Climate Corps fellows who will help cut costs and carbon emissions through improved energy management:
Alamo Colleges, Avaya, Bentall Kennedy, Blue Shield of California, Boston Scientific Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, Dunkin’ Brands, New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Iron Mountain, JLL, Legrand, MP2 Energy, NJ TRANSIT, Pharmavite, Shorenstein Properties, Sustainable Jersey, Urban Innovations, US Army, Fort Bragg and Verizon Communications.
New York-based international communications consultancy Hill+Knowlton Strategies will host its first EDF Climate Corps fellow in 2015. New Jersey-based Verizon is hosting its fifth EDF Climate Corps fellow. Verizon has taken advantage of the diverse range of project types, including HVAC, data centers, chiller efficiency, renewables and the water-energy nexus.
EDF Climate Corps pairs fellows—top graduate students from the nation’s leading universities—with companies, cities, schools and public institutions to identify, measure and implement high-value ways to save energy. EDF Climate Corps has worked with more than 300 organizations since the program’s launch in 2008, finding an average of $1 million in energy savings for each participating organization. Collectively, the program has uncovered $1.4 billion in energy savings.
Many of the 2015 EDF Climate Corps host organizations are headquartered in states with the nation’s highest energy use, including California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Participating organizations benefit from EDF Climate Corps’ expertise in product distribution strategies, demand response, energy data analysis, project financing, renewables, greenhouse gas reporting, energy-efficiency opportunity assessments and employee engagement campaigns.
EDF Climate Corps is still accepting applications for organizations interested in achieving energy savings in 2015.