Business Must Take Leadership Role in Clean Energy for a Thriving Economy, Says EDF

Business Must Take Leadership Role in Clean Energy for a Thriving Economy, Says EDF

Businesses must take a strong leadership role in terms of clean energy and climate change in order to advance a thriving economy, wrote Tom Murray, VP of EDF+Business in Forbes yesterday. Murray says that a thriving economy actually depends on a thriving environment, and that … Read more…

Supreme Court to Review Demand Response Decision

Supreme Court to Review Demand Response Decision

The US Supreme Court announced it will review a May 2014 decision by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals invalidating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order 745, Demand Response Compensation in Organized Wholesale Energy Markets. Demand response is a voluntary energy conservation tool that … Read more…

Building Energy Case Study: Urban Innovations, Chicago

Urban Innovations found $70,000 in annual cost savings and over $72,000 in immediate rebates working with EDF Climate Corps.

Urban Innovations, like many Class B building operators, has a diverse portfolio of properties. By tracking which buildings offered the most immediate opportunities for energy savings, the company made strategic choices to upgrade equipment in some properties as part of regular maintenance and repair, while completely redeveloping other properties. As a result, Urban Innovations has reduced energy use annually by 990,000 kWh of electricity, saving $70,000 a year.

Building Energy Case Study: 77 West Wacker, Chicago

With the help of EDF Climate Corps, the facilities team at 77 West Wacker in Chicago cut its energy costs by almost 50 percent.

As a Class A building, 77 West Wacker has 50 floors, 16 tenants and 959,258 square feet of rentable space. With its all-electric infrastructure, JLL business and operational leaders partnered to identify where energy savings could be generated. By driving transparency into the data, customizing the building’s automation system, and engaging tenants on energy use, JLL reduced its annual energy use by 2 million kWh and decreased its electrical expenses by 47 percent.

JLL, Urban Innovations Save 3M kWh at Chicago Buildings

JLL, Urban Innovations Save 3M kWh at Chicago Buildings

Two major commercial building operators – JLL and Urban Innovations – have together reduced energy usage by nearly 3 million kWh annually in Chicago, moving forward the effort to reach the City’s Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative’s stated goal of reducing commercial energy use in … Read more…

EDF Climate Corps Announces China Debut

EDF Climate Corps Announces China Debut

Environmental Defense Fund‘s Climate Corps energy efficiency fellowship has announced its expansion to China. The innovative fellowship program places energy problem-solvers from the nation’s top graduate programs into businesses, cities and other organizations in the US and now China, to save energy, reduce emissions and cut costs. … Read more…

USGBC, EDF Want Commercial Buildings Enrolled in Demand Response

USGBC, EDF Want Commercial Buildings Enrolled in Demand Response

A demand response partnership between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) reports that 133 LEED-certified buildings, representing 51 million square feet, have either enrolled in the partnership’s program, are evaluating enrollment, or have been determined to be demand response … Read more…

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