Energy Efficiency CSR News

Sustainable Site Energy Solutions: Ten Things You Can Do Now for Big Impact

by Jeff Wegner, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Mechanical Engineer
Blog

While sustainable site energy solutions are not a new thing, their economical payback has improved considerably with increased technological strides and available incentives.

Advanced technology clients are increasingly interested in three major site components:

  • Increase their site utility resiliency/reliability/redundancy
  • Lower their carbon footprint
  • Improve their bottom line

Here are 10 sustainable site energy solutions you can implement today or plan for tomorrow.

Green Mountain Energy Customers Avoid 9.3 Billion Pounds of Carbon Dioxide in 2019

The Annual Impact Number is the equivalent of removing nearly one million cars from roadways
Press Release

HOUSTON, April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ With Earth day approaching, Green Mountain Energy announced today the impact that its customers are making on the environment. In 2019 alone, Green Mountain Energy customers prevented more than 9.3 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) by choosing cleaner electricity and carbon offset products. For perspective, this is equivalent to removing nearly one million cars from roadways or turning lights off in 11.9 million households for a year.

Merck earns 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

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Merck received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Merck has been named a Partner of the Year for 15 years in a row, and in Sustained Excellence for 13 years.

Companies receiving the award were selected for demonstrating how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.

General Motors Earns 2020 Energy Star® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award

Press Release

DETROIT, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.

Pentair Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Pentair Energy Efficient Pool Pumps Have Helped Prevent the Release of 17.1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide Since 2007
Press Release

LONDON, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) is proud to announce it received the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This honor marks the seventh year that Pentair has garnered recognition for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

EPA Names LG Electronics 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics has been named 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Sustained Excellence award recognizes LG’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through high-performing, energy efficient products loved by millions of consumers across the country.

Schneider Electric is Supporting #EarthHour

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A short note on Earth Hour like this: In 2019, millions of people came together to support #EarthHour. But in light of the unprecedented challenges facing the world, #EarthHour2020 is going digital. How can you show your support for positive climate impact in a fun, creative and digital way? 

Learn more about other sustaianblity initatives from Schneider Electric

U.S. Energy Efficiency Rebates & Incentives Update 2020 From Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric helps organizations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency incentives. Each month our experts compile important news and notes. Here are your September rebates and incentives from around the U.S.

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Schneider Electric helps organizations identify, qualify, pursue and obtain energy efficiency incentives. Each month our experts compile important news and notes. Here are your September rebates and incentives from around the U.S.

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

Article

Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

Blog

The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

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