Climate Corps Champions Energy Efficiency

Together with partner Net Impact, EDF's Climate Corps program embeds talented MBA students from top-ranking business schools in leading companies to make the business case for energy efficiency investments in office buildings and data centers.

The program just completed its second year.  Overall, the 2009 class of Climate Corps fellows uncovered efficiencies in lighting, computer equipment and heating and cooling systems that could:

  • Save more than $54 million in net operational costs over the lifetime of the projects;
  • Cut the equivalent of 160 million kilowatt hours of energy use annually—enough to power 14,000 homes;
  • Avoid 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year— equivalent to taking more than 12,000 SUVs off the road.

These astounding outcomes were achieved by keeping an eye on no-cost or low-cost solutions that can provide the largest savings.

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