External Resources

This page highlights notable resources on corporate energy efficiency strategies. Filter by initiative or click on the title to go directly to the resource. These represent the work of companies, investment firms and other non-governmental organizations and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center.

Products & Services

Products & Services

This report examines trends in consumer behavior and analyses characteristics of “green shoppers” – including distribution across age, education levels and income ranges.

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

This report identifies opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in logistics and transport, and assesses the feasibility and abatement potential of commercially available technologies.

Supply Chain

This report proposes that companies that optimize their supply chain processes can reduce overall carbon emissions and strengthen their brand image.

Supply Chain

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an investor-driven initiative to collect information about greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation strategies from large, multi-national corporations. In 2007, CDP investors launched CDP Supply Chain to help large companies identify opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from external operations, with results from 2008 presented in this report.

Supply Chain

This report identifies best practices in green supply chain initiatives, and highlights key issues such as senior leadership, supplier self assessments and site visits as steps to successful supply chain.

Internal Operations

Internal Operations

This report explores energy efficiency in manufacturing processes, both as a means to enhance financial performance, but also for secondary benefits (such as reduced investment risk and development of business opportunities).

Internal Operations

This report examines potential savings from applying industrial energy efficiency practices, and also looks at successful business strategies to increase deployment of these practices.

Internal Operations

This report examines specific industrial sector energy efficiency initiatives, especially those that do not apply to other sectors such as commercial or residential. Among other findings, the report notes that increases in transportation costs are leading to a return of manufacturing to the United States.

Buildings

Buildings

This report is an integrated assessment of various LEED standards, taking into consideration factors such as energy, water and indoor environmental impacts.

Buildings

This report models the cost of inaction on energy issues, and highlights measures that can reduce energy consumption in buildings, such as building energy codes, labeling and reporting mechanisms, and investment subsidies.

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