Cross-Cutting

Many corporate energy strategies cut across different aspects of a company’s operations, and are not easily placed in any single category. These cross-cutting issues are addressed in the resources below, which include presentations, reports and news on cross-cutting energy efficiency strategies, as well as links to other organizations and web sites working on this issue.

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This report analyzes the impact of current investment in energy efficiency technology, and looks at the potential for increased investment and opportunities for increased energy efficiency technology deployment.
This report was developed from a scientific perspective, and looks at potential for increasing energy efficiency in the transportation and building sectors.
This report looks at different energy efficiency strategies that can be employed by Information and Communications Technology companies.
This report makes the case for collaborating on solutions for climate change, energy and water, making the case that the problems are naturally linked, and that solutions should also be connected.
This report examines the implications of market failures related to end-use of energy, specifically concerning energy efficiency investments.
This report includes calculations on the relationship between state GDP and electricity consumption, with the goal of identifying opportunities for increased energy efficiency and performance gaps.
This report offers best-practice advice on corporate energy efficiency, including on developing comprehensive metrics and reporting systems, and on making long-term investment decisions that incorporate climate change.
This new study finds that energy efficiency can be used to achieve a 23 percent reduction in US energy consumption by 2020.
This Energy Strategy site from Energy Star includes the Road Ahead report as a resource for engaging executives to think through the risks and benefits of corporate energy management.
Energy Star’s Energy Management Program Assessment Matrix is a tool that can be used to quickly assess energy management practices in an organization. This can be used by senior executives to direct activity, and by companies to annually reassess their progress with energy efficiency.
Climate Corps, an initiative by Environmental Defense Fund and Net Impact, embeds trained MBA students in companies to identify energy efficiency improvements that can cut costs and reduce emissions.
The World Economic Forum's report, "Energy Vision Update 2010: Towards a More Energy Efficient World" explores the importance of energy efficiency to meet the world’s energy demands. It discusses the role of investment-grade energy efficiency, consumer behaviour and technological innovation as key elements to develop an appropriate infrastructure for energy efficiency.
Alliance to Save Energy's report "Scaling-Up Energy Efficiency Programs: The Measurement Challenge," examines the issues and challenges facing evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) for energy efficiency programs. It calls for the development of consistent EM&V methodologies to enhance the accuracy, reliability and credibility of energy-savings measurement and program evaluation as well as increased stakeholder participation in the process.
Ernst & Young commissioned an independent research organization to survey 300 global executives across 16 countries and 18 industries on their responses to climate change issues in 2010. Seventy percent of respondents said they will increase the amount of money they commit to climate initiatives over the next two years, with most of the money targeted at energy efficiency enhancements.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) report showcases 10 large-scale behavior change programs that provide concrete evidence of energy savings. The programs cover industry, buildings and utilities and transportation sectors. The report describes some common program designs and how to align them with social science research.

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