Internal Operations

Many companies have made great strides in increasing energy efficiency in their internal operations through improved manufacturing processes, increased use of combined heat and power, and better data tracking and management. These efficiency improvements can often result in significant cost and greenhouse gas savings.

The resources below include presentations, reports and news on energy efficiency improvements that apply to internal operations, as well as links to other organizations and web sites working on this issue.

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Companies including Air Products, Citi, Deere and Co., Exelon, and United Technologies presented on their strategies to reduce energy use in their internal operations and facilities.
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.
This report examines potential savings from applying industrial energy efficiency practices, and also looks at successful business strategies to increase deployment of these practices.
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).
This informational site from Energy Star discusses options on how companies can improve energy efficiency in their internal operations.
This report presents research on best practices in corporate employee engagement that focuses on improving environmental and sustainability business processes, and discusses challenges faced by companies working on this issue.
Companies are relocating data centers to colder locations in an effort to decrease the high energy consumption levels of their servers.
This report highlights energy efficiency opportunities for the industrial sector. Over 30 industry-sector energy efficiency programs were analyzed, and the report presents emerging trends of successful programs, such as self-direct programs and industrial partnerships.
Companies are developing energy conservation strategies in offices and datacenters through a combination of energy efficient technologies and improved energy management programs.
Using LEED standards as a guideline, Marriott International is decreasing design time and construction expenses while developing a hotel prototype that also significantly reduces water and energy consumption.
Eating right, exercising regularly, flossing -- we know we should be doing these things every day but they're just not that exciting. For many businesses, energy efficiency feels the same – it's clearly a good idea, but somehow it always falls to the bottom of the corporate "to do" list.
Jan. 30--PENROSE -- Holcim's Portland cement plant is the first in the United States to use solar panels to help provide power to the plant, company officials say.
The report details 10 best practices for encouraging employee engagement on company sustainability projects. Link to the Green Impact blog
Technology Business Research’s (TBR) quarterly report highlights different sustainability strategies at three major global companies: Dell, CSC and Cisco. The analysis covers Dell’s product design and manufacturing strategy, CSC’s scorecard for managing stakeholder expectations and Cisco’s plan to virtualize “green” IT.
Capturing and analyzing energy efficiency-metrics in data centers can improve business management decisions in several areas, particularly as computing and storage requirements grow, coupled with rising electricity costs, according to a report from Info-Tech.

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