Products & Services

Companies are improving the energy efficiency of their products and services to respond to consumer demands and competitive pressures. Some companies are rolling out entirely new business lines to help businesses and consumers better manage their energy use.

The resources below include presentations, reports and news related to energy efficiency in products and services, as well as links to other organizations and web sites working on this issue.

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Companies including DTE Energy, Johnson Controls, Toyota, and Whirlpool presented on their strategies to reduce energy use in their products and services operations.
This report examines trends in consumer behavior and analyses characteristics of “green shoppers” – including distribution across age, education levels and income ranges.
This report details sustainable design and delivery initiatives in the electronics industry, and highlights specific actions taken by companies including HP and Intel.
View a listing of various business-government and business-NGO partnerships designed to advance energy efficiency in supply chain operations.
Implementing energy saving measures in computers such as night shut-off has achieved both energy and financial savings.
Smart-grid technology has the potential to improve energy consumption and reduce costs for large companies. Some companies have already started benefiting from such technology.
Helpful information about energy-efficient retrofits, as well as a comparison of energy-efficiency tax credits and deductions.
An interactive feature that shows different energy-efficient products that are available to consumers, and also explains the corresponding tax-credits.
Residential energy efficiency programs are boosted by a novel combination of utility programs and improved data and energy management technology.
Reporting from Sacramento - When octogenarian Arthur H. Rosenfeld vacates his utilitarian office at the California Energy Commission this week, one of his final tasks might seem of little consequence: He'll turn off the lights.
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.
IBM has launched a new energy efficient data center that, in turn, lowers the carbon footprint of clients who use it for “cloud computing.”
ATLANTA, GA — Companies that meet United Parcel Service's new green standards for responsible packaging can ship their goods with a label attesting to that fact under an assessment program the carrier introduces today.
A decided majority of electricity customers would not sign up for demand management programs that allowed utilities to remotely control home appliances unless they could override the utilities' actions, according to a survey by Accenture, the global management consulting firm.
The best options for cost-effective data center retrofits that significantly reduce energy consumption include electrical equipment upgrades, server virtualization and cooling optimization, according to an article written by Coy Stine, director of Data Center Services for Bluestone Energy Services for Data Center Knowledge.

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