Sept. 24, 2012
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C2ES Releases Case Studies of Federal Agencies Using Information and Communications Technologies to Meet Sustainability Goals
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions issued a new report today presenting eight case studies of federal agencies using information and communication technologies to meet the twin challenges of cutting costs and advancing sustainability goals.
The report, Leading by Example: Using Information and Communication Technologies to Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals,  was funded by the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign  (DESSC). Its findings will be discussed by C2ES Senior Adviser Stephen Seidel at two sessions at the 2012 GreenGov Symposium on Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
The case studies document how the use of smarter technologies enable agencies to use less energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time cutting costs and enhancing productivity.
“As the nation’s largest landlord, fleet operator, and purchaser of goods and services, the federal government has both the opportunity and responsibility to lead by example in moving our nation in a more sustainable direction,” said C2ES President Eileen Claussen.
Among the examples in the report:
Among the lessons that can be drawn from the case studies is the importance of setting clear, measurable goals and tracking progress toward success.
The eight case studies in the report are:
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.