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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This report t reviews the importance of energy effi ciency within business today and executive attitudes towards this issue.
A study by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) finds that environmental and sustainability (E&S) employee education and engagement initiatives help companies achieve a range of business objectives from attracting and retaining employees to boosting the bottom line.
The report details 10 best practices for encouraging employee engagement on company sustainability projects. Link to the Green Impact blog
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.
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.
This informational site from Energy Star discusses options on how companies can improve energy efficiency in their 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.
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).
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.

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