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Alameda’s Green Purchasing Program

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As part of Alameda County’s (California, USA) goal to achieve a minimum 15% reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions, the County’s Climate Executive Committee identified …
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Fort Collins Efficiency Works (Neighborhoods)

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In 2016, to increase the scale and comprehensiveness of energy efficiency and renewables projects needed to meet its Climate Action Plan in the home sector, Fort Collins created t…
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Energy Connect

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Kady Cowan, founder of Energy Connect, designed the program with a specific focus on engaging frontline facilities management staff, building operators, mechanics, and engineers i…
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Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods

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Based on a campaign run in Belgium in 2003, Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods was a program designed to allow neighborhoods to ‘bet’ with their municipalities that they could reduce e…
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Heat Loss Images, Norm Appeals Raise Impacts in Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat, a city in western Canada with a municipally owned utility, was interested in exploring how consumers would respond to receiving information on their home’s heat loss…
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Class 5 Energy

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Class 5 Energy was an approach to energy reduction developed in White Bear Lake Minnesota that was tested in two unique settings – a school and a healthcare facility. Using materi…
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Burlington’s Ice Rink Energy Competition

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The following case study explores how the City of Burlington’s Ice Rink Energy Competition employed a low cost, easily replicable approach to significantly reduce energy consumpti…
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Opower’s Home Energy Report, Minnesota

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In 2009, Opower, an energy information software company, partnered with a Minnesota utility company to provide residential customers of the utility company with customized home en…
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California’s Energy Conservation Competition

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Developed by the non-profit SEI, California’s Energy Conservation Competition aimed to change behaviors around lighting, plug-loads, and mechanical systems by working with teacher…
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Calgary’s Workshift

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WORKshift was a federally funded initiative that sought to accelerate the adoption of telework within the business community in Calgary. Working with chief officers and directors …

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