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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Exploring Energy Efficiency: A Multi-Sector Survey on Energy Efficiency Tracking Platforms

Title:
Exploring Energy Efficiency: A Multi-Sector Survey on Energy Efficiency Tracking Platforms

Abstract:
As inclusion of greater sustainability practices and operational policies to reduce energy use takes root in buildings and campuses across the country, there is a growing need to better track, manage, and share the results that these projects produce. Numerous platforms and tools exist to help organizations across all sectors accomplish these goals, but there is little information examining what users prioritize and what platforms provide them across different sectors. To that end, the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) sought to study how various organizations track their energy efficiency projects by conducting a multi-sector survey to assess the benefits and weaknesses of energy efficiency platforms. SEI developed this brief report to encourage stakeholders to evaluate their own institution's needs as well as compare against peers in their own field. By examining the five different sectors of healthcare, higher education, K-12 school systems, municipalities, and corporations, SEI sought to examine the overarching commonalities for organizations appearing to prioritize reducing energy use, reducing operational costs, and more closely aligning with institutional environmental and carbon reduction goals.

URL:
http://www.endowmentinstitute.org/app/uploads/2016/05/SEI-Multi-Sector-Survey-on-Energy-Efficiency-Tracking-Platforms1.pdf

Source:
Sustainable Endowments Institute

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2016

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