Energy Efficiency


G20 Communiqué calls for energy efficiency

ClimateWorks Australia, Market: Australia, Year:2014

The G20 Leaders Communiqué recognised the contribution that energy efficiency can make to this objective, stating that ?Improving energy efficiency is a cost-effective way to help address the rising demands of sustainable growth and development, as well as energy access and security. It reduces costs for businesses and households.’… Read more


A cheat sheet on lower oil prices

Scott Nyquist, McKinsey&Company, Market: Australia, Year:2015

Oil prices have plunged, helping consumers but worrying energy-reliant countries and companies. Here’s a cheat sheet on what’s happening and its implications… Read more


10 Questions to Ask About Electricity Tariffs + 10 Questions to Ask About Integrated Resources Planning

World Resources Institute. Market: Global, Year 2014

10 Questions to Ask About Electricity Tariffs and 10 Questions to Ask About Integrated Resources Planning aims to build the capacity of electricity sector stakeholders-government agencies, regulators, utilities, the private sector, civil society, and others -to design and participate in policy making and implementation processes.

IPCC AR5: Climate Change: Implications for Buildings

IPCC Market: Global, Year: 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. In 2010, the world’s buildings accounted for 34% of global final energy use and 24% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Global final energy use in buildings, and related emissions, could double or even triple by 2050. This briefing explores the challenges and opportunities climate change poses to the building sector.


The Energy Gold Rush – your toolkit for strategic energy management

AGL, Energetics and Envizi Market: Global, Year: 2014

If you need to source cheaper and more low carbon electricity for your organisation – or want to understand more about this increasingly critical part of the sustainability landscape – then this ebook will be very helpful.

Guide to Energy, Carbon and Sustainability Software

UL Environment, Inc Market: Global, Year: 2014

This guide by Groom Energy presents the main drivers for companies to invest in sustainability software. It describes the biggest challenges, identifies key software features to look for and offers recommendations for selecting sustainability software.

5 Keys to unlocking CFO’s Approval

Source: Noesis Energy Market: Global, Year:2014

 This eBook nails down the 5 best practices to implement into your project proposal process to get more projects approved. It shares 5 keys needed to make your project proposals more compelling and ultimately unlock CFO approval.

Case Study

2012 and 2013 UK Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

The Guardian Sustainable Business in the UK has some great case studies from their annual Sustainable Business Awards. Check out winners in Energy from 2012 and 2013.



The 3% Solution: Driving Profits Through Carbon Reduction

WWF and CDP. Market: USA, Year: 2013

Many of the world’s leading companies have made major strides in addressing climate change over the last decade. By establishing climate targets, they pushed themselves to look harder at energy waste and found money lying on their factory floors. These success stories have been celebrated, but far more needs to be done to avoid the dangerous and irreversible risks to society and businesses from climate change as global temperatures continue to rise.

This report helps U.S. businesses chart a new path forward. This path is tremendously profitable, practical and helps curb climate change and equally relevant for business around the world.


3 major energy trends to watch

Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute and GreenBiz. Market: Global, Year: 2013

Popular media and political chatter are abuzz with a cacophony of energy news and opinion. Amid the chaos, some orderly strands can be discerned. Here are three themes that merit attention – according to one of the world ?s most influential scientists, former policy maker and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute Amory Lovins.


Fortune Favours the Brave

Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2013

Fortune Favours the Brave details the opportunity for UK businesses to unlock around £100 billion a year in value from new innovation opportunities that address social and environmental challenges.


Six Growing Trends in Corporate Sustainability.

Ernst and Young. Market: Global, Year: 2013

One key findings of this Ernst and Young report is how the sustainability focus in a growing number of companies is moving from eco-efficiency efforts to a discussion concerning risk reduction and mitigation. As with other sustainability and CSR issues, language is critical and sustainability executives need to learn how to translate the issues they are tracking into the language of enterprise risk management.


Supply Chain Energy Efficiency: Engaging Small & Medium Entities in Global Production Systems

NorthStar Initiative & University of Minnesota. Market: USA, Year: 2013

The US Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) partnered with the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment’s NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise (NiSE) to convene 31 participants from energy service companies, finance, retail, NGOs, government and academia to brainstorm real solutions to the energy in supply chain challenge. This report summarises the group’s findings and outlines a roadmap to close the gap between the energy efficiency opportunities that are identified and those implemented in the supply chain.

Tracking Australia’s Progress Towards a Low Carbon Economy

Climate Works. Market: Australia, Year:2013

Tracking Progress is the first whole-of-economy report on Australia’s progress in reducing emissions. It covers key sectors – Power, Industry, Buildings, Land-use and Waste, as well as a Special Report on factors affecting energy efficiency activity for 47 large industrial companies that account for 70 per cent of Australia’s industrial energy use.


5 Management Principles to Modernize Cars, Buildings & the Grid

Greenbiz. Market: USA, Year: 2012

Industry is radically reframing how it can increase productivity and improve the efficiency and stability of our vehicles, buildings, and electric grids. Cities, campuses, and corporations need to manage energy use more actively and in a more connected way. The first step in navigating the opportunities — for both buyers and sellers of products and services — is to start from within.

This report, created by PwC in partnership with GreenBiz Group, looks at the possibilities for lower costs, lower carbon and expanded busines in this connected future.

From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency

Market: Global, Year: 2010

In this Pew Center report, author William R. Prindle of ICF International, catalogues and describes these attributes, which include: A commitment to energy efficiency must start at the top. Data management matters a great deal. Results can be maximized by expanding efficiency efforts to suppliers and customers. An emphasis on energy efficiency can lead to broader innovation and process improvements within a company.



Transforming the Market: Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Market: Global, Year: 2009

New modeling by the WBCSD shows how energy use in buildings can be cut by 60 percent by 2050 – essential to meeting global climate change targets – but this will require immediate action to transform the building sector. This is the central message of the report from the WBCSD’s four-year, $15 million Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) research project, the most rigorous study ever conducted on the subject.



Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Summary report

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Market: Global, Year: 2007

This study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they consume.


Eco-efficiency Learning Module

Market: Global, Year: 2005

This is an overview of the sustainability modules and how they can be used, with specific guidance on the eco-efficiency module. WBCSD_eco-efficiency-module.pdf


Energy Performance Contracting For New Buildings

Market: US

The way buildings are typically designed, constructed and operated offers little incentive for energy efficiency. Architect/Engineer firms are often paid a flat fee or a percentage of construction costs, an arrangement that discourages them from spending extra time on innovation and efficiency. Performance contracts provide an incentive to design and construct efficient buildings, making it worthwhile for designers to integrate energy efficiency into the plan from the start, when it is possible to have the largest impact with the least effort and cost. In this guide you will find information that can help you decide if performance contracting is right for your project, and a step-by-step guide to creating performance contracts. Energy_Performance_Contracting_Guide.pdf