energy-efficient

Commitment:
INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Climate Case & Benefits  |  Take Action | Get Support & Get Involved

Organic Valley headquartersThe Climate Case & Benefits

Energy production and use is one of the primary causes of climate change, accounting for a whopping two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)[1]. Increasing energy efficiency – accomplishing the same output with less energy use - is a cost-effective way to combat climate change – the low-hanging fruit of climate action. Energy efficiency not only slows climate change, it also saves companies money, boosts job creation, and limits harmful power plant pollution[2].

Although this commitment deals primarily with energy efficiency, we would be remiss if we did not also touch on the growing push towards increasing “energy productivity”. Energy productivity is the same basic concept as energy efficiency viewed through a financial lens – it refers to the economic output from each unit of energy and is measured in $ per unit of energy.

Businesses and governments around the globe are currently aligning efforts to double energy productivity by 2030[3] which could save $327 billion annually in energy costs and add 1.3 million jobs to the American economy. On a global level, doubling energy productivity by 2030 has the potential to contribute six million jobs while reducing the cost of fossil fuels by nearly $2.2 trillion[4].


Take Action

Companies will track their energy use, create a baseline, set clear reduction targets and implement practices to reduce energy use and the resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Most companies begin the process by performing an energy audit to identify opportunities to increase energy efficiency throughout their facilities and operations (transportation is covered separately in the Transportation Commitment)

Some of the ways businesses can increase energy efficiency and productivity include:

  • Improving the efficiency of building envelopes to reduce energy needed for heating and cooling;
  • Improving the efficiency of lighting sources;
  • Improving efficiency of HVAC, processing equipment and process controls; and
  • Reusing waste gases (waste heat recovery) in manufacturing processes.

Energy reduction targets can be framed as either absolute reductions or reductions that are normalized per unit of production such as per tons shipped, per dollars of revenue produced or other relevant business metric. 

Companies committing to increasing energy efficiency will be expected to complete an annual online questionnaire updating the Climate Collaborative on progress made toward the commitment. The questionnaire will be short and should not be burdensome to complete.


Get Support & Get Involved

The Climate Collaborative will facilitate networking and information sharing by convening peer-to-peer learning opportunities. We will compile an expanded list of resources, guidelines, and best practices to enhance information sharing and expedite the learning process.

We plan to host webinars highlighting case studies and corporate leadership in energy efficiency and energy productivity on topics such as green buildings, energy tracking, industrial and process efficiencies, refrigeration, and more. 

Please let us know your needs and interests. 

 

Make a Commitment

 

Resources

Our Energy Efficiency Resources page highlights case studies, videos, tools, and other resources from our partners to help organizations increase energy efficiency.

Alter Eco
Amavida Coffee Roasters
American Licorice Company
Aslan Brewing Co
Aurora Organic Dairy
Avocado Green Brands
Backpacker's Pantry & Chef Soraya
Banyan Botanicals
Ben & Jerry's
BHC Studio
Biotic Beverages
Bluebird Botanicals
Booda Organics
Bread Alone
Brother Bru Bru's
Buchi Kombucha
Califia Farms
Casa Sanchez Foods
Cha's Organics
Chico Bag / To-Go Ware
Cooper Mountain Vineyard
Clif Family Winery
Davidson's Organic Tea
Deklo Technologies
DOLIUM Bodega Subterranea
Dr. Hops Kombucha Beer, LLC
Dr. Bronner's
Earth Science Naturals
Eco Lips
Endorfin Foods
EO Products
Ethical Bean Coffee
Fetzer Vineyards
Forager Project
Fungi Perfecti
Gaia Herbs
GoMacro
Good Food For Good
GrandyOats
Grøn Sky ApS
Guayaki
Hippie Snack
I and Love and You
Imlak'esh Organics
LeBel MarkeLoving Earth
Lundberg Family Farms
Manzana Products Co., Inc.
Maple Wellness Foods
MegaFood
Moon Valley Organics
Mountain Mels
Nana Joe's Granola
Natreve Wellness
Nature's Path
Ninglement Inc
Nisolo
North Coast Brewing Company
nuherbs Co.
Oregon's Wild Harvest
Organic India
Organic Valley
Pacha
Peak State
People Against Dirty - Method Products
Perfect Supplements
Pharmanza Herbal
Poof
Pratt Standard
Prima
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
Reformation
Rogue Creamery
Rviita Inc.
Sekoyia
Seventh Generation
Simply Straws
Skagit Valley Malting
Spinster Sisters, Inc.
Straus Family Creamery
SunRidge Farms
Sustain Bars
Teadora Beauty
Teatulia Organic Teas
Thanksgiving Coffee
The Happy Beast
The Philosopher's Stoneground
Tony's Coffee
Uncle Harry's Natural Products
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
W.S. Badger Company
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
Yellowbird Sauce

Ashland Food Co-op
Boise Co-op
Co+opportunity Market & Deli
Cornucopia Natural Foods
Cured
Eatsie.us
Glen's Garden Market
Good Earth Natural Foods
Grove Collaborative
LifeSource Natural Foods
MaMa Jean's Natural Market
MOM's Organic Market
Orcas Food Co-op
Organic Food Depot
Oryana Food Cooperative
Outpost Natural Foods
PCC Community Markets
Portland Food Co-op
Pure Fresh & Organic
Rising Tide Co-op
Sentient Bean and Brighter Day
Sunflower Natural Foods Market
The Merc Co+op
The Food Mill
Viroqua Food Co-op
Weaver's Way Cooperative Association
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Williamson Street Grocery
Ypsilanti Food Co-op

Eco Quality Solutions LLC

Hummingbird Wholesale

Adaptations Inc
Fresca Foods
Giusto's Specialty Foods
JM Smucker Company
Jungle Project
Left Coast Naturals
Makers7
Maple Valley Cooperative
Mountain Rose Herbs
New England Natural Bakers, Inc
OPTYVA
Organically Grown
Precision Plus
Sustainable Sourcing LLC
Sweet Additions
Tribe 9 Foods

Global Family Farms
Skinny Farm
Timeless Food

1908 Brands
Active Wisdoms Corporation
Agreventures
Beneficial Results LLC
Bioenergy Devco
Brand Geek/ Law Office of Lara Pearson
Buy Pure New Zealand
Change Finance, PBC
Clean Energy Technology Resources, LLC
Climate Dads
Community Planet Foundation
Ecodeo
Effect Partners
Evergreen Innovations
Exact Solar
Fucol Group Capital
Generate Capital
Good Company
Growing Naturally, llc, Brewberry Farms, llc Hela Bima Rice Project
Heliotropic Technologies, P.A.
Hemp Press
Legacy Vacation Resorts
Marin Restorative Communications
Metis Consulting Group
Metta Earth Institute, Inc.
MK Library
Natural Network
Neighborhood Sun
New Hope Network
Nia Impact Capital
Organic & Regenerative Investment Cooperative
Plan International
Planted Cuisine
Pure Strategies
ReGen Partners LLC
Soil & More Impacts
SusTrue
Terra Genesis International
The Determined
The HERD Foundation
The Naturalist
Triage Limited
Tribal Code
Vanguard Renewables
with Wind, LLC