The Climate Pledge: Achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Sep 29, 2020 5:11:29 PM

Are You Doing Your Part? We Can Help.

Earlier this summer, we learned of The Climate Pledge after reading this blog from Amazon discussing the internet giant’s intent to reach net zero carbon by 2040, a full decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. An ambitious goal for sure, but after we stopped to consider how swiftly the company rose from being an online bookstore to the megastore and distribution center it is today, we realized that the timeframe and goal may not be too lofty of a feat after all.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Utilities, Education, News and Events, Carbon Accounting, Blog Topics, Behavior Change

Will Efficiency Retrofits Be Sexier in 2016?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Dec 15, 2015 6:16:39 AM

This time a few years ago our team met up with a customer to review an energy efficiency proposal planned for early the following year.  Our HVAC and lighting upgrade was set to improve ventilation and lighting, while reducing the building’s annual energy consumption by 250,000 kWh.  The local utility was prepared to contribute 30% of the project’s cost, producing a 28 month return on the potential investment.

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Topics: LED lighting, Solar PV, Behavior Change

Companies Buying Energy From Their Utilities – the Math Works, Until It Doesn’t

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 31, 2011 2:05:20 PM

There are two sides to a company’s energy profile – consumption of energy by its facility assets (HVAC, lighting, etc.) and it’s purchase of utility services (electricity, gas, etc.)  In practice energy engineering teams (including ours) spend most of their time identifying opportunities for energy efficient equipment upgrades or behavior changes.  Purchased utility services are usually taken as a given, with utility bills being studied for historical inflation rates, usage patterns and demand charges.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Power Purchase Agreement, Behavior Change

Money is Not a Bad Incentive for Energy Efficiency Behavior Change

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 22, 2011 11:52:04 AM

Top business schools Harvard, Kellogg and University of Chicago have entire departments studying Organizational Behavior (OB).  Wharton even has an annual conference called OB.  The OB curriculums are cross-disciplinary, combining psychology, anthropology, economics and political science, as they consider how organizations work and how managers can best drive posititve change.

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Topics: Behavior Change

Enterprise Smart Grid™ helps Corporations drive energy efficiency behavior change

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 10, 2011 12:53:32 PM

Today’s hype around Smart Grid 2.0 continues to be focused on utilities and the homeowner.

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Topics: demand control, energy monitoring, Sub-metering, demand side management, Enterprise SmartGrid, Behavior Change, meter data management, Enterprise Smart Grid