In December, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his “Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap” with several measures to lower greenhouse gas emissions. One of the major aspects of this plan requires all new cars sold in the state to be electric by 2035. As an energy efficiency company with our U.S. headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts, we applaud this effort to lower the state’s carbon footprint and we can help your facility stay ahead of the curve in the adoption of electric vehicles (EV).
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Energy efficiency. It’s probably a term you’ve heard tossed around as an idea to improve your facility’s bottom line and CSR, but what does energy efficiency mean? Essentially, it means using less energy to perform the same task. In this case, that means reducing fossil fuels and reducing your business’ carbon footprint by making current energy sources more effective.
A Grocer Achieves A New Level of Freshness
Lidl US knows a thing or two about fresh produce. Operating over 11,000 stores across 32 countries, freshness is at the core of their business model. Now, by integrating some new technology, customers will experience a new level of freshness: air purity. And given the implications of COVID-19, the MERV 13 filtration solution will allow all involved (customers, vendors, employees) to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
Take a deep breath. Now, take another, but this time, pretend you’re on an airplane in coach. And again, but this time, you’re walking through a casino. Last one: imagine you’re in a meadow having a picnic. If we did a good job of sparking your imagination, you can surmise the central theme of this blog: air quality. A concern of many workers emerging from home offices making the return to their places of employment is the air quality of their offices and how ventilation could affect the spread of COVID-19. Here, we’ll dive into ways to create healthy buildings that will make them—your workforce, customers and visitors—breathe easier.
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.
Whether you’re in the business of making or distributing widgets, raw materials, food or consumer goods, there inevitably is some heavy lifting involved. We understand the considerable planning that goes into your operational efficiency. That’s why when it comes time to evaluate ways to save energy in your warehouse or distribution center, we’d like you to leave the heavy lifting to us.
During building energy assessments we often find obvious, no-cost behavior changes savings: A compressor running flat-out for an idled production line. Flood lights illuminating an unused parking lot all year long. Warehouse dock doors that stay open all day. Our very technical recommendations come with a smiley face:
Three years ago, as we were developing our own energy efficiency finance program, I was struck by how few people had yet recognized the market opportunity for financing energy-efficient building upgrades through a shared-savings approach. Large ESCO performance contract firms continued to rely solely on their customers using tax-exempt bonds to pay for their projects and solar PPA firms focused, surprise, on solar. Only a handful of us were hustling after this emerging market.