EDF Climate Corps is a summer program that works to match students from leading business schools with companies to develop practical, actionable energy efficiency plans and overcome organizational barriers to allow for long-term, systemic energy management.
Environmental Defense Fund recruits students from top-tier MBA programs, provides them with intensive training and embeds them in companies around the country. For 10-12 weeks, the fellows serve as champions of energy efficiency, developing customized investment plans that help companies cut costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Overall, EDF Climate Corps students/fellows have uncovered efficiencies in lighting, computer equipment and heating and cooling systems that can:
- Save $439 million in net operational costs over the project lifetimes;
- Cut the equivalent of 958 million kilowatt hours of energy use annually -- enough to power 85,000 homes per year;
- Avoid over 557,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually -- equivalent to taking more than 86,000 SUVs off the road per year
You can follow EDF Climate Corps on Facebook.com/EDFClimateCorps.