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EDF Climate Corps

EDF Climate Corps

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


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