21 Sep '11, 7pm

2011 Climate Corps Fellows Show How Energy Efficiency Can Pay Off

2011 Climate Corps Fellows Show How Energy Efficiency Can Pay Off

Think energy efficiency is boring? Think again. A group of graduate students just gave us 650 million reasons to believe otherwise. A small army of nearly 100 MBA and MPA students descended on 78 companies, cities and universities this summer to hunt for efficiency projects that would save energy and money. The students, participating in the Environmental Defense Fund 's Climate Corps program , found ample opportunities: $650 million worth. That's nearly double the savings identified in 2010 . Now in its fourth year, the program that gives graduate students a crash course in real-life corporate energy management shows no sign of slowing. The number of fellows and host organizations continues to swell with each class, and even expanded this year to include cities and universities. "What that demonstrates is the power of a good idea, the effectiveness of this model and the i...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/09/21/2011/climate-corp...

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