Top MBA Students Catalyze Energy Efficiency Investments in Corporate America
Diversey is implementing a set of tools to measure energy use recommended by Adam Ostaszewski, an MBA student from the Olin School of Business at Babson College. Adam contributed to the development of a tool that analyzes costs and energy opportunities across the company's global building portfolio. He also created a tool to track savings from avoided travel. Diversey estimates $6 million in annual savings from avoided travel that can be invested in other energy projects. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is developing a lighting retrofit program across the organization based in part on contributions from Nick Fassler, a University of Michigan MBA student. During his fellowship Nick calculated that by upgrading the lighting in most of HCA's more than 160 hospitals, the company could save 82 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, avoiding 52,000 metric tons of ...