Kick-start Your ESG Program
Sustainability is no longer just a piece of positive press or simple footnote in an annual report – in fact, it may seem as if an organization can no longer survive without seriously considering its impact on society and the environment. Like many others, your organization may be feeling the pressure to become “more sustainable” or reduce your carbon footprint but struggle with competing demands on your resources and don’t even know where to start. With a few basic questions, you can kickstart an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy that is simple, strategic, and straightforward.
Albright College Adding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Albright College recently announced the installation of 16 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus. The stations will be utilized by staff, students, and the community at large. The new EV charging fleet will be one of the largest accessible by the public in the Reading, PA area, providing the community with available electric power to reduce carbon emissions and drive the movement towards decarbonizing transportation.
Is This the Push Electric Vehicles Need?
When revenue and cost models for EV charging are aligned to generate sufficient ROI on EV charging developers and property managers may be well-positioned to reap the benefits of increased asset value, tenant retention, customer traffic, and sustainability metrics. Are the Biden Administrations’ new initiatives and incentives enough to move the needle on wider EV adoption?
Sullivan & Co., Inc. and Evolution Energy Partners Announce New Partnership Aimed at Reducing Energy Consumption
Sullivan & Co., Inc. (Sullivan) and Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) have agreed to a strategic partnership that will drive Sullivan’s commitment to corporate sustainability. The multi-faceted partnership includes energy efficiency projects, 100% procured green energy, as well as ENERGY STAR Certifications for their highest performing buildings.
Demand Response 101
One aspect of energy management and sustainable operations that should not be overlooked is Demand Response (DR). DR provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to grid loads and time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives.
How Do You Build an Action-Based ESG Program?
When beginning your ESG journey, consider turning your focus toward business-based actions that drive ESG results. Instead of just defining individual E, S, and G goals, define goals that are realistic and impactful across the organization. The result is a strategy that benefits the financial success of an organization while maximizing the good.
New Jersey Planning to Add Wind and Storage Projects to Achieve 100% Clean Energy
New Jersey has one of the most aggressive wind energy goals in the country. The State began an aggressive solicitation process last year with goals to install 7.5 GW of offshore wind by 2035, which could power 5.4 million homes. The power sector could start to see a shift in market dynamics as these projects and additional projects continue to come online.
The Building Energy Performance Rule: Philadelphia’s New Building Tune-up Law
The Building Energy Performance Program mandates that all non-residential buildings, 50,000 sq ft. and larger, must submit a certification of high energy performance to the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability, or conduct a building energy “tune-up”.
Mike Skroski Joins Evolution Energy Team
Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) is pleased to announce and welcome Mike Skroski, Director of Engineering. Mike has spent the majority of his career conserving energy or finding new, clean ways to produce it.
Carbon Neutral or Net Zero?
Carbon neutral or net-zero? The terms and definitions of sustainability goals can vary greatly depending on the organization’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. Buzzwords are commonly used interchangeably, but in reality, the definitions refer to different end goals based on the actions and results.