Nixon Peabody Participates in EDF Climate Corps

Innovative Summer Fellowship Focuses on Improving Energy Efficiency

June 18, 2012 // Franchising.com // Boston, MA. -  Nixon Peabody LLP is the first law firm to participate in EDF Climate Corps (edfclimatecorps.org), an innovative summer fellowship program developed by the Environmental Defense Fund that places specially trained MBA and MPA students in companies, cities and universities to build the business case for energy efficiency. This year, EDF has placed 98 fellows in 88 organizations, including corporate leaders such as Adidas, Au Bon Pain, Dunkin’ Brands, Ernst & Young, Facebook, J.P. Morgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, Staples, and Xerox.

EDF Fellow Jeanette Yee will be working with Nixon Peabody Chief Sustainability Officer Carolyn Kaplan through early August to develop a firm wide energy management plan. Her objective is to quantify in dollars the amount of money that can be saved by making more efficient energy choices and develop a toolkit for future energy savings. EDF estimates that $108B is spent on commercial building energy each year; in just the first five years of the Climate Corps program it has identified $1.1B in energy cost savings.

“For our firm, hiring a Climate Corps fellow is a great way to fast-track our efforts to demonstrate the financial and environmental benefits of investing in energy efficiency,” said Carolyn Kaplan, Nixon Peabody Chief Sustainability Officer. “We liked the idea of developing a customized energy plan to help us prioritize investments for our existing space and provide guidance as we consider renovations and lease renewals. We’re looking forward to a productive summer.”

###

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Wienerschnitzel
Profitable. Unique. Different. Wienerschnitzel wants you to join our franchise family. Why? As a prominent franchise of over 50 years we OWN the...
Dental Fix
Dental Fix franchise owners repair dental handpieces (drills) and equipment on-site. We are revolutionizing the dental service industry by delivering...
CycleBar®
CycleBar®, the only luxury boutique fitness franchise in the market today. CycleBar® unites you with riders of all ages and fitness levels by...
PJ's Coffee
PJ's Coffee is expanding and we are looking for passionate and motivated entrepreneurs to join our winning team.
Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams® is one of the most recognized brands in the hair care industry with nearly 1,200 full-service salons in North America and 40 years...
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.