Built in 1874, the Mark Twain House & Museum is considered one of the premier tourist attractions in the State of Connecticut. Read this two-page success story learn how, as part of its restoration efforts, the Mark Twain House & Museum developed an energy management program as part of a larger sustainability initiative, which achieved significant energy savings and earned a number of environmental awards for their dedication to resource conservation and environmental education.

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Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, the Great American Ball Park is home to the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise. The ballpark, built next door to the Reds’ former home, Riverfront Stadium, officially opened for the 2003 season. Equally as enthusiastic as their hometown fans, the ballpark’s management team continues to improve the ballpark’s energy performance and is a leader among stadiums nationwide. Read this two-page success to learn their energy-saving actions and out-of-the-park results.

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HEI Hotels & Resorts is a growing hospitality company with 30 hotel properties in 13 states. Since launching its partnership with ENERGY STAR in 2006, HEI has expanded its corporate commitment to become an industry leader in sustainability initiatives, demonstrating that environmentally sound projects can be financially sound projects as well. From 2005 to 2008, HEI energy efficiency projects yielded savings of more than 23,750,000 kWh and over 23,500 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions across the portfolio. This is enough electricity saved to power 2,366 homes for one year.

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Loews Hotels is a luxury hospitality brand with 18 hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada. Undertaking its first energy reduction measures in 2006, and joining the ENERGY STAR partnership in 2008, Loews has demonstrated commitment and industry leadership in addressing its environmental impact and prioritizing sustainable practices. With a goal to reduce energy use by 10 percent in 2011 as compared to 2007, Loews has achieved over 7.5-percent reduction through October 2010 – well on target to meeting corporate energy targets.

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Learn about how jcpenney saved money and increased its ENERGY STAR scores by installing rooftop solar arrays in this five-page in-depth case study.

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Read this 2-page success to learn:

  • Verizon’s methodology
  • How much progress has been made
  • How Verizon is making strides
  • Energy-saving initiatives
  • How Verizon communicates ENERGY STAR successes to internal and external stakeholders
  • About Verizon’s feature property: Toms River Store, New Jersey
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Staples has the distinction of being one of the first retailers to benchmark its entire portfolio of over 1,500 retail stores and 200 distribution centers. Even as the company’s building portfolio has grown, with total square footage increasing by over 6 percent in just the past three years, Staples has reduced its building portfolio-wide energy usage by more than 11.4 percent, and became the first retailer to earn ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition! Read this two-page fact sheet to find tips and strategies.

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Learn how, since January 2007, Kohl’s has used EPA’s ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to benchmark the energy performance for all of its stores. Kohl’s has a longstanding commitment to energy management and estimates that the company prevented nearly $50 million in electricity costs over the last four years through energy efficiency programs which, accounting for rate variations, have translated into an improvement in energy efficiency of more than 20 percent, primarily in stores.

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This two-page success story outlines how TIAA-CREF made a commitment to reduce operating costs by managing its residential communities with an eye toward greater energy efficiency. From 2007 through 2009, the organization reduced its communities’ common area energy consumption by 9.1%—leading to energy cost savings of about $500,000 each year.

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This two-page fact sheet gives a big-picture overview of how to save energy in restaurants, additional resources to consider, and two real-world success stories.

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