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Read this 2-page success story to learn how the Seaford School District (Seaford SD), a rural school system in southwestern Delaware, implemented an energy management plan that has reduced its portfolio-wide energy consumption by 16 percent annually, saving nearly 8.2 million kBtus of energy. As a result, the district is saving an estimated $100,000 in annual energy costs and preventing nearly one million pounds of CO2 emissions per year. Through its energy efficiency efforts, Seaford SD offsets the CO2 emissions of approximately 105 vehicles or 53 households.

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Located in Virginia’s most populous city, the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) comprises more than 516,000 square feet and typically hosts 400 events a year. Fully opened in 2007, the VBCC has served as the anchor for the successful revitalization of Virginia Beach’s old beach district.

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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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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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This presentation explains how Dome-Tech assissted Merck in energy conservation through retrocommissioning.

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Varo Engineers implements phased-in lighting system upgrade at Owens Corning plant in Newark, Ohio, saving $270,000 annually in electricity and maintenance.

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tekWorx implemented an adaptive control system saving Schering-Plough $150,000 per year.

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