On April 10, 2006, the Cardinals opened their new 46,000-seat retro-style ballpark, Busch Stadium, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. That year, the Cardinals became the first team in almost 100 years to win a World Series Championship in the inaugural season of a new ballpark.

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Since opening 20 years ago, San Diego’s bayside convention facility has been a green industry leader and continues to receive accolades for environmental stewardship. The San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program as a partner in 2008. Using EPA’s online energy management and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, the SDCCC tracked its energy consumption and has improved the facility’s overall performance.

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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) is one of twenty-four arts, science, and cultural institutions that are part of San Diego’s Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. The Partnership launched a sustainability initiative in 2008 along with the City of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) with the goal of improving energy efficiency and reducing resource consumption at the Park’s cultural institutions.

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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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