April 28, 2014 Climate Registered Member Exelon Corporation surpasses ambitious goal to eliminate carbon emissions seven years ahead of schedule.

April 18, 2014Cool Planet Member The Grand Del Mar undergoes retrofits and reduces energy consumption to shrink its carbon footprint. Learn more about the resort's green initiatives here.

April 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014CDSB releases CDSB Framework Draft Consultation to promote and advance disclosure of environmental information. The expanded framework includes information on natural capital, namely forest risk commodities and water. Learn more here.

February 7, 2014Join the Climate Action Reserve for NACW, the longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets. The event will be held in San Francisco, March 26-28. More info here.

December 16, 2013The Natural Resource Agency released 'Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk', an update to the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy." Link "Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk.

December 16, 2013Registry Members the California Department of Public Health and UC Irvine receive the 2013 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Practices. Congratulations!

December 10, 2013Small Businesses: Enter to Win a Free Year of Registry Membership by Completing the Small Business Survey. Due January 10th.

November 13, 2013UC Berkeley meets its aggressive GHG reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2013Don't miss the 2014 A&WMA Annual Conference & Exhibition "Navigating Environmental Crossroads", June 24-27 in Long Beach, CA. Learn more and see the call for abstracts..

October 21, 2013Early Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference, hosted February 24-26 in San Diego, California. Best Rates Expire December 12, 2013. Learn MORE.

October 15, 2013 The Climate Registry co-authors white paper that demonstrates how to address the climate impacts of California's water systems.

September 19, 2013 Architectural Digest featured Registry member Sokol Blosser's new tasting facility in the October issue. The facility conforms to Living Building Challenge standards and features a green roof and cantilevered overhangs that reduce heat and glare.

September 19, 2013 Registry member PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report and is named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for continued leadership on issues of social, environmental and corporate responsibility.

September 17, 2013 Registry member Exelon Corp. is the top ranked U.S. electric utility in CDP's Global 500 report. Reporting and verifying through The Climate Registry gives the company the highest quality carbon data and a better CDP score.

August 9, 2013 UCLA rated one of the most sustainability universities in the nation by Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll.

August 6, 2013 Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual GHGs by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4% reduction since 2005.

August 2, 2013 Ford's 2014 F-150s will give customers the option to run on natural gas.

August 1, 2013 Shell leads on climate change with a self-imposed carbon emissions tax.

July 31, 2013 Manitoba introduces strategy for North America's first petcoke and coal heating ban as well as mandatory reporting.

July 29, 2013 Tower Companies is the first two-time winner of the DC Mayor's Sustainability Award.

July 22, 2013 3Degrees offers perspective on The Registry's recognition of RECs. Contact 3Degrees if you would like to purchase RECs to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.

July 18, 2013 Exelon presents its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report, ensuring accurate accounting of GHGs by using The Registry standards.

July 16, 2013 Abt Associates announces its membership, alongside industry leaders, with The Climate Registry.

July 10, 2013 Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state's "Coolest California City" by the Air Resources Board.

May 22, 2013 USPS wins a whopping 10 awards in the Federal Green Challenges Award.

April 23, 2013 Tom Bowman of Registry member Bowman Design Group shows small businesses how to reduce GHGs and cut costs.

April 22, 2013 Delta releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report and is recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Delta CEO Richard Anderson said, "At Delta, we believe that transparency goes hand in hand with sustainability."

April 22, 2013 Registry Board Member Mary Nichols named one of Time's Top 100 of 2013. Congratulations, Mary! The recognition is well deserved.

April 19, 2013 Bentley Prince Street President & CEO, Ralph Grogan, wins SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Congrats from The Climate Registry!

April 19, 2013 Registry members Timberland and Clif Bar sign the Ceres Climate Declaration.

April 17, 2013 Innovative member Ford to cut vehicle waste 40% by 2016.

April 09, 2013 California Air Resources Board names Richard Corey new Executive Director. The Climate Registry congratulates Richard on his new position.

February 26, 2013 Hershey joins The Sustainability Consortium

January 29, 2013 Registry members dominate the GEELA awards, California's highest environmental honor. Sapphos Environmental, City of San Diego, Aquarium of the Pacific, State of California Department of General Services and Alamenda-Contra Costa Transit District win awards in different categories. Learn more here.

January 3, 2013 Registry member WRI and WBCSD released a sustainable procurement guide for wood and paper-based products. download

Please contact us if you have any questions about The Registry.

Cool Planet Energy Efficiency

Congratulations 2014 Cool Planet Award Recipients!

Recognizing Excellence in Energy & Carbon Management

Southern California Edison (SCE) and The Climate Registry are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Cool Planet Award:

  • Amgen Incorporated – Biotechnology
  • California State University, San Bernardino – Education (Small)
  • CBS Corporation – Media & Telecommunications
  • City of Beaumont – Government (Small)
  • City of Santa Barbara – Government (Small)
  • City of Santa Monica – Government (Large)
  • City of Simi Valley – Government (Small)
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Los Angeles – Downey Facility – Manufacturing (Large)
  • Forest City Enterprises – Retail
  • Houweling Nurseries Oxnard, Inc. – Agriculture
  • Irvine Ranch Water District – Water & Wastewater
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation – Real Estate
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC – Manufacturing (Large)
  • Safeway Inc. – Food & Beverage
  • Shaw Diversified Services, Inc. (Shaw Industries, Inc. Tuftex Division) – Manufacturing (Small)
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center – Healthcare
  • University of California, Irvine – Education (Large)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara – Education (Large)
  • VACCO Industries – Aerospace

View pictures of the award recipients from the Cool Planet Award Ceremony on our Facebook page

Sponsored by Southern California Edison (SCE) and The Climate Registry, the Cool Planet Award recognizes SCE business customers for demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management. Awardees are recognized for their leadership in various commercial & industrial and government sectors. The Cool Planet Award recipients were recognized at the Cool Planet Award ceremony at the Le Meridien Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica on Friday, October 3rd. Speakers included Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor, and Mark Wallenrod, Director of Programs and Operations at SCE.

Together, the 2014 Cool Planet Award recipients have saved nearly 100 million kilowatt-hours since January 2010 through the implementation of various SCE energy efficiency projects. This is equivalent to removing the annual greenhouse gas emissions from over 14,000 passenger vehicles. In addition, the Award recipients actively participate in numerous SCE Demand Response programs, which provide incentives for them to reduce their electricity use during peak electrical demand periods. This integrated demand side energy management approach provides both environmental and economic benefits to businesses and local governments in Southern California.

“While the nations of the world grapple with the challenges of global climate change, Cool Planet Award recipients are taking meaningful action every day as they strive to make their organizations more energy efficient, cost effective and competitive,” said David Rosenheim, Executive Director of The Climate Registry.

Thank you to all SCE business customers who submitted applications for the 2014 Cool Planet Award. Stay tuned for 2015 nomination forms to be released in February 2015!

Learn more and view the nomination form:

Click HERE the to view the 2012 and 2013 award recipients

What is the Cool Planet Project?

The Climate Registry administers an energy efficiency and climate change mitigation program called the Cool Planet Project with electric and gas utilities in select regions. The Cool Planet Project highlights the relationship between energy usage and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, providing utility company business customers assistance in measuring and managing their energy & carbon output.  Participating business customers are provided Registry membership to capture the reductions made through energy efficiency into complete carbon footprint, while identifying new energy savings opportunities.

Program Benefits to Utility Company

  • Demonstrates environmental leadership and best practices in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions
  • Supports state and regional energy policy and goals, which promote EE as a cost-effective means for tackling climate change
  • Effectively markets existing EE programs by relating them to environmental impact
  • Provides climate change education and training to utility staff and their customers
  • Strong EE programs save utilities from investing in new power plants or imported energy

Program Value to Participating Utility Customers

Recognition as an Environmental Leader

  • Public relations services provided to communicate environmental leadership to the public
  • Strengthens an organization’s voice among industry peers and national policy makers

Risk Management

  • Readiness for new regulations and potential trading
  • Document voluntary GHG reductions in a state-backed program
  • Identify inefficiencies in energy usage while improving energy and carbon management
  • Assess liability and risk and provide transparent information to public and stakeholders

Assistance in Measuring Carbon Footprint

  • Expert Registry educational services, measuring and reporting software, and technical support provided

Success Stories

Participating Members share their success with the program.

Current Participants

  • Bentley Mills, Inc.
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • City of Beaumont,CA
  • City of Brea, CA
  • City of Camarillo, CA
  • City of Cathedral City, CA
  • City of Chula Vista, CA
  • City of Lomita, CA
  • City of Long Beach, CA
  • City of Oceanside, CA
  • City of Palm Springs, CA
  • City of Rancho Mirage, CA
  • City of San Diego, CA
  • City of Santa Barbara, CA
  • City of Santa Monica, CA
  • City of Simi Valley, CA
  • City of Ventura, CA
  • County of Los Angeles, CA
  • County of San Diego, CA
  • County of Ventura, CA
  • Crowne Plaza San Diego
  • Digital Realty
  • Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Gills Onions, LLC
  • Houweling Nurseries
  • Hyatt Regency La Jolla
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Marriott International
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • Orange County Transportation Authority
  • Pfizer La Jolla
  • Qualcomm, Inc.
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Safeway, Inc.
  • Shaw Industries, Inc.
  • The Grand Del Mar
  • The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • West Basin Municipal Water District
  • Westgate Hotel

Past Participants

  • All American Asphalt
  • Allergan
  • American Internet Services
  • Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
  • California Commercial Asphalt
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • City of San Bernardino, CA
  • Dean Foods Company
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Hokto Kinoko
  • Jazz Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Merrick Engineering
  • Mission Foods
  • Pepperdine University
  • Prologis
  • Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • Solar Turbines Incorporated
  • Sperian Protection
  • Suburban Water Systems
  • THUMS Long Beach
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of San Diego
  • Vertex Pharmaceutical

Contact Us

Amy Holm
Director, Energy Efficiency Program
Ph: 213.891.6922

Annie Hoeksma
Outreach Manager
Ph: 213.542.0284

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