Spotlight

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. www.calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela

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

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Cool Planet Energy Efficiency

2014 Cool Planet Award Nomination Forms Now Available!

Recognizing Excellence in Energy & Carbon Management

Southern California Edison (SCE) & The Climate Registry are recognizing SCE business customers for their environmental leadership in energy & carbon management.

Award recipients will be honored at an award ceremony held in the fall of 2014 (location TBD) and will receive a plaque made from recycled glass and a media relations campaign to highlight their leadership.

Awards are determined from point-based criteria, pertaining to energy and carbon management initiatives and achievements between January 1, 2010 – March 31, 2014.

Nominations are open through May 30,2014.

Learn more, and apply now:
2014 COOL PLANET AWARD NOMINATION FORM

2013 Cool Planet Award Recipients

2013 Cool Planet Award Press Release

Southern California Edison (SCE) and The Climate Registry are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Cool Planet Award:

    City of Cathedral City – Government & Institutional (Small)

    City of Palm Springs – Government & Institutional (Small)
    City of Palm Springs

    Coachella Valley Water District – Water & Wastewater

    County of Ventura – Government & Institutional (Large)

    Gills Onions – Food & Beverage

    Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa – Hospitality

Cool Planet Award recipients are recognized for demonstrating leadership in energy and carbon management within their business size and industry sector. Award recipients are chosen by a point-based system, which evaluates the total number of points earned for energy efficiency and environmental activities as detailed on the nomination form.

Thank you to all SCE business customers who submitted applications for the 2013 Cool Planet Award. The Cool Planet Awards are sponsored by Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry’s Cool Planet Project.

Click HERE the to view the 2012 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

Current and Past Participants

  • All American Asphalt
  • Allergan
  • American Internet Services
  • Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
  • California Commercial Asphalt
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • City of Beaumont,CA
  • City of Brea, CA
  • City of Cathedral City, CA
  • City of Chula Vista, CA
  • City of Lomita, CA
  • City of Long Beach, CA
  • City of Palm Springs, CA
  • City of Rancho Mirage, CA
  • City of San Bernardino, CA
  • City of San Diego, CA
  • City of Santa Barbara, 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
  • Dean Foods Company
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Eastern Municipal Water District
  • Gills Onions, LLC
  • Hokto Kinoko
  • Houweling Nurseries
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Jazz Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Community College District
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Marriott International
  • Merrick Engineering
  • Mission Foods
  • Niagara Bottling, LLC
  • Orange County Transportation Authority
  • Pepperdine University
  • Prologis
  • Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Safeway, Inc.
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • Solar Turbines Incorporated
  • Sperian Protection
  • Suburban Water Systems
  • The Grand Del Mar
  • The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
  • THUMS Long Beach
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of San Diego
  • Vertex Pharmaceutical

Success Stories

Participating Members share their success with the program.

Contact Us

Amy Holm
Director, Energy Efficiency Program
Ph: 213.891.6922
Email: aholm@theclimateregistry.org

Annie Hoeksma
Outreach Manager
Ph: 213.542.0284
Email: ahoeksma@theclimateregistry.org

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    Southern California Edison

    Sand Diego Gas & Electric

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