Overachieving on Greenhouse Gas Reduction
|"Overachieving on Greenhouse Gas Reductions through Energy Efficiency"|
A handful of major corporations that set tough greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals just a few years ago have met their targets ahead of schedule—thanks mainly to improving the energy efficiency of their buildings and processes rather than purchasing renewable energy credits or carbon offsets.
|The international computing technology and services company Xerox Corp. hit and then overshot its GHG reduction goal six years early; Roche Group (U.S. Affiliates), a pharmaceuticals research and manufacturing company, exceeded its goal two years early; and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a semiconductor and computing device manufacturing company, broke through its target a year before its deadline. Each of these companies set GHG reduction goals as participants in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program (Table 1, page 2).1
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