PR FOR PLANET EARTH
Eneref campaigns are organized efforts to influence decision making toward socially responsible sustainable development.
Corporate Responsibility in Lighting
The goal of the Eneref Lighting Constellation Roundtable is to help overcome the market obstacles to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility within the lighting manufacturing industry.
We aim help manufacturing companies conduct their business in a way that is socially and environmentally impactful. The stakeholders include architects and lighting designers, who demand manufacturers to be more open in their business practice. That said, the stakeholders envision our Constellation Roundtable as an important step to increase competitive advantage, protect and raise brand awareness and build trust with customers and employees.
Don’t Burn. Build.
Eneref’s “Don’t Burn. Build.” initiative is an incremental two-pronged approach to reduce global warming: mitigating the need for metal mining while at the same time, providing the petroleum industry with earth-friendly options for revenue. Working together, two giant industries — petroleum and plastics — can help to cool the planet while building more sustainable communities.
Oil combustion is the primary driver of global warming. Transitioning hydrocarbon resources to building materials, instead of burning oil, is just one additional tool to minimize the cataclysmic results of adding yet more carbon into the atmosphere, already at 410 ppm, up from 310 ppm in 1958.
Right To Daylight
The Right To Daylight Campaign encourages homeowners, architects, and building owners to use daylight as a primary light source. Natural interior daylight offers a multitude of benefits beyond energy savings. It is the highest quality light source available for interior environments and provides excellent color rendering and color balance.
In commercial buildings, natural interior daylight is one of the fastest greenhouse gas reducing paybacks you can buy, because it shrinks both energy bills and re-lamping maintenance costs. The fact is, introducing daylight into buildings provides energy savings, excellent lighting quality and more beautiful interior spaces.
Daylight in Schools
Our goal of this Constellation Networking Group is to help overcome the market obstacles to increasing the use of natural interior daylight in school facilities. The use of natural interior daylight, or “daylighting,” increases student performance, a key finding in the 1999 Heschong Mahone report “Daylighting in Schools: An Investigation into the Relationship Between Daylighting and Human Performance.”
We invite school administrators to work one-on-one with daylighting industry executives. Eneref Constellation network groups streamline the adoption of new ideas and technologies by providing test beds, encouraging communication between companies and end-users, and leverage expertise so that stakeholders can share solutions.
Solar Thermal Advantage
Solar heating uses the sun’s energy directly to heat water, much the way a car gets hot while sitting under the sun. Often providing up to the majority of a building’s hot water needs, solar water heating, or solar thermal, systems are a perfect fit for such a hot-water- intensive industry. Solar hot water for food production applications, such as beer brewing, are designated by the solar industry as solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP), or simply process heating.
One of the most effective uses of process heating is in the food and beverage industry. Once a solar heating system is installed it begins to save on the cost of energy right away. And once the energy savings pay for the installation, the thermal energy created by the system is free. Research by Eneref Institute has found a well-designed solar heating system can operate successfully for 30 years–well beyond the time needed to pay for the system.
Reinvent Workplace Initiative encourages people and organizations to use the cloud in a way that allows more employees to work nearer to their home. A national commitment to encourage more cloud commuting will grow our economy and global competitiveness, increase our national security and significantly reduce our carbon emissions.While technology is already moving us toward cloud commuting, getting more people there sooner will also reduce our energy needs while unburdening our tired and congested infrastructure.