Eneref Institute Initiatives

We develop comprehensive effective initiatives to encourage socially responsible sustainable development.

An initiative to reduce our carbon emissions and enjoy nicer lighting in our homes and buildings.

People need light for their health and well-being. Light meets both visual and non-visual needs – and understanding this interaction has opened up a new realm of applications. These insights help lighting designers develop solutions that are targeted at enhancing vision, well-being, and performance by applying an in-depth knowledge of science and user needs. The initiative also encourages homeowners, architects, and building owners to use daylight as a primary light source.

An initiative to protect our natural resources and enjoy nicer floors in our homes and buildings.

Sustainable Flooring Initiative encourages building owners and architects to use earth-friendly materials when specifying floors. Sustainable flooring is produced from sustainable materials that reduce demands on the ecosystem during its life-cycle, or by sustainable processes. This includes harvest, production, use, and disposal. Sustainable floors create safer and healthier homes and buildings and protect natural resources.

An initiative to save our natural resources and envision rooftops as earth-friendly spaces.

The Roofing Initiative encourages building owners and architects to use earth-friendly materials when specifying roofs.  Sustainable roofs can both save and produce energy, capture rooftop stormwater, and improve use and reuse of roofing materials.

Roof insulation will minimize building heating and cooling requirements. Rooftop vegetation can minimize the impact on local ecology. Solar panels supplement building power, while solar tubes heat the water. Stormwaters system can provide irrigation for the building site. Skylights offer human-centric net-zero lighting.

An initiative to demonstrate and promote energy efficiency in heating and cooling systems.

Innovative HVACR strategy pairs traditional heating and cooling with energy-efficient air movement to permit a substantial offset of necessary HVACR capacity while improving air quality by ensuring fresh air reaches the occupant breathing zone. With a reduction in energy consumption, end-users can raise the thermostat setpoint without sacrificing comfort.

A global initiative to reduce the fuel we burn and productivity we forfeit when commuting to work.

CloudCommuter Initiative encourages people and organizations to use the cloud in a way that allows more employees to work nearer to their home. A CloudCommuter works near their home via the internet to reduce their commute and their carbon footprint. Today many of us no longer need to commute into the office every day in order to effectively do our jobs. Fewer commutes will help mitigate climate change. And since today’s technologies allow for meetings with anyone anywhere, its time we ask ourselves why so many people suffer the drudgery of commuting to work unnecessarily.

An initiative to demonstrate the benefits of new technologies in protecting our water resources.

Water initiative motivates multinational organization, NGO’s to work for providing safe water sustainable. Policy on water infrastructure involves planning and financing. Local officials and utilities who manage assets can begin to consider alternative technologies. Water efficiency provides a range of benefits for the community. Using less water means moving and treating less water, which reduces the strain on infrastructure.

Delivering water and wastewater services is also energy-intensive. Water utilities often account for 30 to 40 percent of total energy consumed by municipalities.


An initiative to promote healthier indoor spaces.

Our indoor environment s affects our health and well-being. People who live in industrialized societies can spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors. Exposure to indoor environments has grown significantly over the last 50 years.

Eneref Wellness reports look at opportunities that can create healthier indoor spaces in which to live, work and play.