How EDF Climate Corps can help you

EDF Climate Corps fellows are the next generation of business, sustainability, and energy leaders.

As top graduate students, they are trained and ready to hit the ground running on a variety of projects, each one custom-designed to meet your organization's unique needs. With your energy and climate goals in mind, EDF Climate Corps fellows help you to achieve deeper energy savings and accelerate your sustainability strategies.

EDF Climate Corps fellows develop detailed energy and sustainability project plans based on their customized engagement with your organization. They will do deep research into your organization's energy metrics, operations, management and goals, and will present a final report of recommendations, ROI and actionable next steps.

EDF Climate Corps Projects

Energy efficiency

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At Office Depot, Brendan Edgerton evaluated LED lighting, intelligent controls and efficient HVAC systems »

At Dreamworks Animation, Lydia Krefta investigated energy saving opportunities at an on-site data center »

At Turner Broadcasting System, Scott Bright evaluated improvements to current lighting systems »

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Data analysis

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At the US Army Ft. Bragg, Carlos Solano gathered and analyzed all of the available electric meter data »

At Genentech, Behzad Torabifar developed a model to forecast energy costs used to evaluate energy efficiency projects »

At Volvo Construction Equipment, Madhura Karnik developed an energy map for a manufacturing facility »

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Engagement and behavior change

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At Booz Allen Hamilton, Kate Bogart assessed and improved the employee engagement strategy »

At Shorenstein Properties, Jacob Talbot developed a pilot program on employee behavior change »

At DirecTV, Daniel Chow trained call center Green Teams to boost employee engagement »

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Sustainability and energy management strategy

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At National Geographic, Kate Drummond recommended four organization-wide sustainability goals »

At Boston Housing Authority, Ashley Roberts assisted developing the Sustainability Strategic Plan »

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Clean and renewable energy

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At Hilex Poly, John Culver helped set up a dashboard that will enable it to react to demand response events »

At the Institute for Sustainable Energy Development, Joe Cohen evaluated opportunities to reduce peak load »

At The Boston Public Health Commission, Santiago Perez worked to enroll the organization in demand response »

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Financial evaluation and planning

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At the City of Boston, Nicki Mc­Clung recommended a Green Revolving Fund for Boston Public Schools »

At Urban Innovations, Michael Perry created a value-calculation tool »

At MA Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, Hye Min Park helped adopt Life Cycle Cost Analysis for efficiency projects »

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Program Timeline

  • September

    Annual EDF Climate Corps Energy Solutions Exchange
  • September-January

    Initiate conversations with EDF about hosting a fellow
  • February 2

    Host Application Deadline
  • March to April

    Customized matching of fellow with host organization
  • May

    In-depth, week-long fellow training
  • May-August

    Summer fellowships (10-12 weeks)

Host Requirements

  • Hire fellow(s) directly at a salary of at least $1,250 per week for at least ten weeks, and reimburse up to $2,500 for travel expenses. Total fellowship cost is ~$15,000. Price will vary for our China program. (Funding may be available for select public sector and nonprofit organizations. Please contact us to inquire.)
  • Provide a supportive high-level project sponsor, as well as an accessible day-to-day manager for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Provide EDF with updates on investments made in clean energy projects and the resulting savings periodically upon request after fellowship completion.