January 25, 2013
San Diego, Calif.
—Climate Change Business Journal®
(CCBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the climate change industry*, has honored 34 companies for business achievement in revenue growth, smart grid & energy management, low carbon & renewable power, energy efficiency innovation, renewable energy integration, climate change adaptation projects, NGO activity, and more.
PMC is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive the 2012 Climate Change Business Journal® award for Project Merit: Energy Efficiency.
“In an industry that has just managed to out-perform the overall economy but still presents challenges in many segments, a number of companies have achieved double-digit growth, sustained high profitability, built solid backlog, made successful forays into new practice areas or geographic markets, or developed technologies that can help build a more sustainable economy,”
- Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego), publisher of CCBJ.
PMC was recognized for its groundbreaking work with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and Southern California Edison to develop regional energy efficiency climate action plans (EECAPs) for 27 cities in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. Starting with community and stakeholder outreach-including 35 workshops, meetings and presentations and 1,839 energy action surveys conducted with individuals-PMC assessed and compared energy trends and energy efficiency opportunities at a regional scale.
Then the firm prepared a Planning and Assessment Report, Best Practices Report, and Regional Framework for the 27 cities, each of which developed its own EECAP in a bottom-up collaborative process that was shaped by the identified regional goals, priorities, and strategies.
EECAPs include a baseline inventory and forecast of each community's energy use and activities, both for municipal operations and community-wide activities. The EECAPs not only aim to accomplish each city's goals and assist in meeting the regional goals, they allow the jurisdictions to comply with California's legislative mandates that require consideration of climate and energy impacts in community planning.
In total, the 27 EECAPs target the following annual savings by 2020: 409 Million kWh saved by residents with the average household reducing its energy usage by 16% to save an estimated $160 annually; 655 million kWh saved by commercial, industrial and institutional energy users; 18 million kWh saved by municipal entities.
The intense 15-month project culminated with a September 2012 regional climate change conference, led by PMC and the SGVCOG, where the participating cities shared strategies and lessons learned and discussed how to facilitate implementation and collaboration at a regional scale. The project was funded by SCE ratepayers through a surcharge for the California Long-term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.
The 2012 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XI in Coronado, Calif. on March 6-8, 2013. The Environmental Industry Summit
is an annual three-day executive networking and educational event hosted by EBI Inc.
* Climate Change Business Journal serves as the centerpiece of business intelligence providing detailed market research on nine segments of the Climate Change Industry, including climate change consulting • renewable energy • carbon trading • carbon capture & storage • bioenergy: biomass & biofuels • energy storage • transportation • energy efficiency & demand response • green building • climate change adaptation.
About PMC: Established in 1995, PMC is a full-service municipal services consulting firm with expertise in a broad range of planning, environmental, finance, urban design and revitalization, public outreach, and sustainability services. PMC has offices throughout the western United States. For additional information about PMC, visit www.pmcworld.com.
About the CCBJ Business Achievement Awards: In October-December 2012, Environmental Business Journal and Climate Change Business Journal solicited nominations for the EBJ/CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of CCBJ staff and CCBJ editorial advisory board members. (Disclaimer: company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations.)
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal®, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry, and Climate Change Business Journal®, which covers nine segments of the Climate Change Industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.