Today, EDF releases Innovations Review 2009: Green Advances for a New Economy. As the title implies, we're highlighting compelling new practices and technologies that drive operational efficiency, create new business opportunities and carve out competitive advantage in these challenging times. Why? Because even though these practices have been proven to be technically and financially feasible, they're not yet in widespread use. Simply put, we want to see these innovations – and the environmental benefits they represent – spread more quickly.
- High-tech computer systems that monitor real-time weather data and soil conditions to help companies reduce the water needed for crop irrigation and commercial landscaping by 15-40%.
- A new mortgage program that is boosting sales by offering homebuyers lower interest rates if they elect to install solar panels in their new homes.
- Annual employee performance reviews that now tie environmental results to compensation, up to the senior executive level.
We hope that Innovations Review 2009 will provide your company with useful models and inspire your team to go even further.
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