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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Envision Charlotte

Envision Charlotte

is a unique public
-
private collaboration that is
leading Charlotte to become a global model of sustainability for
economic growth.








Envision Charlotte is partnering with some of the premier companies in
the world and has engaged with some of the leading academic
institutions.


Leading companies have committed almost $7MM in goods and service in support
of our energy and water programs.


Academic institutions have partnered for research and studied our model in their
business schools.

Envision Charlotte aims to drive
dramatic reductions in energy and
water consumption over the next five
years, while reducing our waste and
improving our air quality
.



Envision Charlotte is creating modal programs in the areas of
energy, air, water

and
waste.


We monitor building data, aggregate it for
our urban core and report it in real time
using interactive digital kiosks in building
lobbies.


We use this information to work with
building occupants and managers to


Lower operating costs, increasing
profitability


Attract tomorrow’s workforce


Improve the health and livability of
our community









98% of uptown commercial
office buildings are participating


64 digital interactive kiosks
deployed

We have made amazing progress since we started 18 months ago.

Envision Charlotte By the Numbers:


81

The number of volunteers working to
create and execute our programs

52


The number of companies they represent

1

The size of our paid staff

98

The percentage of uptown buildings
participating in our program

64

The number of our digital interactive
kiosks deployed

800

The number of volunteer champions
embedded in those office buildings


Our energy program, Smart Energy Now, is
fully deployed


Smart Water Now was announced in
Summer 2012


We are negotiating the introduction of a
PEV program for uptown businesses


Cities across the US and Europe have
contacted us to learn more about our
success

Forbes hailed Envision Charlotte as

an especially aggressive
model for reinventing the relationship between electric utilities,
customers and the built environment.




Our efforts are already attracting national attention.

The Environmental Defense Fund cited our efforts as
“an
unprecedented plan to align business interests with smart
grid technology. Envision Charlotte is one of the most
forward
-
thinking projects on the East Coast.


CEO John Chambers noted
“With Envision Charlotte we can
completely transform a city... suddenly we see a model for
the rest of the nation and the rest of the world”

CEO Jim Rogers observed
“By attracting more companies with
efficient technology to a business district focused on
sustainability, we can achieve the energy reduction goal with new
technologies and become a more competitive city.”