Case Studies

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Playing Catch Up: The U.S. is Losing the Renewable Energy RaceKendall Kraus November 2015   No one enjoys playing catch up.  Why work twice as …2015/12/14Articles, Blog, Case Study, Energy, Kendall Kraus
Case Study: Employee Training at KashiKashitopia Natural Capitalism Solutions worked with Kashi over a two year period to integrate sustainability …2013/07/03Case Study, Client, Employee Training, Kashi
Case Study: Retail e-Solutions at AvedaNatural Capitalism Solutions worked with Aveda to develop a custom e-Solution that enables salon owners …2012/07/03Aveda, Case Study, Client, e-Solutions, Franchise, Retail
Case Study: Sales Training Eco ProductsEco-Products is a leading supplier of recycled and compostable disposable goods. Sustainability is core to …2012/07/03Case Study, Client, Eco-Products, Sales Training
Case Study: Railbelt Electricity Efficiency Landscape (REEL) in Alaska RoadmapRadical Energy Efficiency in Your Community The REEL in Alaska Roadmap demonstrates how Alaskans in …2010/07/03Case Study, Energy, Hunter Lovins, Sustainability Intelligence
Case Study: Fairbanks First FuelEconomic Development Through Energy Efficiency Increasing the efficiency with which Fairbanks meets its electricity needs …2010/07/03Case Study, Energy, Hunter Lovins, Sustainability Intelligence
Case Study: Coal Plants in TransitionTransition from Coal to Clean Energy Makes Good Business Sense Utilities and other large-scale energy …2010/03/04Case Study, Energy, Hunter Lovins, Sustainability Intelligence

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Playing Catch Up: The U.S. is Losing the Renewable Energy Race

Kendall Kraus November 2015 No one enjoys playing catch up.  Why work twice as hard after falling behind if you are already at the top of the ladder?  Right now, the United States is at the top of the global economic ladder and has been since the twentieth century.  However, the U.S. is vulnerable to losing this first-place position due to its lack of progress implementing renewable energy. Germany is well on it’s way to using 100% renewable energy.  Just this June, Germany succeeded in producing 78% of its energy from renewables, beating their previous record of 74%. Germany is ...
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Case Study: Employee Training at Kashi

Kashitopia Natural Capitalism Solutions worked with Kashi over a two year period to integrate sustainability across its business operations and build effective communication platforms. As a part of this process, the NCS team developed a sustainability education and training curriculum to ensure all employees are aligned with Kashi’s sustainability goals and have a base of sustainability knowledge that can be applied in their daily work. This has provided Kashi a foundation from which the company continues to build and improve. The curriculum was broken into six key areas identified by NCS and Kashi as vital to employee’s knowledge of sustainability ...
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Case Study: Retail e-Solutions at Aveda

Natural Capitalism Solutions worked with Aveda to develop a custom e-Solution that enables salon owners across the world to implement sustainable salon practices. Using a dynamic online platform, NCS created a visually compelling solution that  provides practical guidance and tools in a user-friendly format that salon owners are comfortable with. Using this tool, Aveda salons will be able to lower their costs and implement industry-leading practices, while further aligning themselves with the Aveda brand. Aveda’s sustainable salon is brought to life within an interactive web platform designed by NCS. The platform contains renderings of a physical salon that visually demonstrates ...
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Case Study: Sales Training Eco Products

Eco-Products is a leading supplier of recycled and compostable disposable goods. Sustainability is core to Eco-Products’ selling proposition, yet their large network of sales reps and brokers struggled to communicate the sustainability aspects of products to a diverse set of customers across the country. In order to leverage their sustainability investments in the market, Eco-Products hired Natural Capitalism Solutions to develop a robust training program for their sales team. The training provides sales staff with a base understanding of sustainability and the sustainable attributes of products, in addition to practical training in how to communicate sustainability information to diverse customers ...
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Case Study: Railbelt Electricity Efficiency Landscape (REEL) in Alaska Roadmap

Radical Energy Efficiency in Your Community The REEL in Alaska Roadmap demonstrates how Alaskans in the Railbelt region of Anchorage, Juneau, and Homer can meet their electricity needs in 2025, using as little as 50% of the electricity used in the year 2000.Accomplishing this goal will lead to increases of $947,992,100 in economic output, $290,927,800 in wages, $53,499,850 in business income, and 9,350 new jobs.For more information on how Natural Capitalism Solutions can help your community set and achieve similar goals, contact contact us. Click here to download the complete report. Click here to download the executive summary ...
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Case Study: Fairbanks First Fuel

Economic Development Through Energy Efficiency Increasing the efficiency with which Fairbanks meets its electricity needs will create jobs, increase business incomes, and provide overall economic development for the community. Directed toward efficiency, each investment of $25,000,000 could eliminate the need for as much as 24MW of generating capacity. For more information on how Natural Capitalism Solutions can help your community set and achieve similar goals contact us. Click here to download the complete report. Click here to download the executive summary. Click here to download the report without appendices ...
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Case Study: Coal Plants in Transition

Transition from Coal to Clean Energy Makes Good Business Sense Utilities and other large-scale energy providers with significant percentages of coal in their generation portfolios can profitably transition toward more flexible and less capital intensive efficiency and renewables technologies using a business approach outlined in a new economic study completed by Natural Capitalism Solutions. This report provides an economic case study in energy financing. For more information on how Natural Capitalism Solutions can analyze alternatives to your local coal plant contact us. Click here to download the 4 March 2010 Press Release. Click here to download the Executive Summary Click ...
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