Washington, D.C. – Toyota has partnered with the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, an independent non-profit organization, to launch a new research project to document and communicate best practices in corporate energy-efficient strategies. The project’s goal is to educate corporations on the most effective methods to reduce energy use and related greenhouse gas emissions, while addressing the market and internal barriers many corporations face in implementing such strategies.

The Pew Center will manage the research and communications effort with a US$1.4 million, three-year grant from Toyota. The project will feature publication of a comprehensive report documenting best practices in energy efficiency strategies in company operations, supply chains, products and services, and cross-cutting issues.

“Energy efficiency is the simplest, most cost-effective way for companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” said Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center. “This project is designed to give companies the tools to ramp up efficiency efforts and simultaneously address growing concerns about climate change and skyrocketing energy prices.”

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