One of the most productive, and potentially lucrative, ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is through improving the efficiency of energy and transportation infrastructure. If we use lighting as an example, a standard incandescent light bulb is only 4% efficient. This means that you only get to use 4% of the energy that you pay for, which largely comes from burning fossil fuels. By comparison, compact fluorescent lighting is 10-15 times more efficient, while producing the same amount of light. There are multiple opportunities for increasing energy and transportation efficiency which can dramatically reduce costs, help meet mandated carbon reduction goals, and reduce the climate change impact, all at the same time. A report from McKinsey and Company details the potential energy savings that accompany energy efficiency improvements Additionally, simply the process of examining current energy use patterns generally yields insights into operational inefficiencies, and highlights potential savings from changing not only the energy-consuming devices for more efficient ones, but also from adjusting operational procedures in order to capture the most energy savings from such upgrades. EcoShift offers several services that help our customers increase their efficiency, including EnergyShift, our comprehensive energy efficiency assessment, and BehaviorShift, our employee engagement strategy that focuses on the low-cost operational changes that have the potential to significantly improve operational energy efficiency.