PG&E Recognizes Diverse Suppliers at Annual Event
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Driven approximately 1.8 million miles without a motor vehicle
Supplier has an active safety education program
Supplier Diversity Subcontracting Award: CORESTAFF Services
In addition, the 2008 Supplier Diversity Sub-Contracting Award was presented to CORESTAFF Services. CORESTAFF was recognized for the following: • In 2007, diversity subcontracting spend totaled $54.1 million • Demonstrates leadership in mentoring with its Mentor Protégé and Incubation programs to assist diverse suppliers • Supports several organizations that certify diverse suppliers (L-R) PG&E’s Twamugabo with CORESTAFF Services Steve Drexel, (CEO) Richard Weeks, Joi Bishop, Brad Beckner and PG&E’s Anita Thapar. The second day of the event included a general session that featured a presentation from Geisha Williams, Senior Vice President Energy Delivery. Following the presentation, participants attended a series of workshops on green supply chain management, supplier diversity, supplier management and safety. The general consensus from attendees was that this event presented an excellent venue to network with decision-makers, promote their products and services and receive invaluable information on multiple fronts. ■
Go Green with Energy Efficiency — and Get Some Green from PG&E
B usinesses everywhere are looking for ways they can save money and lessen their impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. PG&E can help by providing energy saving tips and rebates for its customers to help the planet.
PG&E understands that energy costs can have a big impact on the small business customer’s bottom line, and we offer an array of energy efficiency programs for businesses of all sizes. Businesses that invest strategically in an energy-efficient workplace can cut utility costs by up to 30 percent without sacri- ficing service, qualify, style or comfort.
Low cost (and no cost) ways to save energy and money in your business
There are many things that you can do to save energy in your small business that don’t require a significant financial investment. Start with online energy audit tools to help you understand where you can save energy in your facility and optimize your energy usage. Information is available in Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. Some other tips to consider:
Turn off all office equipment and lights when not in use, every night and weekend.
Activate the “power management” feature on your computers, monitors, copiers and other equipment to take advantage of “energy-saver” features.
Clean dusty diffusers and lamps every six to twelve months for improved lumen output.
Invest in a Greener Way of Doing Business
Look for PG&E rebates when it’s time to retrofit your facility and upgrade your equipment. Rebates are the quickest, easiest way to get cash back for qualifying products. Virtually every type of business can take advantage of PG&E rebates,
and many are tailored to fit certain types of businesses.
Whenever possible, purchase energy- efficient equipment and appliances. Visit www.pge.com/mybusiness for a list of qualifying products and rebates.
To keep your cooling system operating at peak performance, have it checked every year, and have a refrigerant charge and airflow tune-up if the check-up indicates that it is needed. Also ask your contractor to check your duct system for leaks.
Retrofit T12 lamps with magnetic ballasts to high efficiency T8 or T5 lamps with electronic ballasts.
Occupancy sensors are great for indoor and outdoor lighting so that your lights are only on when you need them (and automatically turn off when you don’t). Consider installing them in unoccupied areas like restrooms and storerooms. Our website, PGE.com is a great
starting place to learn about ways you can make both your business and your home more energy efficient. For more information, you can also call our Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743. ■