Through a partnership between the Clinton Climate Initiative and the US Conference of Mayors, an additional 1,100 U.S. cities will gain access to volume discounts on energy-efficient and clean-energy products and technologies through CCI’s purchasing consortium. These benefits were previously available only to the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, a group of 40 of the world’s largest cities.
Yesterday, EL reported that Wal-Mart is partnering with the CCI to explore ways to use their purchasing power to lower prices on sustainable technologies such as energy efficient building materials and systems, energy efficient lighting and clean energy products. The organizations say they will collaborate regarding the design and discovery of new products and best practices related to environmentally-friendly technologies.
CCI’s purchasing consortium has negotiated discounted pricing agreements with 25 manufacturers of energy-efficient products, including indoor lighting, clean vehicles, traffic and street lighting, building products, advanced waste management technologies, water system components and alternative energy technologies.
As a result, participating cities will have access to hundreds of individual products that reduce energy consumption in buildings, decrease fuel consumption and pollution by vehicles and capture and convert landfill methane into electricity. These and additional products will be offered to interested municipal governments at discounted prices ranging from 5 to 15 percent below current levels for commodity items and from 15 to 70 percent below current levels for non-commodity items.
The product suppliers include:
Lighting – GE, Philips Lighting, Cooper Lighting, Lemnis Lighting, Osram, Sylvania, Acuity Lighting, Dialight, and Leotek
Buildings – 3M Company, Solar Gard, Tremco, BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises, Optimum Energy
Transportation – Scania, UTC Power, Ballard Power Systems, ISE Corporation, Siemens, Dynetek, EDrive, A123 Systems, Maxwell, and VOLVO
Waste – GE Jenbacher