Company News »

Center for Sustainable Energy Leverages Box to Power California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

Business Wire
Share on StockTwits
Published on

Box today announced that the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy, is leveraging the Box platform to power a cloud-based document submission and review process as part of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). Funded by the California Air Resources Board, CVRP promotes the adoption of new zero-emission vehicles, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. The new online process for submitting supporting documents, powered by the Box platform, has decreased the time between initial rebate application submission and receiving supporting documents by over 50%. Since the system went live in late February 2015, over 8,000 rebate applicants have submitted their documents online.

“As the administrator for CVRP, the Center for Sustainable Energy has issued over $200M in rebates to California consumers, businesses and government agencies since 2010,” said Jennifer Rey, senior operations manager for CVRP at CSE. “We’re leveraging innovative cloud-based technology to shift from a paper-based process to an all-electronic system where rebate applicants submit supporting documents online and our processing staff reviews them online. This move allows us to streamline our operations, issue rebates faster and help meet California’s ambitious goals to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by stimulating deployment of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.”

“The Center for Sustainable Energy is a great example of a nonprofit using cloud technologies to streamline business processes and support their mission to drive the adoption of clean, sustainable energy solutions,” said Karen Appleton, senior vice president of Industry Alliances at Box and founder of “By leveraging Box as the platform to power an all-electronic application process, CSE is furthering their position as the catalyst for sustainable energy market development and transformation.”

The new cloud-based system uses Box’s Content API to allow applicants to submit supporting documentation for their rebate application. Leveraging a customized Box Embed integration with Salesforce, developed in collaboration with Soliant Consulting, CSE’s rebate processing specialists are able to review the submitted application and supporting documents online. After reviewing the materials, the specialists either approve the rebate or communicate with the applicants about follow-up actions. Using the online document submission portal, powered by Box, what once took several weeks via United States Postal Service can now be electronically completed in a matter of days.

Nearly 50,000 third-party developers are building services on the Box platform, leveraging the Box Content and Box View APIs. Box’s APIs enable developers and enterprise customers to build powerful applications for the information economy and transform how individuals and organizations create, consume and collaborate on content. Today, more than 45,000 organizations around the world leverage Box to share and collaborate, including global brands like GE, Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca and Schneider Electric. Nonprofit organizations including Oxfam International, Kiva, and Teach for America also utilize Box’s content collaboration platform as part of the company’s initiative.

About Box

Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world’s leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Los Altos, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit

Share on StockTwits