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3M created a pool of capital to fund overlooked cost-saving energy efficiency projects resulting in more than $580,000 in savings.
Allegheny College's leveraged student-faculty research on the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations to drive organizational buy-in for energy efficiency projects.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton Products Group is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care. Its brands include Brute, Snapper, Simplicity, Ferris and Murray.
The Seattle 2030 District is a collaborative effort of more than 60 civic leaders including building owners and professionals, utilities, Architecture 2030, the City of Seattle, and King County, to become the first large scale, high performance building district in the country.
Through improved lighting systems, occupancy sensors, a 4.5-megawatt combined heat and power plant, solar, and building automation, this medical center reduced annual energy use by 25% and saves $324,00 annually.
Saint Thomas Hospital implemented a mix of low-cost behavior change measures and large-scale infrastructure projects to save more than $150,000 on energy costs annually.
By installing skylights, dimmable fluorescent lights, and submetering, this Las Vegas Best Buy reduced lighting energy use by 45%.
CommonWealth partners undertook comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades at this center, including lighting, a preventative maintenance program for HVAC, and a building automation system calibrated for peak efficiency. Altogether these measures save 17% energy annually.
Facing maintenance challenges due to the nearby coast's salty air, Forest City improved the efficiency of its chilled water circulation loop with new chillers, VFD retrofits, and refurbishment of air handling units, reaching 25% energy savings - nearly $600,000 saved annually.
Ascension dedicates an annual budget from their Facilities Infrastructure Pool for energy efficiency upgrades at its hospitals to overcome the “first-cost” hurdle or insufficient access to capital, resulting in energy and cost savings.
With limited capital funds for energy efficiency, Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds, resulting in reduced energy, labor, and lighting replacement costs due to the increased efficiency and life of LEDs.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation ramped-up energy and water efficiency in operating rooms through employee engagement, targeted calls to action, and resource tracking resulting in heightened staff awareness and measurable savings.
Forest City created an Energy and Sustainability Group and developed energy action resources to gain approval from management resulting in an enterprise-wide coordination of energy management activities and strategic implementation of energy-efficiency projects