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This toolkit will help organizations capture cost savings by implementing SEP enterprise-wide, as well as to demonstrate strategic energy management through SEP as an effective ratepayer-funded program offering for industrial facilities.
The Energy Data Accelerator Toolkit is a collection of resources enabling other utilities and communities to learn and benefit from the work of the Accelerator, specifically on how to gain data needed for benchmarking.
These guides and case studies explore the benefits, barriers, and strategies to installing solar on leased buildings, including commercial real estate.
This toolkit provides guidance on understanding the numerous strategies for reducing plug and process load (PPL) energy consumption in your buildings, including how to select the right strategy for devices, building types, and occupant needs to maximize energy savings.
This toolkit contains case studies on how wastewater recycling technology and ozone based laundry systems can help your organization find unrealized savings in energy and water, along with guidance on commercial heat pump water heaters.
Solar PV has the potential to provide significant benefits to hotels by way of attracting guests and, more importantly, reducing operating costs.
Solar PV has the potential to provide significant benefits to hospitals and other healthcare facilities by reducing overall costs and improving patient experience.
This toolkit guides retailers through the process of retrofitting open refrigeration cases by adding transparent doors, which leads to savings on building HVAC and increases customer comfort levels.
This toolkit offers FAQ's, decision guides, and contract templates to help commercial building owners evaluate installing solar PV, including guidance on mounting rooftop PV systems and financing projects.
Use the Solar Decision Guide for commercial real estate, hospitality, and healthcare buildings to assess or implement a successful on-site solar PV project. These guides can help companies determine if investing in solar makes financial sense and identify the regions that offer the most promising returns on solar investment.
The latest high-efficiency alternatives with energy-saving controls—including light-emitting diode (LED), induction, and fluorescent technology options—can save building owners over 40 percent on their parking lot lighting bills.
This toolkit provides guidance and strategies for reducing energy consumption in laboratories. Resources include guidance on ventilation flow rates, ultra low-temperature freezer specifications, case studies, and more.
This toolkit outlines successful strategies and resources for bridging the tenant-landlord divide through green leasing guidance, tenant improvement and build out best practices, and examples of successful communication with tenants regarding energy efficiency opportunities.
This toolkit provides information and resources on traditional and specialized financing mechanisms to help overcome upfront costs and other financing barriers.
This tool includes several resource templates that help users cultivate the elected and administrative ESPC stakeholders throughout the jurisdiction with responsibility for supporting and approving ESPC projects. Specifically, the tool includes suggestions for stakeholders to target, sample messaging based on stakeholder function, and frequency and type of contact that will maintain a permanent ESPC network.
This tool includes several resource templates that help users bring together facility managers and other energy efficiency representatives in their state/local agencies as the on-the-ground ESPC project developers and advocates. Specifically, the tool includes suggestions for how to assemble and motivate the champions team, step-by-step instructions for how individual champions can develop and bring ESPC projects to fruition, and tools for maintaining the champions corps.
Within the framework of the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, we worked to help state and local governments move closer toward a clean energy economy using high performance technologies that reduce the cost of an essential public service--street lighting.
The main cost associated with LED street light conversion is the upfront capital outlay, which can be significant. Financing options range from traditional municipal bonding to investor owned utility programs, and third party financing. Many organizations combine several of these options to develop the optimal financing package for their LED conversion.
Street light retrofits often considered “low-hanging fruit” in pursuit of energy efficiency goals is still difficult to achieve in some areas due to multiple streetlight ownership, perceptions of new technology risks, and utility tariffs that have not kept up with the speed of technology developments. The following resources explain the utility rate making process and the LED conversion cost considerations from the municipal end user’s perspective as well as that of the electric utility company. Common approaches to working with utilities on a LED-based tariff are outlined in the Decision Tree Tool and several solution options are explained in the Outdoor Lighting and Solutions Pathway report.
The ESPC Toolkit is a collection of resources that will enable state and local communities to learn and benefit from the work of the ESPC Accelerator. It includes the best practices and innovative approaches that states, cities, and K-12 schools have used to successfully establish and implement performance contracting.
This toolkit provides cross-sector guidance on establishing a green revolving fund to overcome the common barrier of dedicated funding. A green revolving fund is an internal capital pool that is dedicated to funding energy efficiency, renewable energy, and/or sustainability projects that generate cost savings. A portion of those savings is then used to replenish the fund.
This toolkit contains example lease language, case studies and other resources to help building owners and tenants effectively include high-efficiency rooftop unites (RTUs) in leases.
This toolkit contains resources to guide building owners and facility managers through a step-by-step method of evaluating and managing their inventory of RTUs and how to make the business case for replacements, retrofits, and quality maintenance practices.
This toolkit contains resources to help HVAC contractors and service companies work with their customers through a step-by-step method of evaluating and managing their inventory of rooftop units (RTUs) and how to make the business case for high-efficiency replacements.
This toolkit helps HVAC contractors and service companies work with their customers through a step-by-step method of evaluating and managing their inventory of RTUs. The toolkit also includes resources on making the business case for advanced RTU control retrofits.
This toolkit includes resources to assist utilities and efficiency programs in understanding and incentivizing high-efficiency rooftop unit (RTU) replacements. Reference guidance on various considerations including calculators, sizing guidance, procurement specifications, financial business cases, case studies, and M&V methods.
This toolkit is designed to assist utilities and energy efficiency programs in understanding and incentivizing advanced rooftop unit (RTU) control retrofits. It includes decision trees, checklists, specifications, case studies, and other guidance informing RTU retrofit best practices.
This toolkit provides an overview of CPACE financing to help building owners, operators, and occupants improve resilience in their facilities.
This toolkit aggregates resources to provide guidance tailored to the Healthcare sector for efficient water management while maintaining control of infection. A variety of assessment and resources are available in this toolkit for those interested in developing strategies around water management that are separate from energy management.
This toolkit covers a wide range of guidance, case studies, specifications, and more related to lighting technologies in K-12 schools.
The Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) Toolkits provides materials to help energy efficiency and renewable energy program administrators reduce energy burdens for low-income communities by enhancing and expanding upon work funded through utility, state, or federal programs.
This toolkit provides energy resources and energy project case studies for building owners and developers to take advantage of commercial PACE for new construction.
This toolkit collects resources from the Interior Lighting Campaign to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities from high-efficiency interior lighting solutions.
The Finance and Resilience Roadmap is a set of resources and case studies designed to help commercial building owners develop a plan for measuring, managing, and mitigating resilience risk.
This toolkit helps water resource recovery facilities establish and implement energy management and planning by collecting best practices and innovative approaches used by wastewater facilities who partnered with DOE's Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator.
This toolkit collects the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign's best resources to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and performance improvements from EMIS and ongoing monitoring practices.
This Toolkit collects the best practices, guidance, technical resources, and success stories from the Advanced RTU Campaign to enable building owners to take advantage of the energy efficiency savings possible through advanced rooftop units. It also includes materials for utilities and efficiency programs, as well as contractors and service providers.
This toolkit addresses specific barriers and solutions for energy management in 5 primary data center types, including real-world examples for each. It collects guidance, factsheets, best practices, and other resources based on the work of DOE's Better Buildings Data Center Accelerator.
This toolkit provides resources for upgrading facility lighting to high-efficiency troffers, which can provide energy and cost savings from 15-45% on a one-for-one basis, and up to 75% with the use of controls.
This toolkit provides resources and project case studies for building owners, operators, and occupants that may want to take advantage of efficiency-as-a-service to improve energy and water performance in their facilities.
A key goal of the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator was to help organizations optimize the performance of their laboratories by mitigating safety and health risks, reducing energy, and improving ventilation. This toolkit is an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide containing additional tasks, resources, and deliverables to guide your organization through a systems-based management approach.
This toolkit includes a selection of resources to support commercial building operations staff in making the business case to upper management for energy efficiency projects.