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Implementation Model
Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts
Sector: Commercial

HEI developed an energy management tracking tool that analyzes key variables such as weather normalized utility consumption, and hotel occupancy alongside capital and operational energy efficiency initiatives.

Showcase Project
Partner: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Sector: Commercial

Using IHG’s Green Engage platform, an on-site review of the Holiday Inn Express: Atlanta Airport-College Park was conducted in July 2012. Findings demonstrated that the property is making considerable progress towards achieving level 1 in the program, but that there were additional opportunities for savings.

Showcase Project
Partner: University of California, Irvine
Sector: Education

UC Irvine began the Smart Labs Initiative in 2008 as a crucial step towards making a sizeable reduction in the university’s carbon footprint.

Implementation Model
Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts
Sector: Commercial

HEI devised an energy management tracking tool to overcome a lack of centralized information on energy and other key data at their hotel properties.

Implementation Model
Partner: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Sector: Commercial

IHG developed a comprehensive online sustainability management system to manage hotel energy, water, and waste reduction efforts in a global, franchised business environment.

Implementation Model
Partner: Macy's
Sector: Commercial

Macy’s implemented a centralized real-time energy management system and weekly coordination calls with field staff to address energy issues.

Implementation Model
Partner: Nuveen Real Estate
Sector: Commercial

Nuveen Real Estate introduced sustainability metrics to its existing property governance scorecard motivating third-party property managers to do more.

Implementation Model
Partner: Transwestern
Sector: Commercial

Transwestern adopted sustainability best practices and minimum standards for energy efficiency for all its office and industrial buildings.

Implementation Model
Partner: The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial

This implementation model describes how The Tower Companies bolstered its standard lease agreement by including a green appendix with a 100% acceptance rate.

Implementation Model
Partner: Schneider Electric
Sector: Industrial

Schneider Electric uses an energy model to normalize baseline energy use and track energy savings resulting from improvement projects.

Implementation Model
Partner: Arlington County, VA
Sector: Local Government

Arlington County, VA's Initiative to Reduce Emissions program embeds consideration of energy use across county activities.

Implementation Model
Partner: Beaverton, OR
Sector: Local Government

Beaverton, OR used real time energy monitoring to more accurately identify, prioritize, and implement low and no cost energy savings measures (ESMs) at two city facilities.

Implementation Model
Partner: Gillette, WY
Sector: Local Government

Gillette, WY's inventory and tracking tool helps the city better manage the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and proactively prepare for associated capital needs.

Implementation Model
Partner: Knoxville, TN
Sector: Local Government

Knoxville, TN convened a public-private task force to develop a comprehensive energy plan.

Implementation Model
Partner: State of Delaware
Sector: State Government

Delaware established a centralized benchmarking and tracking database to identify and mobilize building upgrades with the highest potential energy savings, cost savings, and environmental benefit.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sector: Commercial, Financial Services

Commercial space conditioning (heating, cooling, and ventilation) accounts for about 7.0 quads of primary energy per year, or about 40% of total commercial use in the United States. Learn about new research into the next generation of HVAC equipment and how proper technology planning can lead to incredible savings. Part 1 focuses on packaged HVAC systems that are treated as individual equipment with minimal maintenance.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sector: Commercial

Commercial space conditioning (heating, cooling, and ventilation) accounts for about 7.0 quads of primary energy per year, or about 40% of total commercial use in the United States. Learn about energy-savings opportunities through managing large, complex HVAC systems and proper staff training. Part 2 focuses on central plant HVAC systems.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Ford Motor Company
Sector: Commercial, Industrial, State Government

A select group of Better Buildings Challenge partners are working with DOE to set water-saving goals, track progress, and share solutions with their peers. This presentation features a cross-sector group of organizations sharing early results and key insights on strategies they have used to improve water efficiency.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, State Government

ESPCs traditionally use the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) to measure project energy savings. Given the flexibility of IPMVP options, does saying a project used IPMVP tell us what we need to know about how the savings were measured? This presentation explores the nitty-gritty details about ESPC M&V and identifies key things building owners should be asking for from these projects.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Michigan State University, Schneider Electric
Sector: Education, Data Centers

This presentation addresses the challenges encountered while implementing energy efficiency improvements in existing data centers within multi-use buildings. 

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lendlease
Sector: Commercial, Residential
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Green Coast Enterprises
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily

Building owners and operators are increasingly using smart meters and apps to encourage occupants to cut energy consumption. Learn from the commercial, multifamily, and educational building sectors on how to promote energy efficiency behavior through technology.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: District of Columbia
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government

Benchmarking and data management practices are generating a rich collection of readily accessible energy performance data. Learn how state and local governments are driving savings in public and private buildings, from strategic management and commissioning of public buildings to making the energy performance of commercial and multifamily buildings available and meaningful to prospective tenants and buyers.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: FS Energy
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily

Property owners, energy efficiency services and engineering companies, architecture firms, and state and local governments are using the Building Energy Asset Score to inform building energy efficiency investment opportunities. Panelists discuss the value of the Asset Score and its role in the energy efficiency marketplace.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Atlanta, GA, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Local Government, Commercial
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily

Energy management information systems (EMISs) are powerful; organizations that have implemented them have reported savings of up to 20% due to better energy performance and operations. However, finding the right EMIS for your organization can be difficult, and securing funding can be even harder. In this presentation, hear from organizations on how they funded their EMISs and learn about options and resources available for yours.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Local Government

As local governments begin to implement energy efficiency policies and programs, the need to better understand energy savings becomes important. What energy savings can we attribute to benchmarking and disclosure laws? How do we apply data in Portfolio Manager and verify that the energy reductions were a result of efficiency practices? In this presentation, we will explore ways that local governments can measure these savings.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Residential

Home Performance (HP) XML is transforming the way home energy upgrade programs collect and transfer information from one software system to another, leading to improved contractor satisfaction, lower administrative costs, and technological advancements in the home performance industry. 

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sector: Data Centers
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Local Government, State Government

A growing number of local governments and states are collecting building benchmarking data from thousands of public and private building owners. Data cleansing is a critical step prior to analysis and interpretation of data. Learn about methodologies and principles that leading organizations are employing to cleanse benchmarking data and improve the accuracy of future year data sets.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: 3M, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Volvo Group North America
Sector: Industrial

A range of DOE programs and resources are available to help companies save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve competitiveness. In this presentation, Better Plants partners will describe how they have leveraged various resources to help them make progress toward the aggressive energy efficiency goals set by their organizations.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Cleveland, OH
Sector: State Government, Local Government
Video
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

This presentation on the underlying barriers to energy data access is a part of the Better Buildings Webinar Series.

Webinar
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

A presentation on the underlying barriers to energy data access. Learn about solutions underway across the country, including a successful collaboration in Philadelphia.The webinar also highlights new resources to help you replicate this model in your community.

Implementation Model
Sector: Multifamily

Balfour Beatty Communities created the Smart Meter Resident Energy Savings Program to leverage smart meter data using a proactive or “push to” resident engagement strategy. 

Video
Partner: District of Columbia
Sector: Commercial

This webinar shared strategies and resources building owners, managers, and tenants can utilize to transform the energy model from a one-time report provided at the end of design to an iterative tool used throughout the design process to drive energy savings.

Webinar
Partner: Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., Hillsboro, OR, University of Virginia
Sector: Commercial, Education, Local Government

This webinar focused on transforming building milestones such as purchase, sale, tenant transitions, etc. into energy efficiency opportunities.

Other: Report
Sector: Commercial, Local Government, State Government

This handbook provides both a strategic planning framework and standard methodologies to determine the energy and non-energy benefits of benchmarking and transparency (B&T) policies and programs that have recently begun to proliferate in jurisdictions across the United States.

Showcase Project
Sector: Commercial

The Independence Place Wellness Addition is an amenity building at Forest City Realty Trust's residential campus in Parma, Ohio that connects two existing senior apartment buildings with over 400 residents over the age of 55.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Target
Sector: Commercial

Join the Better Buildings Alliance Technology Team leaders for space conditioning during this session to learn about their current initiatives for packaged HVAC, including the Advanced RTU Campaign, new research on ventilation for retail and small offices, and advanced gas heaters. 

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Join the Better Buildings Alliance Technology Team leaders for energy management information systems during this session to learn about their current initiatives, participate in the planning of future activities, and play a part in their resource development and deployment. 

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

Join the Better Buildings Alliance Market Solutions Team to discuss their recent progress and planned activities in the areas of green leasing, energy data access, financing, appraisal, and workforce development. 

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Michigan State University
Sector: Education

Join the Better Buildings Alliance Technology Team leaders for laboratory facilities during this session to learn about their current initiatives, participate in the planning of future activities, and play a part in their resource development and deployment.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Seattle, WA, Xcel Energy
Sector: Local Government, Utility

Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Partners and stakeholders presented progress on stakeholder engagement and discuss upcoming work on approaches for achieving their data access commitments.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: 3M, Cummins, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Schneider Electric, Volvo Group North America
Sector: Industrial

Better Buildings Accelerator Superior Energy Performance Partners discussed training strategies and the enterprisewide audit sampling plan, as wells as continued opportunities for collaboration between Enterprise-wide and Ratepayer-funded Accelerator Partners to increase SEP adoption.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Education, Utility

The National Laboratory Impact Initiative aims to develop a coordinated strategy of policies and programs to accelerate the commercial impact of its National Labs on the clean energy industry. 

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Commercial space conditioning (heating, cooling, and ventilation) accounts for about 7.0 quads of primary energy per year, or about 40 percent of total commercial use in the United States. Learn about new research into the next generation of HVAC equipment and how proper technology planning can lead to incredible savings.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Bonneville Power Administration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Xcel Energy

Panelists shared their experiences with the Technology Performance Exchange, a web-based portal that provides access to performance data on thousands of building-related products, and the Energy Design Assistance Tracker, a web tool that automates the administration of new construction and deep retrofit incentive programs.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Schneider Electric
Sector: Industrial

Tracking energy consumption and energy efficiency improvements within manufacturing operations can be a complex undertaking. The benefits of establishing robust and accurate data management systems are significant, as they can uncover new opportunities to save energy and reduce costs. This session featured advanced methodologies and tools for calculating energy intensity improvement, and discusses effective uses of submetering in an industrial setting. 

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