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Showcase Project
Partner: Ascension
Sector: Commercial

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is a member of the Seton Healthcare Family. It is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region and the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in a 46-county area.

Showcase Project
Partner: Hilton
Sector: Commercial

Hilton Columbus Downtown features a number of energy conservation measures (ECMs) including efficient lighting, a building automation system, and variable frequency drives. As a result, Hilton Worldwide saved 32% in annual energy consumption and $387,000 in annual energy costs.

Showcase Project
Partner: Columbia, MO
Sector: Local Government

The Sanford-Kimpton Building, housing the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department, implemented energy conservation measures (ECMs) that had the potential to save the City money on utility costs but also to improve the comfort of employees and visitors to the Health department.

Implementation Model
Partner: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Sector: Commercial

New York-Presbyterian Hospital launched a retro-commissioning program that blends energy management with improving the quality of patient care for a holistic approach that engages all hospital staff.

Implementation Model
Partner: State of Minnesota
Sector: State Government

Minnesota delivers technical, financial, and contractual assistance to state agencies to support the implementation of Energy Savings Performance Contracting. GESP is available as a resource to all state agencies, local governments, and school districts in Minnesota.

Implementation Model
Partner: DWS
Sector: Commercial

DWS launched “Project Energy Saver” to provide a consistent framework for evaluating and improving property energy performance across the entire portfolio.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: HARBEC
Sector: Education, Industrial

Contributers from Harbec, North Carolina State University, and Clark Financial Service describe how CHP has supported their portfolio energy reduction goals and resiliency concerns.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lendlease
Sector: Commercial
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Industrial, Utility

Industrial customers have much to gain from partnering with their utilities on energy efficiency, but a series of barriers have led to lower industrial participation rates in utility programs relative to other sectors. This panel will highlight effective utility programs for industrial customers, identifying key attributes that drive greater industrial participation and lead to significant energy and cost savings.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Sector: Local Government, State Government, Utility

In this presentation, states, local governments, and water and wastewater utilities discuss how they overcame some of the persistent barriers to deploying energy efficiency and renewable energy at their facilities and the tools needed to increase deployment nationwide.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Legrand, MGM Resorts International, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America
Sector: Commercial, Industrial

Learn strategies to effectively communicate with and motivate behavior change from the people who hold resource consumption in their hands every day, including specific language, techniques for gaining buy-in, and even an app!

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: Alachua County Public Schools, Schneider Electric
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial

Low-cost sensors, ubiquitous Internet connectivity, and other technological advances are opening new doors for energy efficiency in homes, buildings, and factories. Sometimes called “intelligent efficiency,” this network-based, high-tech approach could cut the nation’s energy use by 12% to 24% according to some experts. This presentation discusses new opportunities, developments, and challenges in this emerging field.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Residential

The full value of energy efficiency and high-performance homes has yet to be represented in the market; however, a number of “green” real estate industry initiatives are emerging. Energy efficiency programs are beginning to get involved at specific points in the real estate transaction chain. Learn the first three key steps program managers can take to engage the real estate industry.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Hillsboro, OR
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Local Government

There are numerous milestones in the building life-cycle in which energy efficiency can be integrated—refinancing, aesthetic renovations, environmental compliance, etc. Learn how innovative organizations are leveraging these opportunities to drive energy savings, improve project payback, and infuse efficiency into the DNA of their organizations.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Cummins, Inc., Hilton, Schneider Electric
Sector: Commercial, Industrial

Learn how these companies and organizations have implemented strategic energy management programs to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: State of Maryland
Sector: Commercial, Industrial, State Government, Utility

Across the country, states are working with policy-makers, regulators, utilities, and end users to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency and combined heat and power (CHP). Learn from State Energy Office representatives about their goals and recent strategies for driving deployment of CHP and energy efficiency in the commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors.

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
Sector: Commercial

DOE’s national labs are powerful engines for clean energy innovation. In this presentation, representatives from the national labs describe how the private sector can engage with labs to improve energy efficiency, enhance competitiveness, and lower carbon pollution.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lendlease
Sector: Commercial, Residential
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: University of California, Irvine
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial

Laboratory facilities are very energy intensive—using about three times more energy than an average office building. Operating a single lab fume hood can result in as much energy use as three typical homes! Explore opportunities for saving energy in labs and hear about actual implementations, including a highly successful campus-wide program.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Arvada, CO
Sector: Local Government, State Government

This presentation will feature state and local governments that have established internal sustainable operations plans and policies for their own organizations as a means of operationalizing their energy and climate goals. Learn strategies to realize sustainability goals through employee orientation and programming, departmental budget innovation, and technology platform development. 

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Johnson Controls, Inc., Kingspan Insulated Panels, Inc.
Sector: Commercial, Industrial

Large companies are increasingly looking to advance energy efficiency within their supply chains to control costs, minimize risk, and improve their corporate sustainability credentials. As they do, a key issue is understanding the unique needs and challenges facing small businesses—a topic that is also relevant for state and local governments interested in advancing energy efficiency among small manufacturers located in their jurisdictions. Industry professionals explore this issue from a variety of different perspectives.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Residential

Who hasn’t heard the residential energy efficiency lament that homeowners do not understand energy efficiency and will not spend significant sums of money on something they don’t understand? How can programs talk with different audiences, such as low-, middle-, and high-income markets? Hear from the Better Buildings Residential Network to learn from examples that have worked well and failed miserably.

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

Commercial plug and process loads (PPLs) are projected to grow from 30% to 35% of total commercial building energy use between 2006 and 2020, due to an increase in the number of plug-in devices and the energy intensity of those devices. This presentation will outline the challenges with commercial plug load controls, along with solutions for tracking and reducing PPLs such as hardware, software, and web-based service options.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

Refrigeration often accounts for over half of the energy consumption in supermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores. Learn how the Better Buildings Alliance is helping members reduce refrigeration energy consumption.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Houston Independent School District, TX
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

In this presentation, hear from a state government, local government, and K-12 school district that have developed innovative programs or approaches to clean energy project design including microgrids, renewable energy technologies, and energy master planning.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

Restaurants use more energy per square foot than any other commercial building. Learn how DOE and Partners are helping pave the way for energy savings in the commercial food service sector. 

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Data Centers

This presentation addresses the barriers associated with challenging a business-as-usual approach where energy efficiency often takes a back seat to concerns about reliability.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Energi Inc., Gundersen Health Systems
Sector: Commercial

New models are emerging for ensuring that the performance of existing building energy retrofits meet Watts per square feet requirements. Learn the ins and outs of these strategies from colleagues in the energy trenches.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation

Street lamps, area lighting, and parking lighting are some of the most costeffective opportunities for energy savings, yet they often remain untapped. Learn from organizations that are saving up to 90% on lighting costs, and learn about free technical assistance, resources, and programs like the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign, Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, and Green Garage Certification Program.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: MGM Resorts International

Learn how you could achieve 45% energy savings or more by applying the Better Buildings Alliance troffer specification; learn about free tools, resources, and technical assistance available through the Interior Lighting Campaign; and learn from building owners who share results and lessons learned from recent troffer lighting upgrade projects.

Webinar
Partner: Walgreens Co.
Sector: Commercial

Zero energy buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through renewable resources. Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, Education

This presentation focused on ways to connect sustainability to federally supported research. This has the dual benefit of reducing the environmental footprint of research and maximizing the effective use of federal dollars.

Webinar
Partner: Cummins, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

This webinar brings together presenters from Cummins, National Church Residences, and the EDF's Corporate Partnerships Program to discuss different water stewardship and conservation strategies that have worked for their organizations. 

Webinar
Sector: Commercial

Webinar attendees learned how the Department of Energy prioritizes high impact technologies (HITs) to advance energy efficiency.

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. 

Other: Case Study
Sector: Commercial
The Smart Monitoring and Diagnostic System (SMDS) is a low-cost technology that helps building owners and managers keep rooftop air conditioner and heat pump units (RTUs) operating properly at peak efficiency. The SMDS technology has the potential to significantly benefit small commercial buildings, which predominately use RTUs for space conditioning. Through the Better Buildings Alliance, a field demonstration was conducted at four sites using two SMDS prototypes. This case study provides a summary of the field demonstration results.
Implementation Model
Partner: United Technologies Corporation
Sector: Industrial

UTC created a cross-divisional Energy Council to develop the strategy, disseminate energy efficiency best practices, and focus efforts to meet the company’s ambitious energy and GHG reduction goals.

Showcase Project
Partner: Rural Ulster Preservation Company
Sector: Multifamily

Rural Ulster Preservation Company undertakes the adaptive reuse of an abandoned historic mill and incorporates energy reduction strategies achieving a 43% savings.

Solutions at a Glance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

The Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree Tool provides an interactive and visual representation of possible approaches and decisions that will typically be encountered in upgrading/replacing a public outdoor lighting system.

Implementation Model
Partner: REACH CDC
Sector: Multifamily

REACH Community Development believes in constructing affordable, transit-oriented rental housing that is certified to Passive House standards, enabling energy savings to be passed down to tenants who pay for electricity in their units.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Commercial

This document provides guidance for implementing Solar PV in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Commercial

This report provides guidance for businesses considering implementing solar PV, as there are widespread geographic differences regarding utility incentive structures, utility policies, regulatory structures, and permitting requirements.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Industrial, Utility

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. 

Other: Guidance
Sector: Commercial

Solar PV has the potential to provide significant benefits to hotels by way of attracting guests and, more importantly, reducing operating costs. For more information on solar PV evaluation, visit the Renewables Integration Technology Solutions page.

Other: Case Study
Partner: The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial

The Tower Companies is committed to being an environmental leader in the real estate industry and pursued its first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation on a large, class A office building in Washington, D.C.

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