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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.
Saint Thomas Hospital implemented a mix of both low cost behavior change measures, and large-scale infrastructure projects, to obtain significant energy savings.
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.
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.
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 and has resulted in energy and cost savings year-over-year.
Shorenstein established a fellowship position that provides analytic and strategic support to accelerate energy efficiency investment and communicate the value of sustainable investments.
Cummins developed an Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in 5-10% energy use reduction at participating sites.
GE incorporated energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent into energy leadership roles. Since its launch, staff have identified 572 energy projects totaling $6.4 million in savings
Saint-Gobain appoints an employee energy champion at every plant to provide energy efficiency leadership, coordination, oversight, and recognition.
To help meet ambitious water-saving goals, UTC developed comprehensive internal guidance that details the company's global water scarcity assessment, best practices in managing water efficiency at individual sites, and water saving case studies.
The City of Los Angeles created the Better Buildings Challenge to simplify the path to energy efficiency for local businesses and public entities. The Challenge provides participating buildings owners and operators with access to a wide range of services such as energy benchmarking, building assessments, utility rebate training, and more.
Will County used results from free energy audits to inform an efficiency education and outreach program that has achieved a 22% reduction in energy use while building occupant engagement.
MGM created a web and mobile tool to encourages employees to reduce resource use and maximize efficiency.
Johnson Controls developed a scalable program to provide suppliers with energy management tools, training and on-site assistance, amounting to $60K in annual savings.
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!
Plug-in electric vehicle charging access at the workplace has nearly doubled in the last two years as employers of all sectors and sizes are increasingly offering workplace charging. Learn from a few of these employers how workplace charging is helping them to attract and retain talented employees, and demonstrate leadership in their communities.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation examines case studies and resources available to reaching zero net energy performance in multifamily buildings.
Learn how industry leaders are driving energy and cost savings through a range of solutions. Presentations include summaries of specific technological changes and/or improvements through consolidation and the tangible financial and environmental benefits they produced.
As facility managers face the dilemma of replacing or upgrading aging equipment, it requires careful, and sometimes nuanced calculations on the costs and benefits. In this presentation, we will learn how leading companies faced with the replace or retrofit scenario have opted to retrofit.
School facilities managers are looking for ways to streamline the implementation of clean energy technologies for high-performance schools that foster safe, healthy, and optimum learning environments. This presentation will include special presentations and group discussion for K-12 BBC Partners and other city and state stakeholders engaged in managing education campuses.
In this webinar, Better Buildings partners Ford Motor Company, Dunkin Brands, and InterContinental Hotels Group shared the programs and tools they use to motivate franchisees to save energy and reduce their environmental impact.
In this Better Buildings Webinar Series presentation, Better Buildings Challenge Partners USAA Real Estate Company; University of California, Irvine; and Kohl's shared their best practices for communicating the value of building energy efficiency projects and working with financial decision-makers to make those projects happen.
Webinar attendees learned how the Department of Energy prioritizes high impact technologies (HITs) to advance energy efficiency.
Darigold established a corporate program to evaluate plant energy assessments, with specific requirements for all facilities and a scoring system that incentivizes plants to meet these requirements.
This webinar focused on transforming building milestones such as purchase, sale, tenant transitions, etc. into energy efficiency opportunities.
Watch this webinar to learn how Better Buildings Challenge and Accelerator partners have formed partnerships within their organizations and implemented measures to dramatically reduce data center energy usage.
To streamline the proposal process and select the right contractors, the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge developed a quick guide that outlines specific questions for contractors to address in their proposals.
Participants learned how organizations have taken advantage of resources developed by the BBA Lighting & Electrical Team and the LEEP Campaign to reduce their exterior lighting energy use by 40–60 percent or more.
Better Buildings Challenge Partners and an architect experienced with highly efficient design describe net zero energy (NZE) buildings in their portfolios, outlining technologies and strategies employed to reach NZE, and best practices for developing NZE projects.
HEI Hotels & Resorts implemented the Fab Four Energy Buddies program which employs smart operation and maintenance procedures and effective employee engagement to achieve the full value of their investments in energy-efficient equipment.
The City Operations Sustainability Plan encourages collaboration among municipal departments and creates a cohesive strategy to accelerate sustainability initiatives throughout city operations, leading to a 24% energy reduction and an annual savings of approximately $270,500.
King County created the Fund to Reduce Energy Demand (FRED), a financing tool where the county budget office issues bonds and provides loans to county divisions for equipment upgrades to reduce energy use, and resulting utility bill savings are then used to pay back the bonds, resulting in a neutral or positive cash flow.
Time, money, and expertise are often barriers to a robust energy management program. Better Buildings Challenge Partners Shorenstein and Allegheny College described solutions that helped them jump these hurdles to develop a culture of sustainability within their organizations—and a track record of successful energy efficiency projects.
A little rivalry goes a long way when it comes to reducing building energy use through behavior change. In this webinar, Better Buildings Challenge Partner City of El Paso and Better Buildings Better Plants Partner Legrand shared their experiences leveraging friendly competitions to drive building energy efficiency within their organizations.
Havertys implemented a company-wide sustainability initiative to demonstrate the benefits of efficiency to employees and inspire ongoing efforts to reduce energy use.
Mercy Housing entered into a national partnership agreement with a third-party full service solar provider to implement up to 5.5 MW of solar power across its national portfolio.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation bundled a series of small energy efficiency upgrades together to cut administrative costs. This new organizational protocol has transformed the budgeting and planning process and allowed for more streamlined communication between building managers.
New York created BuildSmart NY, a state-led initiative to centralize state building energy management, set a blueprint for action, and provide project technical assistance and support. The initiative reported 4.3% energy savings statewide, representing a cost
UC Berkeley's Energy Management Initiative (EMI) targets building occupants through building surveys and energy dashboards, and allocates energy cost responsibility to individual campus operating units to achieve savings of $6.5 million in just three years.
Atlanta's Emory University created WaterHub, an innovative on-campus solution designed to treat and reuse up to 400,000 gallons of water per day, decreasing potable water demand by over one-third. In addition to saving money, the WaterHub is creating scientific and educational opportunities on campus.
This panel discussed how investment owners can increase energy efficiency and communicate sustainability successes to achieve a competitive advantage.
IT professionals operating the data centers are often reluctant to make efficiency improvements that might impact reliability. The session explored proven cost effective solutions that increase the energy efficiency of the cooling and power delivered to the IT equipment without compromising reliability.
Panelists shared benefits and experiences implementing some of their first energy storage projects, including: why they pursued energy storage, what values they are getting, implementation plans and lessons learned.
This session provided tips from Better Buildings Challenge partners who are successfully including energy efficiency in their due diligence efforts when considering a building for purchase.
Learn how your organization can benefit from new Better Builidngs Workforce recognized professional certification programs to find the best qualified candidates when hiring or contracting for energy-related work.