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Implementation Model
Partner: Allegheny College
Sector: Commercial, Education

Allegheny College's student-faculty research team predicts the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations.

Showcase Project
Partner: Ascension
Sector: Commercial

Saint Thomas Hospital implemented a mix of both low cost behavior change measures, and large-scale infrastructure projects, to obtain significant energy savings.

Implementation Model
Partner: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Sector: Commercial

Cleveland Clinic Foundation ramped-up energy and water efficiency in operating rooms through staff engagement, targeted calls to action, and resource tracking.

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: Shorenstein Properties LLC
Sector: Commercial

Shorenstein established a fellowship position that provides analytic and strategic support to accelerate energy efficiency investment and communicate the value of sustainable investments.

Implementation Model
Partner: Cummins, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

Cummins runs its Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Implementation Model
Partner: General Electric
Sector: Industrial

GE incorporates energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent.

Implementation Model
Partner: Saint-Gobain Corporation
Sector: Industrial

Saint-Gobain appoints an employee energy champion at every plant to provide energy efficiency leadership, coordination, oversight, and recognition.

Implementation Model
Partner: United Technologies Corporation
Sector: Industrial

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 at individual sites, and water saving case studies.

Implementation Model
Partner: Will County, IL
Sector: Local Government

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.

Implementation Model
Partner: MGM Resorts International
Sector: Commercial

MGM created a web and mobile tool to encourages employees to reduce resource use and maximize efficiency.

Implementation Model
Partner: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

JCI helps small- and medium-sized suppliers improve the energy efficiency of their plants through tools, training and on-site technical assistance.

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: Sprint
Sector: Commercial, Local Government

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.

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
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
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: Preservation of Affordable Housing
Sector: Multifamily
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Aeon
Sector: Multifamily

This presentation examines case studies and resources available to reaching zero net energy performance in multifamily buildings.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Data Centers

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.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

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.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Education

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.

Webinar
Partner: Ford Motor Company, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Sector: Commercial

In this webinar Better Buildings partners Ford Motor Company, Dunkin Brands, and InterContinental Hotels Group shared the programs and tools they use motivate franchisees to save energy and reduce their environmental impact.

Video
Partner: Kohl’s Department Stores, University of California, Irvine, USAA Real Estate Company
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

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
Sector: Commercial

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

Implementation Model
Partner: Darigold
Sector: Industrial

Darigold established a corporate program to assess plant energy program assessments with specific requirements for all plants and a scoring system that incentivizes plants to meet these requirements.

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.

Webinar
Partner: Michigan State University
Sector: Commercial, Education

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.

Solutions at a Glance
Partner: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Local Government

The city of Los Angeles Better Buidlings Challenge has been helping its partners improve the proposals they receive from contractors.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts, Prologis, Shorenstein Properties LLC, The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial
2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Kimco Realty Corporation, MGM Resorts International
Sector: Commercial

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.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Alachua County Public Schools, Community Housing Partners

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. 

Solutions at a Glance
Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts
Sector: Commercial

HEI Hotels & Resorts implemented the Fab Four Energy Buddies program to help achieve the full value of energy efficiency through smart O&M procedures and effective employee engagement.

Implementation Model
Partner: Chula Vista, CA
Sector: Local Government

The City Operations Sustainability Plan is a cohesive strategy to enable city efforts to coordinate and accelerate sustainability initiatives throughout city operations.

Implementation Model
Partner: King County, WA
Sector: Local Government

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.

Webinar
Partner: Allegheny College, Shorenstein Properties LLC
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

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.

Video
Partner: El Paso, TX, Legrand
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

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.

Implementation Model
Partner: Havertys
Sector: Commercial

Havertys' sustainability efforts have resulted in significant portfolio-wide energy savings since 2011.

Implementation Model
Partner: Mercy Housing
Sector: Multifamily

Mercy Housing solicits, selects, and negotiates a national partnership agreement with a third-party full service solar provider and plans to implement up to 5.5 MW of solar power across its national portfolio.

Implementation Model
Partner: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Sector: Multifamily

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation bundled a series of small energy efficiency upgrades together to achieve an economy of scale and meet its energy goals. 

Implementation Model
Partner: State of New York
Sector: State Government

New York implemented BuildSmart NY, a state-led initiative to drive energy efficiency action across state buildings.

Implementation Model
Partner: University of California, Berkeley
Sector: Education

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, 58.7 million kWh and 893,000 therms in just three years.

Implementation Model
Partner: Emory University
Sector: Education

Emory University's Water Hub is an innovative, on-campus solution designed to treat and reuse up to 400,000 gallons of water per day, and decrease potable water demand by over 1/3.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

This panel discussed how investment owners can increase energy efficiency and communicate sustainability successes to achieve a competitive advantage.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Data Centers

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.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

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.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

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. 

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial

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.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Sector: Local Government, State Government

This workshop explored ways that state and local governments are using energy data to develop policy goals. Discussion covered new thinking around how to value energy efficiency’s multiple benefits.

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