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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.

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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.

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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.

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Partner: Staples
Sector: Commercial

Staples fulfillment center staff conducted Eco-Treasure Hunts, tracking down energy and water savings opportunities at target facilities.

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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.

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Partner: Allegheny College
Sector: Commercial, Education

Allegheny College's energy challenge engages the campus community in energy efficient behaviors, with savings going towards the purchase of solar panels.

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Partner: 3M
Sector: Industrial

3M's awards program increases employee engagement and sparks energy efficiency innovation.

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Partner: Alcoa
Sector: Industrial

Alcoa has established energy efficiency as one of the metrics influencing variable compensation of the company’s business leaders.

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Partner: General Electric
Sector: Industrial

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

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Partner: Cleveland, OH
Sector: Local Government

Cleveland, OH's municipal action plan enabled the city to accelerate its sustainability efforts in a more coordinated and impactful manner.

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Partner: El Paso, TX
Sector: Local Government

El Paso, TX advanced energy efficiency by encouraging employee behavioral changes involving energy awareness and conservation.

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Partner: Hillsboro, OR
Sector: Local Government

Hillsboro, OR established a Sustainability Revolving Fund (SRF) to tackle projects called out in the city’s Sustainability Plan.

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Sector: Local Government

Kitsap County, WA engaged in a County to County Courthouse Energy Challenge with neighboring Pierce County to see which courthouse could decrease energy use the most.

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Partner: State of North Carolina
Sector: State Government

North Carolina formed the Utility Savings Initiative program to reduce energy and water use in State-owned buildings and capture statewide utility savings.

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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.

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Partner: MGM Resorts International
Sector: Commercial

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

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Partner: State of Maryland
Sector: State Government

Maryland developed and launched a competition as one of its key strategies to mobilize the largest energy-consuming state agencies to reduce their energy use through a lead-by-example model. 

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
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: 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: 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
Partner: Atlanta, GA, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Local Government, Commercial
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: Corcoran Management
Sector: Multifamily

For multifamily developers that do not receive federal subsidies, actively marketing energy efficiency and other sustainability measures can catch the attention of potential tenants. Learn from other partners about how to attract residents by promoting your work to cut energy costs.

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Residential

This presentation discusses a problem-solving facilitation method from the business sector, which will use one member’s current challenge and draw on a combined 100+ years of experience of the other participants to generate solutions. All members share common problems and opportunities. 

2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Mercy Housing
Sector: Multifamily

This presentation is for building owners/operators and utilities that serve them to discuss opportunities to increase multifamily participation in efficiency programs.

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.

Video
Partner: Dunkin' Brands, Ford Motor Company, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Sector: Commercial

Finding energy savings opportunities for a business franchise can be easy, but getting them implemented can be hard. In this webinar 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.

Solutions at a Glance
Partner: Alcoa
Sector: Industrial

Alcoa developed a comprehensive energy efficiency questionnaire to help employees identify opportunities for energy savings and avoid locking in energy waste when purchasing long-lived capital assets.

Webinar
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

Getting approval for energy efficiency measures can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of the project. USAA, UC 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.

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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.

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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.

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Partner: Shorenstein Properties LLC
Sector: Commercial

The “Flip the Switch” Program was initiated in 2011 to broaden tenant awareness of sustainability and energy savings opportunities in their leased spaces by providing actionable strategies for reducing consumption.

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Partner: CommonWealth Partners
Sector: Commercial

CommonWealth Partners created a strong and robust Tenant Engagement Program as part of larger corporate sustainability goals.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: HEI Hotels & Resorts, Prologis, Shorenstein Properties LLC, The Tower Companies
Sector: Commercial
2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sector: Commercial

Join the Better Buildings Alliance Technology Team leaders for plug and process loads during this session to learn about their current initiatives, including a technical campaign to promote the use of advanced power strips, participate in the planning of future activities, and play a part in their resource development and deployment. 

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Yum! Brands
Sector: Commercial

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

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily

Green leasing aligns the financial and environmental benefits of landlords and tenants to save money, conserve resources, and operate buildings more efficiently. Learn about the benefits of green leasing as members highlight the success of the Green Lease Leaders recognition program.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation

Building re-tuning is a low-cost process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. Learn from past trainees about the benefits of the DOE/PNNL-developed training curricula focused on re-tuning buildings both with and without BAS.

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.

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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.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Commercial

This guidance document demonstrates how ENERGY STAR program resources can be leveraged to drive meaningful tenant engagement, and also provides proven best practices from champion partners.

Other: Report
Sector: Commercial
Other: Case Study
Sector: Commercial

Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest full-service integrated real estate companies in the nation, with properties across seven states and the District of Columbia.

Other: Case Study
Sector: Commercial

Pyramid recently expanded its Carousel Center retail complex to include Destiny USA, a 1.3-million-square-foot addition recognized as the largest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified project for Core & Shell Development in the United States.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Commercial

Presentation on successful strategies to engage tenants in energy efficiency.

Implementation Model
Partner: Havertys
Sector: Commercial

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

Implementation Model
Partner: Nuveen Real Estate
Sector: Commercial

Nuveen Real Estate develops a series of individualized Property Energy Targets (PETs) that provide a roadmap for each asset, helping to ensure that energy and water efficiency opportunities are included in annual business plans.

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