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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.
IHG developed a comprehensive online sustainability management system to manage hotel energy, water, and waste reduction efforts in a global, franchised business environment. Through Green Engage, IHG has avoided over $185 million in energy costs.
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.
Staples fulfillment center staff conducted Eco-Treasure Hunts, tracking down energy and water savings opportunities at target facilities.
The Tower Companies updated its standard lease agreements to include a green appendix that 100% of new and renewed tenants accepted, supporting efforts to reduce energy and water use across its commercial portfolio.
At Allegheny College, yearly student turnover and lack of campus awareness about efficiency prevented sustained energy savings. Through an Annual Energy Challenge, the college reduced campus-wide electricity usage by 10% and raised funds for solar panels.
3M's Plant Energy Awards recognizes employees for contributions to energy goals, increasing employee engagment and communication.
Alcoa has established energy efficiency as one of the metrics influencing variable compensation of the company’s business leaders.
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
Cleveland, OH's municipal action plan enabled the city to accelerate its sustainability efforts in a more coordinated and impactful manner, and is expected to result in a 20% annual utility savings by 2030.
El Paso, TX launched a Library Energy Challenge to engage city employees and residents in energy efficiency and conservation; it was such a success that the city applied the model to other departments.
The City of Hillsboro (OR), which plans to reduce municipal facility energy use by 60% by 2030, overcame inconsistent access to capital for efficiency projects by setting up a Sustainability Revolving Fund that has achieved an estimated $24,000 in annual cost savings.
Kitsap County, WA engaged its neighbor Pierce County in a Courthouse Energy Challenge to see which courthouse could decrease energy use the most. Pierce County won the challenge with a 31% energy reduction.
With tight budgets and limited internal capacity to manage energy and water usage, the State of North Carolina formed the Utility Savings Initiative to manage and reduce energy and water consumption at state-owned buildings. Through state investment and private performance contracts, the initiative has avoided nearly $553 million in utility costs.
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.
Maryland designed a lead-by-example competition to mobilize the largest energy-consuming state agencies; reducing energy consumption by nearly 20% in five years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This presentation is for building owners/operators and utilities that serve them to discuss opportunities to increase multifamily participation in efficiency programs.
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.
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.
Alcoa rewards business leaders for energy effficiency projects through it's performance pay program, incentivizing them to prioritize energy efficiency inititatives.
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.
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.
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.
Shorenstein's “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 resulting in an average of 27% reduction in plug load energy use.
CommonWealth Partners developed a Tenant Engagement Program that increased tenant awareness for energy efficiency and sustainability, which helped them achieve an average ENERGY STAR score of 90 out of 10 portfolio-wide as a result.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Green leasing can be used to overcome the “split incentive” barrier to energy efficiency in commercial buildings by aligning the financial and energy incentives of building owners and tenants. Together they can save money, conserve resources, and ensure the efficient operation of buildings. Brandywine Realty Trust utilizes two components in its lease to enable the company to track energy usage, implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures, meet energy-saving targets, and save tenants money.
Green leasing can be used to overcome the “split incentive” barrier to energy efficiency in commercial buildings by aligning the financial and energy incentives of building owners and tenants. Together they can save money, conserve resources, and ensure the efficient operation of buildings. Pyramid Companies, Inc. implemented green leasing and 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.
Presentation on successful strategies to engage tenants in energy efficiency.
Havertys implemented a company-wide sustainability initiative to demonstrate the benefits of efficiency to employees and inspire ongoing efforts to reduce energy use.
Nuveen Real Estate's Property Energy Targets (PETs) bridge the gap between its individual properties' energy reduction targets and the company's larger institutional sustainability and financial goals.