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Partner Profile, Energy Data
Partner: Macy's
Sector: Commercial


Partner Profile, Energy Data
Partner: Kohl’s Department Stores
Sector: Commercial, Water Initiative


Showcase Project
Partner: Best Buy
Sector: Commercial

With its high solar insolation and energy conservation potential, Best Buy selected this Las Vegas store to receive a multi-faceted energy upgrade.

Showcase Project
Sector: Commercial

Built in 1985, the South Bay Galleria is located approximately 10 miles from the coast, creating an equipment maintenance challenge due to the fresh intake of salt air and its highly corrosive effect.

Implementation Model
Partner: Best Buy
Sector: Commercial

Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds instead of capital budget.

Showcase Project
Partner: Havertys
Sector: Commercial

The Virginia Beach showroom was built in September 1995, employs 19 Havertys associates, and operates 82.5 hours each week. Havertys selected this location to receive a comprehensive energy upgrade as a part of its HVTerra sustainability program.

Showcase Project
Partner: Kohl’s Department Stores
Sector: Commercial

Kohl’s Niles, OH retail store achieved 38 percent savings after implementing several energy reduction measures, including replacement of Roof Top Units (RTUs), a lighting upgrade, and re-commissioning of control systems.

Showcase Project
Partner: Macy's
Sector: Commercial

Macy’s installed both dampers and LED lighting in an effort to improve the energy use intensity of this building. After the dampers were installed, Macy’s in-house technicians completed a re-programming of the Energy Management System.

Showcase Project
Partner: Macy's
Sector: Commercial

The Ingram Park Macy's is a two story building that is one of four anchors at the mall. Opened in 1984, the store was originally designed with a rock ballasted asphalt built up roof.

Showcase Project
Partner: Walgreens Co.
Sector: Commercial

Building off of the energy efficiency successes and lessons learned from its other store improvement projects, Walgreens decided on a multi-measure approach expected to save 125,000 kWh of energy and 20% of costs annually.

Showcase Project
Partner: Walgreens Co.
Sector: Commercial

Walgreens incorporated the best practices from previous sustainability efforts in its first net zero energy designed retail store, which opened on November 21, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois.

Showcase Project
Partner: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

Store #2362 in South Euclid, OH, was selected by Walmart to serve as a platform to test and showcase technologies that go above and beyond what is required to achieve LEED® Silver certification.

Implementation Model
Partner: Kohl’s Department Stores
Sector: Commercial

Kohl’s embedded members of the Finance Department into the Energy team to expedite communication of financial benefits and approval of energy efficiency projects.

Implementation Model
Partner: Macy's
Sector: Commercial

Macy’s implemented a centralized real-time energy management system and weekly coordination calls with field staff to address energy issues.

Implementation Model
Partner: Sprint
Sector: Commercial

Sprint’s multifaceted energy efficiency strategy includes applying a unique energy savings approach to each asset class and tying compensation to energy reduction, which has resulted in more than $60 million in avoided energy costs.

Implementation Model
Partner: Staples
Sector: Commercial

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

Partner Profile, Energy Data
Partner: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Sector: Commercial


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: Lendlease
Sector: Commercial, Residential
2015 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Sprint
Sector: Commercial
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.
Other: Case Study
Partner: Target
Sector: Commercial

Through it's partnership with the Better Buildings Alliance's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), Target has developed a highly successful rooftop unit replacement program that will produce estimated cost savings of 1.3 million annually.

Video
Partner: Havertys
Sector: Commercial

Havertys Furniture joined the Better Buildings Challenge to continue their commitment to saving energy and the environment. Find out how they achieved a 44 percent reduction in energy usage after making updates to their HVAC system, lighting, and rooftop. Havertys operates more than 100 showrooms in 81 cities across 16 states. 

Other: Case Study
Sector: Commercial

BJ’s installed nearly 20 systems that collectively produce 5.5 megawatts of direct c urrent (MW-DC) annually. The individual project sizes range from 260 kilowatts (kW) to 1.3 MW. 

Other: Case Study
Partner: JC Penney
Sector: Commercial

In order to streamline efforts for eliminating inefficiencies, JC Penney pursued a pilot program for RTU variable frequency drive (VFD) technology. Following the successful pilot program, JC Penney retrofitted 1,330 rooftop units in 130 additional stores with the VFD retrofit solution. The company recognized savings of as much as 47,800,000 kWh, a 22% reduction from before the VFD retrofit and a monetary savings of as much as $5 million.

Other: General
Partner: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

When it comes to achieving significant sustainability gains, an international retail giant has unique opportunities to cut energy use. With a total of 4,500 sites, Walmart’s commitment to efficiency in parking lighting in new construction and retrofits is paying off in major savings. As a result of its lighting upgrades Walmart received individual Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign awards for a superstore, a neighborhood market and a Sam’s Club. Across 100 stores including both new and retrofitted sites, over 40 million square feet in surfaces for parking and over 100,000 parking spaces, Walmart is saving over 15 million kWh each year as a result of lighting upgrades.

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Target
Sector: Commercial

Join the Better Buildings Alliance Technology Team leaders for space conditioning during this session to learn about their current initiatives for packaged HVAC, including the Advanced RTU Campaign, new research on ventilation for retail and small offices, and advanced gas heaters. 

2014 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial
Other: Case Study
Partner: Walgreens Co.
Sector: Commercial

Walgreens has developed a successful program to strategically retire RTUs prior to failure and replace them with high-efficiency units. In just 150 stores, Walgreens realized more than $1 million in savings from material and labor budgets.

Showcase Project
Partner: Atlanta, GA
Sector: Education, Local Government

On the Georgia Tech Research Institute campus, the TSRB building team implemented a continuous commissioning program in June 2011 to maintain optimum HVAC performance. TSRB reduced it's annual energy cost by 23.5% and water costs by 8.5% compared to baseline years, saving more than $123,000. 

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

A sneak peak of cutting edge and emerging clean technologies that will increase energy efficiency in buildings and infrastructure, reduce emissions, and increase the deployment of clean and renewable electrons

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: NYSERDA , Xcel Energy

Learn how we can harness big data and a suite of new “Smart Building” technologies to transform the way buildings operate with the resulting energy savings of 1 Quadrillion Btu nation-wide at 100% adoption. 

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility

Speakers representing the public and private sectors discussed the importance of incorporating CHP into the planning process for critical facilities.

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
Partner: Salt Lake City, UT
Sector: Commercial, Local Government

Discussion of energy data access trends, recent accomplishments, and future opportunities, as well as outcomes from the DOE Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator program.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

Participants learned about advances in parking lot lighting technologies, and how their facility can maximize savings.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Kilroy Realty Corporation, Regency Centers
Sector: Commercial

Provided insight into Better Buildings resources partners have contributed to in the past year and shared proven strategies to install solar.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: University of Miami, Whole Foods
Sector: Commercial, Education

Participants discussed topics such as what points to monitor, which algorithms give the most bang for the buck, how to bring multiple data points together (lighting, security, parking) and integrate new software with existing systems, and got a few tips so the data captured is actionable.

Video
Partner: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

Mark Vanderhelm spoke at the 2016 Better Buildings Summit on Walmart's corporate plan of action to meet energy efficiency goals.

Implementation Model
Partner: Belk, Inc.
Sector: Commercial

Belk has shown its commitment to corporate sustainability and continues to do more each year to reduce its total energy usage and overall carbon emissions.

Solutions at a Glance
Sector: Commercial

The Energy Management and Real Estate teams at a major national retailer worked together to include new clauses at lease initiation or renewal that make it easier to reduce energy and water use, and to access renewable energy in their leased stores.

Other: Case Study
Partner: Target
Sector: Commercial

Target was recognized for their corporate-wide LED troffer lighting retrofit and new construction installations. Annual savings from the 107 projects yielded an estimated 26 million kWh.

Implementation Model
Partner: Best Buy
Sector: Commercial

Best Buy’s sustainability team identified plug loads as a significant source of energy consumption for the company. To help reduce plug load energy consumption, the company participated in the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program in the summer 2016.

Other: Guidance
Partner: Ulta Inc.
Sector: Commercial

Developed by Ulta Beauty for their in-house maintenance team to handle RTU maintenance at scale.

Solutions at a Glance
Partner: Ulta Inc.
Sector: Commercial

Ulta Beauty is breaking down the split incentive barrier by implementing industry leading roof-top unit (RTU) guidelines that are beneficial to themselves as tenant and to their landlords.

Implementation Model
Partner: Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Sector: Commercial

An HVAC duct-sealing program, incentivized by Dominion Virginia Power, was an opportunity to reduce consumption and improve comfort, especially for Family Dollar's older stores

Implementation Model
Partner: Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Sector: Commercial

Home Depot has taken advantage of the most appropriate market options to implement a variety of onsite and offsite renewable energy projects to help achieve its targets: 135 MW of energy through renewable and alternative sources by 2020.

Technology Info Suite
Sector: Commercial

This toolkit contains resources that support the use of advanced refrigeration technologies to achieve energy savings in comparison to traditional refrigeration systems.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: H&M, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Target
Sector: Commercial

Automated fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) can help maintain rooftop units in top condition. Attendees learned about the basics and intricacies of AFDD advanced and heard stories about the challenges and successes that come with it.

2018 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Sector: Commercial

This session was an opportunity to connect with peers from the retail, food service, and grocery (RFSG) sector, share accomplishments and challenges, and hear sector success stories.

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