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The creative and determined leadership of Efficiency Vermont successfully completed a 66-rooftop unit (RTU) high-efficiency replacement project on a large 140,000 square foot office building in Vermont.
Enterprise-wide offers Partners an opportunity to implement International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 and SEP enterprise-wide, such as across a corporation, business unit, or multiple plants to achieve greater energy cost savings.
Ratepayer-funded Program Partners are utilities and energy efficiency program administrators that agree to work towards deployment of SEP to manufacturers across their service territories.
This document presents best practices for utilities to develop whole-building data access systems, based on the experiences of leading utilities from across the country.
The City of Boston and Eversource worked collaboratively to develop a data access solution. Starting with a Memorandum of Understanding to
clearly define the goal of providing whole-building data access to commercial building owners, Eversource also provided a dedicated staff member to interface with the city, and to ensure that the data access solution supported compliance with the city’s benchmarking ordinance.
ComEd was the first utility in the country to provide aggregate whole-building data to commercial building customers for the express purpose of enabling energy performance benchmarking.
This document provides guidance on designing productive stakeholder engagement and outreach to support the development of whole-building data access solutions.
Salt Lake City, the investor-owned electric utility Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), and the investor-owned natural gas utility Questar worked with community stakeholders throughout 2014 and 2015 to design and implement a data access solution.
PECO, an investor-owned electric and gas utility, and the City of Philadelphia worked with community stakeholders throughout 2012 and 2013 to design and implement a data access solution for multifamily and commercial buildings.
This document provides guidance on how policymakers, utilities, and regulators should approach whole-building data access to maintain the confidentiality of utility customers.
This document summarizes the findings of a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory analysis on how whole-building data aggregation thresholds statistically affect customer privacy.
This document presents a vision for utilities to combine whole-building data access capabilities and benchmarking outputs to help increase the effectiveness of their energy efficiency programs.
The Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Accelerator is designed to expand the use of performance contracting by federal, state, and local governments, K-12 schools, and others. The ESPC Accelerator aims to catalyze public sector energy efficiency investments of $2 billion from January 2013 to December 2016 through the use of innovative and best practice approaches to enhance performance contracting programs. It will establish these approaches over this period and maintain them for the long term. Focus areas include: contract design, energy measurement and verification (M&V), performance benchmarking, reporting of successful outcomes, streamlined project processes, and approaches for deep-energy and small building retrofits.
Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency. By partnering with an energy service company (ESCO), a facility owner can use an ESPC to pay for today's facility upgrades with tomorrow's energy savings—without tapping into capital budgets. State and local governments can implement ESPC projects in their own facilities, as well as promote and support ESPC projects through ESPC programs.
From 2015-2018, the Home Upgrade Program Accelerator sought to significantly reduce administrative program costs and increase overall program cost-effectiveness while sharing approaches and technical solutions with the greatest impact.
This HPXML Implementation Guide is designed to help program administrators and software developers integrate HPXML into their operations and products.
This report provides examples of programs across the U.S. that are successfully engaging the real estate community and overcoming barriers to valuing energy efficiency in the home resale process. Based on research and interviews with efficiency program staff and real estate professionals, the paper recommends actions that efficiency real estate professionals can take to facilitate the availability and use of reliable energy information at point of sale.
The Better Buildings Home Energy Information Accelerator is designed to expand the availability and use of reliable home energy information at relevant points in residential real estate transactions.
This fact sheet for small office leases provides guidance on how your property teams, leasing agents, and brokers can communicate the value of considering energy efficiency during tenant improvements.
This document recommends minimum performance requirements for a wireless electric energy metering system.
This specification provides a description of required performance characteristics resulting in increased energy savings for gas heaters in commercial buildings.
This specification provides a description of required and recommended performance characteristics resulting in increased energy savings for Commercial Storage Water Heaters.
This specification provides a description of required and recommended performance characteristics resulting in increased energy savings for Dry-LVDTs in commercial buildings.
The Offeror shall provide a detailed description of the rooftop unit (RTU) model offered for sale in response to this Solicitation.
As part of the U.S. Navy’s overall energy strategy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to demonstrate marketready energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration.
Toolkit to implement an energy management system through an organized step by step process at three different levels: Foundational, ISO50001 and Superior Energy Performance.
Track energy consumption, factors related to energy use, and significant energy end-use. This tool has been developed to support manufacturing, industrial and commercial facilities that are using DOE eGuide.
Helps manufacturing plant managers in the United States identify how energy is being purchased and consumed at their plant and identify potential energy and cost savings.
The properties and equipment calculators in this tool allow the user to input the metrics of their system, generate a list of detailed steam specific steam properties, and test a variety of adjustments on individual equipment.
This tool introduces methods to improve thermal efficiency of heating equipment.
This software tool helps energy coordinators at manufacturing facilities implement an effective energy management program.
This tool helps manufacturers quantify energy use and savings opportunities in manufacturing fan systems.
Helps users analyze energy use and savings opportunities in manufacturing compressed air systems.
This tool helps manufacturers assess the efficiency of pumping system operations.
Fact sheet for utilities interested in providing the Home Energy Score to their customers.
What does all of the information on a Home Energy Score report mean?
Fact sheet for trade associations interested in including the Home Energy Score among their members' services.
Home Energy Score - like a miles per gallon rating for vehicles - can help you inform clients about energy efficiency in their new home.
Fact sheet for non-profits interested in offering the Home Energy Score to residents in their communities.
Home Energy Score - like a miles per gallon rating for vehicles - can help home inspectors differentiate in the market and provide their clients with energy efficiency information.
Home Energy Score - like a miles per gallon rating for vehicles - can help grow your contracting and energy auditing business.
The Better Buildings Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator will work over three years with state, regional, and local agencies that are engaging with water resource recovery facilities in their jurisdiction to accelerate a pathway toward a sustainable infrastructure.
Across the nation, outdoor lighting helps communities create a safe environment for residents and business owners to live, work, play, and travel. This is a vital public service supported by taxpayer dollars that municipalities and their utilities provide, and there are many solutions that municipalities are adopting for LED conversions.
The Outdoor Lighting Accelerator will work with dozens of municipalities to accelerate the adoption and use of high efficiency outdoor lighting in the public sector, replacing over 1,500,000 lighting fixtures over the next two years starting in May 2014.
The Energy Data Accelerator is designed to demonstrate low-cost, standardized approaches for providing energy data for the purpose of whole-building energy performance benchmarking.
This white paper features insights from leading manufacturers on developing new, or improving existing, water management programs.
Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator partners work to support and expand the consideration of CHP solutions by states, communities and utilitiesfor their critical infrastructure needs.