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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.

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Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

The Outdoor Lighting Decision Tree Tool provides an interactive and visual representation of possible approaches and decisions that will typically be encountered in upgrading/replacing a public outdoor lighting system.

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Partner: Legrand
Sector: Industrial

As part of its efforts to drive greater energy savings through employee engagement and behavior change, Legrand North America conducted its first Energy Marathon, an organization wide contest to see which of its 18 North American sites could reduce electric usage the most over a 26.2 day period.

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Sector: Commercial, Multifamily, Residential

The BPD is the largest publicly-available dataset of anonymized information about the physical and operational characteristics of real buildings.

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Sector: Residential, Multifamily, Commercial

A free open source database platform to manage disparate data about building portfolios.

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Sector: Multifamily, Commercial

A national standardized tool for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.

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Sector: Residential, Multifamily, Commercial

A standardized dictionary of terms and definitions for building energy performance data.

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Sector: Commercial

A cross-platform open-source software development kit (SDK) to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus, and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance.

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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.

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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.

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Partner: Loews Hotels & Co.
Sector: Commercial

The Loews Hotels Gold Wrench Award recognizes leadership among its engineering managers as recipients of the award are selected based on criteria requiring a high-level of commitment to monitoring energy use, engaging employees, developing energy management strategies, and other building management best practices.

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Partner: Albuquerque Public Schools
Sector: Education

Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), NM created the Energy Conservation Incentive Program which establishes best practices for educating administrators, teachers, custodians, and students to implement energy savings. By clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of team members, APS ensures a partnership between individual schools and the maintenance and operations departments that implement energy and environmental measures.

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Partner: Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Sector: Education

Anne Arundel County Public Schools developed a Comprehensive Maintenance Plan that empowers its Energy Conservation Division to remotely monitor and control school building operations in order to improve energy performance across its portfolio of 117 buildings and 13 million square feet. 

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Partner: Camas School District
Sector: Education

Camas School District, WA established a resource conservation management program that helped the district meet its initial Better Buildings Challenge goal five years ahead of its 2020 target – reducing energy use by 20% in 2015 from a 2009 baseline.

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Partner: Douglas County School District, NV
Sector: Education

Douglas County School District, NV financed $10.7 million in the first phase of energy efficiency improvements through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) paired with a tax-exempt installment-purchase agreement (IPA).

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Partner: Dysart Unified School District 89, AZ
Sector: Education

Dysart Unified School District, AZ partnered with Constellation Solar AZ LLC to install solar panels to meet the electricity needs of 21 sites throughout the District.

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Partner: Portland Public Schools
Sector: Education

PPS partnered with its public utility and local non-profits to fund the construction of nearly 2 MW of renewable power across more than two dozen schools through the CE Clean Energy, Bright Futures program.

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Partner: Poudre School District, CO
Sector: Education

Poudre School District (CO) adopted a Sustainability Management System (SMS) that extends principles of sustainability to all of its operations and reaffirms its commitment in this practice.

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Partner: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily, Local Government

The City of Los Angeles Better Buidlings Challenge developed this guide on cooling tower efficiency for their community partners.

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Partner: Hackensack Meridian Health
Sector: Commercial

In search of a financing option with minimal capital investment by the hospital, HackensackUMC entered a strategic partnership with its utility company, who offers a Hospital Efficiency Program that allocates upfront funding for hospitals to implement energy efficiency projects. 

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Sector: Local Government, State Government, Utility

This flowchart walks users through questions corresponding to the considerations that go into deciding on the financing options available for state and city government ESPC projects.  The tool includes a mini-glossary with an explanation of each financing type included.

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Partner: Bullitt County Public Schools
Sector: Education

Bullitt County Public School District (KY) developed a district-wide energy plan to identify and implement cost-saving measures and develop staff and student commitment to energy management practices. As a result of implementing the energy plan and partnering with an energy services company, the District has saved nearly $3.9 million in energy and operational costs over the past decade.

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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.

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Partner: UW Health
Sector: Commercial

UW Health enrolled in Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy On Demand Savings pilot program which offered Madison Gas and Electric commercial customers tools to reduce electric load through their Building Automation Systems (BAS) during peak load summer months.

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Partner: Arlington County, VA
Sector: Local Government

Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) and Arlington Public Library system established an Energy Lending Library, which provides a suite of tools to help community members take a hands-on approach to evaluating energy consumption and identifying opportunities to save money on energy bills.

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Partner: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Recently Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in partnership with the Department of Energy, verified the performance of LIQUIDARMOR™ CM with field tests and energy simulations from a building in which LIQUIDARMOR™ CM was a component of the air barrier system.

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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.

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Partner: Hackensack Meridian Health
Sector: Commercial

Hackensack University Medical Center uses continuous energy monitoring with predictive analysis to save $400,000 annually.

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Partner: Metrus Energy
Sector: Education, Financial Services

Metrus Energy reaches efficiency-as-a-service deal with Jack Hebrew Academy with support from Pennsylvania's Green Enegy Loan Fund.

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Partner: Metrus Energy
Sector: Financial Services

Metrus Energy will save Parrish Medical Center nearly $830,000 annually through energy and water efficiency upgrades using efficiency-as-a-service.

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Partner: Atlanta, GA
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily, Local Government

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge convened a focus group of building owners and tenants around engaging occupants in energy efficiency efforts. The goal was to gather insights on existing knowledge on tenant engagement strategies, gaps in knowledge, and types of information that would be most helpful to improve engagement.

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Partner: Legacy Health
Sector: Commercial

Legacy Health enrolled in Energy Trust of Oregon’s commercial Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Initiative for assistance in establishing a culture around energy savings at its facilities.

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Partner: Citi, Metrus Energy
Sector: Commercial, Financial Services

Citi and Metrus Energy partnered on a multi-site, multi-state ESA for a fortune 100 customer.

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Partner: Milwaukee, WI
Sector: Local Government

The City of Milwaukee’s three-pronged business and community engagement strategy includes incentives, education and outreach, and recognition to encourage local businesses and K-12 schools to join BBC-MKE and implement energy efficiency projects in their buildings.

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Partner: Shari's Café & Pies
Sector: Commercial

Shari’s Café & Pies identified the potential for substantial water and energy savings through upgrades to the dipperwells at their 24-hour restaurants. The new wells resulted in an average of 35% reduction in total water use, with some restaurants achieving as much as 50%.

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Partner: Steelcase, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

One of Steelcase’s largest plants is its wood manufacturing facility in Caledonia, Michigan. As one of Steelcase’s largest facilities, this was the perfect target for an energy efficiency project regarding it's high-bay lighting.

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Partner: Community College of Allegheny County
Sector: Education

Model RFQ for a proposed net zero energy workforce development & training center at Community College of Allegheny County (PA).

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Partner: Loews Hotels & Co.
Sector: Commercial

Loews Hotels & Co. developed a Score Card tool to evaluate physical and operational performance across their building portfolio. This tool provides accountability for the engineering staff, who are tasked with meeting the company’s corporate sustainability goals, and helps direct capital investment in renovations and upgrades.

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The U.S. DOE CHP Installation Database is a data collection effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and maintained by ICF Inc. The database contains a comprehensive listing of combined heat and power installations throughout the country.

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Partner: Hannon Armstrong
Sector: Financial Services

Financed by Hannon Armstrong, this $500,000 project in Pensacola, FL, included upgrades to the facility’s windows and roof that will allow it to resist hurricane-force winds while improving energy performance.

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Partner: Boston, MA
Sector: Local Government

To improve the city’s energy management process, Boston implemented a programmatic overhaul to how energy data was collected, analyzed, and reported. Boston incorporated a blend of in-house and outsourced strategies to optimize resources and staff availability.

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Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sector: Commercial

A recent report released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) explores currently available AFDD technologies for commercial buildings. AFDD, or Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics, is a growing family of technologies that are increasingly being adopted in many commercial building sectors.

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Partner: State of Montana
Sector: State Government

The State of Montana created a virtual tool to support state and local practitioners of energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) in the face of limited budget and staff.

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Sector: Local Government

Seattle’s Pacific Tower – leased by the Washington Department of Commerce – was upgraded with luminaire-level lighting controls with integrated occupancy sensors.

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Partner: The Wendy's Company
Sector: Commercial

The Wendy's Company developed the Smart Family of Designs portfolio to provide development options to franchisees, including buildings that fit into smaller footprints and have features that promote energy efficiency.

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Partner: Seattle, WA
Sector: Local Government

This Energy Benchmarking Analysis Report from Seattle, Washington provides a replicable example of a comprehensive report that includes details on program accomplishments, data analysis methodologies, building characteristics, and energy consumption trends, among other topics.

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Partner: Stanford University
Sector: Education

Stanford University's Energy and Climate Plan immediately reduces campus GHG emissions by 68 percent and potable water use by 15 percent while opening a path to full energy sustainability over time through greening the campus electricity supply.

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Partner: Allumia
Sector: Commercial, Financial Services

Allumia funded and installed a new LED lighting system for Hilltop Red Apple grocery store using Allumia’s efficiency-as-a-service offering.

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Partner: Sparkfund
Sector: Financial Services

Sparkfund’s Technology Subscription enabled Affinity Living Group to get new interior and exterior lighting without having to divert resources away from serving their residents.

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Partner: Shorenstein Properties LLC
Sector: Commercial

Shorenstein carried out several energy efficiency measures at Market Square, including HVAC and LED lighting upgrades. These upgrades to the base building helped insure that tenants were moving into a highly efficient building.

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