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Partner: Houston, TX
Sector: Local Government

Houston leveraged an ongoing community outreach program to strengthen participant commitments to reduce energy consumption.

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Sector: Local Government

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.

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Partner: Knoxville, TN
Sector: Local Government

Knoxville convened a public-private task force to develop a comprehensive energy plan for implementing energy efficiency improvements, financing projects, and tracking energy data.

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Partner: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Local Government

The City of Los Angeles created the Better Buildings Challenge to simplify the path to energy efficiency for local businesses and public entities. The Challenge provides participating buildings owners and operators with access to a wide range of services such as energy benchmarking, building assessments, utility rebate training, and more.

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Partner: Milwaukee, WI
Sector: Local Government

Milwaukee, WI, created a property assessed clean energy (PACE) program which allows building owners to pay for energy projects through a voluntary municpal special charge that is attached to the property, not the owner. To date, the city has closed 8 PACE projects and yielded annual savings of over $1 million.

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Partner: State of North Carolina
Sector: State Government

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.

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Partner: Pittsburgh, PA
Sector: Local Government

Pittsburgh, PA established a Green Initiatives Trust Fund to set aside funds for energy conservation projects and utilizes the savings to fund future projects.

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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: Citi
Sector: Data Centers, Financial Services

Citi used an energy services agreement to deliver efficient electricity and cooling at its London data center. The project is expected to deliver $1.1 million in annual cost savings.

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Partner: Clean Fund LLC
Sector: Financial Services

Prologis, Inc., took advantage of commercial PACE financing to retrofit its headquarters at the historic Pier 1 building in San Francisco. The projects financed are projected to reduce electricity consumption by 32% and save nearly $100,000 annually.

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Partner: Metrus Energy
Sector: Financial Services

Metrus Energy deployed multi-measure energy efficiency retrofits in BAE Systems facilities with no upfront costs using an Energy Services Agreement (ESA).

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Partner: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Sector: Utility

The partnership between the municipal electric and water utility with a regional investor-owned gas utility allowed both participants to efficiently deploy multiple “tri-resource” incentive programs to residential and commercial customers in their joint territory, including statewide incentive programs.

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Partner: Southern California Edison
Sector: Utility

Southern California Edison developed an automated benchmarking service to enable building owners to comply with benchmarking legislation and empower them to understand the energy usage of their buildings.

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Partner: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Sector: Utility

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) launched a utility-driven approach to encourage 53,000 building owners to benchmark their buildings and engage in active energy management, while making owners aware of PG&E’s free M&V tools.

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Partner: University of California, Irvine
Sector: Education

UC Irvine's empirically derived technical and behavioral performance improvement program supports risk-taking and questions status-quo practices to produce exceptional results across the board.

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Partner: Southern California Edison
Sector: Utility

Southern California Edison created the Energy Leader Partnership program to assist cities in developing energy policies and deploying multi-measure energy efficiency upgrades resulting in more green energy jobs, lower GHG emissions, and reduced energy costs.

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Partner: Southern California Edison
Sector: Utility

Southern California Edison introduced an On-Bill Financing Program to overcome the upfront capital cost barrier in conducting energy efficiency projects, providing over $10 million in loans for eligible business customers.

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Partner: Nissan North America, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

Nissan modified benchmark funding practices for energy efficiency projects based off peer evaluation, resulting in relaxed investment criteria and a savings yield of $2.1M and 17,500 tons of CO2.

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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 Minnesota
Sector: State Government

Minnesota delivers technical, financial, and contractual assistance to state agencies to support the implementation of Energy Savings Performance Contracting. GESP is available as a resource to all state agencies, local governments, and school districts in Minnesota.

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Partner: State of Delaware
Sector: State Government

Delaware established a centralized benchmarking and tracking database to identify and mobilize building upgrades with the highest potential energy savings, cost savings, and environmental benefit, leading to more than 17% energy reduction.

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Partner: State of Maryland
Sector: State Government

Maryland designed a lead-by-example competition to mobilize the largest energy-consuming state agencies; reducing energy consumption by nearly 20% in five years.

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Partner: DWS
Sector: Commercial

Real estate investment company DWS launched "Project Energy Saver" to improve energy performance consistently across its entire portfolio, including the least-efficient buildings that are not eligible for ENERGY STAR or LEED certification, but represent the greatest opportunities for improvement.

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Partner: National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation
Sector: Multifamily

NHT reduced operating costs in multi-family buildings by installing solar systems helping them sustain affordable housing costs for low-income families which generates 300,000 kw/year.

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Partner: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

Johnson Controls developed a scalable program to provide suppliers with energy management tools, training and on-site assistance, amounting to $60K in annual savings.

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Sector: Multifamily

Balfour Beatty Communities created the Smart Meter Resident Energy Savings Program to leverage smart meter data using a proactive or “push to” resident engagement strategy, resulting in a 15% average energy reduction without capital investments.

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Partner: Darigold
Sector: Industrial

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.

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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: REACH CDC
Sector: Multifamily

REACH is integrating passive house standards in affordable rental housing to address rising costs, with tenants benefiting from a nearly 90% energy reduction for heat usage and an overall energy use reduction of 60-70% compared to a LEED Certified building.

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Partner: Shorenstein Properties LLC
Sector: Commercial

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.

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Partner: Aeon
Sector: Multifamily

Aeon created the Learning Laboratory for multifamily developers and owners to share their successes, challenges, best practices, and lessons learned to create replicable models and drive industry change.

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Partner: CommonWealth Partners
Sector: Commercial

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.

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Partner: Chula Vista, CA
Sector: Local Government

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.

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Partner: General Mills
Sector: Industrial

General Mills designated plant-based dedicated energy managers to sustain continuous improvement in energy efficiency across a large scope of 25 plants, resulting in the implementation of more than 1,000 energy projects and $3.5 million annual savings.

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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.

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Partner: Regency Centers
Sector: Commercial

At its Regency Saugus Center in Massachusetts, national retail center owner Regency Centers partnered with tenant Trader Joe's to install a 253 KW rooftop solar system. Regency Centers owns the solar array and sells the generated solar energy power to Trader Joe's at a discount, offsetting approximately 65% of their total electricity use with clean power.

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Partner: Douglas County School District, NV
Sector: Education

Douglas County School District implemented a multi-pronged funding approach to address its failing and inefficient maintenance of aging buildings, including an ESPC, grants, and bonds. The $5.1 million ESPC project is paying for itself through $456,000 in guaranteed annual energy cost savings.

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Partner: Havertys
Sector: Commercial

Havertys implemented a company-wide sustainability initiative to demonstrate the benefits of efficiency to employees and inspire ongoing efforts to reduce energy use.

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Partner: Nuveen Real Estate
Sector: Commercial

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.

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Partner: Jersey City, NJ Housing Authority
Sector: Multifamily

JCHA utilized energy performance contract funding to upgrade energy and water equipment, resulting in $5 million savings within first two years and increased comfort for over 1,700 residents.

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Partner: Parkway
Sector: Commercial

Real estate investment trust Parkway was running into challenges tracking its buildings' energy performance and motivating stakeholders to participate in sustainability initiatives. After launching a Sustainable Properties Awards Program with robust tools and incentives, 100% of Parkway's portfolio is benchmarking energy consumption and allowing the trust to monitor progress toward goals.

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Partner: Volvo Group North America
Sector: Industrial

Volvo established a new guideline that allows managers to factor in the risk of increasing energy prices when making energy efficiency investment decisions, helping it meet its initial 25% energy intensity reduction target and set a new 25% goal.

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Partner: Portland Public Schools
Sector: Education

Portland Public Schools funded energy efficiency projects through a hybrid Energy Savings Performance Contracting model, achieving $1.2 million in annual energy cost savings across 80+ facilities.

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Partner: adidas Group
Sector: Commercial

adidas created the greenENERGY Fund to facilitate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; the company approved funding for 61 projects, investing $10.8 million and achieving a 29% internal rate of return across the project portfolio.

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Partner: Celanese Corporation
Sector: Industrial

Celanese upgraded equipment controls by adding an energy dashboard giving operators access to real time energy consumption. This tool resulted in $300,000 in energy cost savings and identification of $1.5 million in low to no-cost energy-saving opportunities at one plant.

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Partner: Camas School District
Sector: Education

Washington state's Camas School District wanted to set reduction targets for natural resources but lacked a formal policy to guide schools toward its goals. A Resource Management Policy was developed to empower schools to achieve energy, water, and waste goals. This led to a collective energy reduction of 28% over a six-year span.

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Partner: Briggs & Stratton
Sector: Industrial

Briggs and Statton made energy management a key element within its Corporate Continuous Improvement Program, elevating energy efficiency within its company culture and contributing to $70 million in energy cost savings.

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Partner: Rockford Housing Authority (Rockford, IL)
Sector: Multifamily

The Rockford Housing Authority engaged in a $7.5 million Energy Performance Contract to evaluate the conduct a comprehensive energy audit and implement energy efficiency measures at eight of its multifamily properties, reducing energy costs by over $100,000 a year while improving the quality of housing for low-income housing tenants.

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Sector: Commercial

Forest City Realty Trust created an internal Integrative Design Services group to research and evaluate new technologies and best practices for energy efficiency, resulting in increased building performance, portfolio-wide technology adoption, and a stronger financial position for associates and investors.

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Partner: Mercy Housing
Sector: Multifamily

Mercy Housing entered into a national partnership agreement with a third-party full service solar provider to implement up to 5.5 MW of solar power across its national portfolio.

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