regulations and trends… • NRC to mirror EPA, DOE , FEMP initiatives for industry competiveness • 2010, the (GSA) no longer enters into leases of 10,000 square feet or more unless the building is Energy Star labeled. • Select US states require energy audit filed on commercial properties • Energy audits component of property transaction and appraisal • US Better Building initiative goals • DOE technical guidance for energy modeling for claiming deductions • Net-Zero energy
barriers to energy management…Majority of barriers to energy management are related tofinancing and the process Key Findings • Lack of data in terms of both energy savings and financial payback • Energy issues are perceived as low priority, in particular the measurement and verification process • Perception of high up-front costs for advanced energy modeling and measurement and verification • Lack of qualified practitioners capable of delivering energy retrofits RMI study revealed a high level of interest in audits and retrofits by factors as: • Reduced energy costs • Personal interest in environmental issues • Opportunity to establish company as a leader in the building industry • Opportunity for building owners to realize capital cost savings
Energy-ROI.comSourcing and administering the effective expertise and tools…• EAI Certified Commercial Energy Auditor• Six Sigma GREEN belt Minitab 16 compliant• ISO 50001 Energy Management System certified (06/2012)• HVAC RCx and PM compliant• BMSi Building Systems Inspection• Energy Financing• BEAR Business Valuation• BOMABESt certifications• Ecommerce Marketing• Landlord perspective
measure & monitor…• Labor to maintain data integrity for energy usage and benchmarks• Rank energy performance and track trends• Real time Alert on properties getting better or worse on preset basis• Predict future costs by using historical rate and consumption data• Identify impact of rate and consumption changes on total budget amount• Set targets for cost and consumption reduction• Track actual versus budgeting energy dollars
commercial energy auditor… • Energy Auditor Certification is also accredited from the Energy Efficiency Association • Top Accreditation • 25+ page professional report for commercial energy audit software includes the forms and spreadsheets to highlight energy savings summations. • Energy Audit application can be modified to exact project requirements.
six sigma Green belt certification… • Applying the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model improvement process • Apply Six Sigma problem-solving tools to drive greater value • Planning and executing projects • Selecting the right statistical tools • Communicating a business strategy across the organization
energy management training…Energy-saving tips from these workshops • Energy Management Information Systems • RCx Recommissioning • Energy Management Planning, • Spot the Energy Savings Opportunities, • Energy Monitoring, • Energy Efficiency Financing • NRC/EPA Portfolio Manager • RETScreen
energy management returns…EnergyStar rating provides a recognized distinction whileoften achieving… • Real estate data shows a trend toward higher rents and sales prices (Hill Construction survey) • Energy Star rated buildings achieve sale price premiums of up to 31 percent (Based on an ongoing study of a national office portfolio managed by CB Richard Ellis) • Energy-efficient buildings help to reduce maintenance costs and lessen any potential liability for health problems. • Energy Star labeled offices have a three percent higher occupancy rate.
Cap rates for 2010 offices sales..studies suggest significant rental premiums and sales pricespremiums.
emarketing and communication…Virtual emarketing is critical to a project’s success… SurveyMonkey permits a low cost, fast method to collect data, conduct, measure and analyze project impact. International association of individual marketers, companies and governments committed to the advancement of marketing in the digital era SEMPO is the largest world organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it.
research and references… • Rocky Mountain Institute • EPA • USGBC • ISO 50001 • EnergySTAR • National Research Canada • Alberta Productivity • Federal Energy Management Program • DOE US Department of Energy • RETScreen International • ASHRAE • HVAC/R Institute • National Roundtable