MINNEAPOLIS BENCHMARKING &
PORTFOLIO MANAGER WORKSHOP
Katie Schmitt, Neal Ray, Lester Shen, and Jenny Edwards
Center for E...
Pg. 2
Minneapolis Benchmarking Partners
• City of Minneapolis
Brendon Slotterback and Patrick Hanlon
• Center for Energy a...
Pg. 3
Learning Objectives
• Understand benchmarking
• Complying with the ordinance
• Obtaining data
• Entering data
• Ener...
Pg. 4
Agenda
I. Introduction
II. Step-by-Step
Break
III. Resources for Saving Energy
IV. Step-by-Step
Pg. 5
Agenda
I. Introduction
II. Step-by-Step
Break
III. Resources for Saving Energy
IV. Step-by-Step
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CEE Help Website
benchmarking.mncee.org
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What is benchmarking?
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What is benchmarking?
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How does your building compare?
< = >
?
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Energy Used at the Site
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Building Size
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Building Floor Area
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Only commercial space
Do NOT include residential
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Only commercial space
Do NOT include residential or industrial space
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Only commercial space
Do NOT include residential or industrial space
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Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
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Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
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Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
EUI = energy per square foot
per year
(kBtu/ft2-yr)
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Property Use
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Property Use
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Property Use
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Property Use
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Property Use
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Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
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Energy Star Scores
100
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ENERGY STAR Scores
Median = 50
100
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ENERGY STAR Scores
75th Percentile
100
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ENERGY STAR Certification
≥ 75th Percentile
100
Pg. 33
Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
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Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
Pg. 35
Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
3. Collect and enter Utility Data
Pg. 36
Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
3. Collect and enter Utility Data
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Submit Your Data to the City
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Submit Your Data to the City
By June 1, 2015
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Submit Your Data to the City
https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/reports/dataRequest/respond/19821
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Property Type
> 100,000 square feet
2014
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Property Type
50,000 - 100,000 ft2
2015
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Ordinance Timeline
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Ordinance Timeline
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Disclosure of Energy Results
Pg. 45
Summary of Minneapolis Requirements
• Submit by June 1, 2015
• All space types except for residential and industria...
Pg. 46
Resources
• CEE Help Website
• http://benchmarking.mncee.org/
• Portfolio Manager and Utility Data Guides
• FAQ (up...
Pg. 47
Agenda
I. Introduction
II. Step-by-Step
Break
III. Resources for Saving Energy
IV. Step-by-Step
Pg. 48
Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
3. Collect and enter Utility Data
...
Pg. 49
Log-in to Portfolio Manager
https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/login.htm
l
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Connect as a Contact with the City
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Connect as a Contact with the City
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Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
3. Collect and enter Utility Data
...
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Gross Floor Area
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Do NOT include residential space
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Do NOT include residential space
Pg. 56
Gross Floor Area
Pg. 57
Do NOT include industrial space
Pg. 58
Do NOT include industrial space
Pg. 59
Gross Floor Area
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Gross Floor Area
• Total size between exterior surfaces
• Includes elevator shafts, but not pipe and ventilation
ch...
Pg. 61
Average Occupancy
• Percentage reflecting the occupancy of the property
• Measured as the percentage of the propert...
Pg. 62
Hotel Average Occupancy
Based on the number
of rooms filled.
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Hotel Average Occupancy
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Property Use - Office
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Weekly Operating Hours
• Total hours property is occupied by a majority of the
employees
• Not hours occupied by su...
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Weekly Operating Hours
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Number of Computers
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Number of Workers
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Percent That Can be Heated
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Percent That Can be Cooled
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Data Center
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Data Center
75 kW ≅ 75 to 100 servers
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Computer Room Air Conditioning Unit (CRAC)
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Open Parking Lot
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Open Parking Lot Size
Measure area of one parking space and
multiply by the number of spaces in the lot
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Enter Your City Building ID Number
Note: This is different from your Portfolio Manager Building ID!
Pg. 77
City Building ID Number
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Minneapolis Building ID Number
Your IDs are included in the notification letter sent
from the City.
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Minneapolis Property ID Number
Your IDs are included in the notification letter sent
from the City.
Pg. 80
Minneapolis Building and Property ID Numbers
Your IDs are included in the notification letter sent from
the City or...
Pg. 81
Property Type Tips and Reminders
• Property type(s) and details will determine your
ENERGY STAR score
• You can not...
Pg. 82
Gross Floor Area Reminders
• Gross floor area is measured from exterior walls
• Not the same as leasable space
• In...
Pg. 83
Agenda
I. Introduction
II. Step-by-Step
Break
III. Resources for Saving Energy
IV. Step-by-Step
Pg. 84
Agenda
I. Introduction
II. Step-by-Step
Break
III. Resources for Saving Energy
IV. Step-by-Step
Pg. 85
Resources for Saving Energy
• Utilities are the entry point for savings
Pg. 86
Resources for Saving Energy
• Contact account manager for information regarding
programs
• Some of the offerings in...
Pg. 87
Resources for Saving Energy
• Account manager is best source for information
• Some offerings
• Energy-saving advic...
Pg. 88
Technical Terminology for EBCx
• ReCommissioning and/or RetroCommissioning (RCx)
• Repair to, or optimization of, b...
Pg. 89
Efficient: Prioritize actions
Energy Star five stages of opportunity
Pg. 90
EBCx’s Strategic Difference
Pg. 91
Support for EBCx
• National Study, 2009
• 186 project, various bldg types
• Average energy cost savings 10-15%
• Pa...
Pg. 92
Potential Scope of Existing Work
Article Highlights
+ 40% of all GHG come from building
sector
+ Survey in 2000 sug...
Pg. 93
Case Studies
• Reduced energy costs in office building
• 525,000 sqft
• Cost: $185,960
• Savings: $143,000
• Paybac...
Pg. 94
Case Studies
• Reduced energy costs in hospital
• 600,000 sqft
• Cost: $208,000
• Savings: $180,800
• Payback: 1.2 ...
Pg. 95
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
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Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls
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Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls
• 9. Reset supply air static pressure...
Pg. 98
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls
• 9. Reset supply air static pressure...
Pg. 99
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls
• 9. Reset supply air static pressure...
Pg. 100
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls
• 9. Reset supply air static pressur...
Pg. 101
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation
Pg. 102
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation
• 4. System level test & balance (...
Pg. 103
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation
• 4. System level test & balance (...
Pg. 104
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
• 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation
• 4. System level test & balance (...
Pg. 105
Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
And the #1 Opportunity for saving
Energy…..
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Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
And the #1 Opportunity for saving
Energy…..
• 1. Turn off equipment when not
...
Pg. 107
Agenda
I. Introduction
II. Step-by-Step
Break
III. Resources for Saving Energy
IV. Step-by-Step
Pg. 108
Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
3. Collect and enter Utility Data...
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Utility Use Data
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All the meters serving the building
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All the meters serving the building
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Meters Tab
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Sources of Energy
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Water Usage
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About Your Meters
Pg. 116
About Your Meters
Pg. 117
Meter data spreadsheet template
optional
Pg. 118
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Thanks to Leah Hiniker, Hennepin County Energy Manager
Pg. 119
Common Data Errors
• Entry errors
• Extra zero
• Decimal points
• Switched numbers
• Half bills
• Units of measure...
Pg. 120
Common Data Errors
• Date Gaps
Pg. 121
Energy & Water Tips and Reminders
• You will need 13* bills covering all days in 2014
• *14 billing cycles if no m...
Pg. 122
Obtaining Your Utility Data
Pg. 123
Obtaining Your Utility Data
• Must include all commercial spaces in the building
(including tenants)
• Tenants are...
Pg. 124
Obtaining Tenant Data Options
• Obtain signed release form and request from utility
• Ask for data directly from t...
Pg. 125
Xcel My Account
https://myaccount.xcelenergy.com/
Business Solutions Center: 1-800-481-4700
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Xcel My Account (Green Button)
https://myaccount.xcelenergy.com/
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CenterPoint My Account Online
https://myaccount.centerpointenergy.com/
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CenterPoint Natural Gas Usage Data
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CenterPoint Natural Gas Usage Data
End date
Usage
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CenterPoint Natural Gas Usage Data
End date
Usage
Start date
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Note on CPE Usage Data
• If you buy your gas through a marketer, there is a
chance your total use will not be avai...
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NRG District Steam Usage Data
Usage
Reminder: This is equivalent to “kLbs”
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NRG Chilled Water Usage Data
Usage
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Note on district energy costs
• If you decide to include cost, note that natural gas and
steam costs are not apple...
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NRG Chilled Water Usage Data
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City of Minneapolis Online Access
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/utilitybilling/
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City of Minneapolis Online Access
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/utilitybilling/
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Water Usage Data from the City
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Water Usage Data from the City
End date Usage
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Water Usage Data from the City
End date Usage
Start date
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What if a meter serves more than my
eligible floor area?
• For example, a water meter serves building
commercial a...
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ENERGY STAR Score
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Optional: ENERGY STAR Certification
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ENERGY STAR Certification
http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-
buildings/ear...
Pg. 147
Step-by-Step
1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
2. Collect and enter Building Data
3. Collect and enter Utility Data...
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Submit your data to Minneapolis
• Only a summary of your Property will be submitted
• Items included in data reque...
Pg. 149
City Building and Property ID Numbers
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City Building and Property ID Numbers
Pg. 151
City Building and Property ID Numbers
Pg. 152
Minneapolis Data Request
https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/reports/dataRequest/respond/19821
On CEE Help ...
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Select building(s) to be disclosed
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Preview and send response
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Where to go for Help
• CEE Help Website
• http://benchmarking.mncee.org/
• Portfolio Manager How-to guide
• Utilit...
Questions?
Pg. 157
Resources
• CEE Help Website
• http://benchmarking.mncee.org/
• Benchmarking Helpline and email
• mplsenergystar@m...
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Minneapolis Benchmarking and Portfolio Manager Workshop

  1. 1. MINNEAPOLIS BENCHMARKING & PORTFOLIO MANAGER WORKSHOP Katie Schmitt, Neal Ray, Lester Shen, and Jenny Edwards Center for Energy and Environment May 6, 2015
  2. 2. Pg. 2 Minneapolis Benchmarking Partners • City of Minneapolis Brendon Slotterback and Patrick Hanlon • Center for Energy and Environment Katie Schmitt, Lester Shen, Jenny Edwards, Neal Ray • With support from the MPCA
  3. 3. Pg. 3 Learning Objectives • Understand benchmarking • Complying with the ordinance • Obtaining data • Entering data • Energy reduction tips
  4. 4. Pg. 4 Agenda I. Introduction II. Step-by-Step Break III. Resources for Saving Energy IV. Step-by-Step
  5. 5. Pg. 5 Agenda I. Introduction II. Step-by-Step Break III. Resources for Saving Energy IV. Step-by-Step
  6. 6. Pg. 6 CEE Help Website benchmarking.mncee.org
  7. 7. Pg. 7
  8. 8. Pg. 8
  9. 9. Pg. 9 What is benchmarking?
  10. 10. Pg. 10 What is benchmarking?
  11. 11. Pg. 11 How does your building compare? < = > ?
  12. 12. Pg. 12
  13. 13. Pg. 13 Energy Used at the Site
  14. 14. Pg. 14 Building Size
  15. 15. Pg. 15 Building Floor Area
  16. 16. Pg. 16 Only commercial space Do NOT include residential
  17. 17. Pg. 17 Only commercial space Do NOT include residential or industrial space
  18. 18. Pg. 18 Only commercial space Do NOT include residential or industrial space
  19. 19. Pg. 19 Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
  20. 20. Pg. 20 Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
  21. 21. Pg. 21 Energy Use Intensity (EUI) EUI = energy per square foot per year (kBtu/ft2-yr)
  22. 22. Pg. 22 Property Use
  23. 23. Pg. 23 Property Use
  24. 24. Pg. 24 Property Use
  25. 25. Pg. 25 Property Use
  26. 26. Pg. 26 Property Use
  27. 27. Pg. 27 Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
  28. 28. Pg. 28
  29. 29. Pg. 29 Energy Star Scores 100
  30. 30. Pg. 30 ENERGY STAR Scores Median = 50 100
  31. 31. Pg. 31 ENERGY STAR Scores 75th Percentile 100
  32. 32. Pg. 32 ENERGY STAR Certification ≥ 75th Percentile 100
  33. 33. Pg. 33 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager
  34. 34. Pg. 34 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data
  35. 35. Pg. 35 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data 3. Collect and enter Utility Data
  36. 36. Pg. 36 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data 3. Collect and enter Utility Data
  37. 37. Pg. 37 Submit Your Data to the City
  38. 38. Pg. 38 Submit Your Data to the City By June 1, 2015
  39. 39. Pg. 39 Submit Your Data to the City https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/reports/dataRequest/respond/19821
  40. 40. Pg. 40 Property Type > 100,000 square feet 2014
  41. 41. Pg. 41 Property Type 50,000 - 100,000 ft2 2015
  42. 42. Pg. 42 Ordinance Timeline
  43. 43. Pg. 43 Ordinance Timeline
  44. 44. Pg. 44 Disclosure of Energy Results
  45. 45. Pg. 45 Summary of Minneapolis Requirements • Submit by June 1, 2015 • All space types except for residential and industrial • Electricity, natural gas, steam, hot water, chilled water, municipal water • Submit summary data to Minneapolis through a Portfolio Manager data request • City does not require certified ENERGY STAR score • City will publicly disclose summary statistics after 1 year grace period
  46. 46. Pg. 46 Resources • CEE Help Website • http://benchmarking.mncee.org/ • Portfolio Manager and Utility Data Guides • FAQ (updated regularly!) • Benchmarking Help line and email • mplsenergystar@minneapolismn.gov or (612) 673-3091. • EPA Portfolio Manager 101 webinars • http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/training • Retired Engineers Technical Assistance (ReTAP) • (612) 781-1307 or mvennewitz@yahoo.com • ENERGY STAR Help Center • https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/help
  47. 47. Pg. 47 Agenda I. Introduction II. Step-by-Step Break III. Resources for Saving Energy IV. Step-by-Step
  48. 48. Pg. 48 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data 3. Collect and enter Utility Data 4. Submit your data
  49. 49. Pg. 49 Log-in to Portfolio Manager https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/login.htm l
  50. 50. Pg. 50 Connect as a Contact with the City
  51. 51. Pg. 51 Connect as a Contact with the City
  52. 52. Pg. 52 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data 3. Collect and enter Utility Data 4. Submit your data
  53. 53. Pg. 53 Gross Floor Area
  54. 54. Pg. 54 Do NOT include residential space
  55. 55. Pg. 55 Do NOT include residential space
  56. 56. Pg. 56 Gross Floor Area
  57. 57. Pg. 57 Do NOT include industrial space
  58. 58. Pg. 58 Do NOT include industrial space
  59. 59. Pg. 59 Gross Floor Area
  60. 60. Pg. 60 Gross Floor Area • Total size between exterior surfaces • Includes elevator shafts, but not pipe and ventilation chases • Not the same as rentable space • Leased spaced included in gross square footage (GSF) • Atriums calculated by base floor only • Parking garages/lots are included if under building utility meter but entered separately Thanks to Leah Hiniker, Hennepin County Energy Manager
  61. 61. Pg. 61 Average Occupancy • Percentage reflecting the occupancy of the property • Measured as the percentage of the property that is occupied and operational • Used to account for vacant or unused space in the property
  62. 62. Pg. 62 Hotel Average Occupancy Based on the number of rooms filled.
  63. 63. Pg. 63 Hotel Average Occupancy
  64. 64. Pg. 64 Property Use - Office
  65. 65. Pg. 65 Weekly Operating Hours • Total hours property is occupied by a majority of the employees • Not hours occupied by support staff (security, maintenance, cleaners) • Not the same as the HVAC schedule • Follow most common schedule for varied schedule Thanks to Leah Hiniker, Hennepin County Energy Manager
  66. 66. Pg. 66 Weekly Operating Hours
  67. 67. Pg. 67 Number of Computers
  68. 68. Pg. 68 Number of Workers
  69. 69. Pg. 69 Percent That Can be Heated
  70. 70. Pg. 70 Percent That Can be Cooled
  71. 71. Pg. 71 Data Center
  72. 72. Pg. 72 Data Center 75 kW ≅ 75 to 100 servers
  73. 73. Pg. 73 Computer Room Air Conditioning Unit (CRAC)
  74. 74. Pg. 74 Open Parking Lot
  75. 75. Pg. 75 Open Parking Lot Size Measure area of one parking space and multiply by the number of spaces in the lot
  76. 76. Pg. 76 Enter Your City Building ID Number Note: This is different from your Portfolio Manager Building ID!
  77. 77. Pg. 77 City Building ID Number
  78. 78. Pg. 78 Minneapolis Building ID Number Your IDs are included in the notification letter sent from the City.
  79. 79. Pg. 79 Minneapolis Property ID Number Your IDs are included in the notification letter sent from the City.
  80. 80. Pg. 80 Minneapolis Building and Property ID Numbers Your IDs are included in the notification letter sent from the City or download from http://benchmarking.mncee.org
  81. 81. Pg. 81 Property Type Tips and Reminders • Property type(s) and details will determine your ENERGY STAR score • You can not use defaults if you want a certified ENERGY STAR score • Data centers are larger facilities with > 75 servers and separate CRAC; do not include server closets • Some property use details that matter include operating hours, computers, and percent heated
  82. 82. Pg. 82 Gross Floor Area Reminders • Gross floor area is measured from exterior walls • Not the same as leasable space • Includes all common and tenant spaces • Only include atrium base floor area • Good idea to include skyway floor area – energy use will be included • Should be similar to the floor area on file with the city – though not if portions of the building are exempt.
  83. 83. Pg. 83 Agenda I. Introduction II. Step-by-Step Break III. Resources for Saving Energy IV. Step-by-Step
  84. 84. Pg. 84 Agenda I. Introduction II. Step-by-Step Break III. Resources for Saving Energy IV. Step-by-Step
  85. 85. Pg. 85 Resources for Saving Energy • Utilities are the entry point for savings
  86. 86. Pg. 86 Resources for Saving Energy • Contact account manager for information regarding programs • Some of the offerings include • Online Energy Assessment • On-Site Assessment • Recommissioning • Full offering available on Website • www.xcelenergy.com • Energy Solutions >Solutions for Your Business
  87. 87. Pg. 87 Resources for Saving Energy • Account manager is best source for information • Some offerings • Energy-saving advice (tips, checklists) • Boiler tune-ups • Steam traps • Natural Gas Energy Analysis • Recommissioning • www.centerpointenergy.com • Home > Natural Gas > Business > Minnesota > Rebates for Business
  88. 88. Pg. 88 Technical Terminology for EBCx • ReCommissioning and/or RetroCommissioning (RCx) • Repair to, or optimization of, building operations (schedules, procedures), equipment, facilities, or systems to primarily enhance energy efficiency • RCx generally focuses on major building systems (building envelope, HVAC, and controls), targeting quick payback and often, relatively quick turnaround, energy conservation opportunities.
  89. 89. Pg. 89 Efficient: Prioritize actions Energy Star five stages of opportunity
  90. 90. Pg. 90 EBCx’s Strategic Difference
  91. 91. Pg. 91 Support for EBCx • National Study, 2009 • 186 project, various bldg types • Average energy cost savings 10-15% • Paybacks under 2 years Mills, et al. 2009. Building Commissioning – A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Cost and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBNL – 56637.
  92. 92. Pg. 92 Potential Scope of Existing Work Article Highlights + 40% of all GHG come from building sector + Survey in 2000 suggested that 0.03% of existing buildings have been RCX + Half of all RCX is happening in California + RCX has potential to save $30 billion a year and 300 million tons of GHG emissions. San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Sept 6 2009
  93. 93. Pg. 93 Case Studies • Reduced energy costs in office building • 525,000 sqft • Cost: $185,960 • Savings: $143,000 • Payback: < 1.3 yr • Building is now Energy Star Certified
  94. 94. Pg. 94 Case Studies • Reduced energy costs in hospital • 600,000 sqft • Cost: $208,000 • Savings: $180,800 • Payback: 1.2 yr
  95. 95. Pg. 95 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities
  96. 96. Pg. 96 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls
  97. 97. Pg. 97 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls • 9. Reset supply air static pressure set-points
  98. 98. Pg. 98 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls • 9. Reset supply air static pressure set-points • 8. Terminal unit tune-ups - dampers & valves
  99. 99. Pg. 99 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls • 9. Reset supply air static pressure set-points • 8. Terminal unit tune-ups - dampers & valves • 7. Return VFD’s to variable speed operation
  100. 100. Pg. 100 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 10. Improve boiler efficiency/controls • 9. Reset supply air static pressure set-points • 8. Terminal unit tune-ups - dampers & valves • 7. Return VFD’s to variable speed operation • 6. Lower condenser water temps/improve chiller sequencing
  101. 101. Pg. 101 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation
  102. 102. Pg. 102 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation • 4. System level test & balance (over air, over pumping)
  103. 103. Pg. 103 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation • 4. System level test & balance (over air, over pumping) • 3. Optimize/restore economizer operation
  104. 104. Pg. 104 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities • 5. Calibrate sensors and instrumentation • 4. System level test & balance (over air, over pumping) • 3. Optimize/restore economizer operation • 2. Eliminate simultaneous heating and cooling
  105. 105. Pg. 105 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities And the #1 Opportunity for saving Energy…..
  106. 106. Pg. 106 Top Ten Energy Savings Opportunities And the #1 Opportunity for saving Energy….. • 1. Turn off equipment when not needed (scheduled start/stop)
  107. 107. Pg. 107 Agenda I. Introduction II. Step-by-Step Break III. Resources for Saving Energy IV. Step-by-Step
  108. 108. Pg. 108 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data 3. Collect and enter Utility Data 4. Submit your data
  109. 109. Pg. 109 Utility Use Data
  110. 110. Pg. 110 All the meters serving the building
  111. 111. Pg. 111 All the meters serving the building
  112. 112. Pg. 112 Meters Tab
  113. 113. Pg. 113 Sources of Energy
  114. 114. Pg. 114 Water Usage
  115. 115. Pg. 115 About Your Meters
  116. 116. Pg. 116 About Your Meters
  117. 117. Pg. 117 Meter data spreadsheet template optional
  118. 118. Pg. 118 Garbage In, Garbage Out Thanks to Leah Hiniker, Hennepin County Energy Manager
  119. 119. Pg. 119 Common Data Errors • Entry errors • Extra zero • Decimal points • Switched numbers • Half bills • Units of measurement • Electricity: kWh • Gas: therms • Steam: thousand pounds (klbs in Portfolio Manager, MLBS in NRG) • Chilled water: ton-hours • Water: ccf (hundred cubic feet) Thanks to Leah Hiniker, Hennepin County Energy Manager
  120. 120. Pg. 120 Common Data Errors • Date Gaps
  121. 121. Pg. 121 Energy & Water Tips and Reminders • You will need 13* bills covering all days in 2014 • *14 billing cycles if no meter start date • Use the spreadsheet upload function in Portfolio Manager • Use indoor and outdoor water • Steam units: billed in “MLBS” – which means thousand pounds; this is the same as “kLbs” in PM • If you have interruptible service and used propane or diesel, you will need to include those fuels as well. Use delivery dates and volumes that cover 2014.
  122. 122. Pg. 122 Obtaining Your Utility Data
  123. 123. Pg. 123 Obtaining Your Utility Data • Must include all commercial spaces in the building (including tenants) • Tenants are required to provide data, according to City ordinance • You cannot get tenant data directly without permission (except for Xcel and you have more than 15 tenants).
  124. 124. Pg. 124 Obtaining Tenant Data Options • Obtain signed release form and request from utility • Ask for data directly from tenant 1. Tenant can provide bills 2. Tenant can use online access 3. Tenant can provide you with online access • Step-by-step instructions at: • http://benchmarking.mncee.org/compliance/
  125. 125. Pg. 125 Xcel My Account https://myaccount.xcelenergy.com/ Business Solutions Center: 1-800-481-4700
  126. 126. Pg. 126 Xcel My Account (Green Button) https://myaccount.xcelenergy.com/
  127. 127. Pg. 127
  128. 128. Pg. 128 CenterPoint My Account Online https://myaccount.centerpointenergy.com/
  129. 129. Pg. 129
  130. 130. Pg. 130 CenterPoint Natural Gas Usage Data
  131. 131. Pg. 131 CenterPoint Natural Gas Usage Data End date Usage
  132. 132. Pg. 132 CenterPoint Natural Gas Usage Data End date Usage Start date
  133. 133. Pg. 133 Note on CPE Usage Data • If you buy your gas through a marketer, there is a chance your total use will not be available by logging in to the CPE site. If you show cost but not use, call your CenterPoint account representative.
  134. 134. Pg. 134 NRG District Steam Usage Data Usage Reminder: This is equivalent to “kLbs”
  135. 135. Pg. 135 NRG Chilled Water Usage Data Usage
  136. 136. Pg. 136 Note on district energy costs • If you decide to include cost, note that natural gas and steam costs are not apples-to-apples • NRG costs will include equipment and some O&M. • You will be able to compare your building’s energy costs to itself, but not across a portfolio of different buildings on different fuels.
  137. 137. Pg. 137 NRG Chilled Water Usage Data
  138. 138. Pg. 138 City of Minneapolis Online Access http://www.minneapolismn.gov/utilitybilling/
  139. 139. Pg. 139 City of Minneapolis Online Access http://www.minneapolismn.gov/utilitybilling/
  140. 140. Pg. 140 Water Usage Data from the City
  141. 141. Pg. 141 Water Usage Data from the City End date Usage
  142. 142. Pg. 142 Water Usage Data from the City End date Usage Start date
  143. 143. Pg. 143 What if a meter serves more than my eligible floor area? • For example, a water meter serves building commercial and residential space • You will have to estimate off the usage from the exempt space
  144. 144. Pg. 144 ENERGY STAR Score
  145. 145. Pg. 145 Optional: ENERGY STAR Certification
  146. 146. Pg. 146 ENERGY STAR Certification http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing- buildings/earn-recognition/energy-star-certification/how-app-1 • Your building must be >50% of the property type • Certifying entity requires AIA or PE license
  147. 147. Pg. 147 Step-by-Step 1. Sign up for Portfolio Manager 2. Collect and enter Building Data 3. Collect and enter Utility Data 4. Submit your data
  148. 148. Pg. 148 Submit your data to Minneapolis • Only a summary of your Property will be submitted • Items included in data request • Building Address & Property ID • Property type, floor area, year built • ENERGY STAR Score (if applicable) • Site and source EUI • Total GHG Emissions • Water Use Intensity
  149. 149. Pg. 149 City Building and Property ID Numbers
  150. 150. Pg. 150 City Building and Property ID Numbers
  151. 151. Pg. 151 City Building and Property ID Numbers
  152. 152. Pg. 152 Minneapolis Data Request https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/reports/dataRequest/respond/19821 On CEE Help website:
  153. 153. Pg. 153 Select building(s) to be disclosed
  154. 154. Pg. 154 Preview and send response
  155. 155. Pg. 155 Where to go for Help • CEE Help Website • http://benchmarking.mncee.org/ • Portfolio Manager How-to guide • Utility data request guides & tenant release forms • FAQ • Email and help line for custom questions • Link to submit your data to Minneapolis • EPA Portfolio Manager glossary and help email • City Environmental Services Website • http://minneapolismn.gov/energybenchmarking
  156. 156. Questions?
  157. 157. Pg. 157 Resources • CEE Help Website • http://benchmarking.mncee.org/ • Benchmarking Helpline and email • mplsenergystar@minneapolismn.gov or (612) 673-3091. • EPA Portfolio Manager 101 webinars • http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/training • Retired Engineers Technical Assistance (ReTAP) • (612) 781-1307 or mvennewitz@yahoo.com • ENERGY STAR Help Center • https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pm/help

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