Energy Star - Make it work for you

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Introduction to Energy Star and how it impacts the value of your building.
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  • Some studies show up to 30% lower operating costssurveyed 154 buildings under CBRE’s management, totaling more than 51.6 million square feet and housing 3,000 tenants in ten markets across the U.S. green building as those with LEED certification at any level or those that bear the EPA ENERGY STAR ® label. All of the ENERGY STAR ® buildings in the survey group had been awarded that label since 2008. Most of the buildings included in the research had also adopted other sustainable practices like recycling, green cleaning and water conservation. The survey also indicated that 18% of tenants are willing to pay more for green space, and that tenants believe healthy indoor environments positively impact staff retention (61%) and client image (70%). Additionally, 71% of respondents felt that green lease provisions are increasingly important. According to the study, each additional point of ENERGY STAR ® rating saved 0.8-1.0% in electricity and separate metering yielded a 21% energy savings, more than any other factor.
  • 187 Energy Star rated buildings from Sandusky to Youngstown
  • Energy Star - Make it work for you

    1. 1. ENERGY STARMake it work for you7.13.2011<br />
    2. 2. Orientation<br />Why energy conservation matters<br />How Energy Star can help<br />Why ratings matter<br />What is Energy Star<br />How to Implement<br />Using Energy Star to design<br />Energy Star at home<br />
    3. 3. Why ???<br />Total Energy Use in the United States from Buildings<br />
    4. 4. Why ???<br />US Electricity Use<br />
    5. 5. Why ???<br />Global Crisis<br />
    6. 6. Why it is good for your bottom line!!<br />Source: Athena Institute<br />
    7. 7. Why it is good for your bottom line!!<br /> TOTAL RENT <br />NET RENT<br />Finance costs<br />Insurance<br />Building Management<br />Operating expenses<br />Utility Savings<br />i.e. Cleaning<br />Pest Management<br />Security<br />Utilities<br />Electricity,<br />Water, Sewage<br />Utility savings go to the tenant, if above baseline year and the owner if below.<br />Less expenses + more profit<br />Less dependent on energy cost increases<br />Less risks<br />More net rent<br />Option 1 – Gross lease <br />Less expenses<br />Less dependent on energy cost increases<br />Less risks<br />Utility savings go to the tenant or owner<br />Option 2 – Net lease or owner occupied<br />
    8. 8. 25% increase from 2005-2010<br />
    9. 9. Why – Market conditions<br />http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />Source: Study of University of San Diego 2010 by Galuppo & Tu<br />
    10. 10. Rental Rates with Energy Star<br />Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2008<br />
    11. 11. Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2010<br />
    12. 12. Rental Rates with Energy Star<br />Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2008<br />
    13. 13. Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2008<br />
    14. 14. Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2010<br />
    15. 15. Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2010<br />
    16. 16. Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2008<br />
    17. 17. Why – the competition<br />Source: Sustainable Rhythm, 2011<br />
    18. 18. Why – Tenant demand<br />Tenants are requiring it<br />SFO’s include Green lease submittals: Statement of Energy Performance from the Energy Star Portfolio Manager<br />≠ Energy Star BUT it’s a means to compare building’s energy performance and therefore operating expenses<br /><ul><li>At least 1 year of energy bills, not more then 4 months before offer date
    19. 19. Verified by licensed professional
    20. 20. Building must be more than 50% occupied for representative data
    21. 21. No minimum rating required</li></ul>Energy Star Portfolio Manager as tracking tool for the federal government’s reporting of emission reduction<br />
    22. 22. Source: http://www.costar.com/JOSRE/<br />2008<br />
    23. 23. Utility Rebate programsFirst Energy - Mercantile customer program<br />Necessary Information<br />Receipts/ Invoices of investment, technical information, drawings, calculations<br />First Energy Customer information<br />Use and operating hours<br />Energy consumption/costs for 1 or 3 years (1 for cash option)<br />
    24. 24. Energy Star Portfolio Manager tracks energy consumption and automatically adjusts for weather<br />Energy Star Portfolio Manger helps to tracks the impact of efficiency measures<br />
    25. 25. Utility Rebate programsFirst Energy – Energy Efficiency Incentive Program<br />Necessary Information<br />Receipts/ Invoices of investment, technical information, drawings, calculations<br />First Energy Customer information<br />Use and operating hours<br />
    26. 26. Federal Tax Benefits<br />“Energy-efficient commercial building property” may qualify for a tax deduction of $1.80 per square foot or partial deduction of up to $0.60 for heating, cooling, lighting and building envelope<br />Deduction in the year the property was place in service before 31st Dec 2013 by the person or organization making the expenditures. Can be building owner or tenant.<br />Not related, licensed engineer or contractor needs to provide the calculation and documentation for the taxpayer. Documentation must include:<br />Watch the details<br />Energy savings calculation according to ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Appendix G<br />Compliance of building measures according to ASHRAE 90.1-2001<br />Field inspection including testing<br />Certifier to provide projected energy costs and savings<br />Accelerated depreciation of smart meters and smart grid systems: 10 years<br />Tax credits up to 30% for renewable energy investments, 10% for geothermal and CHP systems<br />
    27. 27. ENERGY STARIntroduction<br />Government sponsored program by the EPA and DOE<br />Rates: Buildings, Equipment, Products, Homes<br />Free Online tool provided – Energy Star Portfolio manager<br />Evaluates your property and compares to other buildings in your industry<br />Energy Star rated Building consume less energy than average building stock<br />
    28. 28. How to Implement<br />Plan for Action<br />
    29. 29. What you need<br /><ul><li>SF of different space types
    30. 30. # of employees
    31. 31. Hours of service
    32. 32. # of computers
    33. 33. Specialty info (washing, cooking, registers refrigeration)
    34. 34. 12 Months (at least!) of utility bills</li></li></ul><li>Example ESPM Data<br />Source: CoStar 2008<br />
    35. 35. Portfolio ManagerPerformance Report<br />Statement of Energy Performance<br />Document summarizes a buildings information in an understandable, easy-to-use, business transaction format<br />Leasing, building sales, appraisals, insurance, staff management/tenants/customers, and energy contracts<br />Validated by a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect <br />Satisfy LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) requirements <br />This is a required component of a buildings application for Energy Star<br />
    36. 36. Portfolio ManagerDesign Tool<br />Architect, Developer, and Building owner roles<br />Use Energy Design Guidance<br />Set Energy use targets & Rate Design<br />Using Target Finder whole-building energy analysis<br />Apply to Earn the Energy Star<br />
    37. 37. Portfolio ManagerDesign to Earn the ENERGY STAR<br />
    38. 38. Energy Star Works for YouSummary<br />Energy efficiency = less costs, more money<br />Can’t manage what you don’t measure<br />ESPM is a free, online measurement tool<br />Helps with planning and design<br />Rewards and recognition, financial incentives<br />Risk of not taking action = losing tenants<br />
    39. 39. What to Expect from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR<br />Potential utility bill savings of 20% or more<br />Fewer drafts and more comfortable rooms<br />Consistent temperatures across rooms<br />Better ventilation and humidity control<br />Quality assurance inspections to make sure work gets done right<br />Reduce greenhouse gas emission to protect the environment<br />32<br />
    40. 40. Introduction<br />Dominion East Ohio (DEO) is offering the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program to improve the energy performance, durability, healthiness, and safety of existing residential housing in their service territory. <br />Price of audit is $50.00, which can be refunded if home improvements are made, or the option of a free carbon monoxide detector is included.<br />As part of the program, rebates are being offered for a variety of energy efficiency improvements. <br />33<br />
    41. 41. How The Program Works<br />Conducting a blower door test will help the auditor measure how much air is leaking from your home and where it is leaking. <br />34<br />Using an infrared camera will produce a thermal image that will show the areas in your home where there is inadequate insulation. These areas would be otherwise undetectable with the naked eye (i.e., behind walls)<br />Inspecting and testing combustion appliances such heating equipment, water heaters and ovens for proper performance and carbon monoxide will determine if dangerous gasses are being introduced into your home. <br />
    42. 42. How The Program Works<br />Receive energy efficiency improvements as part of the assessment at no extra cost; improvements installed in your home may include:<br />HVAC Filters<br />Weather Stripping<br />Door Sweeps<br />Low-Flow Showerhead<br />Foam Insulation<br />Water Heater Pipe Wrap<br />Caulking<br />Kitchen and Bathroom Aerators<br />Duct Sealing<br />35<br />
    43. 43. Do-It-Yourself Rebate Options<br />36<br />
    44. 44. Incentives Continued<br />37<br />
    45. 45. Who Can Participate?<br />Individually metered residential customers of Dominion East Ohio with an active account. <br />Customers who live in:<br />Single family homes<br />Duplex/Townhomes/Condos<br />Mobile Homes<br />Apartments<br />Renters are eligible with written landlord permission. <br />38<br />
    46. 46. Program Summary<br />Sign up for a Home Performance Assessment <br />Call toll free @ 877-287-3416<br />Cost is $50.00 (Retail Value of $500)<br />GoodCents auditor performs the comprehensive energy audit<br />Use a participating contractor to perform work<br />GoodCents performs a test-out on completed work<br />Receive rebates on installed eligible measures once your home passes the test-out<br />39<br />
    47. 47. Contact Information<br />Call us toll free at <br />(877)287-3416<br />Visit us on our website at <br />www.deohpwes.com<br />40<br />
    48. 48. Thank you!<br />Susann Geithner<br />Director of Sustainability<br />HSB Architects & Engineers<br />sgeithner@hsbarch.com<br />216.586.0229 Ext 11<br />Laura Steinbrink<br />President<br />Humanity’s Loom<br />laura@humanitysloom.com 866.650.4114 Ext 800<br />Matt Setzekorn<br />Principal<br />Integrated Engineering Consultants<br />Matt.setzekorn@iec-inc.cc<br />216.901.6711<br />Katie Schade<br /> Technical Resource Manager<br />Good Cents<br />Katie.Schade@goodcents.com <br />800-800.653.3445 Ext 1885<br />
    49. 49. Questions<br />

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