Pulse energy, competitions webinar

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How well do your building's occupants work with you to reduce energy consumption? Energy reduction contests and competitions are very successful at generating building occupant awareness and engagement that lead to energy savings and a positive change in mindset toward energy conservation measures.

This free, informative webinar on engaging building occupants in energy reduction featured Owen Rogers, Pulse Energy's Competitions Lead. Owen used his experience in organizing occupant engagement initiatives for Pulse Energy's clients to:

- provide insights into competitions that have reduced energy use by up to 16%
- explain how competitions make building occupants more receptive to further energy conservation measures
- make suggestions on how you can make savings generated by competitions persist in the long term
- offer specific tips to make your occupant awareness and engagement initiative successful

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Pulse energy, competitions webinar

  1. 1. Pulse Energy Webinar:Using Energy Contests toReduce Building EnergyUseMay 6, 2011 1
  2. 2. Poll Results 2
  3. 3. Poll Results Continued 3
  4. 4. More Poll Results 4
  5. 5. Owen Rogers - @exortechPulse Energy, Competitions Lead 5
  6. 6. Why engage occupants? 6
  7. 7. Common Motivations• Organization commitments• Quick and easy win• Raise awareness• Green marketing• Research 7
  8. 8. Energy savings without capital cost 8
  9. 9. Traditional focus: awareness and altruism 9
  10. 10. Human social dynamics 10
  11. 11. Work with human nature Social Fun Competitiveness Feedback 11
  12. 12. Ideas for occupant engagement 12
  13. 13. Competitions 13
  14. 14. Our experience• 9 competitions• universities, offices buildings, government• 1 to 10 buildings• 1 week – 3 months• over 600 participants• multiple time zones• multiple countries 14
  15. 15. Results• 1-2 weeks: 5-20%• 1-3 months: 2-5% savings• Up to 7% savings over 6 months 15
  16. 16. Results• Energy savings focus• See what’s possible• Empowerment – changing norms• Ideas for further changes• Persistent savings 16
  17. 17. Observations• HVAC tuning often has biggest impact• real-time is key• lighting is easiest• plug load is hard• operational changes are most 17
  18. 18. #winning 18
  19. 19. Pulse™ Competitions 19
  20. 20. Competition as a race 20
  21. 21. Energy savings as distance 21
  22. 22. Visualizing savings 22
  23. 23. Savings: actual vs baseline 23
  24. 24. Comparing buildings 24
  25. 25. Handicap: fuel efficiency 25
  26. 26. Assessing energy savings potential 1. Total consumption 2. Efficiency 3. Control 4. Influence 5. Commitment 26
  27. 27. Assessing energy savings potential 27
  28. 28. Assessing energy savings potential 28
  29. 29. Observations• Control is most important• Control + commitment yield best results• Efficiency is not as important• Easier to save in smaller buildings 29
  30. 30. Tips 30
  31. 31. Tip: pick a date 31
  32. 32. Tip: run a trial 32
  33. 33. Tip: identify champions 33
  34. 34. Tip: set a goal 34
  35. 35. Tip: have a kickoff 35
  36. 36. Tip: do food 36
  37. 37. Tip: use themes 37
  38. 38. Tip: synchronize events 38
  39. 39. Tip: offer prizes 39
  40. 40. Tip: run a survey 40
  41. 41. Tip: run a survey•Pick a date•Conduct a trial•Identify champions•Set a goal•Have a kickoff•Do food•Use themes•Synchronized events•Offer prizes•Run a survey 41
  42. 42. Challenges 42
  43. 43. Challenge: consistency 43
  44. 44. Challenge: persistent savings 44
  45. 45. Challenge: fun vs fairness 45
  46. 46. Challenge: sprint vs marathon 46
  47. 47. More than competitions 47
  48. 48. Pulse™ for day to day operations 48
  49. 49. Pulse™ for day to day operations 49
  50. 50. Pulse™ for measurement & verification 50
  51. 51. Questions? 51
  52. 52. Questions? 52
  53. 53. Questions? 53
  54. 54. Questions? 54
  55. 55. Questions? 55
  56. 56. Thank you!•Additional questions? Contact Pulse Energy •1-877-331-0530 •info@pulseenergy.com •http://www.pulseenergy.com/company/contact•More energy management best practices •On-demand webinars: http://www.pulseenergy.com/resources/energy- management-webinars/ •Pulse blog: http://blog.pulseenergy.com/ 56

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