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Energy Star - Make it work for you


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Introduction to Energy Star and how it impacts the value of your building.
How can you make your home more efficient and save money.

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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 /><br />Source: Study of University of San Diego 2010 by Galuppo & Tu<br />
  10. 10. Rental Rates with Energy Star<br />Source:<br />2008<br />
  11. 11. Source:<br />2010<br />
  12. 12. Rental Rates with Energy Star<br />Source:<br />2008<br />
  13. 13. Source:<br />2008<br />
  14. 14. Source:<br />2010<br />
  15. 15. Source:<br />2010<br />
  16. 16. Source:<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:<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 /><br />40<br />
  48. 48. Thank you!<br />Susann Geithner<br />Director of Sustainability<br />HSB Architects & Engineers<br /><br />216.586.0229 Ext 11<br />Laura Steinbrink<br />President<br />Humanity’s Loom<br /> 866.650.4114 Ext 800<br />Matt Setzekorn<br />Principal<br />Integrated Engineering Consultants<br /><br />216.901.6711<br />Katie Schade<br /> Technical Resource Manager<br />Good Cents<br /> <br />800-800.653.3445 Ext 1885<br />
  49. 49. Questions<br />