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					Introduction to EPA’s ENERGY STAR Tools

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Katy Hatcher ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector US EPA

What is ENERGY STAR for Buildings?
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency energy management program providing proven solutions to help public and private sector building owners and managers reduce their energy consumption..  Provides proven solutions to help public and private sector building owners and managers reduce their energy consumption.  Works in markets with a focus on:
• • • • Public sector (government, K-12, higher ed) Commercial property (offices, retail, hotels) Healthcare Small business and congregations

Also ENERGY STAR

Albuquerque Indian Hospital Albuquerque, NM

500 Boylston St. Boston, MA

LL&E Tower New Orleans, LA

Westin San Francisco Airport Millbrae, CA

Parkside Elementary School Buffalo, MN

Blue Earth County Courthouse Mankato, MN

What is ENERGY STAR for Buildings?
Thousands of Partners operating more than 11 billion square feet of space (nearly 20% of space in the U.S.). Over 70,000 buildings measure and track their energy performance, energy costs, and carbon emissions with ENERGY STAR.

What is ENERGY STAR for Buildings?
 National and Local Recognition
• ENERGY STAR Partner • Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR • ENERGY STAR Label • ENERGY STAR Leader • ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Why Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings?
 The buildings in which we work, shop, play, and educate our children use $200 billion of electricity and natural gas each year.  Commercial buildings and industrial facilities generate nearly 50% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

 30% of energy consumed in commercial buildings is used unnecessarily or inefficiently.
 According to the U.S. Green Building Council, GHG emissions from commercial buildings are projected to grow faster than any other sector over the next 25 years – about 1.8 percent per year.  IMMEDIATE, LOW-COST emission reduction opportunities for cities – EXISTING city and private sector buildings.

Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings - Financial
 Leading companies realize that energy efficiency can have a high return-on-investment and is necessary in order to remain competitive.  Businesses and organizations that are leaders in energy efficiency use about 30 percent less energy than their competitors.  Financial benefits of energy efficiency include:
• • • • • Buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR save more than 50 cents per square foot than average buildings and more than $2 per square foot than inefficient buildings. Commercial properties may increase net operating income and building asset value by 5 percent. Corporate real estate owners can lower operating costs by $25,000 per year for every 50,000 square feet of typical office space. Full-service hotels that improve energy efficiency by 10 percent see an increased average daily rate of $1.35. By reducing energy costs by just 5 percent, for-profit hospitals can increase earnings by one penny per share.

What is ENERGY STAR for Buildings?
 Free technical resources:
• Tools to benchmark and track energy performance in buildings • Energy Management Guidelines • Assistance for architects on designing energy efficient buildings • Case studies and best practices from leaders • Calculators to track returns on energy efficiency investments • Training • Materials to communicate with citizens, employees, stakeholders, and the media about energy efficiency efforts.

The ENERGY STAR Approach
ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guideliness: a commitment to continuous energy performance improvement.

ENERGY STAR Teaming Guide
• “How-to” guide on building an energy management team • Teaming up to Save Energy Checklist
– Organizing your energy team – Starting your energy program – Building capacity – Sustaining the team – Maintaining momentum

Is Your Building Performing Well?
Is 80 kBtu/SF/YR high or low for a building?

Energy Performance

Fuel Efficiency MPG

EPA Benchmarking

Is 18 MPG high or low for an automobile?

New Doesn’t Always Equal Efficient
Top performing buildings use 3 to 4 times less energy per ft2 than the worst performers.
39% of buildings with a rating of 75 or better are less than 25 years old 42% of buildings with a rating between 25 and 74 are less than 25 years old 35% of buildings with a rating between 0 and 24 are less than 25 years old

Number of Buildings

Newer buildings are equally represented across all quartiles.

Based on a sample of 4,000 buildings nationwide.

90 29.9

75 86.0

50 121.1

25 165.7

10

1 339.4

Best Performers

EPA Performance Rating & Worst Performers Energy Intensity
(kBtu/ft2-year)

Technology Doesn’t Guarantee High Performance
100% 75% 50%
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25% 0%

ENERGY STAR 1999 - 2001 61.4 kBtu/ft2/yr

CBECS Bottom 25% 226.3 kBtu/ft2/yr

Note: “CBECS” is the Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey, http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs/contents.html

Portfolio Manager – Helping You Track Your Performance
 Free online tool where you can:
• Benchmark the energy use of all of your buildings – all will receive an EUI (energy use intensity) and some will receive ratings on a 1-100 scale. • Track changes in energy use over time in single buildings, groups of buildings, or entire portfolios. • Track cost savings and CO2 emissions. • Apply for ENERGY STAR recognition. • Track water usage.

 Free on-line live trainings offered monthly.  http://www.energystar.gov/benchmark  Louisville-Jefferson County Metro government currently initiating benchmarking of all city buildings with Portfolio Manager.

Tracking Campaigns: Master Accounts
• Objective: Allows organizations to track progress of campaigns, for example:
• • MD can track buildings across agencies Energy saving competitions among buildings and agencies

• Process:
• • • • MD creates a Master Account Master Account appears in a public registry Individual users can share facilities with Master Account Master Account holder can view progress for all facilities that have been shared

Seattle BOMA Kilowatt Crackdown
Promoting leadership in energy efficient building operations.
– Participants will benchmark their buildings in Portfolio Manager by 1/25/2008 using 2007 utility data. – Winners receive cash prizes, and those qualifying for the ENERGY STAR label received free engineering certification. – Prizes include a private suite party at a Seattle Mariners game, tickets to the BOMA golf tournament, and a catered lunch for 12.

ENERGY STAR Contacts

www.energystar.gov
• Katy Hatcher ENERGY STAR National Manager, Public Sector Hatcher.Caterina@epa.gov
• Leslie Cook The Cadmus Group, Inc. 703-247-6148, lcook@cadmusgroup.com


				
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