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									    Consortium for
   Energy Efficiency
Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.
         March 27, 2002
Today’s Discussion
• ENERGY STAR®
  –   Energy Performance Ratings
  –   5 Step Approach
  –   Power Management Software
  –   Purchasing Initiative
• Local Group Working Sessions
  – Financing Barriers
  – Calculating Cost of Delay
  – Facilitate the decision process
What is ENERGY STAR?
A voluntary program that uncovers the
   link between energy, financial, &
      environmental performance.

    The program provides institutions,
 businesses, & consumers with energy-
efficient solutions that save money while
  protecting the environment for future
                generations.
ENERGY STAR
Helps you and your school district:
• Reduce energy use
• Save money
• Prevent pollution
 Planning & Technical
 Support
Web Site        -Energy Performance Ratings
                -Recognition/Press
                -Documents/Software
Software Tools -For Project Planning
                -For Technical Help
                -For Training
Technical       - How-to Guides
Documents       - Building Upgrade Manual
                - Purchasing Tool Kit
Interventions   - Group Working Sessions
                - Internet Presentations
   The Five Stages of Opportunity




Energy
Bills
         Green    Building     Other      Fan     Heating and
         Lights   Tune-Up       Load System Cooling Plant
                             Reductions Upgrades Improvements
                   Maintenance & Measuring
The ENERGY STAR Label
 Is the government-endorsed symbol of
    energy efficiency that appears on
products, new homes, K-12 schools and
             office buildings.
The ENERGY STAR Label

 Makes it easy to know which
 products to buy for your K-12
  school, office, or home – in
    more than 30 product
          categories.

   Means Superior Energy
       Performance
Operations & Maintenance
National building energy performance
rating system – (Portfolio manager)
 • Web-based tool for benchmarking and tracking
   the energy performance of K-12 buildings
 • Compares energy performance to similar
   buildings from a national data set
 • Provides a score from 1 to 100
 • Helps you:
     Manage the energy in your facilities portfolio on an
      ongoing basis
     Set building performance goals
     Prioritize upgrade work
     Track progress over time; ensure continuous
      improvements
National building energy performance
rating system – (Portfolio manager)

• Buildings scoring in the top 25 percent
  nationwide are eligible to apply for
  ENERGY STAR label

• Training
  delivered via the
  Internet and
  conference call
Monitor Power Management


       CAUTION:
  There May Be Energy
   Leaking From Your
       Computer!
Monitor Power Management

• 54 million office computers and
  monitors use 1% of the nation’s
  electricity
• More than half of electricity used to
  power computers is wasted:
   – 60 percent left on at night
   – 45 percent of monitors not power managed
• Power management (PM) places
  monitor in low-power sleep mode after
  a period of inactivity
Monitor Power Management

PM Drastically Reduces Power Used by
Monitors
 • A typical computer monitor
   consumes 60 to 90 watts in use
 • Energy rate drops to 2 to 10 watts
   under PM

A Facility Can Save $20,000 per Year
     - 1000 computers at 10 cents/kWh
     - Turning off computers at night can double savings
             to 400,000 kWh
Monitor Power Management
• EZ Save Software automatically:
  – Polls PM status of monitors on the network
  – Activates PM of monitors on the network
  – Reports results of polling and activation
• EZ Wizard software:
  – Web-based tool enables individual
    computers
  – Much quicker than manual enablement
• Windows 2000 Capabilities
  – Replication of image during rollout
  – Group policy options using desktop tools
  – Not as flexible as EZ Save
Monitor Power Management
Materials/Services Available
• Publicity Materials
  –   posters
  –   tent cards
  –   Email /memo templates
  –   brochures/direct mail pieces
                                     Posters




         Tent Cards           Mouse Pad Template
 Purchasing

   ENERGY STAR Institutional
   Purchasing encourages and
      assists K-12 schools,
 governments, and businesses in
procuring ENERGY STAR labeled
            products
 Purchasing

The benefits of using ENERGY STAR
labeled products are:
 • Reduce energy costs without
   compromising quality or
   performance
 • Reduce air pollution because fewer
   fossil fuels are burned
 • Significant return on investment
 • Extended product life and
   decreased maintenance
Purchasing

The ENERGY STAR Purchasing
   Tool Kit helps organizations
 identify, specify, and purchase
ENERGY STAR labeled products
   as part of an overall energy
      management strategy
Purchasing

This Tool Kit provides:
• Product Specifications
• Savings/Life-cycle cost
  calculators
• Drop-in procurement language to
  incorporate into an organizations
  purchasing policies
• Examples of energy-efficient
  purchasing legislation
• Communications materials
Communications & Public Relations

Partners have access to on-line logos:
Use the ENERGY STAR logo on your
   •   Stationery
   •   Web site
   •   Fax cover sheets
   •   Name tags
   •   Signs
   •   Informational handouts
“We just don’t
have the money”
Sound Familiar???
• If it is not in this year’s budget, it simply has
  to wait.
• Equipment improvements must be paid
  from the capital budget.
• Paying lower interest (by floating bonds) or
  no interest (by delaying the project and
  planning it into future budgets) saves more
  money and, therefore, is in the best interest
  of our organization.
Sound Familiar???
• Taxes or fees will have to be increased to pay
  for these improvements.
• Performance contracting with an energy
  service provider (ESP) is expensive and
  unreliable.
• Tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements don’t
  lend themselves to energy projects and are
  expensive alternative funding solutions.

 Common Misconceptions
Energy Efficiency Projects

 • Are unlike other capital projects
   – Dollars you need are buried in your
     Utility Bill (operating exp)
   – Don’t have to compete with other
     Capital Projects
 • Delaying the installation is an
   expen$ive decision
 • You have the legal authority and
   access to resources
If Money Were No Object…
• Assume:
  • Unlimited capital
  • Sufficient staffing resources
  • Cost effective projects (your standards)
What projects would you do?

    Total list of “do-able” projects
  - Projects included in this year’s plan
  Energy Savings Opportunity Gap
Categorizing Financial
Instruments
• Capital Expense • Operating Expense
  – Bonds           – Lease/Lease-
                      Purchase
  – Loans
                         – “Performance
  – “Performance
                           Contract”
    Contract”
                         – Rental Agreement
• No Expense
  • Grants
  • Rebates/Incentives
Performance
Contracts
Common Performance
Contracts

Related but Independent Documents
  – Project Development Agreement
  – Energy Services Agreement
  – Finance Agreement
Tax Exempt
Lease-Purchase
Agreements
(AKA Municipal Leases)
Benefits of Tax Exempt Lease
Purchase Agreements
• Title to the Equipment Rests with Lessee
• Access to Low Cost, Tax-Exempt Funds
• Payments Are Subject to Annual
  Appropriation of Funds by Lessee
  (Not a Capital Budget Item)
• Easy paperwork
• Fast
• You may already be leasing something!
Tax-Exempt Lease-Purchase
• Three Treatments
  – Legal
     • Authority
     • Voter Approval Issues
  – Financial Reporting
     • GAAP/GASB
     • “Materiality”
  – Internal Accounting
• Construction Financing
  – Escrow Accounts
Energy Efficiency:
A Cash Flow Opportunity
For More Information...
• Neil Zobler            (203) 790-4177
  (Catalyst Financial Group, Inc.)
• Catalyst Financial Group, Inc. is an EPA
  contractor working for ENERGY STAR
• E-mail finance@cadmusgroup.com
• Call the ENERGY STAR Hotline at
  1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937)
• Visit www.energystar.gov

								
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