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BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Join the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites commercial real Photo: Elizabeth Fraiberg Photography estate organizations to join the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA). CREEA is designed to promote the construction of high-performance buildings to reduce the energy consumption and carbon USAA Real Estate Co. took a close look at the operations and maintenance of this highly footprint of the commercial real efficient 11-story office building and found ways to further improve energy efficiency, water estate market. DOE is acting usage, and overall sustainability. New features in the FBI Chicago regional office include as facilitator to bring these submeters for all systems, new lighting timers, staggered start-time schedules, adjusted boiler programming for after-hours and weekends, and altered sequencing of the cooling organizations together. system with the existing 12- and 24-hour systems. As a result, the building earned the highest level (platinum) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing CREEA Steering Buildings Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM) Award. Committee Members • CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. With each passing year, those connected to the nation’s commercial real estate market— • Cushman & Wakefield Inc. building owners, tenants, and property representatives—have increasing concerns about • Grubb & Ellis Co. energy reliability, price volatility, and the potential impact of greenhouse gas reduction policies on profitability. As a result, many in the commercial real estate sector are • Hilton Worldwide seeking innovative, high-performance solutions to dramatically reduce energy expenses, • Jones Lang LaSalle environmental costs, greenhouse gases, and overall operating risk. • MGM MIRAGE • The Walt Disney Co. This increased focus on energy efficiency and environmental impact has been matched by a wave of new energy-efficient technologies that promise to meet the • Transwestern Property Co. commercial real estate sector’s desire for a quantum leap in the sustainability and • U.S. General Services energy performance of their buildings and businesses. But many of these technologies Administration may be unproven, pose significant operational integration challenges, or are too • USAA Real Estate Co. costly at current prices to meet developers’ and tenants’ expectations. • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC • American Hotel & Lodging CREEA aspires to address these issues to meet and exceed the commercial real estate Association sector’s high-performance demand. CREEA works with its members to: • ASHRAE • Provide real-time access to advanced technologies and analytical tools emerging from • BOMA International DOE and its national laboratories • IES • Create and share successful, evidence-based strategies for integrating advanced, • International Council of Shopping Centers high-performance technologies or processes in their facilities • NAIOP • The Real Estate Roundtable COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ENERGY ALLIANCE FACT SHEET • Serve as a consistent, compelling As a CREEA member, you will be voice to national manufacturers and asked to: distributors in response to the demand for highly efficient products and • Participate in two CREEA meetings services in the commercial real per year to establish objectives and estate sector direction, as well as one subcommittee call per month • Provide greater consistency in energy- efficiency program design and delivery • Help establish commercial real estate building performance benchmarks by • Help DOE shape the future of gathering and sharing your energy, technology research, development, equipment, and building data* and deployment (RD&D) by clarifying the business needs unique to the • Share your best energy-efficiency commercial real estate sector practices in building design, operation, and maintenance • Validate the commercial real estate sector’s energy and carbon reduction • Offer your input on future equipment efforts to internal and external purchases for retrofits and new audiences, including prospective construction, giving manufacturers tenants and buyers and the financial incentive to develop higher-efficiency community equipment based on potential market scale • Increase commercial real estate’s energy-efficiency levels significantly, • Participate in scheduled equipment which will also reduce greenhouse tests to determine real-world gases performance • Lower the cost of technologies and • Explore recommended variations to overcome regulatory barriers. system designs based on geographical locations. Join CREEA Today * No proprietary information will be shared without permission. CREEA offers the opportunity to collaborate with the nation’s premier building scientists and most prestigious commercial real estate companies on strategies to advance energy efficiency in commercial real estate buildings. For developers, it’s a way to stand out in this highly competitive market—cultivating a “green” corporate image, attracting high-quality tenants, and generating A Strong Energy Portfolio solid returns. For tenants, it’s a highly for a Strong America productive and cost-effective operational Energy efficiency and clean, renewable environment, as well as an appealing way energy will mean a stronger economy, a to support energy sustainability. cleaner environment, and greater energy independence for America. Working with a wide array of state, community, Source: Energy Information industry, and university partners, the U.S. Administration’s (EIA) 2007 Annual Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Energy Review; NREL report: http://www. Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in nrel.gov/docs/fy08osti/41957.pdf a diverse portfolio of energy technologies. EERE Information Center For more information, contact: 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463) Pat LeDonne www.eere.energy.gov/informationcenter Building Technologies Program Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy email@example.com May 2010 commercialbuildings.energy.gov/real_estate Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post-consumer waste.
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