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									                                       BUILDING	TECHNOLOGIES	PROGRAM


Join	the	Commercial	
Real	Estate	Energy	
Alliance
The U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) invites commercial real




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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
                                                                                                                                           pat.ledonne@ee.doe.gov
 May 2010
                                                                                                                                           commercialbuildings.energy.gov/real_estate
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