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					         ENERGY STAR®
       for Federal Agencies
           Meeting the Goals

Energy Independence & Security Act, 2007

 Federal Leadership in High Performance
                   and
       Sustainable Buildings MOU
                    &
          Executive Order 13423
Presentation Purpose and
Agenda
 Purpose:

 To understand the goals of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,
 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Executive Order (EO) and learn
 how ENERGY STAR can help you meet those goals.

 Agenda:

     –   The opportunity for energy savings for federal agencies
     –   Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
     –   The goals of EO 13423
     –   The goals of the High Performance and Sustainable Buildings MOU
     –   ENERGY STAR as a platform to help meet Federal building goals
     –   Tools for new buildings design
     –   Tools for existing buildings
     –   Other EPA tools and resources
Opportunity in the Federal
Government
  • The federal government owns approximately 445,000
    buildings (over 3.0 billion square feet of floor space)
  • The federal government leases an additional 57,000
    buildings (374 million square feet of floor space)
  • Government agencies spend more than $10 billion a
    year on energy to provide public services and meet
    constituent needs while grappling with tightening
    budgets
  • These structures and their sites affect our natural
    environment, our economy, and the productivity and
    health of the workers and visitors that use these
    buildings
ENERGY STAR

 In 2008, Americans, with the help of
 ENERGY STAR, prevented 43 million metric
 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and
 saved about $19 billion on their utility bills.
Potential Impact

 • Typically, about 1/3 of money paid to utility
   companies is paid for wasted energy.

 • For federal agencies, this represents more
   than $3 billion.

 • Instead, this money could be invested in
   improving federal assets via energy efficiency.
Federal Guidance and ENERGY
STAR
  Three recent issuances provide guidance and
  direction to the federal government in
  constructing and managing their real property
  inventory:
      –   Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

      –   Executive Order 13423

      –   Federal Leadership in High Performance and
          Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of
          Understanding (MOU)
Energy Independence and
Security Act of 2007
 – The Zero Net Energy Commercial
   Buildings Initiative

 – Management of Energy and Water
   Efficiency in Federal Buildings

 – Benchmarking of Federal Facilities Using
   a Tool such as Portfolio Manager
Executive Order 13423 and
ENERGY STAR
 EO 13423 – “Strengthening Federal Environmental,
 Energy, and Transportation Management” (January 24,
 2007)

 Orders government agencies to ensure that:

     – New construction and major renovation of agency buildings
       comply with the Guiding Principles of the Federal Leadership in
       High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of
       Understanding (MOU)

     – 15 percent of the existing Federal building inventory of the agency
       incorporates the sustainable practices in the MOU by the end of
       2015

     – The ENERGY STAR power management feature on agency
       computers and monitors is enabled
Technical Guidance for MOU

 MOU goals are to:

   – Reduce the total ownership cost of facilities;
   – Improve energy efficiency and water conservation;
   – Provide safe, healthy, and productive built
     environments; and,
   – Promote sustainable environmental stewardship.
Use Guidelines for Energy
Management
 ENERGY STAR provides
 tools to help you
 establish an energy
 management program
 based on best practices
 of partners across the
 county.

 The guidelines can help
 you implement the 2007
 Energy Act, EO and
 MOU.
MOU’s 5 Guiding Principles

  I.     Employ Integrated Design Principles
  II.    Optimize Energy Performance
  III.   Protect and Conserve Water
  IV.    Enhance Indoor Environmental
         Quality
  V.     Reduce Environmental Impact of
         Materials
I. Employ Integrated Design
Principles
  The MOU guides agencies to “use a
  collaborative, integrated planning and
  design process that initiates and
  maintains an integrated project team in
  all stages of a project’s planning and
  delivery.”



     At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
I. Employ Integrated Design
Principles
  The MOU also guides agencies to
  “Establish performance goals for siting,
  energy, water, materials, and indoor
  environmental quality along with other
  comprehensive design goals.”




     At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
I. Employ Integrated Design
Principles
 The Energy Independence and
 Security Act of 2007 states:
                                                   Fiscal Year Percentage
                                                   Reduction Goals
 “Buildings shall be designed so that the fossil     Fiscal Year   % Reduction
 fuel-generated energy consumption of the
                                                       2010            55
 buildings is reduced, as compared with such
 energy consumption by a similar building in           2015            65
 fiscal year 2003 (as measured by                      2020            80
 Commercial or Residential Buildings Energy            2025            90
 Consumption Survey data from the Energy
                                                       2030           100
 Information Agency [EIA]), by the percentage
 specified in the following table:


         At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
ENERGY STAR Tools &
Resources
•   Target Finder
•   Portfolio Manager
•   Building Upgrade Manual
•   PC Power Management
•   Bulk Purchasing
•   Challenge Toolkit
Commercial Building Design
Guidance



     The Design Process
Building Green Cost-Effectively

 Start with energy efficiency and integration:
    • Building orientation and the use of daylighting
    • Energy-efficient building envelope and windows
    • Use correctly sized, energy-efficient
      technologies
    • Design buildings in “zones”
Technology ≠ Performance


 •   Sixty percent of building fan systems are oversized on
     average by 60 percent (EPA fan study)

 •   Chillers oversized 50 percent to 200 percent (Lawrence
     Berkeley National Laboratory)


 •   Improper installation and poor maintenance
Complementary Approach
Resource for New Buildings:
Target Finder

     Use building design data and aim for a
     high rating (80-100) to get energy
     intensity

      – Calculate energy cost / year
      – Estimate life-cycle cost
Design Process
Energy Considerations
• Assemble Team and
  Set Goals
• Address Energy at all Stages
  – Pre-Design
  – Schematic Design
  – Design Development
  – Construction Documents
  – Building Operations
EPA’s Energy Performance
Rating System
 Get started at www.energystar.gov/buildings
 Normalize building energy consumption
    – Whole building energy intensity (kbtu/sf/yr), normalized for weather
      and climate
    – Weather, hours, occupant density, plug load, etc. for select
      buildings
 Set Energy Targets, Measure, and Track ANY Building
    – 1-100 rating for select building types
 Recognition for Select Individual Buildings
    – Top 25 percent can qualify for the ENERGY STAR
How Does Your Building
Compare?
                             Is 80 kBtu/SF/YR high or low
                             for a building?



                             Energy
                             Performance
                             EPA Rating


 Fuel Efficiency
 MPG
 Is 60 MPG high or low for
 an automobile?
II. Optimize Energy
Performance
  The MOU directs agencies to:

   “Establish a whole building performance target that
  takes into account the intended use, occupancy,
  operations, plug loads, other energy demands, and
  design to earn the Energy Star targets for new
  construction and major renovation where applicable.”

  “After one year of occupancy, measure all new major
  installations using the Energy Star Benchmarking Tool
  for building and space types covered by Energy Star.”



         At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
II. Optimize Energy
Performance
  The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 states:

   “…effective beginning on the date that is 3 years after
  the date of enactment of this Act, no Federal agency
  shall enter into a contract to lease space in a building
  that has not earned the Energy Star label in the most
  recent year.”

  Some exceptions apply.




         At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
Resource for Existing Buildings:
Portfolio Manager

       Use energy and use data to obtain
       weather-normalized source energy
       intensity, and a rating from 1 to 100 for
       select buildings:

   •   Energy/sf
   •   Energy/person
   •   Cost/sf
   •   Cost/person
Measure and Track Energy Use
for All Facilities
 Any building type
    – Whether or not it is eligible for the ENERGY STAR


 Any campus configuration
    – Central office loops
    – Multi-facility complexes


 Any combination of meters
    –   One building, one meter
    –   One building, many meters
    –   Many buildings, one meter
    –   Many buildings, many meters
Portfolio Manager Features

 • Set Baselines
 • Grouping Capabilities
 • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking
 • Percent Energy Reduction
 • Master Accounts
 • Reporting Capabilities
 • Automated Benchmarking
 • Water Use Tracking
Greenhouse Gas Inventory and
Tracking in Portfolio Manager
•   Energy use in C&I buildings in the US contribute 45
    percent of our national emissions
•   CO2, CH4, and N2O are the principal GHGs emitted from
    fossil fuels
•   Electricity consumption in these buildings is responsible
    for roughly three-quarters of these GHGs
•   Remainder resulting from burning natural gas and
    petroleum products
•   CO2 represents more than 99 percent of the total GHG
    emissions, and CH4 and N2O represents less than 1
    percent
Portfolio Manager GHG
Accounting and Tracking
 • Designed to provide users with the ability to
   record, track, and communicate the GHG
   emissions associated with the energy use of their
   buildings.

 • Consistent with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
   developed by
   –   World Resources Institute
   –   World Business Council for Sustainable Development
   –   Climate Leaders program
   –   Other state and NGO registry and reporting programs.
Portfolio Manager GHG
Accounting and Tracking
 • Portfolio Manager can now help see how
   buildings’ carbon emissions
   – Compare to others in the same region
   – Compare across the country
   – Measure progress in reducing emissions

 • Uses carbon emission factors from EPA’s
   Emissions & Generation Resource
   Integrated Database (eGRID).
E-GRID Regions
Emissions
factors from
electricity
come from
EPA’s E-Grid.
Shortly, Portfolio
Manager will also
provide the ability
to compare
individual
buildings to the
regional and
national CO2
emissions rates.
Emission Calculations

 • Accounts for CO2, CH4, and N2O
   emissions associated with the building’s
   energy use.
 • Includes GHG emissions from both fossil
   fuel consumed
   – on-site (referred to as direct emissions)
   – off-site (referred to as indirect emissions)
Portfolio Manager – Tracking
Performance in Existing Buildings
 • No-cost online tool for existing buildings:
    – Assess the energy use of existing buildings
    – Compare your energy use against your peers
    – Receive an energy performance rating (1-100 score)
      or comparison to national average energy use.
    – Track changes in energy use over time in single
      buildings, groups of buildings, or entire portfolios.
    – Track cost savings and CO2 reductions.
    – Track water usage.
 • http://www.energystar.gov/benchmark
Portfolio Manager 1-2-3 for Use of
Stimulus Funds
1. Identify Projects
2. Track Progress
3. Document Savings Results
Portfolio Manager 1-2-3 for Use of
Stimulus Funds
1. Identify Projects – Input data on all buildings
   to identify your worst performing buildings to
   target for investment.
Identify Energy Efficiency
Projects
 • Identify under-performing buildings to target for
   energy efficiency improvements.
 • Estabish baselines to set goals and measure
   progress
Portfolio Manager 1-2-3 for Use of
Stimulus Funds
1. Identify Projects – Input data on all buildings
   to identify your worst performing buildings to
   target for investment.
2. Track Progress – Enter utility bills each
   month to track changes in energy
   consumption after projects are implemented.
Track Progress Over Time
• Set a baseline and monitor energy efficiency
  improvements over time
• View percent improvement in weather-normalized
  energy use intensity.
• Track reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
• Monitor energy and water costs
Portfolio Manager 1-2-3 for Use of
Stimulus Funds
1. Identify Projects – Input data on all buildings
   to identify your worst performing buildings to
   target for investment.
2. Track Progress – Enter utility bills each
   month to track changes in energy
   consumption after projects are implemented.
3. Document Savings Results – Print a
   Statement of Energy Performance to show
   energy savings and emission reductions.
Document Savings Results
 • Provide transparency and accountability to help demonstrate
   strategic use of capital improvement funding.
 • Quickly and accurately demonstrate savings for an individual
   building or entire portfolio:
    – Energy use
    – GHG emissions
    – Water use
    – Energy costs
 • Download performance metrics from Portfolio Manager into Excel.
 • Generate a Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) for each
   building, summarizing important performance indicators, including
   energy intensity and CO2 emissions.
 • Generate an Energy Performance Report showing reductions in key
   indicators over a user-specified time period.

 Visit www.energystar.gov/benchmark to get started
Document Savings Results:
Statement of Energy Performance
Document Savings Results:
Energy Performance Report
DOE Benchmarking Guidance
 • EISA requires metered buildings to be
   benchmarked for building energy performance

 • Interagency Energy Management Task Force –
   Benchmarking Working Group

 • Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance

 • EISA SEC 432 – Benchmarking of Federal
   Facilities
     Let’s Go Live!
Portfolio Manager Demonstration
www.energystar.gov/benchmark
External Reporting Features
       (Placeholder)
Building Upgrade Manual
 • Strategic guide to help you plan and implement
   profitable energy-saving building upgrades.
 • You can maximize energy savings by
   sequentially following the building upgrade
   stages 1–5
   –   Recommissioning
   –   Lighting
   –   Supplemental Load Reductions
   –   Fan Systems Upgrades
   –   Heating And Cooling System Upgrades
Reduce Plug Loads:
PC Power Management
• Savings up to $75+ per
  PC annually
• Places monitors into low
  power sleep mode after
  period of inactivity
• System standby and
  hibernate place the
  computer (CPU, hard
  drive, etc.) into sleep
  mode
• Built into Windows 95,98,
  ME, 2000, XP and now
  Vista
• Settings simply need to
  be activated

             http://www.energystar.gov/powermanagement
ENERGY STAR Challenge
Toolkit
- Customizable materials
   - Templates
   - Ideas / Checklists
   - Posters
   - News releases and more
- Save energy by:
   - Changing staff habits
   - Training and educating your staff
   - Raising staff and constituent awareness about energy
     efficiency



     http://www.energystar.gov/challengekit
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Products


 • Are of equivalent or better quality
 • Consume less energy
 • Lower utility bills
 • Publicly demonstrate commitment to environment
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Products
Water Coolers
Lighting
Office Equipment
Heating & Cooling Equipment
Transformers
Ventilation Fans
Appliances
Consumer Electronics

                       more than 50 product categories
Tools and Resources for
Purchasing

  • Key Product Criteria and Equipment
    Specifications

  • Sample Procurement Language

  • Savings Calculators




          www.energystar.gov/purchasing
energystar.gov/QuantityQuotes




     A Web site created by the DOE
    to connect large-quantity buyers
    with suppliers of energy-efficient
                products
III. Protect and Conserve Water

  The MOU directs agencies to save:

  “Indoor Water. Employ strategies that in aggregate use a
  minimum of 20 percent less potable water than the
  indoor water use baseline calculated for the building,
  after meeting the Energy Policy Act of 1992 fixture
  performance requirements.”

  “Outdoor Water. Use water efficient landscape and
  irrigation strategies, including water reuse and recycling,
  to reduce outdoor potable water consumption by a
  minimum of 50 percent over that consumed by
  conventional means (plant species and plant densities).”

         At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
III. Protect and Conserve Water
(cont.)
  The Energy Independence & Security Act,
  2007 includes:

  “Effective beginning on the date that is 180 days
  after the date of enactment of this subsection
  and annually thereafter, energy managers shall
  complete, for each calendar year, a
  comprehensive energy and water evaluation for
  approximately 25 percent of the facilities of each
  agency… in a manner that ensures that an
  evaluation of each such facility is completed at
  least once every 4 years.
        At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
Portfolio Manager: Water Use
Tracking
 • Objective: Allow users to track a new utility
    – Continued emphasis on tracking all utilities
    – Lay groundwork for understanding the relationships between
      water and energy use


 • Process:
    –   Select “Add Water Meter” for any facility
    –   Identify water meters as indoor, outdoor, or wastewater
    –   Tool displays water use totals for any 12 month period
    –   Set baselines and compare two different periods and track over
        time

 • Upcoming Enhancement: percent change between
   two time periods will be displayed
EPA’s WaterSense Program

 • WaterSense is a partnership
   program sponsored by EPA.
 • By choosing products labeled
   through the WaterSense program,
   you know you'll be saving water
   for future generations.
 • http://www.epa.gov/watersense/
IV. Enhance Indoor
Environmental Quality (IEQ)
 The MOU directs agencies to address:

   – Ventilation and Thermal Comfort
   – Moisture Control
   – Daylighting
   – Low-Emitting Materials
   – Indoor Air Quality during Construction



       At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
Energy Efficiency and IEQ: A
Great Team

Savings of 40-45 percent possible with energy
saving actions compatible with IEQ

Energy Cost and IAQ Performance of Ventilation Systems and Controls
       http://www.epa.gov/iaq/largebldgs/index.html
Key Factors Relating EE to IEQ

     Energy Efficiency                           IEQ
• Outdoor Climate                   • Outdoor climate and
                                      pollution
• Building envelope                 • Building envelope
• HVAC                              • HVAC
   – Outdoor Air (OA) ventilation      – OA ventilation rate needs
     requirements
   – T-RH setpoints                    – Occupant needs for T-RH
   – Equipment sizing                  – Sufficient equipment capacity
   – Equipment efficiencies            – Reliable functional
   – Equipment, energy                   performance
     performance and operating
     controls
• Lighting loads                    • Lighting quality
• Other loads                       • Indoor pollution source
                                      loads
V. Reduce Environmental
Impact of Materials
 The MOU also directs agencies to address:


 Recycled Content
 Biobased Content
 Construction Waste
 Ozone Depleting Compounds
Reduce Environmental Impact
of Materials: EPA Resources
 The ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual can help you address
 ozone issues by providing guidance on how to replace your chillers with
 new, more energy-efficient, non-chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) models.

 EPA offers additional resources to address material impact including:

     – EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) (recycled
       content)
     – Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) database
     – Guidance from EPA’s Office of Solid Waste on Construction &
       Demolition (C&D) Materials




          At every stage, ENERGY STAR can assist you.
So What Does All This Mean?

  • Significant improvements are possible, and ENERGY
    STAR tools can help you to get there
  • Opportunities exist for those with small portfolios, as
    well as large portfolios
  • Making energy efficiency the first step to achieving
    green building goals can pay off in many ways
  • Consider the following examples . . .
Portfolio-Wide Focus:
Veterans Administration
 Goals to reach by 2010:
 • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent
   compared to 1990
 • Incorporate ENERGY STAR strategies and
   products and other energy-efficient equipment within
   facilities
 • Measured and tracked energy use using the energy
   performance rating system for all 168 eligible VA
   hospitals
New Buildings:
General Services Administration
 EPA Region 8 Office
 Denver, CO: 248,849 sq. ft.

 •   Construction drawings were “Designed to Earn
     the ENERGY STAR”
 •   HVAC system is set to work at lowest possible
     cooling loads in warm weather
 •   Daylight dimming controls on areas of building
     perimeter reduce the amount of light needed
 •   Air side economizers and a heat recovery
     system reduce emissions and improve energy
     performance
 •   All mechanical and electrical systems were
     commissioned systematically for quality
     assurance
Federal Leadership
Opportunities
 Set a national mark to ensure:
    • High performance and energy-efficient are synonymous
    • All “green” buildings are energy-efficient
    • Intended energy use of buildings targeted is among best in
      country
    • Installation of cost-effective efficient building components in
      buildings
    • Energy performance is verified in operation with a common
      metric
Training Sessions Available
 EPA offers free training sessions on its tools:
 • Portfolio Manager
 • Target Finder
 • ENERGY STAR and LEED
 • Purchasing
 • PC Power Management and more!


http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=business.bus_internet_presentations
 If it’s not energy efficient …




…it’s not on a sustainable path.
Contact Information

 buildings@energystar.gov   www.energystar.gov

 Katy Hatcher               Leslie Cook
 Hatcher.caterina@epa.gov   Cook.Leslie@epa.gov
 (202) 343-9676             (202) 343-9174
 Contractor support
 Kudret Utebay
 kutebay@cadmusgroup.com
 (703) 247-6138

				
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