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1 Turn Green into Benefits for your Business
September 29, 2010

2 Meet your moderators John Nix Senior Engineer FPL
Mike Hildebrand, Director Business & Residential Market Services E Source Stephanie Spalding, Senior Associate E Source Brendan Connelly Manager Target Greg Cope, Manager National Accounts Manager FPL 2 2

3 Meet your panelist Tracie Bagans, Manager, Corporate SMB Accounts FPL
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4 Agenda Why “Go Green” What it means to “Go Green”
Benefits of green practices Examples of green solutions Target case study Developing and implementing a green policy FPL programs and services Certification options Resources to help you get started Welcome from FPL and Target to the Turn Green into Benefits for your Business webinar. This is the fourth of a series designed to help your business achieve a sustainable energy plan. During previous webinars, we’ve discussed how to develop an energy plan, how to finance your energy plan, and how upgrading your equipment to more energy-efficient models helps you save energy and money. Today we are going to explain what it means to go green and why going green pays off. Whether you’re leasing an existing building or are starting a new construction project, this webinar has timely, relevant information. Target is proud to share its strategies and best practices to give you ideas on how to get green initiatives started in your company. Your panelists from FPL are me and (insert name). We are also pleased to have (insert name) from Target Stores joining us.

5 Conserving energy and reducing waste in our buildings significantly affects environmental savings
U.S. Building Impacts Close your eyes for a minute and think about your day yesterday. Where do you go when you left your house in the morning? You may have dropped your kids off at school, stopped by Dunkin Donuts, Einstein’s, or Starbuck’s for a cup of coffee and a bagel before you got to work. You then may have spent most of the day at work, perhaps went out to a restaurant or got take-out for lunch, and then you might have stopped by the dry cleaner or the grocery store on your way home. Now think about how many different buildings you patronize each day, including doctor’s offices, shopping malls, places of worship and more and how many hours you spend at work. Okay. You can open your eyes now. What many people don’t think about is that buildings have a huge impact on the environment. They tax our resources, they contribute to global warming, they are where we spend as much as 90 percent of our time. If every business were to focus on conserving energy and reducing waste, businesses would save and the environment would save. After all, the average green building saves 30 percent energy, 35 to 50 percent carbon dioxide emissions, 35 to 50 percent water use and 50 to 90 percent waste cost. Everybody would win. We spend as much as 90 percent of our time in buildings, including offices, stores, restaurants, schools, hotels, places of worship and more. 5

6 What is Sustainable Development?
A systematic approach to sustaining planetary resources, based on recognition that human consumption is occurring at a rate that is beyond Earth’s capacity to support it What is Sustainable Development? Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs A sustainable building in construction, operation or disposal cannot: Consume materials unless they can be easily and harmlessly extracted, used and returned to nature Consume non-renewable energy Destroy natural habitat, bio-diversity, or bio-mass, or Release waste of a type or quantity that cannot be harmlessly broken down by natural systems So what can your business do to help preserve the environment while realizing benefits for your company? Before we get into specifics, let’s briefly clarify what going green really means. The terms “sustainable”, “green” and the like have become a part of many discussions, product advertisements and everyday speech,. However despite the growing pervasiveness of such terms, the concept of sustainability is imprecise and poorly understood. A sustainable building is one that can be produced and continue to be operated over the long term without adversely affecting the natural environment necessary to support human activities in the future. Building design and operations are all methodically planned to conserve energy, water, carbon dioxide emissions, and waste output. Terms like “sustainable” and “green” are commonly used; However, their meanings are often misunderstood.

7 Green vs. Sustainability
The word “Green” can have many meanings, depending on the circumstances Green vs. Sustainability What is the difference between the terms Green and Sustainability? While green is a fitting term, it does not encompass the full meaning of sustainability Sustainability means maintaining complete ecological balance indefinitely The difference between Green and Sustainable is the degree to which the design maintains this ecological balance. Some green designs have no impact of maintaining ecological balance, such as indoor environmental quality measures 7

8 Areas of Sustainable Development
Sustainable buildings are designed, constructed and operated using practices that reduce and eliminate the cradle to grave negative impacts of buildings on the environment and occupants Areas of Sustainable Development What are the areas of sustainable development? Sustainable site planning Safeguarding water and water efficiency Energy efficiency and renewable Conservation of materials and resources Indoor environmental quality All of these are contained in the LEED Standard Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 8

9 Business owners have a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution while realizing measurable benefits Why Go Green? Environmental benefits Reduce the impact of natural resource consumption Economic benefits Improve the bottom line Health and safety benefits Enhance the comfort and health of occupants Community benefits Improve quality of life So, why would you want to launch green initiatives within your business? If you’re planning a new construction project, why would you consider a green building? The benefits of green design are significant. Economic benefits are experienced through improved building operations, asset value, worker productivity, and local economy. Occupants benefit from health and safety features. This also relates to risk management and economics. The U.S. EPA found that average Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors, and indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than outdoor air quality.1 The local and global environment benefits from protecting air quality, water quality, and overall biodiversity and ecosystem health. Community and municipal benefits include: lessened demand for large-scale infrastructure such as landfills, water supply, stormwater sewers, and their related development and operational costs; and decreased transportation development and maintenance burden (roads) and increased economic performance of mass transit systems. Footnotes: 1. U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation, 1989, Report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality, Volume II: Assessment and Control of Indoor Air Pollution.

10 Green Benefits by User Type
Green initiatives provide direct benefits to all parties with an interest in the building Green Benefits by User Type Benefit Building owner Business owner Employees Reduce operating costs (utility bills, equipment, supplies) X Increase building valuation Decrease vacancy and improve occupant retention Reduce liability (improve risk management) Potential to increase sales (daylighting) Potential tax credits and rebates Improve occupant performance Reduce absentee and turnover Reduced maintenance and staff Good local and global citizen Marketing opportunities (attract press, investors, prospects, customers, employees) Economic Productivity Green buildings and initiatives benefit everyone who has an interest in the building, from building owners to employees. Competitive first costs Integrated design allows high benefit at low cost by achieving synergies between disciplines and between technologies Reduce operating costs Lower utility costs significantly Optimize life-cycle economic performance Increase building valuation Decrease vacancy, improve retention Marketing advantages Reduce liability Improve risk management PRODUCTIVITY Improve occupant performance Estimated $29 –168 billion in national productivity losses per year 1 Student performance is better in daylit schools. 2, 3 Reduce absenteeism and turnover Providing a healthy workplace improves employee satisfaction Increase retail sales with daylighting Studies have shown ~40% improvement 4 Image

11 Three Ways to “Go Green”
Regardless of whether your company is small or large, various ways exist for businesses to “go green” Three Ways to “Go Green” New construction projects Build in green features from the ground up Retrofit projects Upgrade and install more efficient equipment Green initiatives Rally your staff to save by making behavioral changes Whether you’re ready to start a new construction project, want to upgrade your current facility or equipment or just want to find ways to save, there are ways for your business to “go green”. 11

12 Simple Steps to Green Solutions
When developing a green policy for the first time, start with the basics and keep it simple Simple Steps to Green Solutions Get buy-in Motivation spreads. Get your team excited about a cleaner and healthier working environment. Recycle Get creative. Consider recycling glass, plastic, newspapers, fluorescent tubes and electronics. Pay attention to the data Schedule an FPL Business Energy Evaluation Call BEE, or Contact your FPL account manager, if you have one. Experiment with cleaning Block cleaning or shifting services to daytime hours can result in significant savings. Stop wasteful usage Use motion sensors, watt stoppers and plug-load controls to eliminate unnecessary power use. You’ve decided to go green. How do you get started? It’s important to remember that even small changes such as remembering to shut off the lights can add-up to big savings. Start with the basics and keep your plans simple to start. You can always make and implement more elaborate plans as you and your team gain experience.

13 Ingredients for a Successful Green Building
Understanding the key ingredients is key to the success of your plans Ingredients for a Successful Green Building Commitment Goals Team Involvement Effective Execution When it comes to going green, success is just as much about commitment, planning and execution as it is about the initiatives that are planned.

14 Regardless of your company size or type, green initiatives can help you save
Small and Medium Sized Business Enterprise Government / Institution Focus: Low-cost, no-cost initiatives based on business type and size Focus: Employee action campaigns combined with energy-efficient investments Focus: Employee action campaigns combined with subsidized energy-efficient investments Aspen Middle School Ivy Ventures Regardless of your company size or industry, green initiatives can help you save. We will spend the next few minutes sharing case study examples with approaches that various types of companies use. Polaris Property Management

15 Whether your company is large or small, a good way to start saving is to evaluate your existing practices and identify opportunities for improvement Sample Best Practices Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice Created a green team to identify and implement best practices Scheduled and implemented recommendations made during an FPL Business Energy Evaluation Installed more energy-efficient light bulbs Tinted windows Raised thermostat from 72 to 74 degrees Put ENERGY STAR appliances in kitchen Switched water cooler to refrigerator with water dispenser Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice is Florida’s largest community foundation. The Foundation was created in late 1995 and has awarded more than $105 million in grants in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, education, civic affairs, and the environment. The foundation has made green part of its culture by introducing initiatives at employee orientation and by reinforcing values during staff meetings. Polaris Property Management is a privately-held Sarasota-based community association management company. The company has an annual revenue of $120,000 and employees a staff of 2. Polaris is a certified green business and has looked at every aspect of its operations for savings opportunities from replacing electronics with more energy-efficient models to cutting back on hot water and more.

16 Changes in the office environment add up to big savings for your business
Sample Best Practices Polaris Property Management Uses office equipment efficiently Replaced a desktop fax with an all-in-one machine Puts computers in sleep mode when not in use Uses Smart Cars, ultra-low emission vehicles 16

17 Recycling is another way that small and medium-sized businesses can save money while protecting the environment Sample Best Practices Ivy Ventures Reuses paper that is blank on one side and prints on two sides 30 percent of paper used is recycled paper Takes newspapers and magazines to community centers for kids’ art projects Ivy Ventures is a privately held civil engineering company also located in Sarasota, FL. The company has annual revenue of less than $500,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1 to 4.

18 Case Studies – Energy-efficiency Focused
The following case studies demonstrate how other varying types of businesses, project sizes and project types all produced significant energy savings Case Studies – Energy-efficiency Focused Retail Store Office Building Corporate Headquarters Pharmaceutical Facility Middle School Now, we’re going to share more case studies in depth.

19 Background: Sprint Retail Store
Small retail spaces can easily go green Background: Sprint Retail Store Location: Overland Park, KS Building Owner: Sprint Property Manager: Sprint ENERGY STAR Rating: 2009 (92 out of 100), 2008 (92) Total Floor Space: 5,570 sq ft Year Constructed: 2006 Contract Type: Multiple Contractors Financing Type: Internal Capital Project Type: Retrofit

20 Details: Sprint Retail Store
Keeping things simple is a great first step Details: Sprint Retail Store Water-efficient plumbing fixtures low-flow toilets and faucets Significant factor in earning ENERGY STAR rating of 92 out of 100 High-efficiency rooftop HVAC incorporating premium efficiency motors and sustainable HFC-410A (Refrigerant 410A)  HVAC units also equipped with 100 percent economizers (not very effective in high humidity climates such as Florida) Lighting systems incorporate high-lumen output per watt T8 fluorescent lamping and lighting controls Occupancy sensors turn lights off when not in use  Source: EPA/Energy Star

21 Background: Armstrong World Industries Corporate Headquarters
Office space achieves three-year payback on $138,000 Background: Armstrong World Industries Corporate Headquarters Location: Lancaster, PA Original Construction: 1998 ENERGY STAR Rated: 2006 LEED Platinum Certified: 2007 126,000 sq ft office building $138,000 investment Three-year energy-saving payback Project Type: Retrofit

22 Details: Armstrong World Industries Corporate Headquarters
Employee comfort and safety is also key Details: Armstrong World Industries Corporate Headquarters Daylighting reaches more than 50 percent of the occupied spaces Occupancy sensors reduce unnecessary lighting Double-paned, argon-fill, low-e glazed exterior windows Building automation system 2,000,000 kWh of wind power purchases/year Source: USGBC – LEED

23 Background: Roche Pharmaceutical
Big savings from a big pharmaceutical company Background: Roche Pharmaceutical Location: Palo Alto, CA Project Type: Retrofit Campus: 17 buildings, over 1M sq ft, primarily housing laboratories for R&D 40 percent electricity savings and 41 percent natural gas savings over six years Total load cut from about 10 MW (megawatts) to 8 MW in three years Source: E Source Best Practice Report

24 Details: Roche Pharmaceutical
Get employees involved to bolster cost savings Details: Roche Pharmaceutical Employee action 5 -10 percent reduction in campus energy use by turning off lights, computers, and other equipment, and by scheduling experiments for off-peak hours Lighting 27,000 lamps and associated ballasts retrofitted. Three- and four-tube T12 fluorescent fixtures converted to operate two T8 lamps with reflectors Incandescent bulbs were replaced with compact fluorescent lamps and LED exit signs Occupancy sensors in over 700 offices and labs ensure that lights are off in unoccupied rooms Source: E Source Best Practice Report

25 Details: Roche Pharmaceutical
Find something that works and replicate it, replicate it…. Details: Roche Pharmaceutical Cooling systems Replaced three large chillers with centrifugal chillers that are 60 percent more efficient Ventilation system Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) were installed on ventilation supply and exhaust fan motors to increase system efficiency Can adjust fan speeds according to time of day and day of week, and adjust building ventilation based on outside temperature, time of day, duct static pressure, and building carbon dioxide levels. Annual energy savings: $500,000 Fume vent hoods Used in laboratories to exhaust air for health and safety reasons. Represented approximately15 percent of Roche PA’s pre-retrofit energy costs Lowered the sashes on 51 fume hoods; Cost: $105,000; annual energy savings: $80,000 Source: E Source Best Practice Report

26 Background: Aspen Middle School
Build physically and mentally to be green from the start Background: Aspen Middle School Location: Aspen, CO Project Type: New Construction Replacing older building Owner: Aspen School District Architect: Hutton Ford Architects, P.C. Engineer: Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc. First school in Colorado certified LEED Gold 111,500 sq ft Operating at half the utility cost of the previous smaller building Total project cost: $25,600,000 Source: BGCE Engineers

27 In addition to being energy efficient, Aspen Middle School is aesthetically appealing
To Add a Custom - User-Defined Chart Type Step 1: Double click on the chart Step 2: From The “Chart” Menu select “Chart Type” Step 3: Select the “Custom Types” Tab Step 4: At the lower part of the box in the “Select From” Area choose “User-Defined” Step 5: Press the Add Button and name your Chart Type Step 6: Click OK To Choose the Chart type Step 5: Choose the User-defined chart type you would like to use Source: BGCE Engineers

28 Details: Aspen Middle School
Take advantage of nature and new technologies Details: Aspen Middle School Transpired Solar Collector to pre-heat outside air High-efficiency lighting systems with daylighting and occupancy sensor controls Solar shading and ventilation design to eliminate need for mechanical cooling Direct/indirect evaporative cooling Variable air volume (VAV) air handling units utilizing heat pipe heat recovery sections High-efficiency condensing boilers for hydronic heating Direct Digital Control (DDC) building management system Waterless urinals, and other reduced water flow fixtures Source: BGCE Engineers

29 Target is dedicated to sustainability and aligns initiatives
to five key areas Environmental Sustainability Issue Priorities and Point-of-view Statements We are committed to reducing our dependence on non-renewable materials. We seek to use sustainable materials that originate from renewable, sustainably managed, or recyclable sources. We are committed to reducing the global carbon footprint of our organization. We are increasing energy efficiency, piloting new technologies, transitioning to renewable energy sources, and offsetting our impacts. We are committed to creating well-designed and reasonably priced products for our Guests, and we believe that healthy materials are one component of good design.  We are taking steps to utilize healthier materials in our stores and products as they become available. We believe that an efficient enterprise is one in which waste streams are eliminated or captured and repurposed.  We are taking steps to become a zero waste company by improving operations, and are reducing waste for our guests by streamlining our products and packaging. We believe that clean water is a non-renewable resource in certain regions, and that we have a responsibility to be a steward of water resources. We are taking steps to reduce our water footprint and are developing partnerships to address the water-related impacts of our supply chain. CARBON WASTE HEALTHY MATERIALS SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIALS WATER

30 Our sustainability journey to date positions us well as we continue to move toward increased transparency, and more clearly defined priorities Timeline

31 Efficiency Project Example: 2 Lamp Retrofit
Upgraded lighting helps preserve the environment and save money Efficiency Project Example: 2 Lamp Retrofit Pre-retrofit 3 or 4 lamp fixture Acuity T8 fluorescent 30 or 32 W per lamp 3-lamp fixture total wattage: 97 4-lamp fixture total wattage: 112 Universal (Triad) ballasts High frequency electronic Post-retrofit 2 lamp fixture 28 W per lamp 2-lamp fixture total wattage: 65 GE Ballasts (UltraMax) Electronic high-efficiency

32 2-Lamp Retrofit Results
The 2-lamp retrofit was a successful sustainable project with support from FPL 2-Lamp Retrofit Results Store lighting levels do not compromise guest shopping experience or brand standards Per store savings are typically over 200,000 kWh for 125,000+ sq. ft. facilities FPL incentive programs help offset heavy up-front capital costs

33 Upgrade Considerations
Once your company has exhausted all of the no-cost, low –cost options, it’s time to identify opportunities for equipment upgrades Upgrade Considerations Visit to access ENERGY STAR’s free online tools to benchmark energy consumption Consider a sequenced approach to your upgrades Start with steps that have low capital requirements and allow synergy between systems TIME ROI Tune Up Lighting Load Reduction Fan & Motor Systems Upgrades Plant Free tools are available online to help with the planning process. You can benchmark your energy use as well as get estimates on return-on-investment. Be sure to visit as well as for more information. Sequencing allows you to strategically stage implementation. The approach accounts for the interactions among all the energy flows in a building. Each stage includes changes that will affect the upgrades performed in subsequent stages, thus setting up the overall process for the greatest possible energy and cost savings. When developing your upgrade plan and sequencing approach, focus on sizing, operation, and controls

34 Energy-efficient Upgrades
More energy-efficient equipment reduces energy costs, has fast payback and often qualifies for lease/purchase financing Energy-efficient Upgrades HVAC equipment A higher SEER means more electric savings May qualify for FPL incentives and tax credits Preventive maintenance keeps your system at top operating performance and at highest energy savings Filtration system Air filtration ranges from low-end fiberglass to medium efficiency to 99 percent plus efficiency Monthly filter replacement with a medium to high-efficiency filter keeps the coil clean and running efficiently Insulation An inexpensive way to increase building efficiency Reflective roofing upgrades In our last webinar, we went into great detail on energy efficient upgrades that you can make. In the next few slides we will provide a brief overview of retrofits that may be considered based upon your requirements and situation.

35 Energy-efficient Upgrades
Germicidal ultraviolet lights and equipment to modify outside air control are good ways to cost effectively improve air quality and control Energy-efficient Upgrades Thermostat As minimal as switching a single thermostat to a building energy management system Design controls for each individual space maximize savings Install locked enclosures Germicidal ultraviolet lights Help prevent growth of germs, bacteria, viruses, mold and other microorganisms inside your air handling unit Improve indoor air quality and aid in the efficiency of your system Modified outside air control Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) Modify the amount of outside air based on space occupancy and CO2 concentration

36 Energy-efficient Upgrades
Energy recovery and conservation units recycle air to generate savings Energy-efficient Upgrades Energy Recovery Ventilation Transfers energy between the streams of exhaust air and outside air Pre-treats the outside air, saving energy costs and system capacity Heat Recovery Unit Uses waste heat from your air conditioning system to heat your domestic water Improves air conditioning efficiency by 13 percent according to test reports Can be used regardless of equipment size Heat pump Install on your existing water heater Cools your indoor space while heating your domestic hot water

37 Energy-efficient Upgrades
The cost of heating and using water isn’t typically top priority in a business setting, but the costs can be significant Energy-efficient Upgrades Solar hot water heating Use solar panel to pre-heat or heat domestic water Can be used on electric or gas water heating systems Recycled laundry wastewater Reuse up to 80 percent of laundry water Rain water collection Collect and store rain water to use in landscape sprinkler systems Plumbing systems 1.28 gallon toilets are new on the market (1.6 gallon required) 20 percent more efficient than the standard Urinals are now .5 gallons per flush or waterless

38 Energy-efficient Upgrades
Upgrading lamps and ballasts can make a big difference in your electric bill Energy-efficient Upgrades Lighting Replace old fixtures with new high-efficiency fluorescent fixtures, individual compact florescent light bulbs or light emitting diodes (LEDs) Install occupancy sensors in rooms not used often (restrooms, offices, storage rooms, conference rooms, etc.)

39 Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®)
FPL programs align with LEED certification criteria Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) What is LEED? A leading-edge system for designing, constructing, operating and certifying the world’s greenest buildings Developed and administered through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) The nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy Created to: Facilitate positive results for the environment, occupant health and financial return Define “green” by providing a standard for measurement Prevent false or exaggerated claims Promote whole-building, integrated design processes LEED is the USGBC’s primary vehicle for promoting sustainable design and construction. The USGBC began to develop the LEED Rating System in 1995 in response to the U.S. market’s demand for a definition of “green building.” Other rating systems such as BREEAM and BEPAC (European and Canadian systems) existed at that time and were reviewed before work on LEED began. The LEED standard was developed by USGBC members through volunteer committees. The support tools, such as the Reference Guide and Training Workshop, were originally developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

40 Benefits of the LEED Certification System
The LEED system has become a respected standard Benefits of the LEED Certification System Serves as a design guideline Recognizes leaders Stimulates green competition Establishes market value with a recognized national “brand” Raises consumer awareness Transforms the marketplace The LEED certification has become a standard that identifies qualified companies as leaders.

41 LEED is a points-based system that uses a whole-building approach to encourage and guide a collaborative, integrated design and construction process LEED Certification Five credit categories Minimum design prerequisites Accumulate points in each category Four levels of LEED certification: Certified Level points Silver Level points Gold Level points Platinum Level 80+ points LEED Credit Categories LEED is based on accepted energy and environmental principles and strikes a balance between known effective practices and emerging concepts. The development of LEED was instigated by the USGBC membership, representing all segments of the building industry, and was developed using a transparent process open to the public. The rating system provides a framework to help move the U.S. building industry to more sustainable practices. It responds to the U.S. marketplace and to budgets of U.S. design practices. The LEED Rating System is on a five-year review cycle. Several incremental 2.x versions will be developed and piloted before making the leap to version 3.0 (ETA 2005). LEED defines a threshold for green buildings and introduces a tool to promote and guide comprehensive and integrated building design. LEED is performance-based where possible, compatible with standard design processes, self-evaluating, self-documenting, but not self-certifying. Certification is solely done by the USGBC The five environmental categories are further divided into “credits.” For each credit, the rating system identifies the intent, requirements, and technologies or strategies to achieve the credit. One or more points are available within each credit, and points are achieved by meeting specified requirements. Most categories contain prerequisites. ALL seven prerequisites MUST be met in order to qualify for ANY certification level. In addition to the five environmental categories, there is also an “Innovation and Design Process” category. 69 points total: Sustainable Sites: 8 credits, 14 points Water Efficiency: 3 credits, 5 points Energy and Atmosphere: 6 credits, 17 points Materials and Resources: 7 credits, 13 points Indoor Environmental Quality: 8 credits, 15 points Innovation: 4 points LEED Accredited Professional: 1 point . For more information about LEED certification, visit the United States Green Building Council at

42 Qualifying FPL Programs
FPL DSM programs help earn LEED points Qualifying FPL Programs Energy and Atmosphere (E&A) LEED points earned for energy-saving measures incorporated into building design Lighting All HVAC programs Indoor Environmental Air Quality (IAQ) LEED points earned for maintaining minimum ASHRAE 90.1 air quality performance standards Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) Innovation and Design Process (I&D) LEED points earned for off-peak generation programs such as Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Sustainable Sites LEED points earned for Building Envelope Solar film / screens Reflective roof coatings / membranes Energy and Atmosphere (E&A): points earned for energy saving measures incorporated into building design - both new & existing buildings. -EA Credit 1 –TES, ERV, DCV, Lighting, Building Envelope - EA Credit 2 – Net Metering Indoor Environmental Quality (IAQ): points earned for maintaining minimum ASHRAE 90.1 air quality performance standards -EQ Credit 1 & 2, EQ Prerequisite 2– ERV,DCV Green Power: points earned from use of renewable energy technologies.

43 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses a comparative rating system to award ENERGY STAR labels to top performers ENERGY STAR Buildings and manufacturing plants can earn the ENERGY STAR label, just like your refrigerator EPA research indicates that buildings labeled ENERGY STAR consume about 40 percent less energy than typical buildings An ENERGY STAR qualified facility: Uses less energy Less expensive to operate Causes fewer greenhouse gas emissions ENERGY STAR ratings must score in the top 25 percent based on the EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System To determine performance, the EPA compares energy use among other, similar types of facilities on a scale of 1 to 100 The EPA’s research shows that buildings carrying the ENERGY STAR label consume about 40 percent less energy than typical buildings To access the ENERGY STAR portfolio manager to calculate a score for your building or get more information, visit

44 FPL will provide you with the tools needed to get started with your green plans
Next Steps Regardless of your company size or type, green initiatives can boost your bottom line Start with the basics and keep it simple Call FPL today to schedule a Business Energy Evaluation Call BEE or Talk to your FPL account manager, if you have one

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