4 Agenda Why “Go Green” What it means to “Go Green” Benefits of green practicesExamples of green solutionsTarget case studyDeveloping and implementing a green policyFPL programs and servicesCertification optionsResources to help you get startedWelcome 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 ImpactsClose 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 itWhat is Sustainable Development?Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needsA sustainable building in construction, operation or disposal cannot:Consume materials unless they can be easily and harmlessly extracted, used and returned to natureConsume non-renewable energyDestroy natural habitat, bio-diversity, or bio-mass, orRelease waste of a type or quantity that cannot be harmlessly broken down by natural systemsSo 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 circumstancesGreen vs. SustainabilityWhat is the difference between the terms Green and Sustainability?While green is a fitting term, it does not encompass the full meaning of sustainabilitySustainability means maintaining complete ecological balance indefinitelyThe 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 measures7
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 occupantsAreas of Sustainable DevelopmentWhat are the areas of sustainable development?Sustainable site planningSafeguarding water and water efficiencyEnergy efficiency and renewableConservation of materials and resourcesIndoor environmental qualityAll of these are contained in the LEED StandardLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design8
9 Business owners have a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution while realizing measurable benefitsWhy Go Green?Environmental benefitsReduce the impact of natural resource consumptionEconomic benefitsImprove the bottom lineHealth and safety benefitsEnhance the comfort and health of occupantsCommunity benefitsImprove quality of lifeSo, 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.1The 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 buildingGreen Benefits by User TypeBenefitBuilding ownerBusiness ownerEmployeesReduce operating costs (utility bills, equipment, supplies)XIncrease building valuationDecrease vacancy and improve occupant retentionReduce liability (improve risk management)Potential to increase sales (daylighting)Potential tax credits and rebatesImprove occupant performanceReduce absentee and turnoverReduced maintenance and staffGood local and global citizenMarketing opportunities (attract press, investors, prospects, customers, employees)EconomicProductivityGreen buildings and initiatives benefit everyone who has an interest in the building, from building owners to employees.Competitive first costsIntegrated design allows high benefit at low cost by achieving synergies between disciplines and between technologiesReduce operating costsLower utility costs significantlyOptimize life-cycle economic performanceIncrease building valuationDecrease vacancy, improve retentionMarketing advantagesReduce liabilityImprove risk managementPRODUCTIVITYImprove occupant performanceEstimated $29 –168 billion in national productivity losses per year 1Student performance is better in daylit schools. 2, 3Reduce absenteeism and turnoverProviding a healthy workplace improves employee satisfactionIncrease retail sales with daylightingStudies have shown ~40% improvement 4Image
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 projectsBuild in green features from the ground upRetrofit projectsUpgrade and install more efficient equipmentGreen initiativesRally your staff to save by making behavioral changesWhether 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 simpleSimple Steps to Green SolutionsGet buy-inMotivation spreads. Get your team excited about a cleaner and healthier working environment.RecycleGet creative. Consider recycling glass, plastic, newspapers, fluorescent tubes and electronics.Pay attention to the dataSchedule an FPL Business Energy EvaluationCall BEE, orContact your FPL account manager, if you have one.Experiment with cleaningBlock cleaning or shifting services to daytime hours can result in significant savings.Stop wasteful usageUse 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 plansIngredients for a Successful Green BuildingCommitmentGoalsTeam InvolvementEffective ExecutionWhen 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 BusinessEnterpriseGovernment / InstitutionFocus:Low-cost, no-cost initiatives based on business type and sizeFocus:Employee action campaigns combined with energy-efficient investmentsFocus:Employee action campaigns combined with subsidized energy-efficient investmentsAspen Middle SchoolIvy VenturesRegardless 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 improvementSample Best PracticesGulf Coast Community Foundation of VeniceCreated a green team to identify and implement best practicesScheduled and implemented recommendations made during an FPL Business Energy EvaluationInstalled more energy-efficient light bulbsTinted windowsRaised thermostat from 72 to 74 degreesPut ENERGY STAR appliances in kitchenSwitched water cooler to refrigerator with water dispenserGulf 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 PracticesPolaris Property ManagementUses office equipment efficientlyReplaced a desktop fax with an all-in-one machinePuts computers in sleep mode when not in useUses Smart Cars, ultra-low emission vehicles16
17 Recycling is another way that small and medium-sized businesses can save money while protecting the environmentSample Best PracticesIvy VenturesReuses paper that is blank on one side and prints on two sides30 percent of paper used is recycled paperTakes newspapers and magazines to community centers for kids’ art projectsIvy 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 savingsCase Studies – Energy-efficiency FocusedRetail StoreOffice Building Corporate HeadquartersPharmaceutical FacilityMiddle SchoolNow, we’re going to share more case studies in depth.
19 Background: Sprint Retail Store Small retail spaces can easily go greenBackground: Sprint Retail StoreLocation: Overland Park, KSBuilding Owner: SprintProperty Manager: SprintENERGY STAR Rating: 2009 (92 out of 100), 2008 (92)Total Floor Space: 5,570 sq ftYear Constructed: 2006Contract Type: Multiple ContractorsFinancing Type: Internal CapitalProject Type: Retrofit
20 Details: Sprint Retail Store Keeping things simple is a great first stepDetails: Sprint Retail StoreWater-efficient plumbing fixtures low-flow toilets and faucetsSignificant factor in earning ENERGY STAR rating of 92 out of 100High-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 controlsOccupancy 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 $138,000Background: Armstrong World Industries Corporate HeadquartersLocation: Lancaster, PAOriginal Construction: 1998ENERGY STAR Rated: 2006LEED Platinum Certified: 2007126,000 sq ft office building$138,000 investmentThree-year energy-saving paybackProject Type: Retrofit
22 Details: Armstrong World Industries Corporate Headquarters Employee comfort and safety is also keyDetails: Armstrong World Industries Corporate HeadquartersDaylighting reaches more than 50 percent of the occupied spacesOccupancy sensors reduce unnecessary lightingDouble-paned, argon-fill, low-e glazed exterior windowsBuilding automation system2,000,000 kWh of wind power purchases/yearSource: USGBC – LEED
23 Background: Roche Pharmaceutical Big savings from a big pharmaceutical companyBackground: Roche PharmaceuticalLocation: Palo Alto, CAProject Type: RetrofitCampus: 17 buildings, over 1M sq ft, primarily housing laboratories for R&D40 percent electricity savings and 41 percent natural gas savings over six yearsTotal load cut from about 10 MW (megawatts) to 8 MW in three yearsSource: E Source Best Practice Report
24 Details: Roche Pharmaceutical Get employees involved to bolster cost savingsDetails: Roche PharmaceuticalEmployee action5 -10 percent reduction in campus energy use by turning off lights, computers, and other equipment, and by scheduling experiments for off-peak hoursLighting27,000 lamps and associated ballasts retrofitted. Three- and four-tube T12 fluorescent fixtures converted to operate two T8 lamps with reflectorsIncandescent bulbs were replaced with compact fluorescent lamps and LED exit signsOccupancy sensors in over 700 offices and labs ensure that lights are off in unoccupied roomsSource: E Source Best Practice Report
25 Details: Roche Pharmaceutical Find something that works and replicate it, replicate it….Details: Roche PharmaceuticalCooling systemsReplaced three large chillers with centrifugal chillers that are 60 percent more efficientVentilation systemVariable-frequency drives (VFDs) were installed on ventilation supply and exhaust fan motors to increase system efficiencyCan 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: $500,000Fume vent hoodsUsed in laboratories to exhaust air for health and safety reasons. Represented approximately15 percent of Roche PA’s pre-retrofit energy costsLowered the sashes on 51 fume hoods; Cost: $105,000; annual energy savings: $80,000Source: E Source Best Practice Report
26 Background: Aspen Middle School Build physically and mentally to be green from the startBackground: Aspen Middle SchoolLocation: Aspen, COProject Type: New ConstructionReplacing older buildingOwner: Aspen School DistrictArchitect: Hutton Ford Architects, P.C.Engineer: Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc.First school in Colorado certified LEED Gold111,500 sq ftOperating at half the utility cost of the previous smaller buildingTotal project cost: $25,600,000Source: BGCE Engineers
27 In addition to being energy efficient, Aspen Middle School is aesthetically appealing To Add a Custom - User-Defined Chart TypeStep 1: Double click on the chartStep 2: From The “Chart” Menu select “Chart Type”Step 3: Select the “Custom Types” TabStep 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 TypeStep 6: Click OKTo Choose the Chart typeStep 5: Choose the User-defined chart type you would like to useSource: BGCE Engineers
28 Details: Aspen Middle School Take advantage of nature and new technologiesDetails: Aspen Middle SchoolTranspired Solar Collector to pre-heat outside airHigh-efficiency lighting systems with daylighting and occupancy sensor controlsSolar shading and ventilation design to eliminate need for mechanical coolingDirect/indirect evaporative coolingVariable air volume (VAV) air handling units utilizing heat pipe heat recovery sectionsHigh-efficiency condensing boilers for hydronic heatingDirect Digital Control (DDC) building management systemWaterless urinals, and other reduced water flow fixturesSource: BGCE Engineers
29 Target is dedicated to sustainability and aligns initiatives to five key areasEnvironmental Sustainability Issue Priorities and Point-of-view StatementsWe 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.CARBONWASTEHEALTHYMATERIALSSUSTAINABLERAW MATERIALSWATER
30 Our sustainability journey to date positions us well as we continue to move toward increased transparency, and more clearly defined prioritiesTimeline
31 Efficiency Project Example: 2 Lamp Retrofit Upgraded lighting helps preserve the environment and save moneyEfficiency Project Example: 2 Lamp RetrofitPre-retrofit3 or 4 lamp fixtureAcuity T8 fluorescent30 or 32 W per lamp3-lamp fixture total wattage: 974-lamp fixture total wattage: 112Universal (Triad) ballastsHigh frequency electronicPost-retrofit2 lamp fixture28 W per lamp2-lamp fixture total wattage: 65GE Ballasts (UltraMax)Electronic high-efficiency
32 2-Lamp Retrofit Results The 2-lamp retrofit was a successful sustainable project with support from FPL2-Lamp Retrofit ResultsStore lighting levels do not compromise guest shoppingexperience or brand standardsPer store savings are typically over 200,000 kWh for 125,000+ sq.ft. facilitiesFPL 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 upgradesUpgrade ConsiderationsVisit to access ENERGY STAR’s free online tools to benchmark energy consumptionConsider a sequenced approach to your upgradesStart with steps that have low capital requirements and allow synergy between systemsTIMEROITune UpLightingLoad ReductionFan & MotorSystemsUpgradesPlantFree 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 financingEnergy-efficient UpgradesHVAC equipmentA higher SEER means more electric savingsMay qualify for FPL incentives and tax creditsPreventive maintenance keeps your system at top operating performance and at highest energy savingsFiltration systemAir filtration ranges from low-end fiberglass to medium efficiency to 99 percent plus efficiencyMonthly filter replacement with a medium to high-efficiency filter keeps the coil clean and running efficientlyInsulationAn inexpensive way to increase building efficiencyReflective roofing upgradesIn 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 controlEnergy-efficient UpgradesThermostatAs minimal as switching a single thermostat to a building energy management systemDesign controls for each individual space maximize savingsInstall locked enclosuresGermicidal ultraviolet lightsHelp prevent growth of germs, bacteria, viruses, mold and other microorganisms inside your air handling unitImprove indoor air quality and aid in the efficiency of your systemModified outside air controlDemand 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 savingsEnergy-efficient UpgradesEnergy Recovery VentilationTransfers energy between the streams of exhaust air and outside airPre-treats the outside air, saving energy costs and system capacityHeat Recovery UnitUses waste heat from your air conditioning system to heat your domestic waterImproves air conditioning efficiency by 13 percent according to test reportsCan be used regardless of equipment sizeHeat pumpInstall on your existing water heaterCools 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 significantEnergy-efficient UpgradesSolar hot water heatingUse solar panel to pre-heat or heat domestic waterCan be used on electric or gas water heating systemsRecycled laundry wastewaterReuse up to 80 percent of laundry waterRain water collectionCollect and store rain water to use in landscape sprinkler systemsPlumbing systems1.28 gallon toilets are new on the market (1.6 gallon required)20 percent more efficient than the standardUrinals are now .5 gallons per flush or waterless
38 Energy-efficient Upgrades Upgrading lamps and ballasts can make a big difference in your electric billEnergy-efficient UpgradesLightingReplace 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 criteriaLeadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®)What is LEED?A leading-edge system for designing, constructing, operating and certifying the world’s greenest buildingsDeveloped 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 healthyCreated to:Facilitate positive results for the environment, occupant health and financial returnDefine “green” by providing a standard for measurementPrevent false or exaggerated claimsPromote whole-building, integrated design processesLEED 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 standardBenefits of the LEED Certification SystemServes as a design guidelineRecognizes leadersStimulates green competitionEstablishes market value with a recognized national “brand”Raises consumer awarenessTransforms the marketplaceThe 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 processLEED CertificationFive credit categoriesMinimum design prerequisitesAccumulate points in each categoryFour levels of LEED certification:Certified Level pointsSilver Level pointsGold Level pointsPlatinum Level 80+ pointsLEED Credit CategoriesLEED 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 USGBCThe 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 pointsWater Efficiency: 3 credits, 5 pointsEnergy and Atmosphere: 6 credits, 17 pointsMaterials and Resources: 7 credits, 13 pointsIndoor Environmental Quality: 8 credits, 15 pointsInnovation: 4 pointsLEED 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 pointsQualifying FPL ProgramsEnergy and Atmosphere (E&A)LEED points earned for energy-saving measures incorporated into building designLightingAll HVAC programsIndoor Environmental Air Quality (IAQ)LEED points earned for maintaining minimum ASHRAE 90.1 air quality performance standardsDemand Control Ventilation (DCV)Innovation and Design Process (I&D)LEED points earned for off-peak generation programs such as Thermal Energy Storage (TES)Sustainable SitesLEED points earned for Building EnvelopeSolar film / screensReflective roof coatings / membranesEnergy 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 MeteringIndoor Environmental Quality (IAQ): points earned for maintaining minimum ASHRAE 90.1 air quality performance standards-EQ Credit 1 & 2, EQ Prerequisite 2– ERV,DCVGreen 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 performersENERGY STARBuildings and manufacturing plants can earn the ENERGY STAR label, just like your refrigeratorEPA research indicates that buildings labeled ENERGY STAR consume about 40 percent less energy than typical buildingsAn ENERGY STAR qualified facility:Uses less energyLess expensive to operateCauses fewer greenhouse gas emissionsENERGY STAR ratings must score in the top 25 percent based on the EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating SystemTo determine performance, the EPA compares energy use among other, similar types of facilities on a scale of 1 to 100The EPA’s research shows that buildings carrying the ENERGY STAR label consume about 40 percent less energy than typical buildingsTo 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 StepsRegardless of your company size or type, green initiatives can boost your bottom lineStart with the basics and keep it simpleCall FPL today to schedule a Business Energy EvaluationCall BEE orTalk to your FPL account manager, if you have one
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