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1 Click To Edit Master Title Style How you can benefit from Better Buildings Kristen Taddonio DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

2 By the end of this session, you will: 1.Know what the Better Buildings Program is and why it was created 2.Have access to an “inside look” at how leading companies are changing business practices to improve their buildings 3.Understand how you, too, can get involved 2

3 What is Better Buildings? In February 2011, President Obama, building upon the investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, announced the Better Buildings Initiative to make buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years and accelerate private sector investment in energy efficiency. 3

4 Why was it created? Question: how much does the U.S. spend to power commercial buildings each year? Answer: about $200 billion! Bonus: How much do people in the US pay to power manufacturing facilities? Answer: another $200 billion 4 Question: How much energy do buildings (residential and commercial) use as a percentage of total US energy use? Answer: about 40% Bonus: How much electricity to residential and commercial buildings use as a percentage of the US total? Answer: about 70% Every building can be better

5 What are the major program elements? 5  Partnerships  Better Buildings Alliance  Better Buildings Challenge  Accelerators  Energy Data Access  Also ESPCs, Industrial  Workforce  Information

6 Better Buildings Alliance Through the Better Buildings Alliance, members in different market sectors identify specific barriers and work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) to develop and deploy innovative, cost- effective, energy-saving solutions that lead to better technologies, more profitable businesses, and better buildings in which we work, shop, eat, stay, and learn. 6 Installation of night curtains Whole Foods Market, a BBA member, installed night curtains to cover the refrigerated produce cases when stores are closed. This strategy lowers the cooling load on the refrigeration case by about 40% during unoccupied periods.

7 Better Buildings Alliance: Who is Involved? Commercial Real Estate & Hospitality 7.1 billion sq ft 46% of sector Healthcare 450 million sq ft 14% of sector Retail, Food Service & Grocery 2.6 billion sq ft 19% of sector Higher Ed 242 million sq ft 17% of sector >200 member organizations | >500 individual participants | > 10 billion sq ft

8 Better Buildings Alliance: Commercial Real Estate Steering Committee Chris Magee MGM Resorts International Marla Thalheimer Liberty Property Trust Bert Etheredge ASHRAE Karen Penafiel BOMA International Michael Groppi CBRE Dave Pogue CBRE Carlos Santamaria CEES-Advisors John K. Scott Colliers International Eric Duchon Cushman & Wakefield Ari Frankel Deustche Asset & Wealth Management Kinga Porst U.S. GSA Mary Curtiss JLL Will Teichman Kimco Realty Malcolm Bryant The Malcolm Bryant Corp. Jennifer McConkey Principal Real Estate Investors Mason Sharpe Sharpe Properties Faith Taylor Wyndham Worldwide 8

9 Example Activity: Join a high-efficiency technology campaign Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign Advanced RTU Campaign

10  Lighting and Electrical  High-efficiency troffer lighting High-efficiency troffer lighting  LED site lighting (parking lot) LED site lighting (parking lot)  High-efficiency parking structure lighting High-efficiency parking structure lighting  LED refrigerated display case lighting LED refrigerated display case lighting  Plug and Process Loads  Low voltage distribution transformers Low voltage distribution transformers  Commercial heat pump water heaters Commercial heat pump water heaters Example activity: Use a procurement specification to purchase and install efficient products  Space Conditioning – Gas heaters Gas heaters – Rooftop air conditioning units Rooftop air conditioning units  Refrigeration – Ultra-low temperature freezers Ultra-low temperature freezers  Laboratories – Laboratory fume hoods Laboratory fume hoods

11  BBA worked with GSA, NYU, RMI, BOMA, NRDC, IMT, and others to help launch content and resources in the Green Lease LibraryGreen Lease Library  Successfully published case studies focused on overcoming barriers to green leasing  Brandywine Realty Trust Brandywine Realty Trust  Pyramid Companies Pyramid Companies  Now encouraging greater adoption through Green Lease Leaders Example Activity: High-Performance (“Green”) Leasing 11 | Building Technologies Program

12 2014 Green Lease Leaders  Akridge  Brandywine Realty Trust  The Bullitt Foundation  Empire State Realty Trust  Jamestown, L.P.  Kilroy Realty Corporation  Kimco Realty Corporation  Liberty Property Trust  Oxford Properties  PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP  Regency Centers  Government Properties Income Trust  The Tower Companies  Unico Properties Better Buildings Alliance

13 Better Buildings Challenge  The Better Buildings Challenge is a voluntary leadership initiative that asks leading CEOs and executives of U.S. companies, universities, and state and local governments to make a public commitment of energy efficiency.  Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy is highlighting leaders that have committed to upgrading buildings and plants across their portfolio and providing their energy savings data and strategies as models for others to follow. -Better Buildings Challenge Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet 13

14 Better Buildings Challenge Who has signed up?  Over 190 partners, including over 30 Commercial Partners  Commercial Real Estate  Hospitality  Healthcare  Retail  Commitments of 5 million to 850 million square feet  In total, partners and allies have committed over 3 billion sq ft 14

15 Better Buildings Challenge: What partners agree to 1.Set a public goal (minimum 20% over 10 years*) 2.Share transparent examples describing:  What they’ve done (showcase projects): Buildings in which they have achieved significant energy savings  How they’ve done it (implementation models or “playbooks”): real- world, successful approached they’ve used to overcome barriers 3.Report on progress 15 *or 2% savings annually if eligible due to high portfolio turn-over

16 Better Buildings Challenge: Progress to date (as of spring 2014) 16

17 Better Buildings Challenge: Progress to date – partner highlights  Other examples:  Sprint (19%)  Kohl’s Department Stores (12%)  Staples (12%)  Wyndham Worldwide (12%)  The Tower Companies (10%) 17

18 An Inside Look: Prologis Playbook 18

19 An Inside Look: USAA’s Playbook 19

20 An Inside Look: The Tower Companies’ Playbook 20

21 An Inside Look: Shorenstein’s Playbook 21

22 You can find more insider resources online at 22

23 You can also get ideas and inspiration through our free webinar series 23 Want to sign up for webinar notices? Email us at

24 Recap: Better Buildings Challenge and Better Buildings Alliance Requirements and Benefits CommitmentRecognitionSupport 2% annual encouraged Participate in at least 1 activity per year Available to organizations that join Better Buildings Challenge Eligible to participate in pre-defined working groups Information Webinars & Events Peer-to-peer exchange 20% by 2020 Transparency Facility level reporting Highest level DOE can confer Data Financing (via financial allies) Idea exchange Account management Plus all Better Buildings Alliance offerings Better Buildings Alliance

25 Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator  Building owners need information about energy use in order to measure and manage it. However, many building owners cannot access this information.  Through the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator local governments are joining forces with their local utilities to make it easier for building owners to get access to whole-building energy usage data for the purposes of benchmarking their buildings.  Partners agree to demonstrate streamlined, best-practice approaches for building owners to access whole-building energy usage data—with a specific focus on providing information for multi-tenant buildings.  Throughout 2014 and 2015, Partners are convening local stakeholders to overcome key technical barriers, upgrading energy data systems, and designing and piloting systems in their areas.  Through these efforts, Partners have committed to put systems in place to provide whole building data to at least 20 percent of commercial and/or multi-family building owners by the end of 2015. 25

26 Who has joined the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator?

27 List of All Partners 27 Atlanta with Atlanta Gas LightLos Angeles with So. Cal Gas Austin with Austin EnergyMinneapolis with Xcel Boston with NSTAR/Northeast UtilitiesNew York City with National Grid Cambridge with NSTAR/Northeast Utilities Philadelphia with PECO Chicago with Commonwealth EdisonSalt Lake City with Rocky Mtn. Power Chula Vista with San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego with San Diego Gas & Electric Columbus with AEP OhioSan Francisco with Pacific Gas & Electric Houston with NRG/ReliantSanta Monica with So. California Edison Kansas City with Kansas City Power & Light Seattle with Puget Sound Energy Los Angeles with L.A. Dept. of Water & Power Washington, DC with Pepco

28 How you can get involved  Better Buildings Challenge: contact to sign up  Better Buildings Alliance: email or join online at  Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator: Consider sending a letter of support. Contact or for examples. 28

29 Re-cap Know what the Better Buildings Program is and why it was created Have access to an “inside look” at how leading companies are changing business practices to improve their buildings We hope that you, too will get involved! 29

30 Contacts Kristen Taddonio, Department of Energy Holly Carr, Department of Energy Sara Schoen, Department of Energy 30

31 Questions?

32 Additional Better Buildings Challenge FAQ Q. I’d like to join but can’t commit to 20% over 10 years due to building turn- over. Is there an alternative option? A: Yes, if you experience more than 5% turn over a year on average you can sign up for an alternative goal of 2% per year average efficiency improvement Q. I own some buildings and just manage others. Do I have to include the buildings I manage too? A: DOE encourages but does not require you to include managed buildings if you do not pay the energy bills, have control over energy efficiency upgrades, and/or have access to energy use data. Q. I want to sign up but I’m having trouble getting access to the energy consumption data paid directly by my tenants. Do I need to include these buildings? A. Contact DOE to discuss the situation and learn more about the Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator which is working to help multitenant building owners secure access to aggregated whole-building energy consumption data so they can benchmark their buildings. 32

33 Green Lease Leaders Coverage and Support 33

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