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1 Electri-City: Energy Management in Public Buildings Better Buildings Case Competition MGI: Alexis Wells Lakeasha Williams Venessa Woodson Monica Burnett March 14, 2014

2 Introduction Innovative energy efficient investments within cities can be challenging to implement due to lack of funding and support, and the misconception that energy efficient projects are risky investments with little return. Many cities are not ready to make the entrepreneurial investments needed to create important and lasting changes in energy consumption. To reduce excessive energy consumption, cities must realize their authority over planning, purchasing power, and the ability to not only motivate their local communities, but also their local markets through reducing energy usage, starting with public buildings. [7, p6-7].

3 Mid-Size City Classification  Grade A: Supportive Local Government, Satisfactory Funding, Supportive Community  Grade B: Neutral Local Government, Limited Funding, Neutral Community  Grade C: Opposing Local Government, Deficient Funding, Opposing Community

4 Grade Improvement (Cont.)  Local Government  Propose Government Restructuring  Policy: Climate Action Plan (CAP), Green Building Requirements, Energy standards, ASHRAE 90.1, LEED V4 and LEED O&M, Benchmarking Policies and Programs  Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for Public Utility  Case Studies  Plano, Texas: Energy standards for Public Buildings [4]  Municipally-run Gainesville Regional Utilities (Florida): Implemented feed-in tariff for solar power, making it a world leader in per capita solar installations [7, p7]

5 Grade Improvement (Cont.)  Funding  Federal, State, and Local Utilities grants and funding programs  Rebates and Subsidies  Energy Service Companies & Utility Turn Key Projects  Building Consolidation  Policy: Taxes  Case Studies  Jackson, Wyoming: Voter passed special Purpose tax of $3.7 million to fund energy efficiency in public buildings  Babylon, New York & Pendleton, Washington: Invested Local Government funding & Replenished funds with renewable and energy savings  Boulder, Colorado: Voter passed Carbon Tax raised $1.8 million on electricity consumption to fund CAP & Energy Efficiency Program  Bainbridge Island, Washington: Partnership with Credit Union to finance Energy Efficiency Loan Program [7]  Massachusetts: Municipal Buildings Rebate Program  Pennsylvania: Local Loan & Grant Program  Kentucky: Mountain Association for Community Economic Development [4]

6 Grade Improvement (Cont.)  Community  Public Outreach: Seminars and Community Projects that highlight benefits  Case Studies  Salt Lake City, Utah: Social marketing and community networking to promote energy behavior change  Oberlin, Ohio: Collaboration with educational institutions to develop curricula on energy efficiency and clean energy topics [7, p8]

7 Grade Improvement (Cont.)  Organize Supportive Partnerships  Local Energy Alliances (LEA)  Local Businesses, Coalitions, Private Investors, Utility Companies  Case Studies  Jackson: formal governance partnership among town, county, and local utility to drive and oversee clean and energy efficiency projects  Bedford, New York: Utility resources (energy data and existing energy efficiency incentives) [7, p7]

8 Energy Reduction Flow Chart Verification Implementation & Project Management Feasibility Benchmarking Energy Consumption Data Collection Evaluation of City

9  Building Portfolio  Available Budget  Federal, State, and Private Incentive & Rebate Programs

10  Energy STAR Portfolio Manager  Green Button Technology  B3 Benchmarking developed by Weidt  Ameresco AXIS Invoice Management  Johnson Controls Energy Monitoring Software

11  Evaluate Energy Performance based on Standard Metric  Observe Data Trends  Seasonally, Hourly, Monthly  Benchmarking Policies and Programs  Develop Energy Consumption Portfolio  Determine Target Areas to Reduce Energy  Case Studies  Minnesota & Iowa: More than $23 million dollars of potential savings in public buildings, 90% participation Rate [8]  Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois: Created demand and Competition in market place for Energy efficient building without subsidies [3]

12  Available Budget and Cash Flow Analysis  Evaluate Energy Reduction Options for Target Areas  Return on Investment (ROI)  Life Cycle Cost Analysis  Contingency, Risk, Project Planning  Energy Audits where necessary [1]

13  Firm Specializing in Project Management Services  Hire City Representative  Consult Representative from State Government  Case Studies  Jones Lang LaSalle, Project development Services: Represents state of Michigan in Renovations of historic Cadillac Place; including payment structures, occupancy during construction, coordination among multiple parties, and tight budgets and timeframes. [7]  CBRE, Public Institutions and Education Solutions Group: Represents State of Texas, including planning, construction management, and transaction representation. [8]

14  Continuation of Benchmarking process  New Trends  Energy savings  Financial Savings  Actual ROI compared to Scheduled ROI  State Achievements & Determine Failures  State New Goals based on new benchmarks  Case Studies: Monitor and Document numerical data and compared with stated goals  Madison, Wisconsin  Bainbridge Island, Washington  Salt Lake City, Utah [7]

15 Verification Determine New Trends Amount of Energy Reduced Determine Savings State New Goals Implementation & Project Management Project Management FirmHire City RepresentativeConsult State Representative Feasibility Available Budget Evaluate Energy Reduction Options, ROI Contingency, Risk, Project Planning Possible Energy Audit in Target Areas Benchmarking Observe Data Trends Develop Energy Consumption Portfolio Determine Target Areas to Reduce Energy Data Collection Energy STAR Portfolio Manager Green Button Technology Ameresco AXIS Invoice Management B3 Benchmarking by Weidt Research Based on City Building Portfolio, FunctionsAvailable Budget Federal & State Incentives & Programs

16 The Future  Higher Property Valuation  Tenant Satisfaction  Reduced Maintenance Expenses  Job Creation & Economic Development  Increased City Budget  Increase Awareness of Energy Efficiency[1]

17 References  (1) Bresette, D., Tyrrell, M., Westervelt, M., Zobler, N.(2013). DE-EE , Accelerating Commercial Building Energy Retrofits: Policy, Best Practice Compilation, Pilot Implementation. Washington, D.C.: Department of Energy  (2)CBRE (2013). CBRE Brings Real Estate Advisory Services for Public Institutions in Texas. Retrieved from Estate-Advisory-Services-Texas-Public-Institutions.aspx  (3)City of Minneapolis.(2013) Energy Benchmarking Report: Public Buildings Retrieved from ts/webcontent/wcms1p pdf  (4)http://www.dsireusa.org/  (5)Jones Lang LaSalle (n.d.). Renovation of Historic Cadillac Place. Retrieved from historic-cadillac-place.  (6)McGraw-Hill Construction.(n.d.). Smart Market Report: Business Care for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation. Richland, WA: Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  (7)New England Energy Cities(2012). Powering the New England Future from the Ground Up: Profiles in City-Led Energy Innovation. Retrieved from ground-up.pdf  (8)The Weidt Group(n.d.).Benchmarks, Targets Ratings and Labels. B3 Benchmarking. Retrieved from

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