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1 Commercial Real Estate Efficiency (CREE) Program & Energy Assessment Program Presented by: Russ Chitwood, P.E. Nexant, Inc.

2 Topics Xcel Energy / Nexant Partnership Commercial Real Estate Efficiency Program On-site Energy Assessment Program Which Program is the best fit? Summary

3 Xcel Energy and Nexant Partnership Nexant is proud to have supported Xcel Energy for over 15 years and is Xcel Energy’s Energy Efficiency partner in CO. Nexant executes work on these programs: – Commercial Real Estate Efficiency (CREE) – On-Site Energy Assessments (EA) – Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) – Energy Design Assistance (EDA) – Prescriptive Inspections – Custom M&V

4 CREE – What Is It? Commercial Real Estate Efficiency (CREE) is a “study-based” Xcel Energy program – Intended to incent “hard-to-reach” Xcel customers to enact energy efficiency measures – > 50k sf facility – > 50% of facility is commercial office CREE building assessment leads owners to act – Provides the data that enables customers to implement EE measures – and receive higher rebates

5 CREE – Key Features CREE offers customers: – ASHRAE Level 1 Building Assessment Comprehensive report Cost saving EE measures Provides LEED Certification data Benefits of participation: – 30% additional bonus for measures identified in the report – Increased rebate cap to 75% of project cost on implemented measures – One-page application begins the simple process

6 Partnering = Success CREE Benefits for Vendors: o 30% Bonus on rebates can help drive projects to implementation o Frees up additional funds for more projects o Energy Efficiency = Lower Customer Costs = Happy Customer = Return Business What we can do to help o Walk you through the application process o Help you decide which program is the best fit for you o Follow up with you on next steps and additional energy efficiency needs

7 On-site EA – Key Features Entry-way program to educate customers on their energy usage and ECOs Assists customers on critical energy-related decisions Benefits of participation: – Offers customers a comprehensive audit at a low cost – Reduced energy costs – One-page application begins the simple process EA offers customers: – Discounted ASHRAE Level 1 building assessment – Customer Cost is only $200 for buildings less than 50,000 sq ft – $300 fee for buildings greater than 50,000 sq ft – Larger than 150,000 sq ft – inquire for pricing

8 On-site EA – Key Features On-site EA is a “study-based” Xcel Energy program Walkthrough – Interviewing facility personnel – utility bill review – Identifying Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) ASHRAE Level 1 Audit includes: – Energy Star benchmarking score and energy usage graphs – Low-cost/no-cost ECOs (operational based ECOs) – Provides a list of higher cost ECOs (e.g. Lighting, HVAC, motors/VFDs, compressed air, refrigeration etc.) – Energy savings, payback and rebate amount for each ECO – Potential for a Custom Efficiency rebate or study potential – Breaks out energy usage by end uses – Facility operation description

9 Revised Report Format Cover Executive Summary Recommended Energy Saving Opportunities Summary Xcel Energy Program Options Recommended Energy Saving Opportunities Energy Use and Benchmarking Facility Information Decision Maker Influencer

10 Cover

11 Executive Summary What took place Investment Opportunity Benchmarking How can I take action?

12 Opportunity Summary

13 Energy savings, cost after incentive, simple payback Overview of recommendation Graphical navigation tools

14 Recommended Opportunities

15 Usage & Benchmarking Bullets summarize key information Charts illustrate key concepts

16 Facility Overview

17 Good Program Candidates Which accounts are good prospects? Annual Energy Spend is high Willing and Receptive Customer Productive market segments (e.g. healthcare, food) Profitable organizations Organizations with sustainability goals (corporations, city and state government, schools)

18 Which Program is the better fit? CREE CRE customer with capital projects under consideration Looking for LEED point Property Manager is new to the building Need in-depth consideration of RCx measures / BAS points Customer charge of $2,500 not a dissuader (Xcel Energy is flexible when this is charged to customer – budget stream considerations)

19 Which Program is the better fit? On-site Energy Assessments Non-CRE customer Or CRE customer deterred by CREE report cost Customer/vendor needs guidance on facility energy uses and potential measures Need energy benchmarking information City code requirement

20 Partnering = Success How to get started: – Check to see if your customer has a specific Xcel Energy account manager – Contact the customer to discuss energy saving opportunities – With the help of the account manager and customer, fill out the application

21 Summary CREE and On-site Energy Assessment are gateway programs to Xcel Energy rebate programs Both provide information enabling customers to implement EE measures – and receive rebates Nexant can work with vendors developing energy efficiency projects, incorporating them into the report (where applicable) CREE provides a 30% bonus on rebates offered through Xcel Energy’s DSM programs EA’s new report format provides decision makers with the information they need in a form they can easily understand

22 Your CREE & EA Partners Heather Sack Xcel Energy CREE Program Manager (303) Russ Chitwood, P.E. Nexant, Inc. CREE & EA Project Manager (303) Sam Domeier Xcel Energy EA Program Manager (303)

23 Thank You! Questions & Answers © 2014 Xcel Energy Inc.


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