ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings – A Best Practice in Energy Efficiency. Alyssa Quarforth ENERGY STAR Commercial Properties September 25, 2008. 3 Take Away Points. Benchmark, Benchmark, Benchmark! Don’t forget the importance of O&M Be proactive through voluntary efforts .
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ENERGY STAR Commercial Properties
September 25, 2008
A voluntary public-private
A strategic approach
to energy management
Energy efficient practices and products
Recognized by over 70% of Americans
An internationally recognized brand
Also recognized in Australia,
Canada, Europe, and Japan
PepsiCo has saved more than $250 million since the inception of its corporate energy management program in 2000
Transwestern has invested $68 million in energy efficiency upgrades while increasing the asset value of its building portfolio by nearly $750 million
Food Lion’s energy savings since 2000 are equal to the energy needed to power 450 virtual stores, as if 37% of its chain uses no energy at all
Davenport Community School District reduced the annual energy cost per student to $88 compared to the national average of $181 per student
Marriott’s savings in 2006 equal a reduction in operating costs of 10 cents per occupied room night
Data based on BOMA Experience Exchange Report
(Average of Urban & Suburban Non-Government Buildings)
ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Rating…
Invest & Tune
75Benchmarking becomes a business practice – setting priorities
Best investment opportunities are in lower quartiles - greatest potential for improvement
RCx & O&M improvements yield savings and label candidates
High scoring buildings provide lessons learned and label candidates
Energy Performance Rating
Use a staged approach
O & MFive Stage Approach
Benchmark Benchmark Benchmark Benchmark
Is 80 kBtu/SF/YR high or low for a building?
Is 18 MPG high or low for an automobile?
My building is new, so I know it’s energy efficient.
Top performing buildings use 3 to 4 times less energy per ft2 than the worst performers.
Newer buildings are equally representedacross all quartiles.
Based on a sample of 4,000 buildings nationwide.
39% of buildings with a rating of 75 or better are less than 25 years old
42% of buildings with a rating between 25 and 74 are less than 25 years old
35% of buildings with a rating between 0 and 24 are less than 25 years old
Number of Buildings
EPA Performance Rating &
Worst PerformersNew Doesn’t Always Equal Efficient
I installed energy efficient technologies, so I know my building is energy efficient.
Technology Doesn't Always Equal Performance...
1999 - 2001
Note: “CBECS” is the Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey, http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs/contents.html
20 Similar Buildings – Different Energy Use
1900 K Street, Washington DC
ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Rating = 84
Be proactive and ahead of legislation…..
Current Legislation including Energy Star benchmarking (examples):
Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008
All privately-owned buildings shall be benchmarked annually using the Energy Star® Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool . . . Benchmark and Energy Star® statements of energy performance for each building shall, by January 1 of the following year, be made available to DDOE. DDOE shall, upon the receipt of the 2nd annual benchmarking data for each building, make the data accessible to the public via an online database.
ENERGY STAR Commercial Properties
Climate Protection Partnerships Division, US EPA
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