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- Ascension Health
Facilities Infrastructure Pool
Ascension Health dedicates an annual budget for energy efficiency upgrades at its hospitals.
- Best Buy
Update Internal Purchasing Systems To Facilitate A Portfolio-Wide Energy Upgrade With Maintenance Funds
Best Buy established a rolling portfolio-wide lighting retrofit program using maintenance funds instead of capital budget.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Engaging Clinicians To Reduce Resource Use In Operating Rooms
Cleveland Clinic Foundation ramped-up energy and water efficiency in operating rooms through staff engagement, targeted calls to action, and resource tracking.
- Forest City Enterprises
Forest City created an Energy and Sustainability Group and developed energy action plans and resources to gain approval from management.
- HEI Hotels & Resorts
Energy Looking Glass Dashboard
HEI devised an energy management tracking tool to overcome a lack of centralized information on energy and other key data at their hotel properties.
Chasing Quarters With Energy Set-Points
HEI partnered with chief engineers and department heads at each property to develop and certify building-specific temperature set-points.
- InterContinental Hotels Group
IHG created an interactive, virtual hotel that enables guests and members of the public to participate in sustainability efforts online.
- Kohl's Department Stores
Energy Finance Strategy
Kohl’s embedded members of the Finance Department into the Energy team to expedite communication of financial benefits and approval of energy efficiency projects.
Real-Time Energy Monitoring And Weekly Engagement With Field Staff
Macy’s implemented a centralized real-time energy management system and weekly coordination calls with field staff to address energy issues.
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York-Presbyterian Hospital launched a retro-commissioning program that blends energy management with improving the quality of patient care for a holistic approach that engages all hospital staff to improve the environment of care.
Accessing Tenant Utility Data in Triple-Net Leased Buildings
Prologis developed a multi-pronged approach that allows them to gain access to tenant utility data, including modification of lease language and coordination with utilities.
- Shorenstein Properties LLC
Student Fellowships To Kickstart In-House Energy Programs
Shorenstein established a fellowship position that provides analytic and strategic support to accelerate energy efficiency investment and communicate the value of sustainable investments.
Eco-Treasure Hunts at Fulfillment Centers
Staples fulfillment center staff conducted Eco-Treasure Hunts, tracking down energy and water savings opportunities at target facilities.
Data Update and Certification Scorecard
TIAA-CREF introduced sustainability metrics to its existing property governance scorecard motivating third-party property managers to do more.
Good, Better…BEST Standards of Sustainability
Transwestern adopted sustainability best practices and minimum standards for energy efficiency for all its office and industrial buildings.
The Tower Companies
Leveraging Green Leases To Reduce Energy And Water Use
The Tower Companies bolstered its standard lease agreement by including a green appendix with a 100% acceptance rate.
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Centralized Energy Management And Capital Set-Aside Fund
UPMC created an Energy Management and Engineering Department with a targeted skillset and a dedicated annual budget for energy efficiency improvements.
- USAA Real Estate Company
Building Upgrade Value Calculator
USAA developed a calculator to convert the results of energy efficiency upgrades into metrics that are meaningful for financial decision makers.
- Wyndham Worldwide
Wyndham Vacation Ownership Green Certification Program
Wyndham developed a timeshare-focused green certification program driven by strict adherence to quality assurance.
- Ascension Health
Leverage Student-Faculty Research
Allegheny College's student-faculty research team predicts the financial benefits of energy-saving options for campus construction and renovations.
- University of California, Irvine
Developing an Integrated “Smart Lab” Program
UC Irvine's integrated “Smart Lab” program improves lab energy efficiency through an array of control and sensor technologies.
- Delaware State University
On-Balance Sheet, Off-Debt Capacity Performance Contracting
Delaware State utilized previously restricted state appropriations to create a revenue-neutral debt structure, allowing for large-scale bond financing of energy efficiency projects.
Michigan State University
Integrated Model For Long Term Campus Energy Planning
Michigan State created an Integrated Energy Planning Model to articulate the complex nature of energy use and associated impacts on utility costs, tuition, and other key metrics.
- Poudre School District
Creating a Culture of Energy Efficiency
Poudre School District executed a strategic communications and outreach campaign illustrating the value of infrastructure and efficiency upgrade projects.
- University of Utah
Internal Green Revolving Fund
The University of Utah funds new energy efficiency projects from the aggregated savings of previous projects.
Capital Set Aside Fund
3M established a capital set aside fund dedicated to energy efficiency projects.
Linking Energy Efficiency to Performance-based Compensation
Alcoa has established energy efficiency as one of the metrics influencing variable compensation of the company’s business leaders.
Energy Champion Program
Cummins runs its Energy Champion program to train facility staff to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Operations Management Leadership Program
GE incorporates energy efficiency into its management training program to accelerate the development of entry-level talent.
Submetering Initiative and Energy Dashboards
Legrand implemented a network of submeters, energy dashboards, and energy management tools to magnify energy consumption and catalyze energy efficiency opportunities.
- Saint-Gobain Corporation
Energy Champions at All Plants
Saint-Gobain appoints an employee energy champion at every plant to provide energy efficiency leadership, coordination, oversight, and recognition.
- Schneider Electric
Uniform Methodology To Measure Energy Efficiency Improvement
Schneider Electric uses an energy model to normalize baseline energy use and track energy savings resulting from improvement projects.
State and Municipal Partners
Arlington County, VA
Arlington County, VA's Initiative to Reduce Emissions program embeds consideration of energy use across county activities.
- City of Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA's citywide partnership program provides access to project financing, free building assessments, education and training, and public recognition.
- District of Columbia
The District of Columbia takes a multi-pronged approach to achieve the city's energy reduction goals with its community-wide planning initiative, legislation, and public-private partnerships.
- City of El Paso, TX
Employee Behavioral Change
El Paso, TX advanced energy efficiency by encouraging employee behavioral changes involving energy awareness and conservation.
- City of Gillette, WY
Inventory and Tracking Process
Gillette, WY's inventory and tracking tool helps the city better manage the maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment and proactively prepare for associated capital needs.
- City of Hillsboro, OR
Sustainability Revolving Fund
Hillsboro, OR established a Sustainability Revolving Fund (SRF) to tackle projects called out in the city’s Sustainability Plan.
- City of Houston, TX
Houston, TX leveraged an ongoing community outreach program to strengthen participant commitments to reduce energy consumption.
- Kitsap County, WA
County V. County Energy Challenge
Kitsap County, WA engaged in a County to County Courthouse Energy Challenge with neighboring Pierce County to see which courthouse could decrease energy use the most.
- Knoxville, TN
Designing A Comprehensive Energy Plan
Knoxville, TN convened a public-private task force to develop a comprehensive energy plan.
City of Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA simplified the path to energy efficiency by serving as a clearing-house for relevant information, incentives, and support services.
- State of North Carolina
Utility Savings Initiative
North Carolina formed the Utility Savings Initiative program to reduce energy and water use in State-owned buildings and capture statewide utility savings.
- City of Pittsburgh, PA
Green Initiatives Trust Fund
Pittsburgh, PA established a Green Initiatives Trust Fund to set aside funds for energy conservation projects and recycle project savings for further reinvestment.
- Will County, IL
Achieving Savings Without Significant Capital Investment
Will County used results from free energy audits to inform an efficiency education and outreach program that has achieved a 22% reduction in energy use while building occupant engagement.
- Clean Fund and Renewable Funding
Commercial PACE Financing at Pier 1
Clean Fund and Renewable Funding leveraged commercial PACE financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades of a multi-tenant historic facility.
- Metrus Energy
ESA in BAE Facilities Nationwide
Metrus Energy created an Efficiency Services Agreement to deploy multi-measure energy efficiency retrofits in BAE Systems facilities with no upfront costs.
- Clean Fund and Renewable Funding
- Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Streamlined Tri-resource Efficiency Programs
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power's utility partnership program efficiently deploys multiple “tri-resource” customer incentive programs to residential and commercial customers.
- Pacific Gas & Electric
Pacific Gas & Electric launched a utility-driven approach to encourage whole building owners to benchmark their building and engage in active energy management.
- Southern California Edison
Energy Benchmarking Program
Southern California Edison developed an automated benchmarking service to enable building owners to comply with benchmarking legislation and empower them to understand the energy usage of their buildings.
Energy Leader Partnership
Southern California Edison created the Energy Leader Partnership program to assist cities in developing energy policies and deploying multi-measure energy efficiency upgrades.
Southern California Edison introduced an On-Bill Financing Program to overcome the upfront capital cost barrier in conducting energy efficiency projects.
- Los Angeles Department of Water & Power