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Title: The Department of Energys Commercial Building Initiative and Commercial Building Energy Alliances

The Department of EnergysCommercial Building
Initiative and Commercial Building Energy
  • Presented by
  • Sucheta Puranik and Mark Peternell

Table of Contents
  • Understanding the Market Need
  • DOE Response
  • Private Sector Approach and Experience

Understanding the Market Need
  • Size and Scope of Built Environment
  • Energy Price Volatility
  • Climate Change
  • Better Buildings

Buildings consume 40 of energy in the U.S.
  • The combined residential and commercial buildings
    sector is the largest energy consumer in the U.S.

U.S. buildings are responsible for 9 of the
worlds carbon dioxide emissions
Total US Building CO2 Emissions (Residential and
  • Commercial Buildings in the United States
  • Use 18 of U.S. energy
  • Contribute 18 of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions
  • Contribute 4 of world greenhouse gas emissions
    equal to emissions of India

Commercial buildings consume greater amounts of
energy relative to other sectors
  • Energy consumption by commercial buildings rose
    70 between 1980 and 2005

Energy prices are volatile, making costs hard to
  • Volatility stems from
  • Imbalances in supply and demand
  • Speculation
  • Weather
  • Fuel switching
  • Improving efficiency of commercial buildings
    mitigates bottom-line impacts of price swings

Renewable Energy Price-Stability Benefits in
Utility Green Power Programs NREL/TP-670-46532
August 2008
Market need for tangible ways to increase energy
efficiency is tremendous
  • Identify efficiency strategies and technologies
    in commercial building sector
  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Refrigeration
  • Lighting
  • Whole Building Integration
  • Existing Buildings

Aldo Leopold Legacy Building A Net Zero Building
Market need for tangible ways to increase energy
efficiency is tremendous (cont.)
  • Eliminate duplication and wasted resources by
    establishing a data repository of openly shared
    and reliably verified quality information
  • Work with equipment and efficiency supply chains
    to more effectively respond to efficiency-focused
    technologies and processes

DOEs Response
  • Commercial Building Initiative
  • Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs)
  • Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance
  • Retailer Energy Alliance
  • Hospital Energy Alliance
  • National Accounts
  • Technology Focused

Why is federal government involved?
  • Because net-zero energy buildings will mean
  • Dramatic reductions in nations carbon
    footprint, in ways that support healthy economy
  • Lower operating expenses for building owners and
    tenants, more competitive U.S. businesses
  • More sustainable communities, less strain on
    power grids, delayed needs for new power
    generation infrastructure
  • Plentiful domestic energy from a clean new
    source buildings that generate power back to the

EISA calls for the development of Net-Zero Energy
Commercial Building Initiative
  • Section 422 of the Energy Independence and
    Security Act of 2007 requires net-zero
  • Newly constructed commercial buildings by 2030
  • 50 of commercial building stock by 2040
  • All commercial buildings by 2050
  • Authorizes DOE to collaborate with national labs,
    private sector, other federal agencies,
    non-governmental organizations to advance
    high-performance commercial buildings
  • Directs DOE to recognize High-Performance Green
    Building Partnership Consortia and competitively
    select Consortium

DOE is poised to collaboratively develop
solutions with the marketplace
Net Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative
DOEs Alternative to Business as Usual
  • Public-private partnerships created to achieve
    and promote continuous technology improvement and
    commercialization of advanced building
    technologies at an accelerated pace
  • Enable market-ready net-zero energy commercial
    buildings no later than 2025 in all climate zones
  • Turn tomorrows buildings into domestic energy
  • Construct energy-efficient, high-performance
    buildings that expeditiously and cost-effectively
    achieve sustainable carbon reductions
  • Enable, through energy-efficient buildings,
    higher ROIs for building owners and occupants as
    well as benefits for economy as a whole

CBEAs informal associations of building owners
and operators seeking to reduce energy consumption
  • Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA)
  • Launched in April 09
  • Office, shopping center, hospitality, medical
  • Retailer Energy Alliance (REA)
  • Launched in February 2008
  • General merchandise, grocery store, restaurant,
  • Institutional Energy Alliance
  • Federal/State/Local government, hospitals (HEA
    launched April 09), colleges/universities/K-12

CREEA members represent diversity of commercial
real estate sector
CREEA members share experiences and best
practices to help achieve energy efficient
  • Specifically, CREEA works with members to
  • Provide access to technologies and analytical
    tools emerging from DOE and the national labs
  • Create and share successful strategies for
    integrating high-performance technologies
  • Serve as a consistent, compelling voice calling
    on manufacturers and distributors for highly
    efficient products and services
  • Lower the cost of technologies and overcome
    regulatory barriers
  • Increase commercial real estates energy
  • Help DOE shape the future of technology research
    and development by clarifying the commercial real
    estate sectors business needs

REA members represent retailers and restaurants
Market penetration is impressive, a trend that
DOE hopes to continue
DOE partners with national labs and 23 companies
to accelerate progress
  • National Accounts agreed to
  • Build one new building at 50 less energy than
    ASHRAE Standard 90.1
  • Retrofit at least one existing building at 30
    less energy
  • Labs provide technical assistance to biggest
    names in retail, commercial real estate, and
    financial sectors

REA has achieved significant results in one year
REA Response
End User Issue
  • Lighting
  • Daylighting
  • Moving from Watts/Sq ft to kWh
  • LEDs
  • HVAC
  • Equipment Efficiency
  • IAQ Codes and Standards
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Refrigerant Reduction
  • Energy Consumption
  • Integration with HVAC
  • Restaurants
  • Benchmarking
  • Incentives
  • Supplier Summits (Cross Alliance)
  • Technology Screening
  • Lighting
  • Commercial Lighting Solutions
  • LED Parking Lot Lighting Technology Procurement
  • HVAC
  • Premium Efficiency Motors on RTU fans
  • ASHRAE Codes and Standards Meeting
  • Unitary AC Analysis Tool
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Partnering with EPAs GreenChill program to
    integrate energy and refrigerant reductions
  • Restaurants
  • Benchmarking

Technology Procurements allow DOE and CBEAs to
respond to market needs
  • LED parking lot lighting technology procurement
    was completed within a year of REAs launch
  • LED lights
  • Save money and energy
  • Enhanced luminaire optical efficiency
  • Better total system efficacy (lumens/watt)
  • Control capability, e.g. dimming
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Improved uniformity in lighting
  • Environmentally friendly

Why join a CBEA?
  • Objectives and Benefits
  • Provide real-time access to advanced technologies
    and analytical tools emerging from DOE and
    national energy laboratories
  • Create and share evidence-based strategies and
    best practices (i.e. case studies) for
    integrating advanced technologies or processes
  • Serve as a consistent and compelling voice to
    national manufacturers and distributors for
    highly-efficient products and services
  • Provide greater consistency in energy efficiency
    program design and delivery
  • Validate energy and carbon reduction efforts to
    internal and external audiences, including
    customers and the financial community
  • Lower the cost of technologies and overcome
    regulatory barriers
  • Provide clarity on the business needs and drivers
    unique to the hospital sector

Mark PeternellRegency Centers
About Regency
  • Leading national owner, operator and developer of
    shopping centers
  • Focus on grocery-anchored
  • Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL
  • 21 offices nationwide
  • Consistent track record
  • 46 years of real estate experience
  • Publicly listed on NYSE since 1993 (Symbol REG)
  • 4.5 B Total Market Cap (1)
  • (1) As of 2/25/09

Regency Centers Green Initiatives
  • New Developments Implement select sustainability
    measures into all new developments, and pursue
    LEED Certification for an increasing percentage
    of new developments
  • 2008 - 20
  • 2009 - 40
  • 2010 - 60
  • Existing Centers Adopt green OM practices
    throughout our operating portfolio in order to
    reduce operating costs, maximize revenues, and
    minimize the environmental impact associated with
    our actions
  • Corporate Operations Create a culture and
    awareness of sustainability throughout the

  • Regencys innovative best practices program uses
    the latest advances in green building design,
    construction, and maintenance to reduce the use
    of natural resources and increase efficiencies at
    our shopping centers
  • Typical greengenuity strategies include
  • Water Conservation
  • Low Impact Development (LID) / Stormwater
  • CD and Operational Recycling
  • Sustainable Building Materials
  • Building Energy Efficiency

Regencys Participation in DOE CBI and CREEA
  • Selected as one of 23 national account teams in
    fall 08
  • Opportunity to work with some of the best
    building energy efficiency experts
  • Receive technical assistance from for one new
    development and one existing building retrofit
  • Ability to link modeled performance to actual
    operational performance
  • Provide invaluable data to tenants on real cost
  • The real value is the opportunity to prototype
    select energy efficiency strategies and replicate
    in future developments and throughout our

  • Commercial Building Energy Alliances buildings.en
  • DOE Building Technologies Program buildings.energ
  • Dru Crawley Building Technologies Program, U.S.
    Department of Energy
  • Mark Peternell Regency Centers MarkPeternell_at_reg
  • Sucheta Puranik, Associate Booz Allen
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