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Implementation Model
Partner: Arlington County, VA
Sector: Local Government

Arlington County, VA's Initiative to Reduce Emissions program embeds consideration of energy use across county activities.

2016 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Sector: Commercial

Deloitte Finance developed and led this training to support energy professionals in communicating the value proposition of energy efficiency projects to their corporate finance teams. 

Solutions at a Glance
Partner: Portland Public Schools
Sector: Education

PPS partnered with its public utility and local non-profits to fund the construction of nearly 2 MW of renewable power across more than two dozen schools through the CE Clean Energy, Bright Futures program.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This template summary introduces the ESPC manager to the purpose of the toolkit and the included resources and how to use them to build, maintain, and cultivate a strong ESPC network and support the user’s clean energy momentum.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This plan serves as the toolkit guide and includes primary information that will be used to maintain the local ESPC network. It spells out the communications goals, target audiences (i.e., key stakeholders), messaging, workplan, and resources.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This brief PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of local ESPC efforts to date, including the process and key players.  It includes speaker’s notes and can be tailored for any audience.

Toolkits
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This tool includes several resource templates that help users cultivate the elected and administrative ESPC stakeholders throughout the jurisdiction with responsibility for supporting and approving ESPC projects. Specifically, the tool includes suggestions for stakeholders to target, sample messaging based on stakeholder function, and frequency and type of contact that will maintain a permanent ESPC network.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This two-page template is intended as a leave-behind after the overview presentation or as a handout for a smaller meeting where the overview presentation might not be necessary. The summary follows the outline of the presentation and includes more details.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

Use this two-page report template to summarize the jurisdiction’s cumulative ESPC progress and highlight annual results and recent successes. It is intended for distribution to stakeholders, as well as for media release. It can also be used as a companion leave-behind to the Summary Handout.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This summary welcomes the state/local staff member responsible for leading the Champions Network and explains the tools available for the role and responsibilities.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This plan spells out the vision for the Champions Network and explains the goals and operations of the program.  It serves as the toolkit guide for the program lead and includes details for building and mobilizing a network of retrofit champions that will improve building performance.

Toolkits
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This tool includes several resource templates that help users bring together facility managers and other energy efficiency representatives in their state/local agencies as the on-the-ground ESPC project developers and advocates. Specifically, the tool includes suggestions for how to assemble and motivate the champions team, step-by-step instructions for how individual champions can develop and bring ESPC projects to fruition, and tools for maintaining the champions corps.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This brief PowerPoint presentation summarizes the impetus, strategy, and plan for the Champions Network. It includes speaker notes and is intended for presentation to the corps of champions at an in-person program kickoff meeting.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This set of template slides summarizes the Champions Network with special attention to how program execution is expected to intersect with agency operations. It also includes speaker notes and is envisioned for either an in-person meeting or a webinar conference call.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

The strategic plan spells out the program goals, the Champion role, strategic plan, and tactical steps, summarized in the acronym UPGRADE. It serves as the guide for Champions to accomplish energy efficiency retrofits in their agencies using ESPC.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

Once champions have a promising retrofit project planned, they can use this short PowerPoint presentation to gain approval from their agency’s leadership for carrying out the improvements as an ESPC project.

Other: Guidance
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

When a retrofit project gets the green light to proceed, this checklist supports the Champion in moving the project through the ESPC process and can be customized for the specific process in the jurisdiction.

Other: Fact Sheet
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

This information sheet outlines the key elements needed for an economic impact analysis. Statistics on the economic impact of energy savings projects help tell the story of an effective energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) program or compare the anticipated benefits of a program to those of other investment options.

2017 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, National Association of State Energy Officials
Sector: Residential, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

Learn how to develop and launch a successful residential PACE financing program that incorporates DOE best practice guidelines.

Implementation Model
Partner: Food Lion, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Sector: Commercial

Food Lion's strong commitment to efficient operations and sustainability has incentivized them to incorporate energy reduction projects into a comprehensive approach for corporate project proposal and planning.

2019 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Cambridge, MA Housing Authority, Enterprise Community Partners, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Sector: Multifamily

Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily partners, affiliates, and other stakeholders celebrated the past year’s accomplishments and shared strategies for multifamily housing providers to save more energy and water and preserve affordable housing.

2019 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Bullitt County Public Schools, Vermont Energy Investment Corp., Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Sector: Commercial, Education, Local Government, State Government, Financial Services

This session explored common challenges, innovative approaches, and best practices in schools, health facilities, and modular housing in rural areas.

2019 Better Buildings Summit, Presentation
Partner: Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily, Local Government

Leading cities shared how they have successfully established challenge programs to engage local building owners to reduce their energy and water consumption and accelerate the installation of renewable energy

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