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Sector: Commercial, Industrial, Utility

This toolkit will help organizations capture cost savings by implementing SEP enterprise-wide, as well as to demonstrate strategic energy management through SEP as an effective ratepayer-funded program offering for industrial facilities. 

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Local Government, State Government, Utility

The Energy Data Accelerator Toolkit is a collection of resources aiming to enable other utilities and communities to learn and benefit from the work of the Accelerator.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers

EMIS gives property owners and managers the ability to see their energy use and take action to reduce waste. This toolkit gives an introduction to EMIS.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers

When a commercial building owner first considers installing solar PV, the first questions they typically ask involve how the system will be mounted to their roof and its impact on the roof warranty. The Better Buildings Alliance’s Renewables Integration team put together a guide to help answer these common questions along with other resources in the toolkit.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Local Government, State Government

The latest high-efficiency alternatives with energy-saving controls—including light-emitting diode (LED), induction, and fluorescent technology options—can save building owners over 40 percent on their parking lot lighting bills.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education

This toolkit provides guidance and strategies for reducing energy consumption in laboratories. DOE and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) have agreed to coordinate activities around better energy management practices and energy-efficient technologies in laboratories.

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.

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.

Toolkits
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government
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This toolkit contains resources to help HVAC contractors and service companies work with their customers through a step-by-step method of evaluating and managing their inventory of RTUs and how to make the business case for high-efficiency replacements.

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This toolkit contains resources to help HVAC contractors and service companies work with their customers through a step-by-step method of evaluating and managing their inventory of RTUs and how to make the business case for advanced RTU control retrofits.

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This toolkit includes resources to assist utilities and efficiency programs in understanding and incentivizing advanced RTU control retrofits. Reference guidance on various considerations including a decision tree on when to retrofit units, RTU inventory and evaluation checklists, procurement specifications, case studies, and M&V methods.

Toolkits
Partner: Clean Fund LLC, Greenworks Lending, Hannon Armstrong, Petros PACE Finance, LLC
Sector: Commercial, Multifamily

This toolkit provides an overview for building owners, operators, and occupants that may want to take advantage of CPACE financing to improve resiliency in their facilities.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

This toolkit aggregates resources to provide guidance tailored to the Healthcare sector for efficient water management while maintaining control of infection. A variety of assessment and resources are available in this toolkit for those interested in developing strategies around water management that are separate from energy management.

 
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Partner: Allumia, Citi, Metrus Energy, Sparkfund
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Data Centers, Financial Services

This toolkit provides resources and project case studies for building owners, operators, and occupants that may want to take advantage efficiency-as-a-service to improve energy and water performance in their facilities.

Toolkits
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

The ESPC Toolkit is a collection of resources that will enable state and local communities to learn and benefit from the work of the ESPC Accelerator. It includes the best practices and innovative approaches that states, cities, and K-12 schools have used to successfully establish and implement performance contracting.

Toolkits
Sector: Multifamily, Residential, Local Government, State Government

The Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) Toolkits provides materials to help energy efficiency and renewable energy program administrators reduce energy burdens for low-income communities by enhancing and expanding upon work funded through utility, state, or federal programs. 

Toolkits
Sector: Education

This toolkit covers a wide range of guidance, case studies, specifications, and more related to lighting technologies in K-12 schools.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Industrial, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers, Financial Services, Utility
Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

A Green Revolving Fund (GRF) is an internal capital pool that is dedicated to funding energy efficiency, renewable energy, and/or sustainability projects that generate cost savings. A portion of those savings are then used to replenish the fund (i.e. revolved) allowing for reinvestment in future projects of similar value.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

This toolkit outlines successful strategies and resources for bridging the tenant-landlord divide through green leasing guidance, tenant improvement and build out best practices, and examples of successful communication with tenants regarding energy efficiency opportunities.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

This toolkit contains case studies on how wastewater recycling technology and ozone based laundry systems can help your organization find unrealized savings in energy and water, along with guidance on commercial heat pump water heaters.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

These guides and case studies explore the benefits, barriers, and strategies to installing solar on leased buildings, including commercial real estate.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

Use the Solar Decision Guide for commercial real estate, hospitality, and healthcare buildings to assess or implement a successful on-site solar PV project. These guides can help companies determine if investing in solar makes financial sense and identify the regions that offer the most promising returns on solar investment.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

Solar PV has the potential to provide significant benefits to hotels by way of attracting guests and, more importantly, reducing operating costs. 

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial

Solar PV has the potential to provide significant benefits to hospitals and other healthcare facilities by reducing overall costs and improving patient experience.

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial
Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers
Toolkits
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

The main cost associated with LED street light conversion is the upfront capital outlay, which can be significant. Financing options range from traditional municipal bonding to investor owned utility programs, and third party financing.  Many organizations combine several of these options to develop the optimal financing package for their LED conversion.

Toolkits
Sector: Education, Local Government, State Government

Street light retrofits often considered “low-hanging fruit” in pursuit of energy efficiency goals is still difficult to achieve in some areas due to multiple streetlight ownership, perceptions of new technology risks, and utility tariffs that have not kept up with the speed of technology developments. The following resources explain the utility rate making process and the LED conversion cost considerations from the municipal end user’s perspective as well as that of the electric utility company. Common approaches to working with utilities on a LED-based tariff are outlined in the Decision Tree Tool and several solution options are explained in the Outdoor Lighting and Solutions Pathway report.

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This toolkit contains example lease language, case studies and other resources to help building owners and tenants effectively include high-efficiency RTUs in leases.

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This toolkit contains resources to guide building owners and facility managers through a step-by-step method of evaluating and managing their inventory of RTUs and how to make the business case for replacements, retrofits, and quality maintenance practices.

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This toolkit includes resources to assist utilities and efficiency programs in understanding and incentivizing high-efficiency RTU replacements. Reference guidance on various considerations including calculators, sizing guidance, procurement specifications, financial business cases, case studies, and M&V methods.  

Toolkits
Sector: Commercial, Education, Multifamily, Local Government, State Government, Data Centers

Numerous control strategies exist for reducing plug and process load (PPL) energy. Selecting the correct control strategy for particular devices, building types, and occupant needs can maximize energy savings.

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