The presentations, news, research summaries, reports, and technology overviews are collected here by focus area and represent the body of work developed by the CBEI partners during the 5-year project period. For additional information on market challenges, approach, and impacts, see each focus area overview.
Brokers are in a unique position to help their clients understand the potential impacts of energy efficiency. This fact sheet provides an overview of why broker training is valuable.
This report is the pdf version of the CBEI Final report and results.
The CBEI Corner Grocery Store Project carried out small grocery store energy audits and analysis in the city of Philadelphia. It also analyzed and compared the small business Direct Install programs of utilities in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. The emphasis of this analysis was relevance to the small urban grocery store owner.
The CBEI’s marketing engagement plan for the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking Program consisted of personal outreach and social media outreach. The personal outreach included in person meetings, email, conference calls, and webinar meetings. Each meeting included a brief introduction of Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking Program and other online sources of information. A PowerPoint presentation and a survey were also created.
The objective of this project was to prepare a change of occupancy code change for the IECC (Section C505) and lay the groundwork for its eventual implementation. This code change and efforts to present it at various meetings of code officials are described in this report.
This report offers an inventory of the existing relevant educational programming available in the secondary system’s technical schools, in the region’s community colleges, and GPIC partner four-year institutions. It also offers an inventory of workforce development and training programs available through select initiatives such as the Energy Coordinating Agency and Sustainable Business Network. The report also includes some educational programming and credentialing available through select labor unions and business associations.
The project has developed a business plan and revenue model for maintaining and sustaining the Certificate program after last budget period.
The Department of Energy worked with the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and industry stakeholders to develop the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, voluntary national guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials for four key energy-related jobs: Building Energy Auditor, Building Commissioning Professional, Building Operations Professional and Energy Manager.
Mandatory commercial building rating and disclosure policies, which require the energy performance of buildings to be measured and disclosed, have the potential to transform the real estate sector. These policies could drive demand for and investment in strategies and technologies that reduce energy use in buildings.
As much as 20 percent of energy consumed in commercial buildings is due to inefficient operations. This is energy that can be saved with operational improvements and does not require major capital investments.