This project developed new and improved methods of analyses of energy data that provide new metrics valuable to assist in targeting utility rebate customers for greater energy savings and recruitment of suitable buildings. If utility program managers apply both of those methods to their territory they can improve their outreach effort by focusing on the buildings that will save the most energy and focus on 15% to 28% of their customers depending on the methods they select.
CBEI conducted an analysis of the interconnectedness of investment, technology, behavior, and governance to the energy system for the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy.
This project provides a market analysis report and recommendations for improving uptake on shading, film, and window attachments (SFWA) products in small to medium-sized commercial buildings. It includes different market perspectives (barriers and opportunities) from; building owners, designers, shading and window attachment manufacturers/distributors, and utility incentive program managers.
This project developed new features for the DOE SEED platform including the import, storage, and management of data from multiple sources including smart meter interval data. These added tools enable large building portfolio owners to conduct comparative analyses of their portfolios against other portfolio owners, facilitating sharing and collaboration in addition to enabling executive and operational level analyses for actionable intelligence. The enhanced platform easily support energy benchmarking and disclosure initiatives, and can increase public awareness of energy consumption and resource conservation.
There is a growing body of literature on the effects of load shedding in controlling energy demand and supply, but there is virtually no research on the behavioral effects this practice may have on building occupants. This report describes the methods and results of an interrupted time series quasi-experiment used to try to capture these results.
CBEI developed a market model for analyzing the potential for policies to improve the advanced energy retrofit market. This study analyzes the potential for disclosure, on-bill financing, energy service performance contracts, and feebates to influence the retrofit market in the Philadelphia region.
The report identifies the primary policy and legal-related process factors in the Greater Philadelphia Area that foster or impede the retrofitting of commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency. Policy factors include the structure of government, specific laws and regulations, government funded or mandated incentives and other financing mechanisms. Processes include legal-related factors that impact energy efficiency construction transactions, like contracts, public bidding process, accounting, etc.
This report focuses on how planning and zoning tools at the municipal level and public-private partnerships can increase uptake of energy retrofits.
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.
CBEI conducted a review of current federal historic preservation policies and their impact on energy efficiency retrofits.
Resiliency is a growing concern for municipalities. This report explains how energy retrofits can align to community resiliency.
CBEI conducted an analysis of energy use in New York City commercial and multifamily buildings. This paper describes energy and building characteristics for the overall population of buildings and using model-based clustering methods, this paper then identifies key clusters of energy use and building characteristics in the multifamily sector.
Policy implementers are interested in identifying the most effective ways to promote the use of benchmarking data in order to (a) add relevance to energy data in real estate transactions, and (b) increase investments into energy efficient building retrofits. This report provides feedback from representatives of more than 21 organizations operating in the Philadelphia, New York City, and regional or national markets on the benefits of public energy benchmarking data.
This report on Residential & Commercial Buildings is one of five research reports for the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, which assesses the current state of efficiency within the economy and provides a review of the best local, state, and national practices.