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.
This report provides a meta-analysis of econometric studies, as well as case studies that provides evidence on substantial price and rent premiums that are associated with sustainable buildings in the commercial sector.
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.
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.
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 case study considers the strategy, program structure and financial alternatives for an On-Bill Financing program to be offered by The Navy Yard Electric Utility.
This report summarized an analysis of ten multifamily buildings for the cost of deep energy retrofits, without including power generation.
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.
As a member of the Subtask 5.4 Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) assessment team, the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) for Building 661 in Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA, on July 10th, 2015.
The Navy Yard Electric Utility (TNYEU) is very interested in making energy efficiency retrofits easier for TNY’s building owners and tenants to implement, and thus support its energy reduction goal.
The often high initial cost of energy efficiency improvements remains a challenge for many customers, despite their many advantages. Financing projects conventionally can be difficult for both commercial and residential property owners, due to a number of factors including substandard underwriting practices by lenders, inappropriate payback calculations, and uncertainty about how to quantify cost-savings.