Energy efficiency upgrades that save 35% or more in energy costs could make all the difference in showcasing your commercial building’s value. With so many factors in the market, energy-efficient benefits may be the differentiator between you and your competitors.
Spark Tool Technical Capabilities: Building Renewal Project Assessment
Spark’s analysis and reports are also intended to inform customer decisions regarding building renewal projects and by doing so, accelerate the adoption of deep energy retrofits in leased commercial office space across the Northwest. This document describes Spark’s technical capabilities, customer benefits, and resources NEEA used to develop the tool.Resources
Why Building Renewal
Brett Phillips of Unico Properties and Wade Lange of American Assets Trust explain how Building Renewal helped them future proof their office buildings. The process lead to savings in operating expenses for tenants and more comfortable work environments for employees. Future proof your building for both its physical and financial performance.
Spark is a free, online interactive tool for leased commercial office buildings considering a building renewal project targeting 35% or more energy savings. Spark is an early assessment tool, which quickly estimates total project costs and financial benefits of an “integrated package” of efficiency measures.
Financing Primer for Deep Energy Retrofits
This primer is designed to help owners, investors and project champions address one of the most frequently cited barriers to energy efficiency projects—the lack of budget or available funding. This preparatory document offers a simple roadmap for the financing available for deep energy retrofit projects.
Building Renewal Case Study: Missoula Montana
Summer temperatures in Montana can reach the 80s, and in downtown Missoula, the First Security Bank building’s air conditioning system was near failure. The 1950s-era building had become increasingly outdated and uncomfortable for current tenants and unattractive to prospective ones, who could choose from more modern office space nearby. Learn how Building Renewal benefited the First Security Bank Building in Missoula, MT
Advanced lighting starts with control. Discover how commercial building lighting design and modern technologies can combine to affect your budget, market differentiation, aesthetics, and tenant comfort.
Let the natural light in and keep the elements out, all while saving energy and money. Find out how commercial building windows play a critical role in improving tenant comfort, reducing energy consumption, and cutting costs.
Better comfort and energy costs start with the right HVAC. Understand how heating, cooling and airflow all directly contribute to the energy efficiency and tenant comfort of your commercial building.
Strategic Energy Management
Every effective energy-efficient building starts with a plan and leads to reduced energy costs. Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is the map to creating sustainable energy-saving practices that identify where energy waste is occurring and how to improve energy consumption and support building operations. To learn more, visit: SEMHub.com.