The Smart Buildings Center hosts a lending “library” of diagnostic tools available to building owners and managers, as well as energy service professionals in Washington State and Oregon, for short term data collection on energy using equipment and systems in commercial and institutional buildings. The SBC can help by loaning a range of data loggers, power meters, lighting loggers, infrared cameras, liquid and air flow measurement devices, and much more. Users can access these tools free of charge for prescribed time periods and capture data on system performance. https://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/tool-library/
The Smart Buildings Center (SBC) is a multi-functional energy efficiency headquarters on the first floor of the Pacific Tower Building in Seattle, Washington. The SBC serves anyone within the state with an interest in better understanding energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings. Our specific focus is showcasing where smart meets efficient. To learn more, please visit our website: https://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/
Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is the leading training and certification program for building engineers and maintenance personnel. Program graduates make their buildings more comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to skills they master in our classes. And the BOC credential is just as valuable to building owners as it is to operators. Our graduates help their organizations substantially cut operating costs – as much as $20,000 per year. This training can help your organization achieve its strategic energy management goals. To learn more or find a training near you, visit: www.theboc.info
This is the full evaluation report on Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) program for the 2015 and 2016 program years. Published July 2, 2018.
The Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool offers a strategic and confidential analysis of your organization’s current energy management business practices and specific areas of opportunity. The EMA Assessment and other SEM Hub resources can then help you develop or improve your Strategic Energy Management (SEM) practices for your organization.
Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are taking a collaborative approach to Strategic Energy Management. The NW SEM Collaborative was formed in 2011 based on the premise that the region can achieve more working together than can any single utility or organization working alone. The NW SEM Collaborative aims to help energy efficiency program administrators accelerate the adoption of SEM in the industrial and commercial sectors.
In 2017, members of the Northwest SEM Collaborative noticed that Wikipedia still didn’t have an entry for Strategic Energy Management. They formed a work group comprised of volunteers from utilities, SEM delivery contractors, nonprofits, and government agencies, and worked together to develop and launch this SEM Wikipedia page which includes information on energy/non-energy benefits, current activities, common services and more.
This Community Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Implementation Guide outlines a process to help staff engage stakeholders, set tangible goals, target opportunities, and develop a plan to achieve deep and ongoing energy reductions in public building portfolios. Community SEM coordinates activities across departments and establishes clear financial objectives and communication protocols. This framework is applicable to any city, county, regional government, state agency, or school district interested in saving on operating costs, reducing emissions, and leading by-example in their community.
This evaluation report focuses on the Efficiency Vermont CEI Pilot, which sought to permanently integrate energy management into facility operations and management. The evaluation independently estimates the pilot’s energy savings as a result of the following four focus areas: capital upgrades, process improvements, predictive maintenance, and employee engagement.
This evaluation focuses on the Efficiency Vermont CEI Pilot, which sought to permanently integrate energy management into facility operations and management. The evaluation independently estimates the pilot’s energy savings as a result of the following four focus areas: capital upgrades, process improvements, predictive maintenance, and employee engagement.
This 7 minute video outlines the benefits of establishing an energy program and features energy directors from General Motors, CalPortland, Eastman Chemical, Colgate-Palmolive, and Hanesbrands. The video is posted on YouTube and can be embedded on any web page. While developed by the ENERGY STAR program, the video can be used to underscore the financial value of SEM and participating a local SEM program.
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