Commercial Real Estate Efficiency (CREE) Program & Energy Assessment Program Presented by: Russ Chitwood, P.E. Nexant, Inc. Topics • Xcel Energy / Nexant Partnership • Commercial Real Estate Efficiency Program • On-site Energy Assessment Program • Which Program is the best fit? • Summary Xcel Energy and Nexant Partnership Nexant is proud to have supported Xcel Energy for over 15 years and is Xcel Energy’s Energy Efficiency partner in CO. • Nexant executes work on these programs: – Commercial Real Estate Efficiency (CREE) – On-Site Energy Assessments (EA) – Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) – Energy Design Assistance (EDA) – Prescriptive Inspections – Custom M&V CREE – What Is It? • Commercial Real Estate Efficiency (CREE) is a “study-based” Xcel Energy program – Intended to incent “hard-to-reach” Xcel customers to enact energy efficiency measures – > 50k sf facility – > 50% of facility is commercial office • CREE building assessment leads owners to act – Provides the data that enables customers to implement EE measures – and receive higher rebates CREE – Key Features • CREE offers customers: – ASHRAE Level 1 Building Assessment • Comprehensive report • Cost saving EE measures • Provides LEED Certification data • Benefits of participation: – 30% additional bonus for measures identified in the report – Increased rebate cap to 75% of project cost on implemented measures – One-page application begins the simple process Partnering = Success • CREE Benefits for Vendors: o 30% Bonus on rebates can help drive projects to implementation o Frees up additional funds for more projects o Energy Efficiency = Lower Customer Costs = Happy Customer = Return Business • What we can do to help o Walk you through the application process o Help you decide which program is the best fit for you o Follow up with you on next steps and additional energy efficiency needs On-site EA – Key Features • Entry-way program to educate customers on their energy usage and ECOs • Assists customers on critical energy-related decisions • Benefits of participation: – Offers customers a comprehensive audit at a low cost – Reduced energy costs – One-page application begins the simple process • EA offers customers: – Discounted ASHRAE Level 1 building assessment – Customer Cost is only $200 for buildings less than 50,000 sq ft – $300 fee for buildings greater than 50,000 sq ft – Larger than 150,000 sq ft – inquire for pricing On-site EA – Key Features On-site EA is a “study-based” Xcel Energy program • Walkthrough – Interviewing facility personnel – utility bill review – Identifying Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) • ASHRAE Level 1 Audit includes: – Energy Star benchmarking score and energy usage graphs – Low-cost/no-cost ECOs (operational based ECOs) – Provides a list of higher cost ECOs (e.g. Lighting, HVAC, motors/VFDs, compressed air, refrigeration etc.) – Energy savings, payback and rebate amount for each ECO – Potential for a Custom Efficiency rebate or study potential – Breaks out energy usage by end uses – Facility operation description Influencer Decision Maker Revised Report Format • • • Cover • • Xcel Energy Program Options • • Energy Use and Benchmarking Executive Summary Recommended Energy Saving Opportunities Summary Recommended Energy Saving Opportunities Facility Information Cover Executive Summary What took place Investment Opportunity Benchmarking How can I take action? Opportunity Summary Opportunity Summary Graphical navigation tools Overview of recommendation Energy savings, cost after incentive, simple payback Recommended Opportunities Usage & Benchmarking Bullets summarize key information Charts illustrate key concepts Facility Overview Good Program Candidates Which accounts are good prospects? • Annual Energy Spend is high • Willing and Receptive Customer • Productive market segments (e.g. healthcare, food) • Profitable organizations • Organizations with sustainability goals (corporations, city and state government, schools) Which Program is the better fit? CREE • CRE customer with capital projects under consideration • Looking for LEED point • Property Manager is new to the building • Need in-depth consideration of RCx measures / BAS points • Customer charge of $2,500 not a dissuader (Xcel Energy is flexible when this is charged to customer – budget stream considerations) Which Program is the better fit? On-site Energy Assessments • Non-CRE customer • Or CRE customer deterred by CREE report cost • Customer/vendor needs guidance on facility energy uses and potential measures • Need energy benchmarking information • City code requirement Partnering = Success • How to get started: – Check to see if your customer has a specific Xcel Energy account manager – Contact the customer to discuss energy saving opportunities – With the help of the account manager and customer, fill out the application Summary • CREE and On-site Energy Assessment are gateway programs to Xcel Energy rebate programs Both provide information enabling customers to implement EE measures – and receive rebates Nexant can work with vendors developing energy efficiency projects, incorporating them into the report (where applicable) CREE provides a 30% bonus on rebates offered through Xcel Energy’s DSM programs EA’s new report format provides decision makers with the information they need in a form they can easily understand Your CREE & EA Partners Russ Chitwood, P.E. Nexant, Inc. CREE & EA Project Manager (303) 402-2486 [email protected] Sam Domeier Heather Sack Xcel Energy Xcel Energy EA Program Manager CREE Program Manager (303) 294-2344 (303) 294-2012 [email protected] [email protected] Thank You! Questions & Answers © 2014 Xcel Energy Inc.