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October 15, 2020

Devil is in the Details: The Financial Analysis Challenge with Energy Cost Savings

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Simply estimating the cost savings from an energy efficiency improvement project is rarely sufficient for today’s demanding cash flow-focused building owners who prefer to see savings presented in the financial metrics they are accustomed to in their business.
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September 3, 2020

Devil is in the Details: Establishing Baseline Energy Efficiency Metrics

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To estimate the percent energy consumption savings using energy efficiency metrics, knowledge of the energy performance of both the existing equipment and proposed replacement equipment is crucial. Unfortunately, establishing the energy performance of existing equipment can present a challenge.
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August 11, 2020

Devil is in the Details: The Impact of Energy Efficiency Improvements on Building Valuation

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Sound business considerations, coupled with growing regulatory requirements, are driving commercial real estate owners and investors to better understand how building energy performance can impact building valuation.
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July 17, 2020

Devil is in the Details: Understanding Utility Bills for Energy Cost Savings Analysis

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The utility tariff applicable to a commercial building will impact the energy cost savings resulting from energy efficiency improvements. Failure to understand the intricacies of the tariff can result in poorly calculated energy cost savings.
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June 22, 2020

Devil is in the Details: Deciphering CBECS for Building Energy Consumption

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Building energy audits often utilize CBECS data to assist in the assessment of energy consumption without a thorough understanding of the data and its limitations. This may lead to erroneous results when estimating energy consumption and cost savings.
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