M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — Environmental/Green Buildings — February 28 - March 12, 2020 — 11B E nvironmental /G reen B uildings By Chuck Hurchalla, Evolution Energy Partners Energy Efficiency - 5 Things to Drive Sustainable Operation and Save Money



n 2016, Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) saw true value in defining energy

usage through efficiency, pur- chased green energy, and/or purchased offset credits. 2. Free efficiency audit process – An audit of a facility should be free to the customer and define value for future work, unless driven by legisla- tion without defined follow-on work. Be sure to check with your consultant on their fee structure before agreeing to start the audit process. 3. Pay back periods for en- ergy efficiency projects are less than 5 years – The return on investment (ROI) for the first round of energy efficiency projects can average between

two and five years. LED light- ing upgrades have the best ROI and can be as low as 1.5 years for large lighting upgrades. If you cannot define payback, then why do the upgrade? 4. Creative financing op- tions – Energy efficiency proj- ects can have many funding options. Some common options include state/utility rebates, equipment leases, commercial property-assessed clean energy (CPACE) financing, and “on- bill” project funding through a long-term energy supply agreement. The right energy efficiency partner should be able to offer customizable

energy efficiency projects that can be paid for without drain- ing capital and are funded through savings with positive cashflow. 5. One stop shop – Energy efficiency projects should be driven by energy profession- als that can manage risk and efficiency across the company demands. Advising on energy efficiency is only the first step. Find a provider who can assist with every aspect of energy management from project ex- ecution to delivery. Without end-to-end delivery, there is increased spend on execution of projects that impact the ROI

for the end customer. These “five things” are the basis for understanding how to drive value for an energy efficiency project. Contact the team at Evolution Energy Partners to help drive cost effective, efficient and sustain- able energy solutions for your organization. Chuck Hurchalla is the president of Evolution En- ergy Partners, a full-ser- vice energy management, engineering and consult- ing firm offering best in class sustainability, energy efficiency, procurement, and analytical solutions. 

usage reduc- tions for our c u s t ome r s and driving net impact to the bottom line through ene r gy e f - ficiency. By doing so, EEP

Chuck Hurchalla

became a full-scale energy management firm offering an end-to-end suite of solutions for our customers that define carbon footprint reduction and positive impact to operating expense. If your organization is interested in driving impact through energy efficiency, here are five key things you should consider before getting started. 1. Energy efficiency is driven by legislation – Nine major metropolitan cities have implemented legislation that requires energy efficiency up- grades to combat greenhouse gas emissions. These are: Chi- cago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Jose and Washington DC. New York has become a sustainability leader, passing the Climate Mobilization Act, one of most aggressive emission regula- tions in history. The Climate Mobilization Act is a package of bills, with requirements for building owners and opera- tors of properties larger than 25,000 s/f. Efficiency upgrades will require action by 2025 and additional requirements by 2030. Building operation will be required to decrease energy Skanska promotes Webb to VP of preconstruction for building ops. ROCKVILLE, MD — Skan- ska announced the promotion of Apryl Webb, LEED AP,

Drive your Corporate Sustainability while Saving Money.

AVS, MBA , to VP of pre- construction for building operations in Rockville. I n t h i s role, Webb wi l l apply her 16 years

Efficiency. Risk Management. Data Management.

Contact Evolution Energy Partners today at 877-280-4655 or info@evolutionep.com

of experience, 13 of which are with Skanska, to oversee the management and execution of preconstruction for Skan- ska’s projects across industry sectors.  Apryl Webb

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