DOE worked with 25 partners,
including 18 states, 6 cities, and
1 school district to streamline
the energy savings performance
contracting (ESPC) process.
The resulting toolbox includes
a financing decision tree, an
ESPC vs. Design-Bid-Build comparison and the Virtual Technical
Assistant, an online guide that
walks users through the five
phases of developing and
implementing an ESPC project.
KNOW A GOOD ONLINE RESOURCE? LET THE BUILDINGS STAFF KNOW ABOUT IT FOR A FUTURE FM TOOLBOX.
FREE ONLINE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO IMPROVE FACILITY COSTS AND EFFICIENCY
GO TO www.BUILDINGS.com/toolbox, WHERE YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO THESE AND OTHER RESOURCES.
DSIRE DATABASE OF
Select your state and this
database gives you an up-to-date list of current incentives for
energy upgrades. DSIRE is the
most comprehensive source of
information on incentives and
policies that support renewables
and energy efficiency in the U.S.
The list is continually updated as
incentives expire and new ones
appear. Presentations and publications are also available.
This downloadable tool in Excel
format helps inform strategic
decisions about financing energy
efficiency projects. You can estimate how much new equipment
you can finance using anticipated savings and determine
whether you should finance now
or wait for a lower interest rate.
How much new energy efficiency
equipment can you purchase
from the anticipated savings?
The 265-page guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades
is presented in an easy-to-understand framework. Chapters
address the ENERGY STAR buildings five-stage approach, leading
you through the entire planning,
financing, implementation and
Other chapters address specific
systems (lighting, air distribution,
envelope) and building types
(retail, schools, etc.).