The Business Case for Strategic Energy Management
It’s known that the built environment is responsible for nearly 40% of US carbon emission each year. There are numerous project and technology-based solutions aggressively tackling this challenge through utility programs, green building certifications and marketplace innovation. All are necessary, but not sufficient on their own. What’s missing is a focus on the people and relationships in the built environment ecosystem and a focus on Strategic Energy Management (SEM) as an embedded part of that ecosystem. SEM is not about massive capital infusions or technology replacement, but about mitigating current and future risk, and capturing opportunity to do better with what you already have in place.
In this presentation, Milepost founder, Dune Ives, lays out the case for why SEM matters to your building’s bottom line, and what steps building managers, owners or even cities and states can take to better integrate core elements of SEM into their building ecosystems. Dr. Ives’ compares the overall US performance with the built environment in Alaska. The differences are surprising, and illuminate how to shape the business case for SEM and make it personal.
This presentation was recorded by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project at the Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference in 2010.