Anticipating that measure-based energy savings would become increasingly difficult to find, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) wanted a program to help transform the commercial real estate market, a deeply relationship-based business in the Pacific NW, to integrate Strategic Energy Management (SEM) into the business model for property management firms.
Milepost targeted property managers and brokers to receive team-based education and training to jump-start the organizational change process. In order to embed SEM as a core component of the firms’ DNA, participants also received SEM roadmap development and implementation support, executive coaching, and Enhanced Operations & Maintenance training for building engineers.
The program has achieved an average annual energy savings of 4.5% and demonstrated that 56% of the firms participating were practicing all SEM requirements, compared to 8% in the broader market. Leading participants saw increased market share over the life of the program and became advocates for SEM, NEEA and their local utility partners.
- Program Design
- Organizational Development
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Strategic Planning
- Training & Team Building
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)