Assessment & Goal Setting
Set big-picture goals.
- Site goals: Determine if energy efficiency, resiliency, or energy policy compliance is your facility's goal
- Agency goals: Determine if agency goals match your site goals
- Energy Use Index (EUI): Determine where your site scores within your agency's EUI
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Macro Facility Needs
From a macro viewpoint, it is important to determine what information you already have, such as:
- Information from past energy and facility audits
- Mission-related resilience studies (e.g., IEWP, IEP, etc.)
- Current and planned construction projectsRead the full article
Micro Facility Needs
From a micro viewpoint, understand how your building operates, including:
- Basic facility use and square footage
- An accurate building baseline
- Systems level condition assessment
- Building network status
- Future planned and funded upgrades or renovationsRead the full article
The Right Team
Build a high-functioning, multi-divisional team made up of contributors from key departments, including:
- Information technology
- Finance departmentRead the full article
To fund your project, leverage performance contracting to identify savings from ECMs to pay for project design, construction, and maintenance.
The Energy Act of 2020 (EA20) requires at least 50% of energy and water conservation measures to be done with performance contracting.
Executive Order 13834 requires a performance contract to achieve energy, water, building modernization, and infrastructure goals.Read the full article
By leveraging the best financial tools and resources, we develop guaranteed solutions that allow us to make your improvements with no risk and little to no upfront capital. Southland has significant financial and legal expertise, including experience with various energy financial solutions, programs, and tools that help deliver the type of analytics required for funding.
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