According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 24 commercial building projects have been selected to receive a total of $21 million in assistance to dramatically reduce their energy usage. The ultimate goal of this initiative, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is to achieve 30 percent measured energy savings in the existing buildings selected and 50 percent energy savings in new construction projects.
This initiative aims to connect commercial building owners with teams of researchers from the Department of Energy National Laboratories and additional green building experts. The teams will collaborate to create low-energy building plans with the hope of inspiring commercial buildings across the United States to adopt energy efficient strategies.
While there is no doubt that these selected properties will significantly increase their energy efficiency, many other properties interested in becoming more energy efficient might not be prepared to fund such large scale projects. Utility submetering is an excellent option to consider if your organization is looking conserve energy while increasing your return on investment. Interested in learning more about how your property can benefit? Contact WaterWatch today.