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NAvigATiNg ThE dEPArTMENT OF ENErgy’S highEr EFFiCiENCy rEguLATiONS AUTHOR bobby graham, lc, leed AP bd+c, national Accounts COMPANY Facility solutions group (Fsg) chAllenge: The Department of Energy will enact the 2009 Efficiency Regulations beginning July 2012. One challenge is to navigate the regulative changes. Another is to discover the right illumination to reduce life cycle cost, create a sustainability plan and comply with regulation changes. As technology progresses, retailers must be ready to react before directives cause financial and operational pressure. Legislative acts affecting lighting users continue. 2005 Energy Policy Act – Established minimum efficiency requirements, incentives, and research funding for lamps, ballasts, fixtures, and LEDs. 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act – Established minimum efficiency requirements for halogen and incandescent lamps beginning January 1, 2012. 2009 Department of Energy Regulations – New efficiency standards will place lumens per watt (LPW) requirements on linear and U-shaped fluorescent lamps and halogen PAR lamps effective July 14, 2012. Fundamental lamp innovations that led to change are: • Increased lumens per watt 19% • Increased color rendering index 27% • Increased rated life 60% • Increased mean lumens 9% Efficiency regulation facts This regulation will require all manufacturers to eliminate products that do not meet efficiency regulations. For each product that is discontinued, there are equivalent-performance products available that meet the new requirements. Forecasting a sustainable solution to generate revenue is what all retailers are after. best PrActice: Perform a portfolio-wide energy management audit to realize an accurate foundation. With this data, making decisions to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and gain compliance becomes effortless. Energy management audits uncover the current systems and energy costs. Accurately documenting system specification and performance characteristics. The goal is to capture the data that will allow for the development of a sustainable roadmap. Lack of foundational data is common, along with the technical expertise to properly evaluate retrofits or upgrades. Most companies make decisions regionally or by site from practice, advertisement, and sales – even incentives. Understanding the complete picture is the only way to gage business decisions. With an accurate foundation current technology can be measured against new innovations and regulations. As technology changes or regulations are proposed, retailers can quickly analyze payback, life cycle cost, and return on investment for all locations prior to implementation. results: The goal during an Energy Management Audit is to: • Compile an energy systems inventory. 2012 Best Practices | 125

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Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

PRSM 2012 Best Practices