In May of 2011, TD Bank opened the first zero net energy bank in the United States. The LEED Platinum certified store, which is located in Ft Lauderdale, FL, achieved net zero operations in 2012, but missed it in the last month of 2013 by just 1,845 kWh. Net zero operations were again achieved in 2014 due to the project team and an aggressive monitoring process put in place to ensure net zero status would NEVER be missed again.
In this session, we are ready to share the good along with the less than good... Can a coffee maker really cause you to miss your energy consumption target? We will answer that with REAL DATA from our measurement and verification reports and we will also show how TD and CBRE, the facility management partner, used the M&V information to drive operations. We will share what we learned at the outset of the project about the design and construction process, the issues that prevented us from achieving net zero operations in year two, and most importantly how we resolved the problems to ensure success in year three and beyond.
Participants will leave this session with specific actions they can implement immediately to improve energy performance, as well as team dynamics. This presentation is NOT just for net zero projects but for ANY PROJECT that seeks to reduce energy consumption and have a highly functional facility management partnership.
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