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Presentation: Energy-Saving Improvement Opportunities for Commercial Buildings

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Starts On - October 26, 2016 - 11:30am
Ends On - October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project invite you to Energy-Saving Improvement Opportunities for Commercial Buildings, presented by Jeff Flathman, President of Energy Solutions Professionals.

The adoption and implementation of comprehensive energy-saving renovations in commercial buildings has historically lagged behind other market segments for a variety of factors. ROIs and paybacks have often been too long to be attractive, so it made little sense for commercial property owners to make major investments in buildings. However, new sources of funding, financing and rebates have created attractive opportunities for addressing old equipment and systems in need of replacement. In multi-tenant properties specifically, determining how to pay for necessary major infrastructure upgrades, such as heating and cooling systems, can be a contentious topic.

This program will feature veterans of the Kansas City commercial property market and provide insight in to how and why they now look to energy efficiency as a way to pay for key facility improvements. They will speak to their recent experience upgrading five properties in Kansas City, including the first Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financed project in Missouri.

Attendees will learn about the different challenges faced by these companies, and how energy-efficient improvements became the answer they were looking for; including what improvements were ultimately able to be included, and which ones got relegated to the cutting room floor. They’ll also learn why blending low-cost quick payback items with more costly upgrades can be a smart long term strategy. Financing and funding options will also be discussed, along with the factors that make each applicable or more attractive.

Fee to attend is $5. A light lunch will be served.