Energy Management in Commercial Buildings: The Value of Best Practices

The Conference Board of Canada, 42 pages, May 10, 2012
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This report summarizes many best practices in energy management and the operation of buildings. It reviews the benefits of adopting these practices and examines the barriers that have hindered broad implementation.

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Energy Management in Commercial Buildings summarizes many best practices in energy management and the operation of buildings. The report reviews the benefits derived from adopting these practices and examines the barriers that have hindered the broad implementation of them. Interviews with representatives of each stakeholder group help to further define the challenges as well as the opportunities. In addition, the roles of each of the stakeholders are discussed. The report concludes with several recommendations that could improve the level of implementation of energy management and energy efficiency best practices.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Introduction

  • Commercial Sector Energy Management Best Practices
  • Energy Consumption in Canada and Its Commercial Buildings

Chapter 2—Literature Summary

  • General Issues Related to Energy Management
  • Issues on Which Government Takes Leadership
  • Issues of Primary Importance to Building Owners, Operators, and Tenants

Chapter 3—Best Practices

Chapter 4—The Business Case for Energy Efficiency Best Practices

  • The Benefits of Energy Management Best Practices
  • Barriers to Implementing Energy Management Best Practices
  • Capturing the Opportunity—Balancing the Benefits Against the Costs

Chapter 5—Conclusions

  • Incentive Programs
  • Government Pilot Programs
  • Non-Government Pilot Programs
  • Codes and Standards
  • Building Information Databases and Benchmarking
  • Industry Studies

Appendix A—Bibliography

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