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Join the Smart Grid Northwest as they host the first focused event on demand response and energy storage in the Northwest in Portland, OR. Demand response (DR) and energy storage are two interrelated pillars for building a more flexible and resilient electric grid and optimal energy resource mix for the Pacific Northwest.
Radical changes in energy sources, distribution and usage are surging through the electrical infrastructure of the Northwest. For example, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Seventh Power Plan has recommended that at least 600 megawatts of DR should be developed to meet the region’s peaking and system adequacy needs. Similarly, utilities, C&I companies and consumers are beginning to deploy energy storage systems (and considering options at scale) that will impact system-wide demand, reliability and efficiency. To help advance these important trends, Smart Grid Northwest is hosting the Northwest Demand Response & Energy Storage Summit. Join leaders at regional utilities, and those working with them, who are exploring and implementing DR and energy storage options. Register Now!
Join BOMA Seattle and BetterBricks for an updated version of the well-known, efficiency training course developed by BOMA and some of the largest commercial real estate owners and managers in the industry. These courses give you the information, strategies, and resources to help reduce energy use and cost, so that you can succeed in today’s market.
In addition to two BEEP courses, attendees will learn about opportunities to capitalize on technical support and financial incentives to help comply with the City of Seattle’s new Building Tune-Up Requirement—funding that will sunset after 2018.
Register online today: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1460492671146116355
Join BetterBricks and the Green Building Interest Group for an exclusive webinar on Spark, a powerful tool to outperform your competition.
Spark is an interactive online tool that creates a tailored building renewal strategy, provides a clear project plan, and estimates return on investment. A building renewal strategy can save 35% or more of a building’s energy use and costs, increase tenant comfort and rents, and reposition a building in the market to make it more competitive.
Watch this short video to learn how Spark can reposition a building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFyiW8Uwlic
The webinar will include a live demonstration of the Spark Tool and a look at the customized integrated measure packages it can create.
Register online today: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8245099538930073858
On August 2nd, the Smart Buildings Center had a successful event for Pacific Tower building tenants to introduce SBC’s project to improve energy efficiency at Pacific Tower, one of the most iconic and historic buildings in Seattle. Earlier this year, SBC received a two-year grant from the Martin Fabert Foundation, with a focus on engaging the 16 organizations on behavioral strategies specific to lighting, plug loads, and heating and cooling. The first step was to establish a baseline energy use data for the building. We utilized SBC’s Tool Lending Library and deployed over 100 data loggers over a period of two months. At the event, attendees learned about the building energy consumption and energy use profile as a result of the data analysis from the loggers. In addition, they also learned tips and tricks on changes they can implement to reduce energy consumption.
The kickoff event was the first of many more tenant engagement events for this project. The first building wide tenant two-week competition, Lights Off Challenge, was announced and started on August 7. Stay tuned for more progress on this project over the next two years.