Results of Minnesota's Public Building Enhanced Energy Efficiency Program (PBEEEP)
Presented at the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study
Tasked with improving the energy performance of public buildings, PBEEEP aimed to transform Minnesota’s existing building commissioning market from an audit to an energy investigation. Program staff screened over nine hundred buildings to identify buildings where an energy investigation would be cost effective, then calculated site-specific energy savings to determine the paybacks of recommended energy efficiency measures. This process identified lower average savings for existing building commissioning than other studies, which is of note for policy makers and practitioners. All sites achieved energy savings, many while the study was in progress.
Related CEE programs:
Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx)
Program Results from the State of Minnesota's Existing Building Commissioning Program
Case Study: PBEEP