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ENERGY STAR Offers Financial, Technical Information Sessions Via Internet.



Resources from US EPA Energy Star:

Would you like to explore the financing options for energy efficiency
projects?  Receive technical assistance on how to improve the energy
performance of your buildings?  Find out how to bulk purchase Energy Star
labeled products?  Learn about the process and benefits of benchmarking your
portfolio of buildings?  And more?

The US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy StarŪ invites you to
participate in one or more presentations delivered via conference call and
the Internet.  You can view the slide presentation and participate
individually using your own computer and office phone, or gather interested
colleagues together around one phone and computer.  During the presentation,
you can discuss your questions with energy and financing expert consultants.
There is no cost for your participation.  

Energy Star Internet presentations have been scheduled for August and
September 2001.  EPA invites you to visit its Web site at
<http://yosemite1.epa.gov/estar/business.nsf/content/govt_resources_IP.htm >
to view a schedule and to register.  Once you register, your confirmation
information will appear on the screen.  Please wait for this screen to
appear and print it out, as it will be needed to access the presentations.
If you have any problems registering, please email payne.melissa@epa.gov
<mailto:payne.melissa@epa.gov>.  Attached are descriptions of all the
Internet presentations offered by Energy Star.  

Money for Your Energy Upgrades
This one-hour presentation focuses on financing energy upgrades despite
tight capital budgets. Topics include (1) cost savings from energy upgrades;
(2) the costs of delaying such upgrades; (3) traditional and non-traditional
financing methods; and (4) the financing scheme most appropriate for your
institution. Target audience: financial decision makers/facility managers in
state and local governments, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities.

The Five-Stage Approach to Building Upgrades
This 45-minute presentation covers the major steps in implementing energy
upgrades in buildings: (1) planning, benchmarking, and developing an energy
usage baseline; (2) the five-stage integrated approach to upgrades; and (3)
communicating success. The Five-Stage Approach focuses on lighting, building
tune-ups, load reductions, distribution systems, and heating and cooling
systems. Target audience: facility managers in K-12 schools, colleges and
universities, and state and local governments.

One-2-Five* Energy Management Diagnostic
This 45-minute presentation focuses on a CD-based software tool that helps
senior managers assess their energy management practices in key
organizational areas. These include purchasing, capital finance, resources,
maintenance practices, and equipment operations. Through simple yes/no
questions, the tool helps managers (1) identify energy management
opportunities in their organizations; (2) assign priorities; (3) define an
action plan; and (4) measure progress toward sustainable reductions in
energy operating costs and associated greenhouse gas emissions.  Target
audience: facility managers and executive decisionmakers in state and local
governments, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

Benchmarking Tool/Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager is a 45-minute presentation on a Web-based software that
allows users to calculate the energy efficiency of their office or K-12
building from a national perspective. Participants view some of the key
screens users encounter and learn how to enter data either through the Web
or a downloadable template.  Buildings that are among the top 25 percent
nationwide in terms of energy performance and maintain an indoor environment
that conforms to industry standards can qualify to receive the Energy Star
label.  Target audience: office building owners, facility and energy
managers, and K-12 school officials.

Cost Savings through Energy Star Purchasing
Purchasing products with the Energy Star label can substantially reduce your
organization's energy use and costs.  Cost Savings through Energy Star
Purchasing is a 30-minute presentation on the broad range of products
carrying the Energy Star label. This presentation describes (1) the support
EPA provides to aid purchasing of products with superior energy performance;
(2) guidelines that define energy performance for numerous products; (3)
drop-in procurement language for stipulating energy performance attributes
to vendors; (4) lists of energy-efficient products; and (5) energy savings
software that calculates the life cycle costs of Energy Star labeled
products and their less efficient counterparts. Target audience: purchasing
officials, energy and sustainability officers, and budget/financial
officials.

Monitor Power Management
This 30-minute presentation describes a new Energy Star program that is
helping organizations realize the enormous potential energy savings
available from proper power management of computers and monitors.  The
program includes educational outreach material and an innovative software
tool that enables monitor power management from a central location.
Typical energy savings for an organization of 1,000 computers are 380,000
kWh/year.  The target audience is upper management, IT managers,
facility/energy managers at large PC-intensive organizations such as
government, colleges and universities, and large corporations.

To View a Calendar for July through September or To Register
Visit
<http://yosemite1.epa.gov/estar/business.nsf/content/govt_resources_IP.htm>







Michael Segal
Associate
The Cadmus Group.
1901 North Fort Myer Drive
Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 703-247-6113
Fax: 703-247-6001

For more information on saving money and preventing pollution through energy
efficiency, please visit
http://www.energystar.gov