Green Building Challenge

The Program

Property owners, property managers, developers, architects  engineers  contractors, energy consultants, etc. are invited to attend the Green Building Challenge Educational event series.

Property owners, property managers and developers submit their buildings for measurement and verification of energy savings against performance baselines, and awards will be given to those who have achieved significant savings. Property owners, managers and developers who would like to learn about energy efficiency but do not wish to participate in the scored Challenge are also welcome to attend the educational events.  


 The Events

Through a series of four events, the GBC is designed to provide guidance on creating an ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  as a means to significantly reduce annual operating costs related to building operations.  Each event focuses on one of the four phases of an energy management program:

ASSESS & TARGET: Friday, September 18th

DELIVER: Friday, October 30th

MEASURE: Friday, November 20th


Each event features a case study presented by a property owner/manager for their own facilities, as well as presentations from two local experts on common energy efficiency conservation  measures  (ECMs),  including financing options for retrofit projects.

Those interested are encouraged to attend all four events for a more  comprehensive understanding of the energy management program; HOWEVER, each individual event is self-contained, provides valuable information related to specific ECMs, and may be enjoyed in isolation.


The Challenge

To compete in the 2016 GBC, participants sign the Participant Sign-Up Sheet to submit one or more buildings for measurement of current energy performance relative to a baseline.  More information will be shared at the Educational Sessions.

The Challenge is scored using the Cleveland 2030 District energy use intensity (EUI) baselines, which are calculated for a given facility use category using EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.  Scoring will be based on 12 months of utility bills.

Participation in the competition is not a prerequisite for attending the events. If you do not wish to participate, we still welcome you to join us to learn more about energy efficiency in buildings.

Also, even if you don't particularly like your chances of winning, by signing up for the competition you will receive our help with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager setup and facility benchmarking.




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Wednesday 7/12/2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art rarely opens their doors for a behind the scene look at what it takes to operate a world class art museum. Come learn about how they manage the property and the great efficiency projects CMA has accomplished recently. We will follow the tour with a networking happy hour on museum grounds. Wade Oval Wednesday begins at 6 PM on the oval with a free concert/food trucks.

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Thursday 7/20/2017

Interested in learning about vegetated roofs? Come learn about the benefits of rooftop gardens and what it takes to create one! Registration link to follow Continuing Education Credits available for: USGBC, AEE, ASHRAE, BOMA, CES, pending for AIA Fee: $10 for members of Building Education Series presenting organizations, $15 for non members

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