Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
Excellence Award - ENERGY STAR Promotion
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is a nonprofit business association of the energy efficiency industry. NEEC’s mission is to promote policies and programs that enhance market opportunities for energy efficiency. NEEC is receiving ENERGY STAR® recognition for its commitment to improving building energy performance through workforce training and certification and support for energy benchmarking. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Managing the Help Desk for the City of Seattle energy benchmarking and reporting program, with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® support including hands-on workshops, weekly drop-in sessions, and email- and phone-based assistance. This support has contributed to a 99-percent compliance rate among the 3,300 nonresidential and multifamily buildings required to benchmark in 2015.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager in the Building Operator Certification® (BOC) curriculum, including projects and exams required for BOC certification, and using this platform to train more than 1,300 building operators on benchmarking, representing 230 million square feet of commercial and institutional building space.
- Building national awareness of benchmarking through BOC brochures, bulletins, webcasts, websites, and social media, as well as by participating in national initiatives focused on building energy performance and guidelines for training and certification programs.