WAYPOINT’S UTILITY CONNECT PROGRAM ENGAGES THE RIGHT DECISION MAKERS WITH THE RIGHT UTILITY PROGRAMS AT THE RIGHT TIME

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PROGRAM SUMMARY

Connect is a portfolio-based analytics approach that leverages Waypoint’s relationships with property management firms to drive utility incentive adoption and energy savings across portfolios of commercial multi-tenant building properties. The Waypoint Connect solution overcomes the barriers to utilities reaching the commercial real estate market, drives energy efficiency savings, and brings value to utility clients and commercial real estate customers.

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Identify commercial real estate partner portfolios to participate in Connect

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Benchmark properties against each other in the portfolio

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Audit the buildings with highest opportunity for energy conservation measures

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Provide the business case for each energy conservation measure (including utility incentives)

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Long-term support for utility incentive application paperwork and processing

Barriers to Energy Efficiency

Connect Solutions

Financial

  • High upfront cost
  • Lack of financing and capital options
  • Utility-offered incentives
  • Free financial business cases with metrics such as simple payback that resonate with the commercial real estate stakeholders

Market Structure

  • Many market actors with differing motivations
  • Split incentive is pervasive
  • Tailor energy project messaging to specific commercial real estate stakeholders

Information and Knowledge

  • Lack of transparency on costs, benefits and savings
  • Lack of awareness of energy efficiency options
  • Audits identify applicable measures and links them to utility incentives
  • Leverages case studies to prove value of energy efficiency to commercial real estate stakeholders

Physical building

  • Current building lifecycle doesn't align with utility program cycle
  • Current building conditions may be unknown
  • Aligns utility program cycles with building lifecycles
  • Helps owners and managers understand where the opportunities lie in their buildings
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CONNECT PROGRAM CASE STUDY

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