We’ve put together a variety of resources to help you on your way to saving energy! Don’t hesitate to take, use and copy whatever helps you save more energy. Of course, we’re always available to help!
In order to assist your organization and verify savings, the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge will need access to your utility bill data. The form below gives the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge partners authorization to access this data through North Alabama Utilities.
You’re not alone! There are plenty of other people and organizations around the area doing amazing work to reduce energy consumption and switch to renewables. Learn about their stories below.
- Avion Solutions, Inc.
- More coming soon!
- The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is proudly endorsed by a wide range of community organizations. Some endorsements include:
- Alabama A&M
- Association of Energy Engineers, Huntsville Chapter
- Calhoun Community College
- City of Huntsville
- Huntsville Utilities
- US Space and Rocket Center
- US Green Building Council, Alabama
The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge has assembled a variety of technical resources to help you and your organization achieve its goal of saving 20% in the next 10 years.
The North Alabama BPC serves as a guide to help you take advantage of all available resources and incentives, and maximize the ROI of your energy upgrades.
Benchmarking: When a building is benchmarked for performance, it is compared to buildings of similar size and usage to determine the amount of room for improvement. This is the first step in establishing a “Better Building”, and we will provide that at no cost.
Energy Audits: An energy audit is an assessment of the energy needs of a building. It creates a cost analysis model, identifies areas of capital savings, and quantifies any incentives that have been considered.
There are four levels for Energy Audits which are performed by Energy Alabama and/or Avion Solutions.
Project Development Support: The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge is here to aid you in your goal to establish an energy efficient building. We can provide project management, financing support, and energy audits. If you have an idea of your energy goal, we will help implement it.
The North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge can provide training and educational opportunities to companies or interested participants to learn about the benefits of saving energy. We can provide hands-on training to employees, managers and owners. We will work with your team to implement an education program designed to get all the building’s occupants working together to save energy.
We offer building tracking over a period of time to identify building resource usage and energy consumption anomalies. This increases our ability to identify improvement in your building. All of your usage will be aggregated into the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to monitor your total energy consumption.
Measurement and verification (M&V) is the measurement, calculation, and/or modeling to reliably determine actual energy/utility savings achieved within a facility by an energy efficiency project.
A split incentive is when there are two parties, usually a building owner and the tenant. It is easy for the tenant to avoid energy upgrades because they do not own the building. It is also simple for the building owner to not worry about energy waste because he/she doesn’t pay the utility bill. To solve this split incentive, and to save the most energy, the Green Lease was created.
A “green lease” helps push past barriers by promoting best practices for commercial leases and recognizing firms and brokers that are successfully incorporating green lease language into new or existing leases to save energy in buildings.