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6.07 Sustainability Programs that Produce Energy Star Rated Buildings

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Track: Sustainability/ Environmental Stewardship
Format: Case Study
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 300 level
CSP (Corporate Sustaining Partner)? Yes
Session Description: This presentation explores how Fluor, a Fortune 125 company, took on the approach of developing day to day changes to reduce energy usage, improve operational reliability that resulted in over $2M in cost savings and (8) buildings totaling 1.5 million square feet obtaining Energy Star rating in less than 3 years.

Over the past two years the Fluor Campuses developed business cases to improve these buildings, improve their energy efficiency, lower their operating cost and support the focus of One Fluor, Fluor’s Sustainability Report and Energy Star.

Fluor’s Facility Management (FM) Division developed the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Guideline practice 000.653.8801 in 2009 to highlight the ‘low hanging fruit’ for conservation efforts.  In junction with Real Estate & Office Services team Fluor implemented cost effective projects, following good business practices, with the result of the (4) buildings in Greenville, SC; the entire 1.2M square foot Houston, TX campus and (1) building in Aliso Viejo, CA receiving Energy Star Rating.

The practices were the bottom line solutions of integrating the programs for recycling, energy reductions and water conservation into the everyday practices.  The campuses were able to capitalize on local incentives and rebates from the utility companies to lower the return on investment on the upgrade projects.

The participants will learn how to go from analysis, to the concepts of implementing the final result – energy reduction, sustainable sites, cost savings and Energy Star.

Learning Objectives:
  • Day to Day operational easy energy reduction tips
  • 2-3 year program concepts to get your building Energy Star Rated
  • Capitalizing on utility rebate and incentive programs
  • Top 10 low hanging fruit for energy reductions
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    Jeffrey Goetz, P.E., LEED AP
    Fluor Enterprises, Inc
    Director of Sustainability & Energy Management
    Industrial & Infrastructure - Performance Technology

    Jeff Goetz has more than 20 years of experience in facility engineering, serving in a variety of roles such as mechanical design engineer, project engineer and project manager. He moved into the director of operations and sustainability role to utilize his project management, engineering and sustainability experience in assisting Fluor and other clients with meeting their energy challenges cost-effectively. Goetz is a licensed mechanical engineer in multiple states, a LEED AP and a Fellow in Sustainability and Energy Management.