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How and Why to Improve Energy Efficiency in Existing Commercial Buildings (EGYD51W)

Presented by: Stephen M. Frey
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Learn the How and Why of Energy Efficiency for Existing Commercial Buildings.

Existing commercial buildings present an outstanding opportunity to boost worker satisfaction, productivity while reducing costs and environmental impacts through climate responsive design improvements. This would include improving energy efficiency of building enclosures, building systems such as lighting, mechanical and ventilating systems, water usage, more effective storm water management, materials choices and interior environments.

This webinar with expert speaker Stephen M. Frey will be an intermediate level presentation suitable for those relatively familiar or more familiar with sustainable facility planning and energy efficiency. The presenter would like to emphasize the importance of the Q&A time in the end to answer specific facility questions about approaches and best practices.

Session Highlights:

  • Setting goals and objectives: Review time horizon in property, company goals and objectives, existing energy use and opportunities for improvements, specific climate and geography constraints, determine if to pursue third party certification such as USGBC LEED for Existing Buildings or similar programs, budget, schedule and key priorities.
  • Discuss more in detail key strategies involving: site, energy usage and energy efficiency, water usage, material resources, indoor environmental quality.
  • Reach consensus on design strategies: Determine a scope of work and study returns on investment, payback of various improvement strategies, conduct energy modeling and concept level cost estimating, available incentives.
  • Integrated Project Design & Delivery: Why, who, what, where, when and how to do it with this process.
  • Case Study Examples
  • Lessons Learned and Tips for Success


  • Identify the challenges we face in climate change
  • The opportunity upgrading existing buildings present
  • Give overview of the 7 key approaches to energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings, what to prioritize.

Who should attend?

  • Operations, Facilities, Finance and Administrative Executives
  • Facility Managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Commercial Property Managers
  • Real Estate Developers and Managers
About Our Speaker(s)

Stephen M. Frey | Commercial Design  SpeakerStephen M. Frey
Steve is owner, architect, and design catalyst at Arocordis Design in Montpelier, VT. He practices high performance workplace, commercial and residential design while engaging greater community and sustainability concerns. He is building a practice notable for its values driven design process, focusing on building grea... More info

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