Saving Energy in Leased Spaces (SELS)

This online toolkit provides resources, training and tools – primarily targeted toward commercial building owners, managers and tenants – organized into three core areas that track the tenant leasing process:

  • Saving Energy in Existing Leases
  • Saving Energy in New Leases
  • Saving Energy during Tenant Improvement
  • Each of these sections of the toolkit contains the following three elements:

Training Module: Each roughly one hour course focuses on three key areas where tenants, landlords and building owners can save energy: plug and process loads; lighting; and HVAC. The course goes through the value proposition for taking on an energy efficiency upgrade to an existing space; maps out a process for implementing such an upgrade; and provides detailed explanations of key technical activities that tenants can undertake to improve the energy performance of their leased spaces.

Tools and Checklists: Embedded interactive checklists that tenants can use to inventory their key plug and process loads and generate an estimate of the energy that can be saved by eliminating or upgrading them.

Resource Library: Each Resource Library contains a variety of documents specific to the area of energy savings covered in the training module. These documents – derived from a range of public, private and non-profit sources –provide additional information on plug loads and the current state-of-practice in improving the energy efficiency of existing leased space.