Reports commissioned by the Policy Markets and Behavior task area.
Policy and Process Factors Impacting Commercial Building
Energy Efficiency in PA and NJ
Authored by Cozen O'Connor staff. The factors examined in the report include laws, regulations, financial incentives, contracts, public bidding requirements and more. The study concluded that while Pennsylvania and New Jersey have enacted many of the available policy levers that could help encourage energy efficiency retrofits, there are still numerous direct and indirect barriers in place. Additionally, the study found that processes necessary for full valuation of energy efficiency improvements are immature, causing increased transaction costs and making investments less valuable.
- Policy and Process Factors Report (PDF)
- Policy Factors Appendix (PDF)
- Policy Factors report presentation from Cozen O'Connor (PDF)
The Market for Commercial Property Energy Retrofits
in the Philadelphia Region
Conducted by Econsult Corporation, identifies 47 percent of the commercial and flex-industrial space between 20,000 and 100,000 square feet in the Philadelphia area for which data is available as potential candidates for energy retrofits. The eligible space includes 4,201 buildings with 154m square feet of space. The report asserts that undertaking these retrofits could spur $618 million in local spending and support 23,500 job in the region.
Energy Efficiency and Occupant Behavior in Two Multi-tenanted Buildings in the Greater Philadelphi [ EEB Hub, Policy, Markets & Behavior Team - Projects, Policy, Markets & Behavior Team - Reports ]
This paper serves as a foundation for EEB Hub Year 2 building occupant behavioral research
EEB Hub Philadelphia Benchmarking Testimony
Testimony by EEB Hub Deputy Director Laurie Actman on Bill # 120428 before Philadelphia City Council's Committee on the Environment regarding proposed energy benchmarking and disclosure legislation.