Power your next infrastructure project with renewable energy
Follow these steps to determine which renewables will help achieve your long-term sustainability goals
Wind, solar or hydro? How will you power your next infrastructure project? The Department of Energy’s plans to distribute $65 billion in funding grants are a great incentive to incorporate renewable energy. But if it doesn’t reduce your utility costs and/or generate revenue, is it really worth it?
We’ve put together a checklist that will allow you to develop an action plan to determine your current energy usage, figure out where you can conserve energy and decide which technologies will best suit your infrastructure project. Following are some ways to get started.
- Align all stakeholders on the strategy
- Bring real estate, accounting/finance, legal and facilities management into the conversation with your energy team to develop the most efficient sustainability strategy for your needs.
- Start the process as early as possible since it can take time to align all relevant parties.
- Once you begin your sustainability journey, keep stakeholders engaged with regular communication throughout the process to maintain buy-in and expedite decisions.
- Understand your current energy performance and market
- Measure consumption, peak loads, spend and location in your current energy portfolio. Canopy, JLL’s proprietary sustainability tech platform, allows you to collect, measure and report on your greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability performance.
- With these measurements in mind, determine baseline for energy consumption and carbon emissions across your portfolio.
- Review existing utility tariffs, identify incentive programs and utility interconnection requirements.