The DOE award enables JDM's team of sustainability, financial, marketing and building experts to further develop the key program areas of the Better Buildings Initiative
Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 05, 2015
JDM Associates LLC, a nationally recognized energy, sustainability and resource management consulting firm with offices in Falls Church, VA and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $20 million five year contract, to provide strategic support on the Better Buildings Initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Launched by President Obama in 2011, Better Buildings is a broad, multi-strategy initiative aiming to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s buildings by 20% over ten years. JDM will provide the leadership role in working with corporate leaders, utilities, universities, states, municipalities, government officials, commercial real estate investors and others to meet this ambitious goal. Estimated savings in energy bills of more than $80 billion per year will be used to create jobs, hire more workers, invent new products and create additional shareholder and asset value.
According to JDM Principal and Co-Founder John Klein, the DOE award enables the company’s team of sustainability, financial, marketing, and building experts to further develop key program areas: the Better Buildings Challenge works with market leaders on proven energy efficiency solutions for commercial and industrial building owners; the Better Buildings Alliance offers public and private sector entities an exceptional network of research and technical experts to encourage the use of better technologies in buildings and more profitable businesses; the Better Buildings Accelerators are short term efforts to focus on market barriers; and the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action (SEE Action) program facilitates access by decision makers to energy efficiency information, events, and technical assistance.
“JDM Associates is uniquely qualified to support DOE’s work and the Better Buildings Initiative,” said Klein. With over 40 years of experience in the field, Klein has provided expert technical assistance to corporations, utilities, and non-profit organizations to improve their energy management and building operations in commercial, multifamily and industrial assets. JDM works nationally with real estate owners, operators and investors on a daily basis identifying opportunities and recommending operational best practices to improve energy and water performance, Klein said.
JDM Principal and Co-Founder Deb Cloutier said, “We are excited to bring our demonstrated success in the market to help the DOE. This award also supports the creation of sustainable new jobs and enables us to mentor qualified personnel within the energy sector.” Cloutier has provided consulting services in commercial real estate, energy management, and voluntary public-private partnerships for more than 20 years.
About JDM Associates LLC
JDM Associates LLC, a service-disabled veteran owned small business, is a sustainability, energy, and resource management consulting ﬁrm. With extensive experience in research, analysis, design, and implementation of resource management and efficiency programs, we help our clients accelerate and capitalize on better energy management and sustainability in the built environment. JDM has performed assessments and energy audits of hundreds of thousands of multi-family units and hundreds of millions of square feet of commercial real estate. Our depth of experience allows us to speak the language and work from the board room to the boiler room.
Our staff has decades of experience in the design, development, launch and implementation of portfolio-wide sustainability programs that include strategic planning, policies, practices, and tactics to achieve organizational goals and objectives, demonstrate leadership in sustainability, and enhance the ﬁnancial performance of buildings and facilities. By implementing energy eﬃciency and sustainable building activities, JDM has assisted its clients in creating substantial additional value for institutions, investors, shareholders, stakeholders, and the community at large. JDM makes the business case for our services every day and has staff and client sites in all regions of the Continental U.S. and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. JDM’s website is http://www.jdmgmt.com.