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October 13th, 2015 Tips for engaging stakeholders

Company stakeholders are typically comprised of different groups: Employees, Customers, Shareholders, and Suppliers. However, there are other defined stakeholder groups. Here are suggestions for engaging all possible stakeholders. Employees Employee engagement survey Annual Innovation Conference Recognition at work Ongoing learning and development programs Green teams and COE sustainability teams Social media Online sustainability software Customers […]

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September 30th, 2015 Energy Audits and How to Get One

In these days of uncertainty, it is important to keep operating expenses to a minimum. One difference between companies that weather these difficult times and those which do not, will be that the survivors will have reduced their unnecessary expenditures before it is too late. Unnecessary costs include costs for energy you don’t need to […]

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August 5th, 2015 Energy Use – Saving on that summer energy bill

Broadly speaking, energy efficiency refers to efforts made to reduce energy consumption. In the context of the workplace, this may include increasing awareness of what consumes energy, changing behavior and turning off equipment or systems when not in use, and upgrading to more efficient equipment. How Buildings Consume Energy In a typical commercial office building, […]

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July 17th, 2015 Incentives market research coverage and update frequency

Financial incentives can significantly impact the return on investment (ROI) for your energy & sustainability projects — and may mean the difference between performing a retrofit vs. maintaining the status quo. From rebates to tax credits, incentives are available in variety of formats from governments, utilities, and non-profit organizations. Research Coverage: United States The table below summarizes […]

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June 12th, 2015 How to Bid on Nevada Energy RCx Projects (First Fuel)

Overview Nevada Energy has contracted First Fuel to perform energy assessments on commercial buildings in the Las Vegas and Reno metropolitan areas. The primary purpose of this project is to identify buildings that are strong candidates for retro-commissioning (RCx) projects. For customers that opt to pursue recommendations from the First Fuel assessment, Nevada Energy-sponsored RCx projects are then bid […]

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June 11th, 2015 Tips for planning a “green” meeting or event

Increased Waste in Event Hosting If you are looking to green your office, it’s important to consider how your meetings and events (whether on-site or off-site) contribute to, or detract from, your goals.  Consider that participants in meetings and events can produce nearly four times the waste (US EPA, 2003) and use 10 times the […]

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June 11th, 2015 Purchasing energy from renewable sources

Renewable energy is derived from natural resources, such as the wind and sun, that do not deplete the earth’s resources. Many businesses have the ability to choose an electricity plan from renewable sources, so that your company may: Reduce the impact of electricity generation Create American clean energy jobs Demonstrate environmental stewardship Purchase Renewable Energy To […]

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June 10th, 2015 How GreenPSF Customer Engagement Works

Overview Getting building owners, managers, and corporate tenants to care about energy and sustainability and take action to make improvements is challenging. Common barriers include: Lack of information: people don’t know what their opportunities are, or whether they’ll pay off Limited access to capital: budgets and timing often don’t support projects with upfront costs Inertia: changing behavior […]

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June 10th, 2015 How GreenPSF Works for Solutions Providers

Overview GreenPSF connects building owners, managers, and users with solutions providers to do efficiency projects — including energy audits, RCx, demand response, efficiency retrofits, and renewable installations. (Note: we use the term solutions provider to include contractors, designers, engineers, consultants, product manufacturers, distributors, and so on.) GreenPSF creates value for solutions providers by facilitating projects, […]

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June 10th, 2015 How GreenPSF ‘Challenges’ work

Overview The Green Per Square Foot (PSF) platform combines database software with gamification to accelerate adoption for energy & sustainability initiatives: Participants are issued a ‘Challenge’ with specific activities to complete Completing activities earns points and moves participants up a leaderboard Metrics are taken before, during, and after the Challenge to quantify progress High achievers are given recognition or rewards As […]

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