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October 14th, 2015 Quick Tips to Improve Engagement

Making your building and your tenant spaces more efficient should not be a lonesome journey. When it comes to promoting sustainability, what is really required is a shift in habits, also known as behavior change.  Promoting sustainable behavior is not easy. Fortunately, social scientists have developed an understanding of what it takes to make people […]

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September 18th, 2015 Smart Waste Management

Measures including waste prevention, recycling, composting, and green purchasing have a positive impact on the environment and on your bottom line. Perform a solid waste stream audit. By performing a solid waste stream audit, you can improve the effectiveness of your waste management system and reduce waste hauling costs. Waste stream auditors sort through your […]

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March 13th, 2015 Get Started – Organizations

Congrats! You have officially signed up for the Smarter DC Challenge. To get started, log into your new Smarter DC account, powered by GreenPSF. Then, all you have to do is follow this quick and easy checklist and you’re on your way to the top of the leaderboard. Once in, click “Add a Business/Space.”    You will be […]

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March 13th, 2015 Get Started – Property Manager

Congrats! You have officially signed up for the Smarter DC Challenge. To get started, log into your new Smarter DC account, powered by GreenPSF, to add your property. Then, all you have to do is follow this quick and easy checklist and you’re on your way to the top of the leaderboard! Once in, click “Add […]

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February 19th, 2015 The New and Improved: IREMSustainability.com

  IREMSustainability.com is new and improved, offering a wide variety of tips and tools for the sustainability-minded. Check out our new look by visiting IREMSustainability.com. Browse Efficiency Projects Looking for ideas to save on energy, water, or waste? IREM Sustainability now features Ways to Save– a resource for you to explore your options and evaluate […]

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February 4th, 2015 Why the IREM Certification May be Right for You

Green building certification improves your asset value and marketability. There is a demonstrated link between the green characteristics of buildings and the ability of these buildings to more easily attract and retain tenants and to command higher rents and sale prices. In fact, it is marketability that drives the most powerful financial benefit for green […]

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January 22nd, 2015 Introduction to Incentives

As organizations consider new construction, retrofit, equipment, and IT investments, they should simultaneously be considering whether their utility providers offer rebate opportunities that align with the project.  Incentives and tax credits are available from governments, utilities, and non-profits, and are specifically designed to reduce upfront costs and promote green projects.   The most popular incentives […]

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December 4th, 2014 Improve Your NOI with Solar

You’ve been hearing it for years, and now solar has never been cheaper.  From the largest corporations to small businesses, US companies are installing solar at record rates because it reduces operating expenses, improves their bottom line, and allows them to focus resources on their core business strategies. Industry projections indicate that the trending decrease […]

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November 19th, 2014 Liberty Property Trust: the Business Case for Demand Response

Liberty’s sustainability initiatives started years ago with the development of LEED buildings.  They are now responsible for green practices in over 80 buildings, representing 20 million square feet.  As a leader in sustainability, Liberty benchmarked its managed portfolio with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (ESPM) to set a baseline.  “This allowed Liberty to compare the overall […]

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November 12th, 2014 IREM Sustainability Overview Video

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