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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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September 15th, 2015 Mary Lynn Wilhere, Smarter DC Challenge Leaders & Advisory Council

Sustainable Business Programs, Urban Sustainability Administration Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) Ms. Wilhere serves as the business outreach coordinator for the Department of Energy and Environment in Washington, DC. Ms. Wilhere has worked for more than twenty five years in the environmental field to assist businesses with their pollution prevention and sustainability practices. Prior […]

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September 8th, 2015 How to Join the South Bay Cities Green Building Challenge

Visit http://southbaycities.org/gbc Click on Sign Up (If you already have an account, click ‘Log In’) Note:  Once you have completed the steps below and joined the Challenge, you will be taken directly to the Challenge Leaderboard each time you sign in. If you already signed up then go to Step #6 Complete the ‘Create a Property User Account’ form and […]

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August 24th, 2015 Form Letter: Invite Peers to Participate in a SBC Challenge

This letter is for Challenge participants to adapt and send to peers, encouraging them to join the program. RECIPIENT NAME, I’m participating in the South Bay Cities’ Green Building Challenge — a program designed to help reduce energy, water, and waste in the workplace. Join the Challenge to demonstrate environmental leadership, collaborate with colleagues, save money, and […]

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August 17th, 2015 Green Cleaning: Third Party Certification Programs for Greener Cleaning Products

Use this information to help you complete the ‘Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products’ and the ‘Use an Eco-Friendly Custodial Service’ activities (located in the Purchasing category) in the Smarter DC Challenge. Earn 100 points for each activity completed!   There are many products on the market today that claim to be “green” and “eco-friendly” when in […]

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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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July 1st, 2015 Green Leases: Infographic – How the Lease Can Bring Landlords & Tenants Together on Energy Efficiency

The Institute of Market Transformation and the Council of Smaller Enterprises has created an informative infographic illustrating the ways a Green Lease can benefit both landlords and tenants. This infographic provides a great way to educate yourself, stakeholders and decision-makers in making the switch over to a green lease. View the full-size PDF of IMT’s Green Leasing Infographic here.     […]

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June 30th, 2015 Health & Pollution Prevention Resource: Low-Maintenance Plants to Improve Air Quality and Brighten Your Space

Live plants are a great way to brighten up and enliven your workspace while also improving air quality. However, it may seem daunting to keep a plant alive while you have 100 other things on your to-do list at the office. Luckly, Inhabitat has rounded up a list of 9 low-maintenance plants for the office. […]

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May 18th, 2015 Purchasing Resource: SPLC – Helping You Lead in Sustainable Purchasing

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous, socially just, and sustainable future. SPLC’s work To date, more than 135 member organizations, with purchasing power well over $200b collectively, have collaborated to develop Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0 and a comprehensive multi-sector guidance program, Guidance […]

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