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May 18th, 2015 Green Leases Event: Resources

Attendees of our Green Leases event on May 13th heard from Tommy Wells (Director, Department of Energy and Environment), Jeff Lesk (Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody), Sally Wilson (Executive Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight and Frank), Laurie McMahon (Vice Chairman, DTZ) and Cliff Majersik (Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation), each with their own unique perspectives on green leases. Attendees […]

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May 14th, 2015 Making the Case for Sustainability: How Green Practices Improve Asset Value

Evidence from studies carried out over the past decade shows that green buildings have higher asset values than their conventional code-compliant counterparts.  This differential in asset value is proven by higher sale prices, related to higher rental rates, lower operating expenses, and higher occupancy rates. One of the major drivers behind the increased asset value […]

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May 14th, 2015 Is Solar Right for You?

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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May 13th, 2015 DC Development: The Case for Parklets

Parklets are a great option for those looking to attract and retain consumers and increase sales by adding additional communal spaces–without expanding building space! With the ability to maximize a current building’s existing space while providing a communal place for passerby to relax and enjoy the atmosphere around them, parklets may very well be the […]

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May 7th, 2015 Green Leases: The Green Lease Library

Interested in Green Leases? The Green Lease Library is a “one-stop-shop” for all stakeholders. The Green Lease Library provides property managers/owners, tenants, lawyers and building raters with guidance on how to develop, negotiate and implement a green lease. It also provides template lease forms and successful examples of green leases that apply best green lease […]

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May 7th, 2015 Purchasing Resource: The Responsible Purchasing Network – A Membership-Based Resource to Kick Start Your Sustainable Purchasing Efforts

Need some extra help developing and implementing you sustainable purchasing program? The Responsible Purchasing Network is a membership-based resource for organizations pursuing sustainable purchases. Each member receives a customized consultation on its purchasing program as well as in-depth support while developing and implementing sustainable goals and policies. Members also gain access to sustainable purchasing resources […]

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April 23rd, 2015 Smarter DC Challenge Tutorials and FAQs

We have created step-by-step tutorials and a comprehensive FAQs page to help you earn points in the Challenge and work towards improving the sustainability of your property or workspace! Tutorials How to Join the Smarter DC Challenge  – We recommend that all participants competing as a workspace or a property start here. View the video tutorial here and the text […]

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April 23rd, 2015 Completing Activities in the Smarter DC Challenge

If you have not yet joined the Challenge, start with our other tutorial on Joining the Challenge. Once you have logged in to smarterdcchallenge.com, you should be taken directly to the Challenge leaderboard. If you are not taken directly to the Challenge leaderboard, click on the green Challenges tab on the left.  On the next […]

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April 22nd, 2015 Smarter DC Challenge FAQs

If you have any questions that are not addressed on this page, email sdc@smarterdcchallenge.com. For tutorials on how to join the Challenge and how to complete activities in the Challenge, click here. Dates: Q:  How long does the Challenge last? What are the start and end dates of the Challenge? A:  The Challenge lasts one year.  The launch […]

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April 22nd, 2015 How GreenPSF Projects Work

Overview GreenPSF Project links property users (building owners, managers, and tenants) with solutions providers (contractors, product managers, distributors, etc.) in an online auction that facilitates sustainability projects. This post explains how the system works in some detail. The numerous benefits of using this system are described here. Addition information is available in frequently asked questions. In the […]

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