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July 28th, 2014 Download sample sustainability curriculum

Shape your training to your company Since all companies are different, there is not one general template for company sustainability training. Training sessions are created to be company relevant. However, it is important to remember to design training sessions on issues specific to employee jobs. Offer training on the company’s environmental leadership and partner with […]

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July 28th, 2014 Taking action to implement energy audit findings

Congratulations! You have completed an energy audit, but now what do you do?  Where do you start? There is no simple answer because there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for setting and achieving energy reduction goals; there are no clear rules for how to implement the audit’s findings. Who should be involved, how much should you […]

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July 28th, 2014 How green roofs work

Introduction to Sustainable Roofs There are three types of sustainable roofs: roofs made from essentially cool roofing materials, roofs made of materials that have been coated with a solar reflective coating, and vegetative (Green) roofs. All sustainable roofs reduce the roof surface temperature, thereby reducing the heat transferred into the building. Sustainable roofs have several […]

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July 28th, 2014 Download sample energy audits

An energy audit is an assessment of the energy needs and efficiency of a building or buildings. To view an example of an energy audit form please go to the following website: http://www.rmi.org/tools_and_resources. Next, under the section BUILDING ENERGY SOFTWARE TOOLS & RESOURCES, click on Energy Audit Sample Forms to download. Resources Energy Audit Guides http://www1.eere.energy.gov/seeaction/pdfs/commercialbuildings_audits_rcx_policy_guide.pdf http://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/pnnl-20956.pdf […]

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July 28th, 2014 Using the EPA’s WaterSense program

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. WaterSense brings together a variety of stakeholders to: Promote the value of water efficiency. Provide consumers with easy […]

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July 17th, 2014 How to comply with local benchmarking disclosure laws

  Efficient buildings – from insight to action.  

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July 17th, 2014 How to get incentives for your energy and sustainability projects

Financial incentives can dramatically improve return on investment (ROI) for energy & sustainability initiatives. Below is an overview of how to capture incentives for your next project. Understand how incentives work Incentives are available from utilities, governments, and non-profits and come in a variety of formats. Start with our primer on how incentives work and review where GreenPSF provides incentives research coverage. Browse available […]

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July 17th, 2014 Introduction to project incentives

Introduction The upfront cost of retrofitting building systems and equipment is often a significant barrier for getting efficiency projects done. In most cases, and initial investment pays off over several years through reduced cost savings. Incentives can reduce the upfront cost, and result in more projects. For many projects, incentives are essential to boost return […]

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