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July 28th, 2014 Getting educated on energy & sustainability for commercial real estate

Sustainable real estate is a constantly evolving field. New technologies, methods, and trends require a lifetime of learning. Luckily, there are many ways to get educated on energy and sustainability. Let’s start with the formal training and development options–sitting in a classroom or taking an online course. IREM’s Sustainable Real Estate Management (SRM001) Course: This […]

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July 28th, 2014 Earning the Energy Star designation

Please click on the following links to learn how to earn the Energy Star designation for your building. Energy Star Certification Eligibility Criteria for the 1 – 100 Energy Star score Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 28th, 2014 Introduction to Energy Star Portfolio Manager

The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an interactive online resource management tool that allows you to track and assess the energy and water usage throughout your entire portfolio of buildings. More importantly, it can help you implement every step of your energy management program, from setting a baseline and identifying which buildings to target to […]

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July 28th, 2014 Finding a professional to conduct an energy audit

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

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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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