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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Zero Waste Businesses with Laura Seydel, Turner Foundation

Courtesy of Conserve: Hear about Laura Turner Seydel’s efforts to make Atlanta a more sustainable city, what Ted’s Montana Grill an environmentally friendly restaurant chain, and why she supports Zero Waste Zones and Conserve. Watch video here. 

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Divert 1 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills! Affairs to Remember

Courtesy of Conserve: Want to learn how to divert 1 million pounds of waste from landfills? Train staff on environment business practices to save money? Listen to Travis Taylor at Affairs to Remember caterers in Atlanta, GA outline their company’s efforts and successes. Watch video here. 

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August 3rd, 2016 Employee Education Kit for Energy Efficiency – Energy Star

Below is everything you need to host your own employee “lunch-and-learn” session. With this toolkit, you can: Host a 30- to 60-minute session to educate employees about the importance of energy efficiency and ways they can help save energy at work. Customize email invitations and informational flyers. Order posters and tip cards to hand out […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Energy Saving Tips – Energy Star

No matter what their role or position, everyone can pitch in to save energy. Here are ideas for: Employees Executives Building managers Email them, read them at your next staff meeting, add them to your intranet, or post them in high visibility areas like break rooms, elevators, and lobbies … whatever it takes to get […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Best Practices to Engage Occupants – Energy Star

/The people inside your building or leased space are responsible for the bulk of its energy use. After all, plug loads, lighting, and HVAC in tenant spaces often account for 50 percent or more of a building’s total energy use. The actions of your employees and other occupants also impact how the building’s systems run, […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Bring Your Green to Work: Green team checklist – Energy Star

/EPA has learned from ENERGY STAR partners that forming a green team with coworkers is a great way to help increase energy efficiency and reduce office waste. Consider following this checklist of creative ideas from EPA to help your green team get started. Once you’ve formed your team, start by planting the seeds for success […]

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August 3rd, 2016 Gamified Energy Efficiency Programs

Gamification turns a real-world activity into a game to make people more likely to do it. Over the past five years, utilities and third-party providers have developed scores of games that motivate and encourage people to save energy. This report describes and analyzes 22 of these games in depth and surveys 31 others. It takes […]

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August 3rd, 2016 High Performance Portfolio – Briefings & Templates from Better Bricks

Quick overviews detailing the interactions between energy and commercial real estate, these briefs and templates will help you to digest the essential facts and take action. Organized according to the High Performance Portfolio Framework, look below to find the information you require: Assess Energy Management Checklist Carbon, Energy, and Your Building Green Building Rating Systems Commit Sample Energy Management Policy (Template) Energy Efficiency: Myths & Misperceptions Plan Organizational […]

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August 3rd, 2016 OER (Office of Economic Resilience) – Tools for Resilient Communities

‘HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience (OER) has developed a series of briefs that will take you inside the innovation of their grantees and partners, the people involved in these projects and the tools they have developed that are models to others.  OER created these briefs to introduce planners, policymakers, community leaders, and interested citizens to […]

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August 3rd, 2016 GISR CORE program

‘To cure survey fatigue by helping companies and investor groups cut to the center of numerous sustainability research and ratings, the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) last year launched the Center for Ratings Excellence (CORE) program. GISR aims to make sustainability intelligence more intelligible for businesses and investors by breaking the subject down into […]

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