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March 8th, 2016 ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager

An online tool that enables you to benchmark and track energy and water usage data for your business or organization. Use the tool to identify usage patterns, potential leaks, and faulty equipment.

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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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October 13th, 2015 Tips for engaging stakeholders

Company stakeholders are typically comprised of different groups: Employees, Customers, Shareholders, and Suppliers. However, there are other defined stakeholder groups. Here are suggestions for engaging all possible stakeholders. Employees Employee engagement survey Annual Innovation Conference Recognition at work Ongoing learning and development programs Green teams and COE sustainability teams Social media Online sustainability software Customers […]

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September 30th, 2015 Energy Audits and How to Get One

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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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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August 5th, 2015 Energy Use – Saving on that summer energy bill

Broadly speaking, energy efficiency refers to efforts made to reduce energy consumption. In the context of the workplace, this may include increasing awareness of what consumes energy, changing behavior and turning off equipment or systems when not in use, and upgrading to more efficient equipment. How Buildings Consume Energy In a typical commercial office building, […]

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