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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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January 5th, 2015 Chicago Green Office Challenge Round 4 Awards

Log those Chicago Green Office Challenge activities! You may win one of our awards for Round 4, which ends on Earth Day. Most Points Logged Most Innovative Most Employees Completing Activities Tenant Energy Reduction Tenant Waste Reduction Tenant Recruiting Most Other Companies Social Media Master Property Manager with Most Engaged Tenants Most Points Within Each Category: […]

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November 12th, 2014 IREM Sustainability Overview Video

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November 11th, 2014 Chicago Green Office Challenge VIDEO: Program Tutorial

How to play Chicago’s Green Office Challenge once you’re signed up.

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November 11th, 2014 Chicago Green Office Challenge VIDEO: How to Sign Up and Play

Watch a short (5 minute) video on how to get started and play Round IV of Chicago’s Green Office Challenge

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August 28th, 2014 Baseline Questionnaires

Download and complete these questionnaires with the help of your office and property managers: Energy Management Baseline Questionnaire Waste Management Baseline Questionnaire Water Management Baseline Questionnaire Transportation Options Questionnaire Green Purchasing Questionnaire

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August 27th, 2014 How to Join a Challenge

Visit greenpsf.com/go/users/login Click on Create an Account If you already have an account, click Log In . Click on Add a Property, search for your address, and see if your property is already registered. If your property is not listed, click Add a Property and enter information about your property. If your space is already registered from a previous […]

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August 25th, 2014 Managing Waste at Home

Recycling The City of Chicago’s Blue Cart Recycling Program is available for residents in single-family homes and buildings with 4 or less units. Many high-rises also provide recycling. However, many mid-rise multi-unit buildings with 5 or more units do not offer recycling programs. Residents in mid-rise residential buildings should take their recyclables to designated facilities around throughout Chicago or work […]

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August 25th, 2014 How to Recruit Peer Businesses

Use this form letter to invite your peer businesses to join the Challenge:   Dear <Peer Company>, We’re excited to let you know that Round 4 of the Chicago Green Office Challenge has launched, and <Our Company> is challenging your office to join us and hundreds of other Chicago offices to play! The Challenge is an […]

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August 25th, 2014 Water Management in Commercial Offices

Chicago, along with more than 200 suburbs, relies on Lake Michigan as their primary water source. However, the diversion of Lake Michigan’s water to neighboring cities is limited and is controlled by the Great Lakes Compact, which requires signatures from all 8 Great Lakes governors to alter. Though this protects the Great Lakes from water […]

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