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August 3rd, 2016 Getting to Net Zero

NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) paper that covers net zero buildings and several strategies to get to net zero as a business.   NREL Getting to Net Zero

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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 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 A Guide to Energy Audits

US Department of Energy Guide to Energy Audits US DOE Guide to Energy Audits

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June 21st, 2016 List of Knowledge Center Articles

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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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February 19th, 2015 The New and Improved: IREMSustainability.com

  IREMSustainability.com is new and improved, offering a wide variety of tips and tools for the sustainability-minded. Check out our new look by visiting IREMSustainability.com. Browse Efficiency Projects Looking for ideas to save on energy, water, or waste? IREM Sustainability now features Ways to Save– a resource for you to explore your options and evaluate […]

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July 29th, 2014 Easy behavioral changes to reduce energy consumption

As you wrap up your work day, take a few simple steps to improve energy efficiency: Power down your PCs, monitors, and power strips when not in use Activate the sleep mode on your computer to reduce the energy consumption in your office. To power down your computer, click on Start (lower left corner of […]

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