Tools and Resources

Successes in Sustainability: Landlords and Tenants Team Up to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:02 -- hutchisona

This 28-page report profiles several commercial real estate owners, managers, and tenants who are tapping into the power of collaboration to overcome barriers to high-performance, sustainable buildings.  These innovative organizations demonstrate the value of retrofitting leased space as green space, measuring and sharing energy data to enable efficiency, and engaging around sustainability.  Their stories serve as models for other landlords and tenants who face challenges in coming together for top performance.

Local governments and ENERGY STAR: ICMA's case study series on EPA's ENERGY STAR National Building Competition

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:38 -- mitchellj

Learn how local governments have reduced energy use and showcased their successes in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. This 10-page case study series developed by ICMA details the experiences of Charlotte, NC; Cary, NC; and Hillsborough County, FL during the 2012 competition. From “crab, you’re it!” to a Chief’s Energy Challenge that pits fire stations against each other, find out how these local governments competed to save…and how you can too.   

ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations Summary

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:15 -- mitchellj

This document summarizes the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations. The ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.

ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations Appendices

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:10 -- mitchellj

This document supplements the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations. This ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.

How to use the sustainable buildings checklist

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:12 -- mitchellj

The Sustainable Buildings Checklist is a valuable tool for evaluating the sustainability of any type of existing building.

It was first developed to help U.S. federal building managers comply with the Federal Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings. The Guiding Principles establish common strategies for operating and maintaining federal buildings in a sustainable manner and focus on energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor environmental air quality.

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