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An Eye on Energy Performance (Provider, March 2011)

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

This one-page Provider article tells how proper installation of new equipment and diagnostic testing of existing systems can achieve surprising levels of energy efficiency, even in older buildings.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources
Market Sector: Healthcare

Analysis of Job Creation and Energy Cost Savings From Building Energy Rating and Disclosure Policy

Last Updated: 12-13-2016

This study, by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, analyzes the potential of a national building energy rating and disclosure policy to create jobs and reduce energy-related expenditures in commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The analysis predicts such a policy would create more than 23,000 net new jobs in 2015 and more than 59,000 jobs in 2020, resulting from increased demand for energy efficiency services and technologies, and from the reinvestment of energy cost savings by consumers and businesses into the economy.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports, Market trends
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Balance Engineering and Eli Lily Teaming Profile

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

Balance Engineering identifies $3 million in energy savings at Lilly facility.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Success stories, Thirdparty resources
Market Sector: General industrial/manufacturing

Beacon Capital Partners, LLC’s Energy Policy

Last Updated: 11-04-2019

Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.

Issued by Beacon Capital Partners’ President, Fred Seigel, in 2008, Beacon’s Energy Policy resulted in sustainability becoming a core value integral to all the organization does.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Sample energy policies
Market Sector: Commercial real estate
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Benchmarking and Disclosure: Lessons from Leading Cities

Last Updated: 12-13-2016

Read this report from A Better City and Meister Consultants Group, Inc., on behalf of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, to learn about the benchmarking and disclosure policies that are becoming a trend in major cities across America. This report summarizes lessons learned from the first U.S. cities to implement benchmarking and disclosure programs with interviews from city representatives as well as members of the federal government. The intent of these benchmarking and disclosure initiatives is to create market transparency and show building owners the value of improving a property's energy performance.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy

Bentall Kennedy’s Corporate Sustainability Policy

Last Updated: 11-04-2019

Creating an energy policy is a key step in formalizing your organization's commitment to saving energy. After all, you’ll be much more likely to achieve lasting results when energy efficiency is integrated as a core element of your organization’s business practices.

Signed by Bentall Kennedy’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Whitelaw, in 2011, Bentall Kennedy’s Corporate Sustainability Policy details its commitment to maximizing the benefits and mitigating any detrimental outcomes by adopting best practices aligned with corporate social responsibility (CSR) and responsible property investing (RPI) principles.

Topic: Energy management guidance
Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Sample energy policies
Market Sector: Commercial real estate

Building Energy Transparency: A Framework for Implementing… Energy Rating & Disclosure Policy

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

This report is an outcome of a roundtable convened in late 2010 by the IMT and senior policy implementers from 10 states and cities,  national building energy efficiency experts, and leaders from the commercial real estate industry. The purpose was to discuss best practices for implementing commercial building benchmarking and disclosure policies. Many of these approaches have broad applicability both to current policy implementers and to those that may implement rating and disclosure policies in the future.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports, Benchmarking & disclosure policy

Commercial Building Electricity Consumption: The Role of Structure Quality, Management, and Contract Incentives

Last Updated: 10-15-2019

Read this paper, by researches at UCLA, Maastricht University, and UC Berkeley, to learn about the electricity consumption of commercial buildings. The paper looks at a large sample of buildings from California over a 10-year period. The paper discusses the impact of structure quality on electricity consumption, and also explores the role that tenant behavior and tenant incentives play in determining a building’s environmental performance.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports
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CoreNet Global/Jones Lang LaSalle Sustainability survey

Last Updated: 10-15-2019

This paper explores a 2010 survey conducted by CoreNet Global and Jones Lang LaSalle, which revealed a trend among corporate real estate executives toward sustainability strategies. The report explores the consideration of sustainability when determining location, the willingness to pay more for green space, and the workplace benefits of sustainability, such as employee health and productivity.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports

Does Green Pay Off?

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

This study, co-authored by Co-Star and Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, provides some comparison data on ENERGY STAR and LEED certified buildings versus non-ENERGY STAR or Non-LEED certified office property from the entire United States using the CoStar data base. The results show the financial benefits of investing in sustainable real estate.

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports, Financial value of energy efficiency
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