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National Green Building Adoption Index – 2014

Last Updated: 02-13-2021

ENERGY STAR Award-winning partner CBRE engaged a research team from Maastricht University to measure the uptake of green building certification in the top 30 largest U.S. office markets from 2005 to 2013. The results are outlined in this 38-page report. Among the key findings are:

Resource Type: Thirdparty resources, Research and reports
Market Sector: State & local government, Corporate real estate, Commercial real estate
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Bring Your Green to Work: Interactive cubicle

Last Updated: 01-21-2021

What steps can everyone take to save energy at work? Find out by touring this fun, interactive cubicle! Click on the blue stars to see energy-saving tips. Download and share it with co-workers to promote energy efficiency in your office. This virtual office is a part of EPA's ENERGY STAR Bring Your Green to Work campaign, which offers tools and interactive resources that can help you and your coworkers reduce energy use in the office.

Resource Type: Campaigns, Bring Your Green to Work
Market Sector: Commercial real estate
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Sample ENERGY STAR® Tenant Space Recognition Application

Last Updated: 01-21-2021

Download this 5-page sample application for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition to view the components of a complete application.

Topic: Recognition
Market Sector: Corporate real estate, Commercial real estate
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ENERGY STAR Tenant Space: Sample Procurement Policy

Last Updated: 10-28-2020

Applicants for ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition must have a procurement policy in place that:

Topic: Recognition
Market Sector: Corporate real estate, Commercial real estate
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Did Your Energy Efficiency Project Get Lost in Translation? Financial Speak for Facility Managers

Last Updated: 06-20-2020

Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project. The self-funding aspect of energy efficiency is often under-appreciated by senior management, and you want to be able to clearly address any questions, concerns, and benefits.

Topic: Energy management guidance, Financial
Resource Type: Research and reports, Financial value of energy efficiency
Market Sector: Restaurants, Retail, Senior living, Multifamily housing, Small business, State & local government, K12 schools, Corporate real estate, Congregations, Auto dealers, Commercial real estate, Federal agencies, Higher education, Hospitality, Healthcare, Grocery & convenience stores, General industrial/manufacturing

TRANSWESTERN’s Standard Practices for Energy

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.

TRANSWESTERN’s Standard Practices for Energy outline the scope, goals and performance metrics, and responsible parties for implementing its practices.

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

USAA Real Estate Company’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.

USAA Real Estate Company’s policy outlines commitments in the following areas:

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

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

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

Bring Your Green to Work: "Lunch & learn" presentation for employees

Last Updated: 12-09-2016

Use this ready-made PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes to deliver a fun, interactive 60-minute training session for employees and co-workers. Topics include the importance of energy efficiency and how everyone can find small ways to save energy at work.

Resource Type: Campaigns, Bring Your Green to Work
Market Sector: Commercial real estate
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