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8 Great Strategies to Engage Tenants on Energy Efficiency

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

This 45-slide PDF presentation details eight ways to engage your employees and tenants in saving energy. It also includes plenty of examples from successful ENERGY STAR partners!

Resource Type: Communication tools
Market Sector: Commercial real estate, Corporate real estate
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Analysis and Key Findings from EPA's Review of the ENERGY STAR Score Model for Office Properties

Last Updated: 07-15-2019

This five-page report summarizes the results of EPA's review of the 1-100 ENERGY STAR score model for office properties.

Topic: Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR score calculation details, Technical reference
Market Sector: Corporate real estate
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DataTrends: Energy Use in Office Buildings

Last Updated: 11-18-2016

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of office buildings benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

Topic: Portfolio Manager
Resource Type: Research and reports, DataTrends
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 care, 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
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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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GSH Group Inc. and Meritage Properties, LLC: SPP Success Story

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

GSH creates a $475,000 fund for energy projects at Meritage Properties, which helps save energy, reduce utility costs, offset emissions, and earn ENERGY STAR certification.

Market Sector: Commercial real estate, Corporate real estate
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Limbach Company LLC and Paradigm Properties: SPP Success Story

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

Paradigm Properties recruits Limbach Company LLC to achieve ENERGY STAR certification.

Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: Commercial real estate, Corporate real estate, Service and product provider (SPP)
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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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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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Successes in Sustainability: Landlords and Tenants Team Up to Improve Energy Efficiency

Last Updated: 09-09-2016

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.

Resource Type: Success stories
Market Sector: Commercial real estate, Corporate real estate
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