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Building & Climate Efficiency

Commercial buildings consume disproportionately high amounts of energy and water in addition to the considerable waste that the businesses inside them generate. There are however huge opportunities for business to improve efficiencies and reduce landfill. This section highlights some of the core reasons why a business should address building, process, and material efficiency. You can also access our tools that will help you determine what opportunities are available to your business and provide you with step-by-step guidelines on how to implement these building efficiency recommendations.

Building Efficiency Tools

Building Efficiency Tools

GHG Market Glossary of Terms

This Glossary is intended to assist organizations looking to learn more about the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions market. It will facilitate consistency in describing the terms applicable to GHG emissions. The definitions represent the meanings understood and shared by the majority of the market.

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Building Self Assessment

The efficiency audit is a downloadable spreadsheet that generates efficiency recommendations specific to your building and calculates potential savings. You need to answer a short set of questions and enter some basic utility data. As you input data your progress will be tracked graphically.

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Efficiency Guide

The building efficiency guide is an incredibly comprehensive report that will help you better understand building efficiency opportunities and how to implement them. The recommended actions are presented in an interactive format and include step-by-step instructions and practical tools that make implementing efficiency fast and effective. Some of the suggested implementation areas include your lighting, heating and cooling, office equipment, water, and waste.

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Building Efficiency Resources

Camp Bow Wow Case Study

Learn how a franchise can develop a standardized sustainability program to identify quick wins for cost savings throughout a portfolio of operations.

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West Paw Case Study

Learn how PSC helped West Paw evaluate and communicate the financial benefits of their sustainability program to employees, investors, and customers.

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Additional Resources

Check out the additional building efficiency resources on the right.These resources include EPA’s portfolio manager as well as other hand picked articles and videos that provide insights into building efficiency.

Additionally we have created and compiled a database resources for your use on a variety of sustainability issues. Feel free to explore our these articles, PDFs, slideshows, videos, etc.

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