A 10% reduction in energy consumption in office properties can lead to a 1.5% increase in net operating income!
Contrary to popular belief, newer buildings do not necessarily use less energy than older buildings. The best way to gauge your energy performance is by benchmarking against comparable buildings.
Energy efficiency measures, such as improved lighting, increase tenant satisfaction and comfort! Many tenants like to know their spaces are energy-efficient; many are asking, and even requiring, this in their leases.
In January 2011, Arlington County launched the Green Games program as a friendly competition for property managers to address energy and sustainability actions in their commercial office buildings. From efficiency upgrades to tenant engagement, get Tips and Tricks from the Arlington Green Games program!
To review the list of 2011 Green Games Award Winners please click here.