Have a positive and substantial impact on the environment.
In 2016, approximately 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption was consumed by the residential and commercial sectors. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.) Building owners and property managers work daily to lower their property’s energy consumption, water usage and waste output. Working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager program, they benchmark energy and water consumption and waste output and costs. They follow industry best practices to reduce energy, water and waste by carrying out low and no-cost strategies, such as replacing lighting with LEDs and employing a robust preventive maintenance program to engaging tenants in sustainable practices. The property team can make a significant and positive impact on the environment. Sustainability is not only good for the environment, it is a best business practice.