Saturday, February 1, 2020

Clean Earth: Measure And Manage

Introduce Energy-Efficiency Measures

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities produce 45 percent of the nation’s greenhouse emissions. Energy use in intensive factory operations is understandable; in office buildings, it’s unnecessarily high. Lease arrangements often provide no financial incentive for a tenant to introduce energy-efficiency measures, nor even the capability to monitor use.

Negotiate a lease in which reduced energy and water consumption will benefit both your company and your landlord. Managing building-related electricity use can be particularly cost-effective since it makes up a disproportionately large part of peak electricity demand, which can amount to as much as half of total electricity costs.