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  • Building Systems Upgrades

    This page details Sustainable Strategies to consider as your space undergoes a building system upgrade to improve energy, water use, and occupant co...
  • Building Operations and Maintenance Services

    Follow these sustainable strategies as your space renovations are complete and the building and interiors are operated in an environmentally sustai...
  • Health

    Good health has both physical and psychological components. Being healthy means the absence of disease and illness, as well as feeling posi...

  • Space Reconfiguration and Renovation Projects

    As needs change over time, tenants often need to convert space or phase the conversion of individual space or rooms to meet these changing needs....

  • Under 10,000 SF Interiors Gut Rehab Project

    This page provides Sustainable Strategies to consider as a space has or will undergo a major tenant gut rehab for projects under 10,000 SF.

Whole Building Systems

  • Lighting - Finding: Occupancy sensors can save 15% to 20% on lighting energy costs.

    Finding: Occupancy sensors can save 15% to 20% on lighting energy costs. Source: ASHRAE.org | Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Offic...

  • Lighting - Green Tips

    Limit internal “night lighting” by utilizing occupancy sensors (currently allowed by safety codes) during off-peak hours.

  • Lighting - Behavioral Change

    An educational campaign for your staff can quickly pay for itself. Ask your employees to turn off the lights when leaving a room, particularly at th...

  • Lighting - Economic Lighting Upgrade

    sdsdWhen designed and installed together, this bundle can decrease the electricity needed to provide adequate and high-quality light to your space. ...

  • Lighting - LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors (v4)

    LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors emphasizes daylight as a beneficial lighting strategy for the whole building. The rating system puts a preference on...

  • IEQ - Lighting Control

    Incorporating task lights into the overall lighting strategy allows occupants to customize their ambient light conditions on a personalized basis. T...

  • Lighting - Efficiency

    With payback periods often less than one year, lighting projects offer some of the simplest measures when seeking to reduce energy costs. For exampl...

  • IEQ - Lighting Engineer

    The lighting engineer, in cooperation with the rest of the integrative team, should ensure as much natural daylight permeates the space as possible....

  • Lighting - Energy Use

    By consuming 17% of the building’s total electricity consumption and further influencing overall energy demand by the waste heat it emits, lig...

Materials

  • Occupancy-Control Device

    Occupancy control can save a great deal of energy as it energizes outlets only when users are present and de-energizes them when the space is vacan...
  • High-Efficiency Faucet

    High-Efficiency faucets are those that use 0.5 or less gallons of water per minute gpm. The target flow rate for a lavatory faucet is 0.5 gpm...
  • Manual-On, Vacancy-Off Control Device

    A manual-on, vacancy-off control device is a slight modification of the occupancy-control device. It energizes a plug-load when it receives manual i...