Many of today’s businesses have realized the value of promoting sustainable operational practices. They know that exercising good environmental stewardship also makes long-term economic sense. In fact, an Accenture survey of 1,000 CEOs found that 93 percent see sustainability as important to the future success of their businesses.

The top reasons to go green were related to cost savings, risk mitigation, employee retention, and brand reputation. This new guide, produced by IMT and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, provides tips and strategies to help companies save energy, conserve water, and other natural resources; as well as increase employee health, retention, and productivity in a leased space’s ongoing operations.

This guide borrows strategies from the following sustainability rating systems:

• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors (Version 4)
• LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (Version 4)

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