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CGPM Green Property Management Course

April 5th, 2017

CGPM Course: Interested in learning more about Green Property Management? Consider taking our 16-hour CGPM course. You will learn about: Efficiently use energy, water, and other resources. Protect occupant health, employee productivity, and resident well-being. Increase cash flow, profitability and asset value. Reduce costs for operations and maintenance. Reduce waste, pollution and environmental degradation. Extend […]

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Manage Smarter – Wasted Resources Are Lost Profits

April 5th, 2017

Buildings and organizations use many resources and generate a lot of waste. Wasted resources are lost profits. Green management is foremost about using resources efficiently. So, how do you know that you are getting the most from every resource? Let’s consider the 80/20 rule. Discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, the 80/20 rule states that […]

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Apartment Energy Audit – Self-assessment Checklist

April 5th, 2017

Use the checklist to help you identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and prioritize the greatest to least cost-effective measures: Check for indoor air leaks, such as gaps along the baseboard or edge of the flooring and at junctures of the walls and ceiling. Check for gaps around pipes and wires, electrical outlets, foundation seals, […]

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Smoke-Free Housing Policy

April 5th, 2017

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS): Approximately 50,000 excess deaths result annually in the United States from exposure to secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, ear problems, and more severe asthma. Secondhand smoke has been designated as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). […]

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Lead-Based Paint Renovations

April 5th, 2017

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under […]

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Low Cost Energy Saving Measures – Part 2

April 5th, 2017

Exterior Finishes Exterior finishes absorb solar heat, causing a phenomenon known as “heat island” effect. Darker finishes absorb the most solar heat. Using white or light-colored finishes can significantly reduce cooling cost from solar heat. For example, a white roof can save 10% to 30% off cooling cost. Water Heating It is important to keep […]

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Low Cost Energy Saving Measures – Part 1

April 5th, 2017

Perform Energy Audit – Self Assessment Checklist – Check for indoor air leaks, such as gaps along the baseboard or edge of the flooring and at junctures of the walls and ceiling. Check for gaps around pipes and wires, electrical outlets, foundation seals, and mail slots. Check to see if the caulking and weather stripping […]

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Green Principles & Practices

April 5th, 2017

Introduction to Green Building So, you’re ready to harvest the benefits of green? This overview will lay a foundation for you to make the greatest green gains. What is Green Building? Green building is a whole-building approach that considers site development, construction, operation, maintenance, and renovation of buildings. Green building goals include: Efficiently using energy, […]

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Resource Efficiency – Reduce Waste, Reuse, and Recycle

April 5th, 2017

Wasted resources equals lost profits – Buildings and organizations use a lot of resources and generate a lot of waste. Wasted resources are lost profits. Resource efficiency promotes the reduction of waste, the reuse of materials, and recycling. Simply put, resource efficiency is about obtaining the maximum benefit from every resource. In this post, I […]

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New Book “Green Within Reach” Now Available

April 5th, 2017

My new book Green within Reach, A Practical Guide to Green Real Estate Management, is now available on Amazon.com. The book received Five Stars (out of Five) from ForeWord Clarion Review: For building managers, energy efficiency needn’t be an impossible dream. According to an ENERGY STAR report, there’s a 400 percent variation in energy consumption […]

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