Chapter 14Make Your Buildings More Energy- and Cost-Efficient


Santa Monica now uses 100 percent renewable energy sources for electricity. The cost exceeds conventional electricity sources by approximately 5 percent, but the city has reduced electricity use through efficiency by 12 percent, so the monetary gain is still significant.

—Dean Kubani, senior environmental analyst,City of Santa Monica

REGARDLESS of what product or service your organization provides, chances are that your organization leases or owns at least one building. If that’s the case, or even if you work from home, you have lots of opportunities to make your organization Lean and Green starting right where you sit during the workday. According to World Watch Institute, ...

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