- Add a “Green” Section to Your Newsletter. Don’t wait for Earth Day to share sustainability tips with your tenants—make it a regular part of your communications strategy. Add suggestions on how they can reduce waste, lower energy use or optimize workplace recycling programs to your regular newsletter, tenant website or building announcements.
- Discuss Sustainability Goals. Meet with your tenants one-on-one regularly to ensure you’re supporting them in their own sustainability goals. Offer guidance on how they can reduce their utility bills and discover how you can work together to create a more sustainable building.
- Share Sustainability Successes. Did you complete a successful LED retrofit in your parking garage? Install new automatic faucets in communal bathrooms to reduce water use? Win a sustainability accolade like the ENERGY STAR® award? Share these victories with your tenants! Letting them know that you’re focused on sustainability is a great way to keep tenants engaged and demonstrate your dedication to maintaining an efficient building and protecting the environment
- Improve Your Signage. Make sure tenants aren’t overlooking the green features of your building by refreshing your signage. Your bike racks should be easy to locate, for example. Or, make sure there’s a clear, up-to-date list of what is and isn’t recyclable next to recycling bins to encourage greater participation.
- Host a Recycling Event. Host a building-wide recycling day where tenants and community members can drop off hard-to-recycle items such as batteries, LED light bulbs and old computers and printers. Afterwards, let your tenants know how successful this event was and how many items were diverted from landfills.
About BOMA InternationalThe Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 90 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge. Learn more at www.boma.org.
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